Home > slashdot > NASA Solar Probe Blasts Toward Rendezvous With Sun

NASA Solar Probe Blasts Toward Rendezvous With Sun

February 11th, 2010 02:09 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

coondoggie writes “NASA this morning used a United Launch Alliance Atlas rocket to blast its 6,800lb Solar Dynamics Observatory into an orbit 22,300 miles above Earth. The $808 million spacecraft will ultimately study the Sun and send back what NASA called a prodigious rush of pictures about sunspots, solar flares and a variety of other never-before-seen solar events. The idea is to get a better idea of how the Sun works and let scientists better forecast the space weather to offer earlier warnings to protect astronauts and satellites, NASA said.”

Source: NASA Solar Probe Blasts Toward Rendezvous With Sun

Related Articles:

  1. NASA Solar Satellite’s First Sun Images
  2. Solar X-Flare Blasts Directly Toward Earth
  3. NASA Working On Solar Storm Shield
  4. NASA WISE Satellite Blasts Into Space
  5. NASA’s Juno Blasts Off To Investigate Jupiter
blog comments powered by Disqus
YOYOYOOYOYOYO