The Solar-B Mission
- Antiochos, Spiro
- Jun. 09, 1997.
- Physical Description:
- 1 electronic document
- Additional Creators:
- Hudson, Hugh, Lites, Bruce, Title, Alan, Moore, Ronald, Davis, John, Davila, Joseph, Dere, Kenneth, Acton, Loren, Canfield, Richard, Rust, David, Doschek, George, Harvey, John, Golub, Leon, Strong, Keith, and Hathaway, David
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- Solar-B, the next ISAS mission (with major NASA participation), is designed to address the fundamental question of how magnetic fields interact with plasma to produce solar variability. The mission has a number of unique capabilities that will enable it to answer the outstanding questions of solar magnetism. First, by escaping atmospheric seeing, it will deliver continuous observations of the solar surface with unprecedented spatial resolution. Second, Solar-B will deliver the first accurate measurements of all three components of the photospheric magnetic field. Solar-B will measure both the magnetic energy driving the photosphere and simultaneously its effects in the corona. Solar-B offers unique programmatic opportunities to NASA. It will continue an effective collaboration with our most reliable international partner. It will deliver images and data that will have strong public outreach potential. Finally, the science of Solar-B is clearly related to the themes of origins and plasma astrophysics, and contributes directly to the national space weather and global change programs.
- Other Subject(s):
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19970019636.
Accession ID: 97N21329.
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