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Image taken of starry sky with STEREO HI instrument

Success for JHI researchers at the Royal Astronomical Society awards

Posted Date: 15 January 2020

Two members of the JHI, Dr Danielle Bewsher and Dr Daniel Brown have been named as part of the STEREO Heliospheric Imager group that have won the 2020 RAS Group Achievement Award for achievement by a large consortium in geophysics.

The Heliospheric Imager instruments, on board the twin NASA Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) spacecraft, have given an entirely new perspective on the heliosphere and space weather. Their scientific achievements are extensive, including the first stereoscopic imaging of a coronal mass ejection impacting the Earth, revealing the complex structure of the solar wind, and imaging the disconnection of a comet’s tail due to a coronal mass ejection.

The Heliospheric Imager team have provided outstanding service by contributing tools, assistance and bespoke data products to facilitate rapid scientific progress, with their vital space-weather data and expertise in great demand.

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Image credit: Danielle Bewsher & the STEREO HI team.