Solar Highlights of 2018

  • Released Friday, March 9, 2018

3 NASA Satellite Recreate Solar Eruption in 3-D

Using data from three different satellites, scientists have developed new models that recreate, in 3-D, CMEs and shocks, separately. This movie illustrates the recreation of a CME and shock that erupted from the Sun on March 7, 2011. The pink lines show the CME structure and the yellow lines show the structure of the shock - a side effect of the CME that can spark space weather events around Earth.

Scientists: Ryun Kwon (George Mason University), Angelos Vourlidas (The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory)

Image credits: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/GMU/APL/Joy Ng

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