NP-119 Science in Orbit: The Shuttle & Spacelab Experience, 1981-1986

This hydrogen-alpha image from the High Resolution Telescope and Spectrograph (HRTS) shows a sunspot and a wispy filament on the sun.

 

This hydrogen-alpha image from the High Resolution Telescope and Spectrograph (HRTS) shows a sunspot and a wispy filament on the sun. These features are precursors to explosive solar events that affect the Earth's atmosphere and the nearby space environment.
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