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Pick of The Week

First Ever 3D Sun (April 23, 2007)

3D Images and Movies

Hi-res TIF image(2.8M)

2D Images and Movies

Hi-res TIF image(2.3M)

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Quicktime Large (8.7M), Small (1.7M)

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Quicktime Large ( 16M), Small (3.9M)

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Quicktime Large ( 19M), Small (1.6M)

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Quicktime Large ( 42M), Small ( 10M)

Grab your 3D glasses (if you have any around) and get ready for something never seen before by anyone. We proudly present to you the first ever actual 3D stills and movies of the Sun from the twin STEREO spacecraft. These images were just released on April 23, 2007. And even if you can't see them in 3D, you can still enjoy the unsurpassed levels of detail in these 2D, full disk solar images with twice the resolution of SOHO. The still image taken on March 24, 2007 shows a coronal hole (darker region, right of center) and two active regions (large, bright area at the left of center and smaller one on the far right). This zoomed in view of the equatorial region of the Sun was created by combining images in three extreme ultraviolet wavelengths: 304, 171 and 195 angstroms.

The video clips on the other hand cover March 17-March 27, 2007. They were taken by the EUVI telescope in the 171 angstroms wavelength, showing a portion of the equatorial region of the solar disk to give a close up view of the active region. Watching the active region in profile as it rotates into view is spectacular. But the fact that it is able to be seen in 3D for the first time ever makes it even more so. This marks a new kind of achievement in solar physics. Click here to see even more of the new images.

SOHO began its Weekly Pick some time after sending a weekly image or video clip to the American Museum of Natural History (Rose Center) in New York City. There, the SOHO Weekly Pick is displayed with some annotations on a large plasma display.

If your institution would also like to receive the same Weekly Pick from us for display (usually in Photoshop or QuickTime format), please send your inquiry to steele.hill@gsfc.nasa.gov.


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