What an amazing video compilation. Luxel is proud to have provided the EUV filters used in most of these clips. The Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) celebrates its 5th anniversary since it launched on February 11, 2010. This time-lapse video captures one frame every 8 hours starting when data became ...
February 19, 2015Chris Minney
Ten years ago Luxel filters aboard the Huygens probe landed on the surface of Titan, Saturn's largest moon on board the Cassini spacecraft, ESA’s Huygens probe has successfully descended through the atmosphere of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, and safely landed on its surface....
January 14, 2015Chris Minney
Physics World (, an international monthly magazine published by the Institute of Physics, has named the National Ignition Facility’s (NIF) achievement of fuel gain one of its top ...
December 18, 2014Chris Minney
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft comes out of hibernation for the last time on Dec. 6. Between now and then, while the Pluto-bound probe enjoys three more weeks of electronic slumber, work on Earth is well under way to prepare the spacecraft for a six-month encounter with the dwarf planet that ...
November 17, 2014Chris Minney
Look at these images (captured using Luxel filters) of beautiful coronal loops coming out of the Active Region AR2192. We can see them as solar plasma is attached to the magnetic field lines extending outward of the region and looping back into the Sun....
October 25, 2014Chris Minney
NASA’s Newest Mars Mission Spacecraft Enters Orbit around Red Planet NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft successfully entered Mars’ orbit at 10:24 p.m. EDT Sunday, Sept. 21, where it now will prepare to study the ...
September 24, 2014Chris Minney
Earlier this week astronomers from the University of Michigan published a paper in the journal Nature in which they share how they measured the spin of the most distant black hole to date. Using data from NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory and ESA’s XMM-Newton, they were able to take advantage of ...
March 7, 2014Luxel Corporation
On January 7, 2014 the Solar Dynamics Observatory witnessed the eruption of a large solar flare, the first of 2014. The flare occurred in a sunspot group known as AR1944, which is currently in the middle of the sun as viewed from Earth, and registered as a X1.2-class ...
January 9, 2014Luxel Corporation
This morning shortly before 10:30 AM PST NASA’s MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN) spacecraft successfully launched aboard the Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral. This mission will study the Martian upper atmosphere with particular focus on the question of how the planet went from having air and ...
November 18, 2013Luxel Corporation
The NASA spacecraft Juno, which was launched in August of 2011, will approach within 350 miles of Earth today. It's closest pass will be near South Africa at 12:21 PST. On its way by Earth, Juno will pick up a gravity boost that will act as a slingshot to help propel ...
October 9, 2013Luxel Corporation