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Solar Wind and Corona Timeline

Sun Sep 25, 2018
Here are some of the key discoveries and ideas that led to our current understanding of the corona and the solar wind, leading up to the newest spacecraft in NASA’s Heliophysics fleet.

New Airborne Campaigns to Explore Snowstorms, River Deltas, Climate

Earth Sep 25, 2018
Five new NASA Earth science campaigns will take to the field starting in 2020 to investigate a range of pressing research questions, from what drives intense East Coast snowfall events to the impact...

Three NASA Missions Return 1st-Light Data

Sun Sep 21, 2018
NASA’s continued quest to explore our solar system and beyond received a boost of new information this week with three key missions proving not only that they are up and running, but that their...

NASA Balloon Mission Captures Electric Blue Clouds

Sun Sep 20, 2018
Scientists share mesmerizing new images of electric blue clouds from NASA's PMC Turbo balloon mission that flew in over the Arctic in July.
The figure above shows: (a) an array of 3rd-order DFB lasers gold wire bonded to an electronic chip, (b) a photo of a fabricated array of DFB triplets, (c) scanning electron microscope image of a DFB device showing three periods, and (d) a schematic of a triplet with the corresponding radiation profile.

Advancing Local Terahertz Oscillators to Enable Cosmic Observations

Universe Sep 18, 2018
NASA is developing a new type of detector that will provide insight into the formation and structure of the universe. Many of the radiative and mechanical interactions that shape the interstellar...

NASA Hosts Science Chat on Upcoming Historic Planetary Encounter

Solar System Sep 17, 2018
Members of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft team will host a Science Chat at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Sept. 19, on humanity’s farthest planetary flyby, scheduled to occur Jan. 1 when the spacecraft...

NASA, ULA Launch Mission to Track Earth's Changing Ice

Earth Sep 15, 2018
NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) successfully launched from California at 9:02 a.m. EDT Saturday, embarking on its mission to measure the ice of Earth’s frozen reaches...

NASA-funded ELFIN To Study How Electrons Get Lost

Sun Sep 14, 2018
The NASA-funded, UCLA built ELFIN Cubesat will launch on Sept 15, piggy-backing with NASA's ICESat-2, to study how electrons are lost from the Van Allen Belts.

NASA Astrophysics Eyes Big Science with Small Satellites

Universe Sep 12, 2018
NASA has selected nine proposals to study using small satellites, or SmallSats, for advanced astronomical space-based observations. The proposed SmallSat studies are a fraction of the size, weight,...

Nicola Fox Takes Helm as Director of NASA’s Heliophysics Division

Sun Sep 11, 2018
NASA’s Science Mission Directorate has selected Nicola Fox to be the next director of SMD’s Heliophysics Division. It is anticipated that Fox will join SMD in August of this year. Heliophysics...