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Artist’s conception of the core of Cygnus A
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This artist’s conception of the core of Cygnus A shows the dusty donut-shaped surroundings, called a torus, and jets launching from its center.
Illustration of Van Allen Radiation Belts surrounding earth
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Exciting Chirping Whistler Waves: From the Laboratory to Space
Chorus waves are a class of frequency-chirping, whistler-mode plasma waves that are routinely observed in Earth’s near-space environment. Chorus waves play a key role in various physical processes including the formation of the Earth’s Van Allen...
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Technology Innovation
$400M
Invested Annually
Balloons
13
Science Payloads
12
Student Experiments
Research
10,000
U.S. Scientists Funded
$600M
Awarded Annually
Earth-Based Investigations
25
Major Airborne Missions
8
Global Networks
Sounding Rockets
16
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3
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31
Science Missions
24
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Spacecraft
105
Missions
85
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