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NASA Selects Proposals to Further Study the Fundamental Nature of Space

August 14, 2019

NASA has selected two proposals for concept studies that could help us better understand the fundamental nature of…
Solar Activity Forecast for Next Decade Favorable for Exploration

June 13, 2019

The last astronauts of the Apollo program were lucky. Not just because they were chosen to fly to…
Unexpected Rain on Sun Links Two Solar Mysteries

April 5, 2019

For five months in mid 2017, Emily Mason did the same thing every day. Arriving to her office…
Preparing for Discovery With NASA’s Parker Solar Probe

December 13, 2018

Weeks after Parker Solar Probe made the closest-ever approach to a star, the science data from the first…
How Scientists Predicted Corona’s Appearance During Aug. 21, 2017, Total Solar Eclipse

August 28, 2018

It was Aug. 14, 2017, just one week before the Moon would cross paths with the Sun and…
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe and the Curious Case of the Hot Corona

July 28, 2018

Something mysterious is going on at the Sun. In defiance of all logic, its atmosphere gets much, much…
Sounding Rocket Takes a Second Look at the Sun

June 21, 2018

The EVE sounding rocket successfully launched at 1 p.m. local time on Monday, June 18, from White Sands…
Watch the Sun to Know When We’re Going to Have Killer Auroras

March 28, 2018

To the naked eye, the Sun puts out energy in a continual, steady state, unchanged through human history.…
NASA’s SDO Reveals How Magnetic Cage on the Sun Stopped Solar Eruption

February 25, 2018

A dramatic magnetic power struggle at the Sun’s surface lies at the heart of solar eruptions, new research…
NASA Team Studies Middle-aged Sun by Tracking Motion of Mercury

January 19, 2018

Like the waistband of a couch potato in midlife, the orbits of planets in our solar system are…
NASA Detects Solar Flare Pulses at Sun and Earth

November 18, 2017

When our Sun erupts with giant explosions — such as bursts of radiation called solar flares — we…
Rare Encircling Filament in the Sun

November 9, 2017

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory came across an oddity that the spacecraft has rarely observed before: a dark filament…
September 2017’s Intense Solar Activity Viewed From Space

October 29, 2017

September 2017 saw a spate of solar activity, with the Sun emitting 27 M-class and four X-class flares…
How Scientists Used NASA Data to Predict the Corona of the Aug. 21 Total Solar Eclipse

October 16, 2017

When the total solar eclipse swept across the United States on Aug. 21, 2017, NASA satellites captured a…
Facing the Sun

October 3, 2017

Now being fitted with its state-of-the-art instruments, ESA’s Solar Orbiter is set to provide new views of our…
NASA’s SDO Captures Image of Mid-level Flare

September 6, 2017

The sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 4:33 pm EDT on Sept. 4, 2017. NASA’s Solar…
Solar spectacular seen from Earth and space

August 22, 2017

While ground-based observers experienced the awe-inspiring view of a total solar eclipse yesterday, astronauts aboard the International Space…
ESA’s Proba-3 will create artificial solar eclipses

August 18, 2017

Astrophysicists are joining sightseers in watching Monday’s total solar eclipse across North America but, in the decade to…
Tracking a solar eruption through the Solar System

August 16, 2017

15 August 2017 Ten spacecraft, from ESA’s Venus Express to NASA’s Voyager-2, felt the effect of a solar…
NASA Watches the Sun Put a Stop to Its Own Eruption

August 13, 2017

On Sept. 30, 2014, multiple NASA observatories watched what appeared to be the beginnings of a solar eruption.…
Day to Night and Back Again: Earth’s Ionosphere During the Total Solar Eclipse

August 11, 2017

On Aug. 21, 2017, the Moon will slide in front of the Sun and for a brief moment,…
Two Weeks in the Life of a Sunspot

August 5, 2017

On July 5, 2017, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory watched an active region — an area of intense and complex magnetic…
NASA’s SDO Watches a Sunspot Turn Toward Earth

July 13, 2017

An active region on the sun — an area of intense and complex magnetic fields — has rotated…
Scientists Uncover Origins of the Sun’s Swirling Spicules

June 23, 2017

At any given moment, as many as 10 million wild jets of solar material burst from the sun’s…
NASA’s SDO Sees Partial Eclipse in Space

May 27, 2017

On May 25, 2017, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, saw a partial solar eclipse in space when…
CLASP Sounding Rocket Mission Opens New Research Window in Solar Physics

May 25, 2017

A team of NASA scientists and international partners used data from the high-precision science instrument CLASP — the…
Space Weather Model Simulates Solar Storms From Nowhere

May 9, 2017

Our ever-changing sun continuously shoots solar material into space. The grandest such events are massive clouds that erupt…
NASA-Funded Sounding Rocket Will Take 1,500 Images of Sun in 5 Minutes

May 6, 2017

On May 5, 2017, scientists will launch a sounding rocket 200 miles up into the atmosphere, where in…
Sun’s eruptions might all have same trigger

May 1, 2017

Large and small scale solar eruptions might all be triggered by a single process, according to new research…
Scientists Propose Mechanism to Describe Solar Eruptions of All Sizes

April 27, 2017

From long, tapered jets to massive explosions of solar material and energy, eruptions on the sun come in…
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