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STEREO Sun360

Launched in October 2006, STEREO traces the flow of energy and matter from the sun to Earth. It also provides unique and revolutionary views of the sun-Earth system. The mission observed the sun in 3-D for the first time in 2007. In 2009, the twin spacecraft revealed the 3-D structure of coronal mass ejections which are violent eruptions of matter from the sun that can disrupt communications, navigation, satellites and power grids on Earth.

Seeing?the whole sun front and back simultaneously will enable significant advances in space weather forecasting for Earth and for planning for future robotic and manned spacecraft missions throughout the solar system.

These views are the result of observations by NASA's two Solar TErrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) spacecraft. The duo are on diametrically opposite sides of the sun, 180 degrees apart. One is ahead of Earth in its orbit, the other trailing behind.

For the STEREO Sun360 Teaser, go here.

For the full visualization showing STEREO's path go here.

For the visualization showing STEREO's increasing coverage of the sun (visual 3) go here.

For animations from the STEREO Teaser and stages of coverage, go here.

For animations showing STEREO's 3D coverage of a CME go here.

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Rotating solar sphere using 304 Ångstrom Ultraviolet light.  This image is from February 6, 2011 and does not use any interpolation so there is a slight gap in coverage.    Rotating solar sphere using 304 Ångstrom Ultraviolet light. This image is from February 6, 2011 and does not use any interpolation so there is a slight gap in coverage.
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Rotating solar sphere using 304 Ångstrom Ultraviolet light.  This image is from February 6, 2011 and does not use any interpolation so there is a slight gap in coverage.    Rotating solar sphere using 304 Ångstrom Ultraviolet light. This image is from February 6, 2011 and does not use any interpolation so there is a slight gap in coverage.
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Rotating solar sphere using 304 Ångstrom Ultraviolet light.  This image is from February 6, 2011 and does not use any interpolation so there is a slight gap in coverage.    Rotating solar sphere using 304 Ångstrom Ultraviolet light. This image is from February 6, 2011 and does not use any interpolation so there is a slight gap in coverage.
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Rotating solar sphere using 304 Ångstrom Ultraviolet light.  This image is from February 6, 2011 and does not use any interpolation so there is a slight gap in coverage.    Rotating solar sphere using 304 Ångstrom Ultraviolet light. This image is from February 6, 2011 and does not use any interpolation so there is a slight gap in coverage.
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Rotating solar sphere using 304 Ångstrom Ultraviolet light.  This image is from February 6, 2011 and does not use any interpolation so there is a slight gap in coverage.    Rotating solar sphere using 304 Ångstrom Ultraviolet light. This image is from February 6, 2011 and does not use any interpolation so there is a slight gap in coverage.
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Rotating solar sphere using 304 Ångstrom Ultraviolet light.  This image is from February 6, 2011 and does not use any interpolation so there is a slight gap in coverage.    Rotating solar sphere using 304 Ångstrom Ultraviolet light. This image is from February 6, 2011 and does not use any interpolation so there is a slight gap in coverage.
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Rotating solar sphere using 304 Ångstrom Ultraviolet light.  This image is from February 6, 2011 and does not use any interpolation so there is a slight gap in coverage.    Rotating solar sphere using 304 Ångstrom Ultraviolet light. This image is from February 6, 2011 and does not use any interpolation so there is a slight gap in coverage.

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Rotating solar sphere using 304 Ångstrom Ultraviolet light.  This image is from February 6, 2011 and does not use any interpolation so there is a slight gap in coverage.    Rotating solar sphere using 304 Ångstrom Ultraviolet light. This image is from February 6, 2011 and does not use any interpolation so there is a slight gap in coverage.
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Rotating solar sphere using 304 Ångstrom Ultraviolet light.  This image is from February 6, 2011 and does not use any interpolation so there is a slight gap in coverage.    Rotating solar sphere using 304 Ångstrom Ultraviolet light. This image is from February 6, 2011 and does not use any interpolation so there is a slight gap in coverage.
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Rotating solar sphere using 304 Ångstrom Ultraviolet light.  This image is from February 6, 2011 and does not use any interpolation so there is a slight gap in coverage.    Rotating solar sphere using 304 Ångstrom Ultraviolet light. This image is from February 6, 2011 and does not use any interpolation so there is a slight gap in coverage.

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Rotating solar sphere using 304 Ångstrom Ultraviolet light.  This image is from February 6, 2011 and does not use any interpolation so there is a slight gap in coverage.    Rotating solar sphere using 304 Ångstrom Ultraviolet light. This image is from February 6, 2011 and does not use any interpolation so there is a slight gap in coverage.

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Rotating solar sphere using 304 Ångstrom Ultraviolet light.  This image is from February 6, 2011 and does not use any interpolation so there is a slight gap in coverage.    Rotating solar sphere using 304 Ångstrom Ultraviolet light. This image is from February 6, 2011 and does not use any interpolation so there is a slight gap in coverage.
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Short URL to This Page:http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10718
Animation Number:10718
Completed:2011-01-28
Animators:Tom Bridgman (GST) (Lead)
 Walt Feimer (HTSI)
 William T. Thompson (ADNET Systems, Inc.)
Video Editor:Scott Wiessinger (UMBC)
Narrator:Scott Wiessinger (UMBC)
Producer:Scott Wiessinger (UMBC)
Scientist:Joe Gurman (NASA/GSFC)
Writers:Scott Wiessinger (UMBC)
 Karen Fox (ASI)
Series:Narrated Movies
 STEREO Post-Launch
 Goddard Shorts
 Sun 360
Goddard TV Tape:G2011-008 -- STEREO Sun360
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center. However, each visual should be credited as indicated above.
 
Keywords:
SVS >> CME
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Helioseismology
SVS >> SOHO
SVS >> Satellite
SVS >> Solar Active Region
SVS >> Solar Flare
SVS >> Spacecraft
SVS >> Sun
SVS >> Ultraviolet
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Sun-earth Interactions >> Solar Activity >> Sunspots
SVS >> Space Weather
SVS >> Space
SVS >> Heliophysics
SVS >> TRACE
DLESE >> Narrated
SVS >> STEREO
 
 


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