Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Sun, We Need To Talk

First: NASA is set to launch (October 18) the STEREO pair of spacecraft to image the sun. One will fly in front of earth the other behind earth. With two images you get depth. Cool. Here is a movie.

Second: See, the deal is that the earth is traveling through space around the sun. So John Cabrer figures why not snap (or take from the SOHO satellite) two images of the sun at roughly an hour apart, and that would provide the same kind of stereo image of the sun. (Granted the sun could change in an hour, but usually not that much.) Here is the result. (Thanks Tinselman!)

Third: Here is a cool hi-res image of the sun.

Previous related Wohba links:
Iron Giant


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