"First light" images are available from several of the IMAGE instruments. Click on the images below for a larger version of each. It should be kept in mind that these images are still quite "raw" and that further processing is required to remove artifacts and, in some cases, to bring the images into more easily interpretable formats. Even in their raw state, however, these preliminary images represent a couple of real "firsts" in humankind's effort to understand the Earth's space environment. For example, the EUV imager has provided the first global image of Earth's plasmasphere, the FUV Spectrographic Imager has produced the first-ever global image of the Earth's proton aurora, and LENA has obtained the first image of ions flowing out of the polar ionosphere. As these first images make clear, IMAGE has already begun to make good on its promise to enable us "to see the invisible."