Feb 11, 2010

Launch Day: Solar Dynamics Observatory

By Mike Deliman


This morning the Solar Dynamics Observatory, the first mission of the Living With A Star program, successfully launched this
morning.  It was a beautiful launch, covered on NASA TV and the SDO web site.

SDO's mission is to chronograph the Sun over the life of the probe,
making a detailed record of it's variability, so we may understand more
about how the Sun works and how it affects the Earth.

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