SOHO

  • SOHO keeps on doing the business

    It’s watching the Sun and finding comets. Lots of comets.

    SOHO – the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory – doesn’t have quite the profile of the likes of Hubble and Spitzer, bu...

    Astronomy June 27, 2020
  • Flare for destruction

    The sun threw a two-week tantrum in 2003.

    SOHO (ESA & NASAHere we see the disturbing effect of one of the most powerful solar storms ever recorded.Over two wee...

    Space January 2, 2017
  • Watch a comet's death dive into the sun

    The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory has captured a bright Kreutz sungrazer being vaporised as ...

    Believed to be fragments of a large comet that broke up several centuries ago, Kreutz sungrazers are characterised by...

    Space August 4, 2016
  • Observatory captures huge solar eruption

    A stream of hot plasma jets into space along magnetic field lines.

    Hot gas bursts upwards from the sun along lines of the magnetic field.SOHO (ESA & NASA)The Solar and Heliospheric Obs...

    Space August 2, 2016