Researchers at Georgia State University have published a dataset compiled from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), which has taken 70,000 high-resolution images of the sun every day since February 2010. NASA’s SDO mission uses a spacecraft in geosynchronous orbit around the Earth to take pictures of the whole sun in eight different wavelengths. The researchers curated and standardized the large dataset, which is 288 gigabytes when compressed, to make it easier for scientists to quickly access the data.
Cataloging Solar Events
Joshua New is a senior policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He has a background in government affairs, policy, and communication. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, Joshua graduated from American University with degrees in C.L.E.G. (Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) and Public Communication. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life. Follow Joshua on Twitter @Josh_A_New.
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