Here we present one of the NASA GSFC Space Weather FAQ Interviews - "What is a solar storm?"
NASA scientists answer some frequently asked questions about the sun, space weather, and the effects on Earth. Each video is one or more scientists responding to the question above it.
The scientists interviewed are:
Dr. Holly Gilbert, NASA Heliophysicist
Dr. Alex Young, NASA Heliophysicist
Dr. Phil Chamberlin, NASA Research Heliophysicist and SDO Deputy Project Scientist
Alex: For a large eruption, the sun produces a flash of light, which we call the solar flare it also produces a huge ball of material traveling away from the sun, we call a coronal mass ejection. And both of those phenomena can accelerate subatomic particles, which we call solar energetic particles. These three things together make up a solar storm.
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Animation Number: 10941
Video Editor: Scott Wiessinger (USRA)
Interviewees: Holly Gilbert (NASA/GSFC)
Alex Young (ADNET Systems, Inc.)
Phil Chamberlin (NASA/GSFC)
Producers: Scott Wiessinger (USRA)
Genna Duberstein (USRA)
Project and Technical Support: Swarupa Nune (Vantage)
Videographer: Rob Andreoli (AIMM)
Series: Narrated Movies
Goddard TV Tape: G2012-032 -- General Heliophysics Space Weather Interviews