Solar Highlights of 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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A collection of solar highlights featuring:
- NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
- ESA/NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO)
- NASA's Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory (STEREO) mission
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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
- Kathalina Tran (SGT)