What has SOHO discovered?
ESA and NASA’s SOHO has discovered 4,000 comets in nearly 25 years. Karl Battams, who leads the mission’s comet-finding program, talks about four of his favorite comets first spotted by the Sun-watching observatory.
What does the SOHO satellite do?
SOHO stands for Solar and Heliospheric Observatory and is a satellite that studies the Sun 24 hours a day, 365 days a year without interruptions. The spacecraft has 12 scientific instruments collecting information about the Sun ranging from activity in the Sun’s corona to vibrations deep in the Sun’s interior.
When was SOHO launched?
Launched in December 1995, the joint NASA-ESA Solar & Heliospheric Observatory mission — SOHO — was designed to study the Sun inside out, from its internal structure, to the extensive outer atmosphere, to the solar wind that it blows across the solar system.