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Solar Dynamics Observatory - EVE Data
Solar Dynamics Observatory - EVE Data
Solar Dynamics Observatory - EVE Data
SDO INSTRUMENTS
SDO contains a suite of instruments that will provide observations leading to a more complete understanding of the solar dynamics that drive variability in the Earth's environment.
Solar Dynamics Observatory - EVE Data
Again, we have nicknames for them: MEGS, ESP. EVE has to keep track of the extreme ultraviolet (EUV) rays that the Sun sends towards us. Ultraviolet (UV) rays are light, like any other light, but of colors that our eyes can't see. UV rays are what can cause skin cancer if we sit out in the Sun for too long over many years with no protection. Extreme ultraviolet rays are even more dangerous, but we on Earth are safe because EUV rays are completely absorbed high up in the Earth's atmosphere. The brightness of EUV light from the Sun changes when the magnetic field of the Sun is more active (like when the Sun spits particles and radiation towards Earth). Scientists want to have a better understanding of why and how the amount of EUV light from the Sun changes. It is EVE's job to help them figure it out. EVE is going to use color (different wavelengths), just like HMI and AIA, and will measure the amount of light in different EUV colors coming from the Sun. EVE will measure a spectrum every 10 seconds 24 hours a day! These measurements will help scientists predict the amount of EUV coming towards Earth at any time based on the activity of the Sun's magnetic field.
EVE is made up of several small instruments.

For more information click: http://lasp.colorado.edu/eve/
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