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How to Safely Stare at the Sun: SOHO, SDO, and GOES-R Instruments

Image credit: SOHO/NASA/ESA

As an agency, NOAA’s science isn’t just limited to Earth and its atmosphere. NOAA’s reach goes from the surface of the Sun to the depths of the ocean floor as we work to keep the public informed of the changing environment around them. So, what sort of instruments help scientists detect what’s going on in the Sun in the first place?