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Pioneering Space Weather Research, Text Slide 6 of 22

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Slide title: National Solar Observatory

Slide words:
- Research on the sun and its environment -- Earth and us!
- Our "typical" star helps us understand stars throughout the universe
- Combines space weather with solar astronomy research

Slide image: Left: Telescope photo of a sunspot sharpened using adaptive optics on the left side to show details. A photo of Earth is added for scale. The sunspot is artificially blurred on the right half to simulate its normal, uncorrected appearance through Earth's atmosphere.
Right: A photo of the 16-inch (40cm) coronagraphic telescope at the John W. Evans Solar Facility Instrumentation

Credit: Friedrich Woeger, KIS, and Chris Berst and Mark Komsa, National Solar Observatory/AURA/NSF (left); Dave Dooling, National Solar Observatory/AURA/NSF (right)

Design by: Adrian Apodaca, National Science Foundation


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