• Short Summary

    The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has developed and launched a series of Orbiting Space Observatories (OSO) which could eventually help scientists tap the vast power resources of the sun.

  • Description

    The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has developed and launched a series of Orbiting Space Observatories (OSO) which could eventually help scientists tap the vast power resources of the sun.

    The satellites are launched into an orbit around Earth where they can inspect the surface of the sun, checking areas of relative coolness and looking for solar flares -- sudden bursts of activity on the sun -- and radiation spots.

    The information collected by the satellite is passed back via six ground receiving stations to the OSO Control, based at the Goddard Space Centre in Maryland. Here the information is collated. It is this data that could well lead scientists to a breakthrough in their efforts to harness the energy resources of the sun -- resources that generate up to 72-million degrees at its point of origin.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6S0AIPEPNU0GIFHTQY386Z5CX
    Media URN:
    VLVA6S0AIPEPNU0GIFHTQY386Z5CX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/06/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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