Connections: Terrestrial Gamma Flashes and Lightning?
The RHESSI instrument not only views the Sun but can detect gamma-rays from sources on Earth as well.
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
- Tom Bridgman (Global Science and Technology, Inc.) [Lead]
PapersThis visualization is based on the following papers:
- Science, Vol 307, Issue 5712, 1085-1088 , 18 February 2005, [DOI: 10.1126/science.1107466]
MissionsThis visualization is related to the following missions:
Datasets used in this visualization
RHESSI (Collected with the X-ray Imaging Spectrometer sensor)
The RHESSI instrument is an imaging spectrometer observing the Sun at X-ray to gamma-rays (photon energies of 3 keV to 17 MeV) at time resolutions of a few seconds. (eV stands for "electron volt" and is a unit of energy. Note that photons of visible light have energies of 2-3 eV. 1 keV is a thousand electron volts and 1 MeV is a million electron volts.
Dataset can be found at: http://hesperia.gsfc.nasa.gov/hessi/See more visualizations using this data set
TRMM Lightning (Collected with the LIS sensor)
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