Thursday, October 26, 2006

Sun Study



Twin spacecraft, known as STEREO, for Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory, blasted off Wednesday night on a mission to study huge eruptions from the sun that can damage satellites and disrupt electrical and communications systems on Earth.

Good thing NASA is planning a night landing too. ;-)

7 comments:

nanc said...

ahhhhh, sunspots - MY EYES - MY EYES!

Brooke said...

Don't look directly at it!

cube said...

Do look! This is a beautiful high resolution photo of the sun. It shows amazing detail.

The Phoenix said...

That's a dangerous mission. Just look at that sun. The Debil lives there!

Jen said...

Night landing, har!

David Amulet said...

Wouldn't it be ironic if huge eruptions from the sun damaged this STEREO satellite?

-- david

cube said...

phoenix: naw, it's too pretty for the devil.

jen: I'm glad someone got it ;-)

david: heh heh, it would be at that.