Wednesday, April 28, 2010
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Wednesday, April 21, 2010
- CNN - NASA unveils new images of the sun
Popular Science - NASA Reveals Solar Dynamics Observatory's First Fiery Images
- Space.com - 'Spectacular' First Images from New Solar Observatory Released
- Wired - New Space Telescope Delivers First Mind-Blowing Video of the Sun
- BBC News - Nasa's Solar Dynamics Observatory returns first images
- KOLD News - New solar satellite now live, online
- CBC News - NASA shows 1st images from solar observatory
- Discovery News - Diving Deep into a Solar Prominence (SDO First Light) : Big Pic
- 9 News Colorado - NASA shows 1st images from solar observatory
- NASA Science News - First Light for the Solar Dynamics Observatory
- Fox News - NASA Releases Stunning Images of the Sun
- CBS News - NASA Solar Observatory Shines Spotlight on Sun
- ABC News - NASA Shows 1st Images From Solar Observatory
- National Geographic Pictures
- Information Week - First HD Images Of The Sun Captured
- MSNBC - 'Spectacular' sights come from solar probe
- New Scientist - 'Rings of fire' erupt from sun in NASA probe's first videos
- Scientific American - NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory producing sun science that doubles as eye candy
- 20 Minuten Online - Hautnah an der Sonne
- Astronomy Picture of the Day
- Express - Staring at the Sun
- Ciel et Espace - Le Soleil croqué par SDO
- London Times - Sun is frozen in dazzling new detail
- 20 minutos - Las espectaculares imágenes del Sol captadas por la sonda SDO
- El Pais - Detalles del Sol en fotos de estreno
- Milenio.com - NASA difunde fotos nunca antes vistas del sol
- Informador.com - La NASA difunde espectaculares fotos del sol tomadas por sonda SDO
- Peru 21 - Espectaculares imágenes del Sol
- Index.hu - A Nap, ahogy még soha nem láttuk
- Der Spiegel - The Sun's New Light
- New York Times OpEd - View of the Sun
- CNET - Stunning new images of the sun (photos)
- Technology News World - NASA Observatory Sheds New Light on Sun
- Guardian - Nasa probe sends home dazzling pictures of the sun
Launched on Feb. 11, 2010, SDO is the most advanced spacecraft ever designed to study the sun and its dynamic behavior. The spacecraft will provide images with clarity ten times better than high definition television and more comprehensive science data faster than any solar observing spacecraft in history.
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Monday, April 19, 2010
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Monday, April 12, 2010
I realize I’m growing weary of Haiku.
But still I’d like to express myself in some old fashioned way
And at the same time, try something new.
So tonight, I write in the form of a sonnet
Like the Bard would have, centuries ago.
But when it comes to news, though you might want it
I have very little to report that you don’t already know.
The Observatory continues her graceful figure eight,
SDOGS2 remains watchful and ready for command,
But there are no activities planned for this date,
And thus, the uplink is short on demand.
Thus concludes a nominal shift report:
I have expressed myself, and await your retort.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Eadweard Muybridge is the father of stop action photography. He developed techniques to look at tumbling humans and moving animals. One of his most famous works was to see whether a galloping horse had all four hooves off the ground at the same time. Muybridge set up a series of cameras on the grounds of Stanford University and took 16 photographs that proved the horse gathered all four hooves under its belly at one instant in the gallop stride.
SDO uses similar techniques to make movies of coronal loops, magnetic fields, and prominence eruptions. We also need to ensure we sample the time intervals quickly enough and our pixels are small enough to see what is actually happening on the Sun. Muybridge answered similar questions as he studied animal locomotion.
Muybridge’s photographs are on display through July 18, 2010 at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington DC.