NASA Solar Storm Briefing

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NASA to Discuss Solar Storm Tracking Efforts Thursday

SPACE.com Staff

 

Aug. 9, 2011 solar flare in ultraviolet range
This still from a video taken by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory shows the Aug. 8, 2011 solar flare as it appeared in the ultraviolet range of the light spectrum. The flare registered as an X6.9 class sun storm, the largest of the Solar Cycle 24.
CREDIT: NASA/SDO/GSFC

NASA will hold a press conference Thursday (Aug. 18) to discuss “new details about the structure of solar storms and the impact they have on Earth,” space agency officials said in a statement.

The briefing this week will review new observations from several NASA spacecraft, including the Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (Stereo), that currently keep a close eye on the sun, agency officials said in the statement released today (Aug. 16)

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