The Solar Heliospheric Observatory at 20

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Solar cycle #23 as seen via SOHO, and an artist’s conception of the observatory in space. All images credit of NASA/ESA/SOHO

Flashback to 1995: Clinton was in the White House, Star Trek Voyager premiered, we all carried pagers in the pre-mobile phone era, and Windows 95 and the Internet itself was shiny and new to most of us. It was also on this day in late 1995 when our premier eyes on the Sun—The SOlar Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO)—was launched. (…)
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