Solar Events

Hinode sends back its first solar images

The japanese solar observation satellite Hinode (previously know as Solar-B) is sending back its first pictures.

From the SOT (Solar Optical Telescope):


And from the XRT (X-ray Telescope):


More details on the NASA website here.

Hinode is one of an internationally planned fleet of solar observing spacecraft, which includes Stereo, a recently launched NASA mission that will gather three-dimensional imagery. digg Ma.gnolia Reddit YahooMyWeb

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