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March 12, 2007

Stereo Eclipse

March 12, 2007: When scientists announce they're about to calibrate their instruments, science writers normally put away their pens. It's hard to write a good story about calibration. This may be the exception.

On Feb. 25, 2007, NASA scientists were calibrating some cameras aboard the STEREO-B spacecraft and they pointed the instruments at the sun. Here is what they saw:

The rest of the story, including an awesome video of the event, can be found


  1. Wow! Ya think those big-huge gaping yellow-hot cavities emitting cosmic rays by the trillions could have anything to do with "global warming"?
    Or do they just blow hot streams of C02 at us?

  2. Pretty spectacular any which way you look at it.