For the Weekend: A Vintage Visualization of the Sun, Circa 1971

The sun's disc and solar corona as observed by ultraviolet-sensing equipment aboard NASA's Orbiting Solar Observatory-7, launched from Cape Kennedy in September 1971. Regions of intense solar activity have been visualized upon columns of data. Vintage datavis for the win. [Click here for hi-res]

[The Best of Creative Computing, Volume 1 via Eric Fischer via Explore]