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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

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Mar 16, 2018

NASA has powered on its latest space payload to continue long-term measurements of the Sun's incoming energy.

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composite image of STEVE and Milky Way over Canada
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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
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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