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What Scientists Found After Sifting Through Dust in the Solar System

March 13, 2019

Just as dust gathers in corners and along bookshelves in our homes, dust piles up in space too.…
New Insights on Comet Tails Are Blowing in the Solar Wind

November 6, 2018

Engineers and scientists gathered around a screen in an operations room at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington,…
3 NASA Satellites Recreate Solar Eruption in 3-D

March 10, 2018

The more solar observatories, the merrier: Scientists have developed new models to see how shocks associated with coronal…
Return of the Comet: 96P Spotted by ESA, NASA Satellites

November 4, 2017

The ESA (European Space Agency) and NASA mission SOHO — short for Solar and Heliospheric Observatory — got a visit…
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…
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…
NASA Scientists Demonstrate Technique to Improve Particle Warnings that Protect Astronauts

March 3, 2017

Our constantly-changing sun sometimes erupts with bursts of light, solar material, or ultra-fast energized particles — collectively, these…
NASA’s Fermi Sees Gamma Rays from ‘Hidden’ Solar Flares

February 1, 2017

An international science team says NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has observed high-energy light from solar eruptions located…
New Space Weather Model Helps Simulate Magnetic Structure of Solar Storms

January 27, 2017

The dynamic space environment that surrounds Earth – the space our astronauts and spacecraft travel through – can…
STEREO: 10 Years of Revolutionary Solar Views

October 26, 2016

Launched 10 years ago, on Oct. 25, 2006, the twin spacecraft of NASA’s STEREO mission – short for…
Images From Sun’s Edge Reveal Origins of Solar Wind

September 3, 2016

Ever since the 1950s discovery of the solar wind – the constant flow of charged particles from the…
NASA Establishes Contact With STEREO Mission

August 23, 2016

On Aug. 21, 2016, contact was reestablished with one of NASA’s Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatories, known as the…
Seeing Double: NASA Missions Measure Solar Flare from 2 Spots in Space

April 20, 2016

Solar flares are intense bursts of light from the sun. They are created when complicated magnetic fields suddenly…
Saving NASA’s STEREO-B: The 189-million-mile Road to Recovery

December 13, 2015

  NASA mission operations lost communication with one of the two spacecraft of the Solar and Terrestrial Relations…
SOHO Celebrates 20 Years of Space-based Science

December 2, 2015

After 20 years in space, ESA and NASA’s Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, or SOHO, is still going strong.…
A Look Back At NASA Solar Missions

December 2, 2015

Twenty years ago, the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, a cooperative effort between NASA and the European Space Agency,…
Comet Encke: A Solar Windsock Observed by NASA’s STEREO

October 14, 2015

Much like the flapping of a windsock displays the quick changes in wind’s speed and direction, called turbulence,…
Loss of Contact with STEREO Behind

November 13, 2014

Communications with the STEREO Behind spacecraft were interrupted on October 1, 2014 immediately after a planned reset of…
NASA Solar Forecasting Takes A Hit As Sun-Gazing Spacecraft Stops Phoning Home

October 15, 2014

A NASA spacecraft has been out of radio contact for about two weeks, but the agency is still…
MESSENGER and STEREO Measurements Open New Window Into High- Energy Processes on the Sun

July 10, 2014

Understanding the sun from afar isn’t easy. How do you figure out what powers solar flares – the…
NASA’s STEREO Maps Much Larger Solar Atmosphere Than Previously Observed

June 26, 2014

Surrounding the sun is a vast atmosphere of solar particles, through which magnetic fields swarm, solar flares erupt,…
NASA’s STEREO Studies Extreme Space Weather

March 19, 2014

On July 22, 2012, a massive cloud of solar material erupted off the sun’s right side, zooming out…
STEREO Shows Comet ISON Approaching the Sun

November 26, 2013

NASA’s Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory, or STEREO, is monitoring Comet ISON as it approaches the sun. The latest…
NASA Releases Comet ISON Images from STEREO

November 25, 2013

Comet ISON entered the field of view of the HI-1 camera on NASA’s Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory, or…
Solar eruption could help Earth prepare for technology melt-down

October 16, 2013

A sobering study published this month in Space Weather warns why we need to get better prepared for disruptive space…
Phaethon Confirmed as Rock Comet by STEREO Vision

September 11, 2013

The Sun-grazing asteroid, Phaethon, has betrayed its true nature by showing a comet-like tail of dust particles blown…
Comet Lemmon, Now in STEREO

April 25, 2013

An icy interloper was in the sights of a NASA spacecraft this past weekend. Comet 2012 F6 Lemmon…
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