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In the News – Year 2009

SDO Investigates the Sun’s Cycle of Highs and Lows
SDO Investigates the Sun’s Cycle of Highs and Lows
11.17.09 – The sun is a magnetic variable star that fluctuates on time scales ranging from a fraction of a second to billions of years. SDO will show us the underlying physics of solar variability.
EVE: Measuring the Sun’s Hidden Variability
EVE: Measuring the Sun’s Hidden Variability
09.22.09 – To monitor energetic solar photons, NASA is going to launch a sensor named “EVE,” short for EUV Variability Experiment, onboard SDO this winter.
Avalanche! The Incredible Data Stream of SDO
Avalanche! The Incredible Data Stream of SDO
08.06.09 – When NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) leaves Earth in November 2009 onboard an Atlas V rocket, the thunderous launch will trigger an avalanche…of data.
Solar Observatory Arrives at Kennedy Space Center
Solar Observatory Arrives at Kennedy Space Center
07.10.09 – NASA’s upcoming mission to study the sun in unprecedented detail and its effects on Earth, the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), arrived at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Fla. on July 9.
What Lies inside the Sun?
What Lies inside the Sun?
07.06.09 – Now that the sun has calmed down, a bit, scientists have a rare opportunity to see more clearly into its mysterious interior.
Jet Streams Suspected of Triggering Sunspots
Jet Streams Suspected of Triggering Sunspots
06.18.09 – NASA plans to launch the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) later this year to understand how jet streams trigger sunspot production.
SDO Spins Its Way Closer to Launch
SDO Spins Its Way Closer to Launch
04.28.09 – For three days, SDO sat on a slowly spinning “Miller Table” in the Spacecraft Checkout and Integration Area, a “clean room” at Goddard.
Sun Plunges to Quietest Solar Minimum in a Century
Sun Plunges to Quietest Solar Minimum in a Century
04.01.09 – The sunspot cycle is behaving a little like the stock market. Just when you think it has hit bottom, it goes even lower.