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Which way the solar wind blows has new importance as NASA again prepares to send astronauts to the Moon.
NASA Spacecraft Helps Identify Crucial Solar Radiation Patterns
As of June 2020, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory – SDO – has now been watching the Sun non-stop for over a full decade.
Watch a 10-Year Time Lapse of Sun From NASA's SDO
Researchers have reset the timeline for when stars like our Sun start blasting high-energy radiation into space.
X-rays From a Newborn Star Hint at Our Sun's Earliest Days
A citizen scientist has spotted a never-before-seen comet in data from SOHO — the 4,000th comet discovery in the spacecraft’s 25-year history.
4,000th Comet Discovered by SOHO Solar Observatory
A confluence of events provided a unique opportunity for scientists to study how the Sun influences conditions throughout space.
Parker Solar Probe Teams Up With Observatories for 4th Solar Encounter
Now, for the first time, scientists have used an entire solar cycle of data from NASA’s IBEX spacecraft to study how the heliosphere changes over time.
NASA's IBEX Charts 11 Years of Change at Boundary to Interstellar Space
Images from OSIRIS-REx show rocks on asteroid Bennu appear to be cracking.
OSIRIS-REx Discovers Sunlight Can Crack Rocks on Asteroid Bennu
NASA’s STEREO-A spacecraft captured these images of comet ATLAS swooping by the Sun.
STEREO Watches Comet ATLAS as Solar Orbiter Crosses Its Tail
The Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon, Mead Moon, Honey Moon, Vat Purnima, Poson Poya, and the LRO Moon.
The Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon
Ice-blue clouds are drifting over the Arctic and that means noctilucent cloud season is here.
NASA's AIM Spots First Arctic Noctilucent Clouds of the Season
Nearly 25 years since its launch, data from SOHO has led to the discovery of well over half of all known comets.
Why ESA and NASA's SOHO Spacecraft Spots So Many Comets
New analysis published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters provides a possible explanation for the origin of switchbacks — sudden reversals in the magnetic field of the solar wind — first observed by Parker Solar Probe during its November 2018 solar flyby.
New Insight Into Parker Solar Probe's Early Observations
NASA has selected a new mission to study how the Sun generates and releases giant space weather storms into planetary space.
NASA Selects Mission to Study Causes of Giant Solar Particle Storms
Whether you're doing it for the nerd cred or the pie, this week on #10Things, we've got all the ways you can celebrate #PiDay with NASA.
10 Ways to Celebrate Pi Day with NASA on March 14
Solar Orbiter, a new collaborative mission between ESA (European Space Agency) and NASA to study the Sun, launched on Feb. 9.
Solar Orbiter Launch Takes Solar Science to New Heights
It will be a dark winter’s night when Solar Orbiter launches from Florida on its journey to the source of all light on Earth, the Sun.
ESA, NASA's Solar Orbiter Soon to Launch on Voyage to Sun
Researchers using Parker Solar Probe data released a new wave of research papers in a special supplement of The Astrophysical Journal
New Wave of Parker Solar Probe Science Published
An abridged story of solar scientific history: A genealogy of the advances that led to solar science as we know it today.
Spots, Waves and Wind: A Solar Science Timeline
NASA is targeting Feb. 9, for the launch of Solar Orbiter, an international collaborative mission between ESA and NASA.
NASA to Broadcast Solar Orbiter Launch, Prelaunch Activities
At 4:37 a.m. EST on Jan. 29, 2020, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe broke speed and distance records as it approached the Sun.
Parker Solar Probe Completes Fourth Closest Approach, Breaks New Speed and Distance Records
A new spacecraft is journeying to the Sun to snap the first pictures of the Sun’s north and south poles.
New Mission Will Take 1st Peek at Sun's Poles
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe began its fourth solar encounter on Jan. 23, at a distance of about 23.3 million miles from the Sun’s surface.
Parker Solar Probe Prepares for New Science, New Records on Fourth Solar Orbit
Spitzer, designed to reveal the far, cold and dusty side of the universe, made discoveries its designers never even imagined, including a previously unseen ring of Saturn.
10 Things Spitzer Taught Us About Our Solar System
NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory has observed a magnetic explosion the likes of which have never been seen before.
NASA's SDO Sees New Kind of Magnetic Explosion on Sun
Nearly a year and a half into its mission, Parker Solar Probe has returned gigabytes of data on the Sun and its atmosphere.
Revealing the Physics of the Sun with Parker Solar Probe