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Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Trinity College Helps Illuminate the Sun


Scientists in Trinity College Dublin (TCD) were celebrating today after the first images of the Sun from the new satellite, Proba 2, were beamed back to Earth. The team of physicists from TCD, led by Dr Peter Gallagher, were responsible for developing novel image processing techniques to enhance and analyse these spectacular new images. The satellite will beam down images of the sun every minute for the next four years in an effort to understand more about solar storms. The images are taken using different wavelengths of light and therefore appear different colour. For more information click here or click here for a recent press release from TCD's physics department.

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