The NRL Solar Physics Branch




GREAT SOLAR
HELIUM ERUPTION




This photograph of the sun
was taken using the extreme
ultraviolet radiation from ionized
helium, 304 Angstom wavelength.
It was taken on December 19, 1973
using the Solar Physics Branch's
SO82A Spectroheliograph
onboard the Skylab ATM.



The Solar Physics Branch is part of the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Space Science Divison.

Researchers in the Solar Physics Branch have been involved in observational and theoretical studies of the solar atmosphere since the early years of the space age. Experiments developed at NRL have flown on NASA missions such as Skylab/ATM, the OSO satellite series, the Space Shuttle STS-3, Spacelab-2 and ATLAS missions.

There are three active experimental programs in the Solar Physics Branch:

The Branch also maintains two database projects:

Late Breaking News and Other Items of Interest:

You can also visit the NRL Space Science Division home page.

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Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)
Solar Physics Branch / Code 7660

Last revised 30 October 1997
For more information send mail to Ken Dere

Certifying Official: Dr. Ken Dere, Astrophysicist