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2013-01-23 16:20:16

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A NASA sounding rocket flight in 2012 captured five minutes of the highest-resolution images ever taken of the Sun's million-degree outer atmosphere, the corona. The new images have provided tantalizing hints of another mechanism that likely contributes to the heating of the solar corona. In a paper published today in the journal Nature, researchers from multiple government and private institutions - including the Solar & Astrophysics Lab...

New Sunspots Producing Space Weather
2013-01-15 05:07:09

Karen C. Fox, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. On Jan. 13, 2013, at 2:24 a.m. EST, the sun erupted with an Earth-directed coronal mass ejection or CME. Not to be confused with a solar flare, a CME is a solar phenomenon that can send solar particles into space and reach Earth one to three days later. Experimental NASA research models, based on observations from the Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) and the ESA/NASA mission the Solar and Heliospheric...

2013-01-09 20:20:08

NASA's Magnificent Solar Images on Display in New Interactive Exhibit OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Touch the Sun," a new interactive exhibition utilizing stunning near-real-time images from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, will open at Chabot Space & Science Center on January 18(th) launching a four-day weekend full of solar astronomy related activities. The central feature of the exhibition is a 90-inch LCD screen that displays near-real-time solar...

2013-01-07 12:21:01

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The spacecraft and science instrument integration for the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) - NASA's next Small Explorer (SMEX) Mission - has been completed, and final testing is underway. IRIS was designed and built at the Lockheed Martin Space Systems Advanced Technology Center (ATC) in Palo Alto, with support from the company's Civil Space line of business and major partners Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Montana State...

Solar Maximum Is Coming
2012-12-18 19:23:59

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The sun is revving up and preparing for a new cycle next year, reaching solar maximum during the summer and fall months of 2013. Our star goes through 11-year cycles, roughly. Some cycles can last as long as 14 years or as brief as nine. Despite what the cycle's name suggest, solar storms could be mild during a solar maximum, or severe during a minimum. The sun's cycle is marked from minimum to minimum, making the maximum...

Approaching 17 Years Of Observations For ESA/NASA’s SOHO Spacecraft
2012-12-05 15:33:27

NASA When the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) launched on Dec. 2, 1995, it provided some of the first high-resolution observations of the sun unobscured by Earth's own atmosphere. A joint ESA/NASA mission, SOHO has helped revolutionize our understanding of the sun's interior and complex atmosphere -- home to a variety of giant explosions, including eruptions of solar material known as coronal mass ejections (CMEs). Indeed, before SOHO there was disagreement over what a CME headed...

Solar Spacecraft Celebrate Six Years In Service
2012-10-29 03:50:29

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online On Thursday, October 25, NASA's twin Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) program celebrated its sixth anniversary orbiting the sun, the US space agency announced on Friday. The twin orbiting probes were launched on that date in 2006, and ultimately entered into similar but separate orbits around the sun. STEREO-A's orbit is slightly smaller and faster, while STEREO-B's is larger and slower, they said, and those subtle...

IDEA! Coronal Mass Ejection From The Sun
2012-08-28 14:51:12

Watch the Video: Lightbulb Shaped CME Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The sun sent off another coronal mass ejection (CME) last week, but this time the plasma burst showed up in the form of a light bulb. The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) caught the CME light bulb with its Large Angle and Spectrometric Coronagraph (LASCO) C2 instrument. This instrument is able to take images of the solar corona by blocking the light coming directly from the Sun with...

2012-08-15 01:04:38

Whilst the most powerful earthquake since records began hit Japan in 2011, triggering a massive tsunami which devastated much of the country, space scientists involved in one of the 'brightest' international Sun missions continued working tirelessly at the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science in Sagamihara, Japan, to capture new data from our turbulent star. These latest Hinode results, to be discussed in a meeting at the University of St Andrews this week (Tuesday 14 August),...

Fastest Coronal Mass Ejection Observed By STEREO
2012-08-14 11:57:42

[ Watch the Video: STEREO Captures Fastest CME to Date ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA's STEREO spacecraft has observed the fastest coronal mass ejection (CME) ever seen on the Sun. The Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory (STEREO) clocked the massive eruption traveling between 1,800 and 2,000 miles per second as it ejected from the sun. NASA said this was the fastest CME ever observed by STEREO, which launched back in 2006. "Between 1,800 and...


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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) -- The SOHO (Solar & Heliospheric Observatory) project is being carried out by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as a cooperative effort between the two agencies in the framework of the Solar Terrestrial Science Program (STSP) comprising SOHO and CLUSTER, and the International Solar-Terrestrial Physics Program (ISTP), with Geotail (ISAS-Japan), Wind, and Polar. SOHO was launched on...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

National Solar Observatory -- The National Solar Observatory (NSO) has its primary headquarters in Tucson. NSO telescopes on Kitt Peak include the McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope Facility containing the world's three largest solar telescopes (1.6-meter main and two 0.9-meter auxiliaries), along with the Vacuum Telescope and the Razdow small solar patrol telescope. The National Solar Observatory also operates telescopes at Sacramento Peak, New Mexico, that include the Vacuum Tower...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Kitt Peak Observatory -- astronomical observatory located southwest of Tucson, Ariz.; it was founded in 1958 under contract with the National Science Foundation and is administered by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy. Its principal instrument is the Mayall 158-in. (4-m) reflector. The observatory's equipment also includes 84-in. (2.1 m), 50-in. (1.3-m), 36-in. (0.9-m), and 16-in. (0.4-m) reflecting telescopes as well as a planned 3.5-m telescope. Used for wide...

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