Join the hunt for solar storms

Visit our new Solar Stormwatch website to help scientists spot explosions on the Sun and track them across space to Earth. Your work will give astronauts an early warning if dangerous solar radiation is headed their way. And you could make a new scientific discovery. 

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Aurora Chasers

See how solar storms affect Earth.

Why scientists need you

Exhibition: Solar Story

The Sun
An exhibition of striking images telling the story of our attempts to understand the nature of the Sun and its effects on Earth.

Mission briefing

Sun, Earth and Space graphic

Explore our beautiful and interactive zoomable diagrams to find out about the Sun and the STEREO spacecraft monitoring it.

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NASA's STEREO mission

NASA's STEREO Mission from Royal Observatory Greenwich on Vimeo.

NASA's STEREO mission is an international project involving scientists from the UK. Twin spacecraft are orbiting the Sun, with one moving ahead of the Earth and one moving behind it. By combining the images taken from these two positions, Scientists can create 3D views of solar activity. The last part of this film is in 3D. To see the Sun as STEREO does, you will need to wear red-cyan 3D glasses.

Adapted from film by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.