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Scientists Pursue the Total Solar Eclipse with NASA Jet Planes

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The April 8, 2024, total solar eclipse will produce stunning views across North America. While anyone along the eclipse path…

Article2 weeks ago
A rocket launches against a blue sky. A cloud of dust gathers below the rocket.

NASA to Launch Sounding Rockets into Moon’s Shadow During Solar Eclipse

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UPDATE: The three rockets comprising the APEP mission launched on Monday, April 8, 2024, at 2:40pm, 3:25pm, and 4:28pm ET from…

Article3 weeks ago

SPORT and petitSat CubeSats to Shed Light on Space Weather Disturbances

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Two CubeSats, or small satellites, are on a quest to provide insight on space weather disturbances and the subsequent impact…

Article1 year ago

How TIMED Flies: NASA Mission Celebrates 20th Anniversary

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Launched in 2001, NASA’s TIMED mission has now spent 20 years surveying the complicated dynamics of Earth’s upper atmosphere. Short…

Article2 years ago

Postcards from the Edge of Space: Scientists Present New Ionosphere Images and Science

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Download related briefing material from Dec. 10’s press conference at the 2019 American Geophysical Union meeting. In a Dec. 10…

Article4 years ago
The limb of Earth with glowing auroras and a thin band of atmosphere under part of the International Space Station.

10 Things to Know About the Ionosphere

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Everything you need to know about the Ionosphere, the boundary between Earth's lower atmosphere — where we live and breathe…

Article4 years ago