Photo: First 3-D Pictures of Solar Explosions Created



Ionized helium rises from the sun on September 29, 2008, in an image from the STEREO stereo spacecraft.

Other STEREO pictures are being used to create the first 3-D images of solar storms, NASA said in April 2009. The 3-D images should help shorten warning times for harmful space weather headed for Earth.

Image courtesy NASA


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