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Sep 6, 2023
Ahead of the total solar eclipse crossing North America on April 8, 2024, NASA has funded two more proposals that will use the eclipse to advance science while engaging the public.
Sun, Citizen Science
Sep 5, 2023
NASA’s citizen science program reaches more than two million volunteers in more than 167 countries—and it’s growing even larger! NASA is funding eleven new awards across the U.S. to develop or support citizen science projects.
The Sun shown in red and orange, swirled with darker inactive areas and brighter active areas. On the right side of the Sun, there is a very bright region where the flare erupts.
Aug 11, 2023
NASA has selected three Space Weather Centers of Excellence (SWxC) and is partnering with the Department of Commerce (DoC) on the joint selection of a fourth proposal. The SWxC program element supports multi-institution collaboration to address grand challenge goals of space weather that require... Read More
Aug 10, 2023
On Aug. 12, 2023, NASA’s STEREO-A spacecraft will pass between the Sun and Earth, marking the first Earth flyby of the nearly 17-year-old mission.
Aug 8, 2023
This October, NASA is launching the Heliophysics Big Year – a global celebration of solar science and the Sun’s influence on Earth and the entire solar system.
Sun, Citizen Science
Jul 25, 2023
Want to do your own radio astronomy? NASA’s Radio JOVE citizen science project wants your help studying the Sun. Join the project and use your own radio telescope to make coordinated observations of the Sun for the 2023 and 2024 solar eclipses over the Americas!
Radio Jove branding with a collage of images including solar flares, jupiter and colorful data charts
Jul 19, 2023
NASA has awarded funding for three science teams to conduct citizen science investigations as a total solar eclipse sweeps across North America on April 8, 2024.
Jun 20, 2023
A total solar eclipse will darken a swath of North America as the Moon blocks the light of the Sun for a few minutes on April 8, 2024. In addition to casting a breathtaking, passing shadow over the heads of millions of people, this total solar eclipse gives scientists a unique opportunity to study... Read More
Apr 26, 2023
The plan will keep Voyager 2’s science instruments turned on a few years longer than previously anticipated, enabling yet more revelations from interstellar space.
Apr 25, 2023
NASA solar observatories have revealed that asteroid Phaethon's comet-like tail is made of sodium escaping the asteroid, not dust as scientists had long thought.
Apr 21, 2023
This composite image of a total solar eclipse image was captured from Exmouth, Australia, on April 20, 2023.
Apr 18, 2023
On April 20, a first-of-its-kind NASA-funded experiment will fly a scientific instrument on a large kite to study a total solar eclipse. Lifting off from Australia, the experiment aims to rise above any clouds that might block the instrument's view of the Sun's outer atmosphere, the... Read More
Mar 30, 2023
Like a tornado siren for life-threatening storms in America’s heartland, a new computer model that combines artificial intelligence (AI) and NASA satellite data could sound the alarm for dangerous space weather.
Sun, Citizen Science
Mar 21, 2023
Scientists need your help tracking active regions as they return from their trip around the Sun’s far side.
An image of the sun's atmosphere which has green eruptive areas on it. Overlaying the sun is an illustration of a crosshairs with a white center filled with red and purple dots representing data. The text Solar Active Region Spotter follows the arc of the top hemisphere of the sun.