Press release of Hinode initial results
27 November 2006
Naional Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ/NINS)
Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS/JAXA)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
After its launch on 22 September 2006, the Hinode spacecraft is working successfully. We are presenting movies of dynamic phenomena of the Sun demonstrating high performance of three telescopes on Hinode. One of the highlights is a dynamic eruption above a sunspot seen in Ca II H spectral line, which has been first discovered by Solar Optical Telescope (SOT). We are confident that Hinode mission continue to bring us with astonishing scientific results.
High resolution images