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The Solar 'Constant' - Faculae vs. Sunspots
Three views of the Sun showing different levels of solar activity. The color table has been altered to enhance the appearance of the faculae (white regions) which are hotter than sunspots (red-black regions) and whose greater total area contribute to increasing the solar flux reaching the Earth.
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio. Source data courtesy of HAO & NSO PSPT project team. HAO is a division of the National Center for Atmospheric Research which is supported by the National Science Foundation.Special thanks to Vanessa George (University of Colorado/LASP) and Randy Meisner(Michigan State University)
- Tom Bridgman (Global Science and Technology, Inc.) [Lead]
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Datasets used in this visualization
PSPTID: 80Collected with CaIIK camera 2002-04-27T18:03:48.864Z, 2001-03-28T18:03:20.113Z, 1998-10-28T19:33:41.000Z
The SORCE mission (launched January 23, 2003) will study the variability of the Sun and its impact on the Earth"s Climate.See all pages that use this dataset
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