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Something new spotted on the Sun

One day in the fall of 2011 a solar scientist did what he always does – look through the daily images of the sun from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. But on this day he saw something he'd never noticed before: A pattern of cells with bright centers and dark boundaries occurring in the sun's atmosphere, the corona.
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SDO and STEREO spot something new on the sun

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (3 years ago)

One day in the fall of 2011, Neil Sheeley, a solar scientist at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C., did what he always does – look through the daily images of the sun from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). read... Read Post

NASA's SDO captures images of 2 mid-level flares

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (yesterday)

The sun emitted a mid-level flare on Dec. 18, 2014, at 4:58 p.m. EST. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which watches the sun constantly, captured an image of the event. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. Harmful radiat... Read Post

NASA's sun watching observatory sees mid-level solar flare on Dec. 16, 2014

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (3 days ago)

The sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 11:50 p.m. EST on Dec. 16, 2014. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which watches the sun constantly, captured an image of the event. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation.... Read Post


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