Services: ATLAS | Data Visualization
Type: Data Visualization
The National Solar Observatory collected detailed spectra from the Sun. This data is extremely detailed (If printed onto a strip a few inches wide, the roll of paper would extend for several hundred yards). It is rich in information but scientists complain that it is hard to find and even harder to use.
My tool creates a way to explore this spectra in hot parts of the Sun and also the cooler parts we find in sunspots. tool, the information becomes accessible and with this easier to use format , the more possible it is to link those different pieces of information. This is the adjacent possible, a kind of future look at a subject. We see some of the nearby stars but the vast majority of stars near our Sun are invisible; they are too small and cool to see.
While we can’t use our Sun to study stars hotter than our Sun, we can use our closest star to know these cool nearby suns. Knowing what elements are present at a wide range of temperatures within our Sun might lead to discoveries of new elements or more importantly lead scientists to understand new processes that we don’t see here.
Built in D3
Steep learning curve
Data is not normalized so hard to work with together
Units between atlases mixed