Aug 11

Spacecraft Sees Solar Storm Engulf Earth

Source: NASA Science News

A wide-angle movie recorded by NASA's STEREO-A spacecraft shows a
solar storm traveling all the way from the sun to Earth and engulfing our planet.
A 17 MB Quicktime zoom adds perspective to the main 40 MB Quicktime movie.

For the first time, a spacecraft far from Earth has turned and watched a solar storm engulf our planet. The movie, released today during a NASA press conference, has galvanized solar physicists, who say it could lead to important advances in space weather forecasting.(Read more)

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