NASA successfully launched a sophisticated X-ray solar imager July 30 to study how and why the Sun’s corona grows so much hotter than the actual surface of Earth’s parent star.
The Marshall Grazing Incidence X-ray Spectrometer, or MaGIXS, mission is about to take flight. The launch window opens at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico on July 30.
A group of researchers is using artificial intelligence techniques to calibrate some of NASA’s images of the Sun, helping improve the data that scientists use for solar research.
No, that’s not a smudge on your screen -- the blurry dark brown spot over the Arctic is a shadow cast by our Moon during a solar eclipse.
With NASA’s SDO, scientists discovered huge slowly oscillating waves at the solar surface caused by the Sun’s rotation.
A NASA-sponsored team is rediscovering and improving lost techniques to develop high-fidelity instruments needed to make the magnetic field measurements that enable many of the nation’s space science and space weather missions.
The Dynamo-2 sounding rocket mission will launch two rockets coordinated with the passing of the ICON satellite overhead to study a churning electric current in the upper atmosphere. The mission is just the latest in a centuries-long quest to understand the atmospheric dynamo, beginning with... Read More
The Parker Solar Probe team has earned the National Space Club and Foundation’s Nelson P. Jackson Award, which recognizes the most outstanding contribution to aerospace in the preceding year.
The sky isn’t falling, but scientists have found that parts of the upper atmosphere are gradually contracting in response to rising human-produced greenhouse gas emissions. Combined data from three NASA satellites have produced a long-term record that reveals the mesosphere is cooling and... Read More
To start off the summer, the U.S. Postal Service issued a set of stamps highlighting views of the Sun from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory.
June 20, 2021, marks the summer solstice — the beginning of astronomical summer — in the Northern Hemisphere.
From more than a decade’s worth of total eclipses observations taken around the world, scientists uncovered a surprising finding about the Sun’s wind and its wispy outer atmosphere.
On Thursday, June 10, 2021, people across the northern hemisphere will have the chance to experience an annular or partial eclipse of the Sun.
In a dramatic, multi-staged eruption, the Sun has revealed new clues that could help scientists solve the long-standing mystery of what causes the Sun’s powerful and unpredictable eruptions.