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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.

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...

NASA’s SDO Spots 2 Lunar Transits in Space

Sun Sep 10, 2018
On Sept. 9, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory saw two lunar transits over the course of just six hours.

NASA-funded Rocket to View Sun with X-Ray Vision

Sun Sep 4, 2018
The FOXSI sounding rocket will scour the Sun with X-ray vision, looking for the mysterious mini-explosions that heat the corona to millions of degrees.

NASA Invites Media to View Spacecraft to Study the Frontier of Space

Sun Aug 31, 2018
NASA is inviting media to view NASA’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) spacecraft Thursday, Oct. 4, ahead of its scheduled launch aboard a Northrop Grumman Pegasus XL rocket Saturday, Oct. 6,...

How Scientists Predicted Corona’s Appearance During Aug. 21, 2017, Total Solar Eclipse

Sun Aug 27, 2018
A week before the Aug. 21, 2017, total solar eclipse that was visible across the U.S., the country buzzed with anticipation. But the wait was uniquely nerve-wracking for a group of scientists at...

JPL Roles in NASA’s Sun-Bound Parker Solar Probe

Sun Aug 27, 2018
JPL leading navigation for Parker Solar Probe and is involved with two of its onboard instruments.

NASA Hosts Live Science Chat: One Year After Eclipse 2017

Sun Aug 20, 2018
On the one-year anniversary of the historic 2017 Eclipse Across America, NASA will host a Science Chat at 10:30 a.m. EDT, Tuesday, Aug. 21, to discuss new science data and the public impact of the...
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Earth, Sun, ISS Aug 16, 2018
The TSIS instrument on the International Space Station is continuing NASA's 40-year record of tracking the Sun's radiant energy.
The United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket launches NASA's Parker Solar Probe to touch the Sun, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018.

NASA, ULA Launch Parker Solar Probe on Historic Journey to Touch Sun

Sun Aug 13, 2018
Hours before the rise of the very star it will study, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe launched from Florida Sunday to begin its journey to the Sun, where