Thursday, July 31st, 2014

NASA To Launch Sun-Monitoring Satellite From VAFB

NASAThe latest sun-monitoring satellite from NASA it scheduled to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base on June 26th.

The Satellite will be sent into orbit on a mission to study the sun’s atmosphere and improve space weather prediction.

The Iris satellite will observe a little-studied region of the sun that emits ultraviolet light.

By examining the sun's lower atmosphere scientists hope to learn more about how this region drives solar wind and powers the corona.

The satellite is equipped with a UV telescope that can take high-resolution images every few seconds.

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