The EUV instrument produces global images of the Earth's plasmasphere by detecting ultraviolet light from the Sun that is scattered by the helium ions that make up a portion of the plasmasphere. By studying these images, scientists are able to study the structure and dynamics of the plasmasphere in a way never before possible. This section of the SwRI IMAGE Mission web site features selected still images and movies from the EUV instrument that are of particular interest. It will be continually updated throughout the course of the IMAGE mission.

(The most recent images and movies from the EUV instrument and all the other IMAGE instruments are available on line from the IMAGE Data Delivery System at Goddard Space Flight Center.)



EUV "first light" images


EUV detects the aurora


EUV plasmasphere movie


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