ACE Stories

Total Solar Eclipses Shine a Light on the Solar Wind with Help from NASA’s ACE Mission

5 min read

From traversing sand dunes in the Sahara Desert to keeping watch for polar bears in the Arctic, a group of solar scientists known as the “Solar Wind Sherpas” led by Shadia Habbal, have traveled to the ends of the Earth…

Article3 years ago

ACE Celebrates 20 Years of Solar Wind, Cosmic Ray Discoveries

6 min read

Two decades ago it would have been difficult to imagine just how many pivotal discoveries would be in the cards for NASA’s Advanced Composition Explorer, or ACE. After its launch on Aug. 25, 1997, ACE’s first job was to observe…

Article7 years ago