Space mission images its first coronal mass ejections

Space mission Solar Orbiter’s SoloHI instrument captures its first coronal mass ejection, which are important drivers of space weather. RoCS – Rosseland Centre for Solar Physics, UiO contributes in the space mission that makes it possible.

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By a happy coincidence, three of Solar Orbiter’s remote sensing instruments captured a pair of coronal mass ejections in a close approach to the Sun earlier this year. At the same time as the close solar pass, the spacecraft was ‘behind’ the Sun as viewed from Earth.

Aditi Bhatnagar, Doctoral Research Fellow at RoCS, explains more about it in a Titan article.

Multipoint view of a coronal mass ejection. Illustration: European Space Agency (ESA)


Published June 2, 2021 1:42 PM - Last modified June 2, 2021 1:48 PM