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Illustration of NASA’s Parker Solar Probe
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

Mar 16, 2018

NASA has powered on its latest space payload to continue long-term measurements of the Sun's incoming energy. Total and Spectral solar Irradiance... Read more

composite image of STEVE and Milky Way over Canada
Mar 14, 2018

Citizen scientists, satellites and researchers solve the mystery of new purple lights in the sky. The lights, called STEVE, provide scientists insight into Earth's magnetic field. ... Read more

image of STEVE aurora
Mar 14, 2018

A citizen science project called Aurorasaurus, funded by NASA and the National Science Foundation, wants your help gathering photos so they can learn more about a mysterious phenomenon named STEVE... Read more

three satellites' models of a CME in 3-D
Mar 9, 2018

Scientists have developed a model that simulates how shocks following coronal mass ejections, or CMEs, propagate from the Sun — an effort made possible only by combining data from three different... Read more

illustration of Parker Solar Probe
Mar 6, 2018

NASA's Parker Solar Probe mission will launch in summer 2018 to travel closer to the Sun than any spacecraft before it, facing brutal heat and radiation conditions. And you can send your name along... Read more

aurora image
Mar 1, 2018

What are the energy impacts of the northern lights? A new sounding rocket mission will measure winds in the the Earth's Polar Cusp to find out. ... Read more

Grand Challenge trajectories
Feb 27, 2018

North of Norway, the magnetic bubble surrounding Earth dips inward, allowing space particles to funnel in toward the planet. An international team will spend two years investigating the physics of... Read more

SDO observations of October 2014 X-class flare
Feb 23, 2018

A dramatic magnetic power struggle at the Sun's surface lies at the heart of solar eruptions, new research using NASA data shows. ... Read more

Illustraton of the THEMIS spacecraft in orbit in Earth's magnetic field.
Feb 20, 2018

The precise mechanism driving pulsating auroras, long unknown, has now been identified with help from NASA's THEMIS mission. ... Read more