Nasa recording sun's activity in 3d dimensions only leads me to believe: they are expecting_a earth's_global_killer solar_flare storm? "SOON"
The reason nasa has the sun investigated in 3d with satellites is because they are waiting for a up coming solar flare event that will be a direct hit to planet earth? Many of the latest sun's solar storms have been off to the side away from a direct hit to earth, now if we were to experience a full frontal solar storm direct hit it would be catastrophic to our planets wellbeing on many levels!
Mayan 2012 Calendar "Warning"
Referance : NASA