Wednesday, June 07, 2006


Via Pruned:

The surface of the sun as observed by the Transition Region and Coronal Explorer (TRACE) in high temporal and spatial resolution. From coronal filaments, loops and mass ejections, magnetic arcades, ultraviolet and X-ray storms, and escaping prominences, earth-bound to create spectacular auroral displays or to wreak havoc on power grids and satellite telecommunication systems -- all archived in one giant database. And by giant I mean you can download 200+ gigabytes of movies in QuickTime and DVD img files! For free!
What are you waiting for?


Anonymous said...

Very cool. Check this pic out, too at the top of this thread at

New optics produce ultrasharp images of sunspot

(btw, that whole site is great for anyone who's a fan of planetary probes, MER, Cassini, historical planetary/lunar missions, space astronomy, etc.)

Phila said...


That's amazing...thanks!