Young is a research professor with George Mason University and he works
at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. His field of
research is the study of ultraviolet spectra from the Sun and other
stars. Links to Dr Young's publications and projects he is involved
with are given below.
I organized a 1-day
workshop at GSFC titled "Collaborative studies of the 10 September 2017
X-flare", with visitors from NRL, NJIT, SAO and FHNW (Switzerland). See
I'm a co-I on the proposal "VEry high Resolution Imaging Spectrograph (VERIS)", which was selected by NASA through the H-TIDES program.
I'm a co-I on the proposal
"Connecting the corona to solar wind structure and magnetospheric
impact using modeling and remote and in situ observations" (PI: N.
Viall), which was selected by NASA through the Internal Scientist
Funding Model program.
A large solar flare occurred
on 10 September 2017 at
the edge of the Sun, and this movie shows the spectacular eruption that
came from the flare. The images show plasma at a temperature of about
degrees, and the flare is the extremely bright feature just above the
edge of the Sun. The loop-like structure being ejected is referred to
as a magnetic flux rope. The thin, straight line behind it is a current
sheet (viewed edge on). Both features are as expected from the standard
model of solar eruptive events, and this is a particularly nice
Images are from the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly of
Solar Dynamics Observatory. The sequence lasts 10 minutes (see time in
bottom-right corner). I've rotated the images by 90 degrees
counter-clockwise. The flickering of the bright flare is due to the
camera taking alternating short and long exposures.