NASA shows First images from solar observatory
BOULDER, Colorado – NASA has unveiled the 1st images from a new satellite designed to forecast disruptive solar storms, and scientists say they are already learning new things.

Researchers showed off brightly colored images and a short movie clips of the sun from the Solar Dynamics Observatory in a webcast Wednesday.

The satellite was launched February 11. Dean Pesnell, the chief scientist, says it already has disproved at least 1 theory, but he didn't give any details.

Mr. Richard Fisher, director of NASA's heliophysics division, says the satellite is operating flawlessly.

It carries 3 instrument packages, one built by the University of Colorado's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics and 2 built by Lockheed Martin in Palo Alto, Calif.

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