SDO Day 72: First Light Data is Released
04.22.10
 
The principal investigators of the SDO science investigation teams, Philip Scherrer (HMI), Alan Title (AIA), and Tom Woods (EVE) joined Dean Pesnell and Lika Guharthakurta in an SDO First Light press conference yesterday at the Newseum in Washington, DC. The announcement has garnered a lot of press and many examples of those few solar events that saw fit to appear between March 30 and April 8 are now available. Here is an example from March 30, 2010, just after the AIA CCDs were allowed to cool.

The Sun with prominence visible in the upper left taken by the AIA instrument on board SDO. > View larger
The Sun with prominence visible in the upper left taken by the AIA instrument on board SDO. Credit: NASA/GSFC/AIA


For more media from the press conference visit
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sdo/news/briefing-materials-20100421.html
For more information on the SDO Mission visit
www.nasa.gov/sdo