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Solar Tsunamis - View with a Spin
Push-in to a region of the Sun to witness a solar tsunami after a flare event. The tsunami moves hot gas (bright) out of the region, revealing cooler regions (darker) below. This view rotates on the push-in to keep the region of the flare event visible (to the left in the final frame).
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Visualization - scientific
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
RealPlayer plug-in
Need MPEG-2 viewer, such as Visual Circuits HDfocus or Electrosonic HD Video Server
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Please give credit to NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio.
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-SVS-002922
Related resources:
This resource has a thumbnail image at 'Close-up TRACE field-of-view as the wave moves across the image.'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Tom Bridgman
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio

Principal Investigator: Meredith Wills-Davey

Principal Investigator: Craig DeForest