Saturday, September 4, 2010

Mayan Countdown

13-Moon Date: Moon 2 Day 13

418 days till Oct. 28, 2011
838 days till Dec. 21, 2012

The Sun is a Hottie! part 2 
Yes even more scientists using more technology to study the SUN !  Feb. 11 Launch !!!

A full-disk multiwavelength extreme ultraviolet image of the sun taken by SDO on March 30, 2010. False colors trace different gas temperatures. Reds are relatively cool (about 60,000 Kelvin, or 107,540 F); blues and greens are hotter (greater than 1 million Kelvin, or 1,799,540 F). (Photo: NASA)
BEIJING, April 22 (Xinhuanet) -- NASA's recently launched Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) is returning early images of solar activities, according to media reports Thursday.
Launched on Feb. 11 this year, SDO was designed to predict disruptive solar storms.
These early images confirm an unprecedented new capability for scientists to better understand our sun's dynamic processes, said experts.
"These initial images show a dynamic sun that I had never seen in more than 40 years of solar research,” said Richard Fisher, director of the Heliophysics Division at NASA Headquarters in Washington.
"This mission will have a huge impact on science," Fisher commented.

And let's not forget we have the Stereo Forward and Stereo Behind Staelittes on duty....

Solar Satellite's First Images Show Sun's Super-Hot Atmosphere

ScienceDaily (Dec. 24, 2006) — NASA's twin Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatories (STEREO) sent back their first images of the sun this week and with them a view into the sun's mounting activity.

NASA Establishes New Office To 

Study Cosmic Phenomena

ScienceDaily (June 27, 2007) — NASA has created a new office to study in more detail some of the universe's most exotic phenomena: dark energy, black holes and cosmic microwave background radiation.
The Beyond Einstein Program consists of five proposed missions: two major observatories and three smaller probes. Technology development already is under way on the proposed observatories. The Laser Interferometer Space Antenna would orbit the sun measuring gravitational waves in our galaxy and beyond. Constellation-X would view matter falling into supermassive black holes.