Is the Sun Frowning After Scrubbed Launch of Solar-Wind Satellite?

Windiness forced NASA to scrub the launch yesterday of a new satellite designed to provide real-time monitoring of, well, the solar wind. And from the looks of things, the Sun is not happy about it.

The image above was acquired at 10:30 a.m. EST today by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. I see two bright spots that look like eyes — one of which actually unleashed a solar flare yesterday. (You can see it in an animation of images from SDO covering the past 48 hours — scroll down for it.)

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