ISWI Newsletter - Vol.5 No.97
13 September 2013

Dear ISWI Participant:

There are three items today:

[1] University of Iowa space physicist Don Gurnett says there is solid evidence that NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has become the first manmade object to reach interstellar space, more than 11 billion miles distant and 36 years after it was launched.

Read more at:

(Thanks to Dr Hans Haubold for sending this in.)

[2] For your information:
The 3rd NAOJ symposium and The Seventh Hinode Science Meeting
Takayama Japan 12-15 November 2013

The poster for this meeting is attached as the first pdf.

The Hinode (Solar-B) is a highly sophisticated observational satellite equipped with three advanced solar telescopes. It was launched on 22 September 2006 UT (23 September in Japan time).

Its solar optical telescope (SOT) has an unprecedented 0.2 arcsec resolution for the observation of solar magnetic fields. It would resolve a feature with the size of 50cm, if it observed the Earth.

The X-ray telescope (XRT) has a resolution of three times as high as Yohkoh, and the EUV imaging spectrometer (EIS) has sensitivity ten times as high as the ESA SOHO instrument.

These X-ray and EUV telescopes would reveal the heating mechanism and dynamics of the active solar corona.


[3] What is Hinode ?

Info on the Hinode Science Center is attached as the second pdf.

If you have news to share, please send it in to me.

Most faithfully yours,
George Maeda
Editor of ISWI Newsletter


(1) Poster: The 3rd NAOJ symposium and The Seventh Hinode Science Meeting Takayama Japan 12-15 November 2013 757 KB pdf, 1 page, (click link to document)

(2) snapshot of the front page of the website "Hinode Science Center" 290 KB pdf, 1 page, (click link to document)

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