Monday, March 12, 2007


NASA's STEREO (Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory) spacecraft (A and B) are performing some rather intricate lunar maneuvers in order to creatively leave Earth behind. In the process, STEREO B was positioned just right to catch this movie of a solar eclipse - but from a unique vantage point that will be hard to duplicate.

And for our second STEREO treat try this movie that STEREO A shot of comet McNaught. These are likely some of the most beautiful and detailed image sequences ever captured of a comet this close to the sun. (The bright vertical streaks are Venus and Mercury over-saturating the sensitive camera.)

Previous related Wohba links:
Sun We Need To Talk


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