Tag Archives: SOHO

The Axion of the Quark Gluon Pasma?

In physics, an anomalon is a hypothetical type of nuclear matter that shows an anomalously large reactive cross section. They were first noticed in experimental runs in the early 1980s as short tracks in film emulsions or plastic leaf detectors … Continue reading

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IRIS(Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph) and the Latest

Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) Graphic of proposed IRIS spacecraft. The IRIS instrument is a multi-channel imaging spectrograph with a 20 cm UV telescope. IRIS will obtain spectra along a slit (1/3 arcsec wide), and slit-jaw images. Credit: NASA The … Continue reading

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The Sun

24 July 2014 – Mission Day: 6810 – DOY: 205 “Courtesy of NASA/SDO and the AIA, EVE, and HMI science teams.” *** Spun and Confused Published on Jul 21, 2014 A long arch of plasma (called a prominence) was pulled … Continue reading

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NASA | First X-Class Solar Flares of 2013

Published on May 13, 2013 On May 12-13 the sun erupted with an X1.7-class and an X2.8-class flare as well as two coronal mass ejections, or CMEs, off the upper left side of the sun. Solar material also danced and … Continue reading

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Iris-Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph

This graphic shows the IRIS observatory with the solar arrays removed. The orange section to the left is the spacecraft bus which includes the spacecraft support structure, the command and data handling system, power distribution system, reaction wheels, X- and … Continue reading

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Latest SDO IMage

This image taken by SDO’s AIA instrument at 171 Angstrom shows the current conditions of the quiet corona and upper transition region of the Sun. Active Region 1515 released an M6.9 class flare beginning at 12:23 PM EDT and peaking … Continue reading

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SOHO Latest and Space Weather

EIT 304 A large solar flare yesterday triggered a coronal mass ejection travelling at 1400 km/s that will reach Earth today. An energetic eruption of this level can disrupt satellites, so operation teams at ESA and other organisations are closely … Continue reading

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Comet LoveJoy

Comet Lovejoy seen by SOHO “On average, new Kreutz-group comets are discovered every few days by SOHO, but from the ground they are much rarer to see or discover,” says Karl Battams, Naval Research Laboratory, who curates the Sun-grazing comets … Continue reading

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Space Weather: Wind in Space

An X1.9 Flare at 2011 Nov 03 2027 UT!   Full SDO cadence (12 sec) movie of the M2.5 flare and associated CME from June 7,2011; composite of AIA wavelengths 211 (red channel), 193 (green), and 171 (blue); 05:00–13:00UTC; 2400 … Continue reading

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Solar Weather

Sunspot 1283 Bristling With Flares: An X1.8 and An M6.7 – UPDATED 09.08.11   The Sun as viewed by the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) in 193 angstrom. The verticle black area near the center is the coronal hole. Credit: NASA/SDO … Continue reading

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