Sun  ID: 12052

SOHO Celebrates 20 Years of Space-based Science

After 20 years in space, ESA and NASA’s Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, or SOHO, is still going strong. Originally launched in 1995 to study the sun and its influence out to the very edges of the solar system, SOHO revolutionized this field of science, known as heliophysics, providing the basis for nearly 5,000 scientific papers. SOHO also found an unexpected role as the greatest comet hunter of all time—reaching 3,000 comet discoveries in September 2015.
 

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Genna Duberstein (USRA): Producer
Scott Wiessinger (USRA): Producer
Joe Gurman (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Bernhard Fleck (ESA): Scientist
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Mission:
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Keywords:
SVS >> Comet
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> SOHO
SVS >> Solar Wind
SVS >> Space Weather
SVS >> Heliophysics
SVS >> Corona
NASA Science >> Sun
SVS >> Presentation
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Sun-earth Interactions >> Solar Activity >> Coronal Mass Ejections

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0