You are here

Explore NASA Science

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

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

animation of SDO observations of Earth transit
Feb 13, 2018

On Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, saw a total solar eclipse in space when Earth crossed its view of the Sun. Also known as a transit, Earth’s passage was brief,... Read more

Feb 12, 2018

In collaboration with NASA, the National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Net) is pleased to offer eligible institutions the opportunity to... Read more

IMAGE spacecraft being enclosed in its fairing prior to launch
Feb 8, 2018

The Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration, or IMAGE, spacecraft was re-discovered in January 2018 after more than twelve years of silence. ... Read more