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Old 03-12-2007, 08:59 PM   #1
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STEREO Observes a Lunar Eclipse of the Sun

STEREO is actually two spacecraft which, when fully operational, will make 3D pictures and movies of the Sun from their vantage points over a million miles apart. For now, this video shot by one of the craft is pretty fucking cool.
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Old 03-13-2007, 11:25 PM   #2
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I didn't realize it happened so fast.
The Sun is very cool, writhing and bubbling like a live thing.
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Old 03-14-2007, 07:56 AM   #3
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You're right. It IS cool.
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Old 03-14-2007, 08:06 AM   #4
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Actually, it's pretty damn hot!
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Old 03-14-2007, 10:04 AM   #5
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My mind is nearly boggled thinking about the 3D data that is going to come out of this mission. Can you imagine a solar prominence or a huge coronal mass ejection shown in 3D video?

I should have put this in the "What Gives You Wood" thread, 'cause I'm getting a stiffy.
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Old 03-14-2007, 04:21 PM   #6
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