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Brighter Skies Forward – Eos



We’re shortly approaching an auspicious time for photo voltaic science. A powerful cadre of Solar-targeted missions has just lately come on-line to interchange or assist an getting older fleet of spacecraft, simply as photo voltaic max is about to set in. In our September concern, Eos is staring straight into this vivid future.

In February 2020, Photo voltaic Orbiter launched from Florida, carrying 10 state-of-the-art devices to make the closest ever observations of the Solar. Daniele Telloni and colleagues, in “A New Journey Round (and Round) the Solar,” describe for us “the groundbreaking observations that Photo voltaic Orbiter has made already,” such because the “short-lived, small-scale flickering vivid spots, nicknamed ‘campfires,’ within the photo voltaic corona.” Not solely will this joint European House Company–NASA mission shed new gentle on the unsolved mysteries of the Solar, but in addition it’s revealing a brand new aspect of Venus from its 2020 flyby.

Helioseismologists have a number of the greatest mission names—GONG, BiSON—and science metaphors (I received’t spoil these) to permit us to visualise the Solar’s roiling inside.

We dive into the Solar—in the one method we are able to—in our subsequent characteristic, “Shake, Rattle, and Probe.” Helioseismology is a burgeoning self-discipline that enables physicists to raised perceive the construction of our star. In addition they have, as you’ll learn, a number of the greatest mission names—GONG, BiSON—and science metaphors (I received’t spoil these) to permit us to visualise the Solar’s roiling inside.

Lastly, as we ramp as much as photo voltaic max, we talked to researchers about what’s in retailer for research with all the brand new expertise accessible. In “11 Discoveries Awaiting Us at Photo voltaic Max,” get enthusiastic about peering inside coronal mass ejections, creating “Solar to mud” predictions, and higher understanding magnetic fields all through our photo voltaic system.

I’d prefer to pause right here and point out that shortly after finishing his insightful look into progressive photo voltaic science on this concern, Daniele Telloni joined our panel of Eos Science Advisers. We welcome him together with round a dozen new advisers who got here on board this summer time for a 2-year time period. If you’re an AGU member and wish to signify your self-discipline’s part by directing the Eos enhancing crew to progressive and thrilling protection within the Earth and area sciences and evaluating proposals submitted by scientist-authors, discuss to your part management about volunteering with us.

We want extra consultants enthusiastic about growing a worldwide tradition that trusts in science, and Science Advisers contribute enormously to that mission throughout their time with Eos. Our thanks exit to the Science Advisers who rolled off this summer time, and to these with us now serving to to create nice points like this one!

—Heather Goss, Editor in Chief

Quotation: Goss, H. (2022), Brighter skies forward, Eos, 103, https://doi.org/10.1029/2022EO220400. Printed on 25 August 2022.
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