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)