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Originally posted by TortoiseKweek
Let's not fool ourselves, YES the photos are NICE... but are they as HIGH RES as what I posted? Is this the best NASA can do?? Forget it! It's time NASA shows us the real images. They have been caught out many times.... Time to come clean...
Originally posted by Astyanax
Putting a higher-than-16Mpixel cameral in orbit around the Sun is easy.
Originally posted by Ecidemon
Whatever happened to that huge ribbon that people were worried about collapsing back onto itself? Had some really nifty pictures, but hadn't heard anything about it in quite some time. Did it finally collapse and turn into nothing as expected?
Originally posted by Chadwickus
reply to post by TortoiseKweek
Without sounding rude here but this thread isn't the place to vent whatever problems you have with NASA and their images.
I don't want this thread derailed and turned into a flaming war.
After a series of engine burns SDO has reached geosynchronous orbit. Data will be available after a series of activities that include powering up the Ka-band transmitter, opening the instrument doors, and configuring the instruments to start science observations. This will happen approximately in mid-May, and the SDO team is looking forward to the new data.