Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Things have been going round and round around here and all around rather relentlessly and getting off the merry-go-round has been short lived and not easy. And my horse has been bucking a bit, but I'm staying on, just.

All of which is by way of telling you that posts have been started if not finished and, moreover, there is something which just shouldn't wait. Here you go, it is : ALL ABOUT EVE.

As usual, let it fully load if your connection is slow, move volume to high, go full screen (click extreme bottom right and you'll just make it) and I think house lights down for this one. You may want to read the extensive Youtube notes first, but my recommendation is blow yourself away, like the little puff of nothing we are, and then catch up on the science before getting on for another ride.

The Extreme-ultraviolet Variability Experiment (EVE) on board the Solar Dynamics Obervatory (SDO) maps the radiation environment as it climbs to its mission orbit.

The SDO website is somewhere you may want to disappear into for a reality check on what is really important, and it's not that parking spot you missed this morning. There you will find this awesome eruption, as seen on TV, and much more. Feel small, very very small.

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