20 Years of SOHO
ESA, SOHO Project Scientist
2 ESA, Solar Orbiter Project Scientist
The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), a joint mission of ESA and NASA, has provided unparalleled insight into the Sun over the past 20 years – from its interior, through the hot and dynamic atmosphere, out to the solar wind and its interaction with the interstellar medium. SOHO also plays a vital role in forecasting potentially dangerous space weather situations by continuously monitoring solar storms, and unexpectedly also became the most prolific discoverer of comets in the history of astronomy.
© European Physical Society, EDP Sciences, 2016