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Illustration of the Bob payload with and without the external housing

NASA is sponsoring a team developing a new type of payload to collect ionospheric plasma data at multiple points near a suborbital main payload.... 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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Cosmic Bow Shocks Poster

Bow shocks form across the universe, and studying bow shocks can reveal many cosmic secrets.

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space weather

Global wind and temperature measurements in the lower thermosphere (100-150 km above Earth) are the two most important variables needed to... Read more

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Photo of magnetometer circuit next to penny for scale

Researchers are developing new types of magnetometers for use on future small satellites that not only fulfill stringent requirements for low-... Read more

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The ICON FUV spectrograph.

In 2016, scientists at Goddard Space Flight Center produced mirrors with the highest reflectance ever reported in the farultraviolet spectral... Read more

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Solar Minimum is Coming Poster

Intense solar activity such as sunspots and solar flares subsides during solar minimum, but that doesn’t mean the sun becomes dull. Solar activity... Read more

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NASA's Sounding Rockets Poster

Sounding rocket missions can often be the key to getting a quick answer to a tightly focused science question.

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