Images: Extreme Ultraviolet and X-ray Irradiance Sensors (EXIS)
The GOES Series EXIS instrument is critical in aiding NOAA's efforts to understand and monitor solar irradiance in the upper atmosphere, that is, the power and effect of the Sun’s electromagnetic radiation per unit of area. EXIS will be able to detect solar flares that could interrupt communications and reduce navigational accuracy, affecting satellites, high altitude airlines and power grids on Earth.
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