High Energy Spectroscopic
- HESSI was recently selected for launch in mid-2000
as part of NASA's Small Explorer Program. HESSI's primary mission
is to explore the basic physics of particle acceleration and explosive
energy release in solar flares.
The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory
- Homepage of the spacecraft observatory SOHO, developed jointly
by NASA and ESA (the European Space Agency). Extensive data from
twelve separate instruments designed to study the internal structure
of the sun, its extensive outer atmosphere, and the origin of the
Angle and Spectrometric Coronagraph Experiment (LASCO)
LASCO, one of eleven instruments included on the SOHO
is a coronagraphic telescope designed to block light from the
disk in order to see the faint emission of the corona.
Oscillation Network Group (GONG)
- The GONG Project is a
solar observation network of six telescopes located at strategic
points around the earth. GONG is conducting detailed studies of
the solar internal structure and dynamics.
Wilcox Solar Observatory
- New low-resolution maps of the
magnetic field are posted each day, as are observations of solar
of the University of California's Lick Observatory in Santa Cruz,
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