Thursday, February 11, 2010

Solar Dynamics Observatory Launches !

The Solar Dynamics Observatory launched today from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. It will study the sun's activity in order to predict, amongst other things, solar storms that can potentially knock out terrestrial power grids. Solar flares, Coronal Mass Ejections and sunspots will lose some of their mystery as we learn a lot more about the sun over the next few years from this mission.

If you've read any of my earlier posts, you'll recognise this phrase: I love it that we can do this stuff; it's soo freakin' cool!! And with Twitter, you can ask knowledgeable people about this stuff as it happens. The 21st century so rocks!

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