• Hashtag= #solarflare


    Location: The Sun

    Episodic solar activity has a number of effects that are of interest to us. A radiation dose from energetic particles is an occasional hazard for astronauts and for electronics on satellites. Geomagnetic field disturbances may damage power systems, disrupt communications, degrade high-tech navigation systems, or create the spectacular aurora (Northern and Southern lights). Space weather can disrupt satellite operations, navigation, electric power, radio communications, geophysical exploration and much more. 

    Challenge Description:

    Create a physical or virtual representation of these invisible (to the human eye) phenomena that can affect so many vital terrestrial activities.

    Functional Specifications:

    Use data from STEREO (Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory) to inform the creation of a physical object that displays solar activity. A creative example would be a glass ball of yellow light that changed subtly to give indication of solar activity.

    Alternatively, you may create a piece of software or visualization that utilized STEREO data to represent invisible solar phenomena.


    Create Project Solving this Challenge

    Need help?

    Check out the comments to chat with other users working on this challenge or email the challenge creator with any questions.

    comments powered by Disqus
  • The following projects are solving this challenge:

    • how to see the Sun's invisible effects on earth

      rapresentation of the solar effects on Earth. Visit Project

    • solar flare umng

      Llevamos a cabo la creación de un hardware que imita los fenómenos solares, partiendo de un ciclo solar y enfocando los fenómenos más importantes, manejándolo por medio de un menú de botones ubicados en un celular android. Visit Project

    • Space HS Project

      Is project to discover things. Visit Project

    • UDYAT

      El proyecto es una aplicacion para la deteccion de alerta temprana contra tormentas solares, para la proteccion de sus aparatos electronicos y de comunicaciones. Esta obra está sujeta a la licencia Reconocimiento-SinObraDerivada 3.0 España de Creative Commons. Para ver una copia de esta licencia,... Visit Project

    • The sisters of earth

      A j2me app showing The solar system and all the sisters of planet earth all in a smart interface. Visit Project

    • Sphereo Flares

      Abstract: ======= Use a Sphero's color LED [1] to mimic solar flare activity data provided by the STEREO image gallery [2] and related data. Goals: ===== - Generate a macro for use by the Sphero MacroLab application [3] that mimics a timelapse photo set of solar flare activity. - Co... Visit Project

    • Go On

      Let's go!!!! Visit Project

    • Representación solar

      En este proyecto se quiere representar el comportamiento de la parte externa del sol, tema que ha sido previamente investigado por medio del proyecto. Este proyecto fue realizado mediante el uso de programación en c++ con ayuda de la librería opengl. Visit Project

    • Inbound

      --- ### Full Description Inbound displays, in an abstract manner, the frequency Earth is bombarded by coronal mass ejections emanating from the Sun. Minimalist and modern, the display mounts to any wall to remind and inform people that solar activity has a constant and tangible impact on our ... Visit Project