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Latest Solar Dynamics Observatory Stories

Scientists Study Coronal Loops To Gain Insight Into Solar Dynamics
2013-07-02 18:21:44

Solar flares and the even more violent Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) are spectacular events, driving enormous amounts of energy and streams of charged particles into space.

NASA IRIS Launch Successful
2013-06-27 18:15:59

NASA successfully launched its new Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) aboard an Orbital Sciences Pegasus XL rocket at approximately 07:27 pm (PST) tonight.

Comet Lovejoy Provides Rare Data
2013-06-07 14:36:43

The intrepid comet Lovejoy flew right into the Sun's violent atmosphere and lived to tell scientists the story and help them understand more about our local star.

SDO Captures 3 Years Of Sun Activity In Spectacular Video
2013-04-22 19:09:25

NASA has released a video of the unbroken coverage of the sun for the past three years, taken by its Solar Dynamics Observatory.

Late May Launch Planned For NASA's IRIS Sun-Observing Satellite, Now At Vandenberg AFB
2013-04-18 06:40:43

NASA’s next satellite to go into space has just arrived (April 16) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) spacecraft, which will launch no earlier than May 28, will complement the Small Explorer (SMEX) Mission.

Earth, Lunar Transits Observed On Same Day By NASA’s SDO
2013-03-12 10:01:36

On March 11, SDO was treated to two transits. Earth blocked SDO’s view of the sun from about 2:15 to 3:45 a.m. EDT. Later in the same day, from around 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. EDT, the moon moved in front of the sun for a partial eclipse.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.