Solar Storms (2012)

La Cañada History: JPL scientists take their first 3-D look at solar storms

La Cañada History: JPL scientists take their first 3-D look at solar storms

Ten Years Ago

For the first time, scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in April 2007 got a look at images of the sun in three dimensions. During a demonstration held at JPL, scientists and guests donned 3-D glasses and watched as solar storms appeared to erupt toward them. “To say we are excited is an understatement,” said one of the co-investigators for Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO), the spacecraft that took images of the sun from different angles. The new views, it was reported, would improve the ability to predict solar weather, which has effects on Earth.

Twenty Years Ago

An otherwise quiet April morning...

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