Tag: sun

SDO and Space Weather

The Solar Dynamics Observatory launched last week for the thrilled scientists and engineers who have worked for years on this mission, some happy #SDOisGO TweetUp participants, and countless other space fans around the world. (The who? The wha? Oh, pretty!)…

SDO is GO!!!!!

Today, we could finally, honestly, say… SDO is GO!!! The Solar Dynamics Observatory launched today at 10:23am EST by an Atlas V from Kennedy Space Center. (The wha? The this! And this!) And there’s video of it as well. I…

Happy (belated) Solstice!

I had a lovely weekend away from the computer (and new iPhone even!) celebrating the beginning of summer.  The solstice occurred at 1:45 am EDT (summer for us in the North, winter in the South!) and is the time in…