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The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is playing a crucial role in the distribution of spectacular new pictures of the Sun which are now being captured by the recently-launched Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO).

The images of the Sun captured by SDO are the equivalent to ten times the quality of high definition television.

Through UCLan the UK will have ‘local’ access to the SDO data. The satellite’s telescopes will take eight of these high quality images every ten seconds, 24 hours a day, generating the equivalent of 1.1 terabytes of data daily.

The extreme data-rate requires dedicated pipelines across the world. UCLan has set up a UK facility to provide such a data-hub for the UK research community. This will provide a unique gateway for the UK scientists to exploit the mission.

UCLan working with NASA on unique space project.


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