Thursday, January 27, 2011

SDO EVE Cruciform

Today, Jan 27, SDO is performing maneuvers designed to help the EVE team more fully understand its instrument. These spacecraft maneuvers, called cruciforms as they point the spacecraft in a cross-like pattern at multiple steps, happen twice a year. You may notice the Sun stepping across the AIA or EVE/SAM images, or missing altogether today. Don't worry, just another planned calibration activity to help SDO achieve the best possible data!

Friday, January 7, 2011

SDO research is the cover story of Science Magazine

An article on the heating of the solar corona is the cover story of the current issue of Science Magazine. The paper, written by Bart DePontieu et al., is an excellent example of research that has been made possible by SDO's high-resolution capabilities.

Monday, January 3, 2011

SDO Images are Available

The JSOC is repaired, the pipeline is running, and the images are again flowing to our near-realtime partners. Just in time for the region with the large prominence that erupted at the beginning of December to come across the disk.

Happy New Year, but better, Happy Perihelion at 1900 UT (2 pm ET) today!