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2016 September 20

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Hinode: 10th Anniversary of Its Launch

Launched on Sept. 23, 2006, the Hinode solar observing satellite changed our view of the sun by providing the highest-resolution images of its innermost atmosphere and the most sensitive magnetic field measurements available from space. Ten years later, Hinode continues to reveal dynamic solar phenomena in spectacular detail through nearly a full solar cycle. To celebrate Hinode’s 10th anniversary, this video from the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and National Astromonical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) features highlights captured during the satellite's first decade in space. The Hinode mission is led by JAXA, with participation from NASA and the United Kingdom and European Space Agencies.


Keywords: Solar Cycle, Full Disk

(prepared by JAXA/NAOJ)

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