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Improving Space Weather Forecasting by Detecting Active Regions on the Far Side of the Sun
This press release explains how scientists have enhanced their ability to predict space weather by detecting active regions on the sun's surface on the far side of the Sun, before they rotate to its Earthward side. Using the SWAN instrument aboard the SOHO satellite, they are able to detect hydrogen atoms in space, which are being illuminated by radiation emitted from active regions (sunspots), even though they are on the Sun's far side.
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  • Space science
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DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-Edmall-682
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Contributor: Harvey Leifert
American Geophysical Union