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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Why scientists need you
Exhibition: Solar Story
NASA's STEREO mission
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.