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An artist concept of NASA’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer.
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May 21, 2018

Media will have the opportunity June 4-5 for tours, interviews and photographs of NASA’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) as it prepares to leave Vandenberg Air Force Base in California for a... Read more

dedication plaque and chip for Parker Solar Probe
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May 21, 2018

On May 18, 2018, a memory card containing over a million names submitted by the public was installed onto NASA's Parker Solar Probe spacecraft before its historic journey to the Sun. ... Read more

illustration of ESA's Solar Orbiter
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May 16, 2018

NASA's Parker Solar Probe and ESA's Solar Orbiter will take us closer to the Sun than we've ever been before. If Earth were scaled down to sit at one end of a gridiron football field, with the Sun at... Read more

animation of small-scale magnetic reconnection
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May 9, 2018

Explorations in Earth's space environment by NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale spacecraft have discovered a surprising new magnetic event in turbulent plasma. ... Read more

 From left to right (back): Larry Kepko, Hanson Nguyen, Chuck Clagett; (front): Lauren Blum and James Fraction
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May 1, 2018

A new CubeSat mission — GTOSat — will do more than monitor the environmentally forbidding radiation belts that encircle Earth. ... Read more

Jupiter and Ganymede
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Apr 30, 2018

Newly analyzed data from the Galileo spacecraft's flybys of one of Jupiter's moons two decades ago is yielding fresh insights: The magnetic field around the moon Ganymede makes it unlike any other in... Read more

Parker Solar Probe shipping container being unloaded from C-17
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Apr 6, 2018

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has arrived in Florida to begin final preparations for its launch to the Sun, scheduled for July 31, 2018. ... Read more

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Understanding the Outer Reaches of Earth's Atmosphere Poster

The ionosphere is where Earth's atmosphere gives way to space, and two new NASA missions will work together to uncover its secrets.

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Earth's Magnetosphere Poster

Enveloping our planet and protecting us from the fury of the Sun is the magnetosphere, a key to helping Earth develop into a habitable planet.

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Illustration of NASA’s Parker Solar Probe
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Mar 21, 2018

Media are invited to view NASA’s Parker Solar Probe spacecraft at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, March 28, at the agency’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. The spacecraft will embark... Read more