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RAS: Solar eruption tracked all the way to Earth

Post by bystander » Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:50 am

Scientists track solar eruption all the way from the Sun to the Earth
Royal Astronomical Society Press Release
RAS PN 10/24 (NAM 9) 13 April 2010
An international group of solar and space scientists have built the most complete picture yet of the full impact of a large solar eruption, using instruments on the ground and in space to trace its journey from the Sun to the Earth. Dr Mario Bisi of Aberystwyth University will present the team’s results, which include detailed images and a movie, on Tuesday 13th April at the RAS National Astronomy Meeting in Glasgow.
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The Sun imaged with the EIT instrument on the SOHO spacecraft. The eruption
event studied by the team originated in the brighter active region slightly
above and to the left of centre. (CDAW/ESA/NASA/Solar Physics)