Solar Energetic Particles are the Sun's speediest escapees, traversing the 93 million miles to Earth in under an hour. Scientists still don't know what causes them or where they come from on the Sun. For the first time, scientists have traced a Solar Energetic Particle burst back to its... Read More
Since they were discovered in the first data returned from NASA's Parker Solar Probe, switchbacks have sparked a flurry of studies and scientific debate as researchers have tried to explain how the magnetic pulses form.
During Parker Solar Probe’s seventh swing by the Sun, celestial geometry posed a special opportunity. The configuration of this particular orbit placed Parker Solar Probe on the same side of the Sun as Earth — meaning that Earth-bound observatories could observe the Sun and its outpouring of solar... Read More
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe captured stunning views of Venus during its close flyby of the planet in July 2020.
Researchers with NASA’s Super Soaker mission, a small suborbital rocket launched in Alaska, created an artificial ice cloud to study how water vapor affects the upper atmosphere.
For the first time, a NASA mission has made multi-height measurements of the solar chromosphere’s magnetic field. The observations extend our measurement capability into a region of the Sun that has so far eluded scientific grasp.
Over the course of its two-year mission, AIM will help answer these questions by documenting for the first time the entire complex life cycle of these clouds.
Though they focus on the star at the center of our solar system, three of NASA’s Sun-watching spacecraft have captured unique views of the planets throughout the last several months.
Scientists have combined NASA data and cutting-edge image processing to gain new insight into the solar structures that create the Sun’s flow of high-speed solar wind, detailed in new research published today in The Astrophysical Journal.
In 2021, the US Postal Service is showcasing the Sun’s many faces with a series of Sun Science forever stamps that show images of solar activity captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO.
NASA and the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland have agreed to cooperate on a NASA heliophysics mission, the Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe (IMAP).
On Jan. 13, 2021, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory experienced its first lunar transit of the year when the Moon crossed its view of the Sun.
A secret behind the workings of sunquakes – seismic activity on the Sun during solar flares – might be hidden beneath the solar surface.
NASA has approved two heliophysics missions to explore the Sun and the system that drives space weather near Earth.