Science News



Jan 18, 2023
After 30 years in orbit, mission operations for the joint NASA-JAXA Geotail spacecraft have ended, after the failure of the spacecraft’s remaining data recorder.
Jan 17, 2023
In the blazing upper atmosphere of the Sun, a team of scientists have found new clues that could help predict when and where the Sun’s next flare might explode.
Jan 10, 2023
Scientists with NASA’s Parker Solar Probe mission have uncovered significant new clues about the origins of the solar wind – a continual stream of charged particles released from the Sun that fills the solar system.
Jan 6, 2023
This video chronicles solar activity from Aug. 12 to Dec. 22, 2022, as captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). From its orbit in space around Earth, SDO has steadily imaged the Sun in 4K x 4K resolution for nearly 13 years. This information has enabled countless new discoveries about... Read More
Yellow image of the sun with solar flares and coronas
Jan 5, 2023
The Thermal Plasma Sensor and the Near Earth Magnetometer Instrument in a Small Integrated System (NEMISIS) will join the GDC mission and deliver instruments for integration on the GDC spacecraft.
Dec 13, 2022
From launch to splashdown, NASA’s Orion spacecraft completed its first deep-space mission with a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean, west of Baja California, at 9:40 a.m. PST (12:40 p.m. EST) Sunday. The record-breaking Artemis mission traveled more than 1.4 million miles on a path around the Moon and... Read More
Composite image of close up of Artemis in orbit in the foreground and Artemis on the launchpad in the background.
Dec 2, 2022
NASA renames mission in honor of Dr. George R. Carruthers
Nov 17, 2022
New results based on simulations out of NASA’s Advanced Supercomputing facility at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley are painting a more complete picture of one of the most prominent magnetically-driven solar features – a cycle of sunspot formation known as a “torsional... Read More
Nov 15, 2022
A NASA-funded rocket mission is headed to space to measure the global electric circuit underlying the northern lights.
Nov 9, 2022
The 2023 call for applications to the NASA Jack Eddy Postdoctoral Fellowships is open.
Oct 28, 2022
On Oct. 25, the Hinode satellite used its X-ray Telescope to capture three passages of the Moon eclipsing the Sun.
Sun, Our Sun
Oct 27, 2022
NASA and ESA (European Space Agency) have worked together on multiple missions to advance our understanding of the Sun and its effect on Earth. To continue this collaboration, the two agencies formed the ESA/NASA Lower Thermosphere-Ionosphere Science, or ENLoTIS, working group in May 2022.
Bright swaths of red in the ionosphere, known as airglow, can be seen in this video captured by the International Space Station.
Oct 25, 2022
Stone’s remarkable tenure on NASA’s longest-operating mission spans decades of historic discoveries and firsts.
Aug 30, 2022
A critical system aboard the probe was sending garbled data about its status. Engineers have fixed the issue but are still seeking the root cause.