New Phenomena on the Sun (NASA Feature)
has just released never-before-seen movies of intense activity
in an unexpected place on the sun. The images were captured by
a space telescope onboard Japan's Hinode spacecraft.
human has ever witnessed a solar eclipse quite like this: NASA's
STEREO-B spacecraft was about a million miles from Earth last
month when it photographed the Moon passing in front of the sun.
The resulting movie looks like it came from an alien solar system.
'Space Weather' Forecasting Gets a Cosmic Boost (Washington Post)
forecasting just isn't what it used to be.
Down the Hatches, Solar Flare Headed This Way (New Scientist)
forecasting will ensure that solar storms no longer wreak havoc
here on Earth.
Eclipses, One Observed Only by NASA (STEREO Mission News)