Solar System Exploration
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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
Scientists have presented new images of the ionosphere, the dynamic region where Earth’s atmosphere meets space.
Postcards from the Edge of Space: Scientists Present New Ionosphere Images and Science
The Sun is revealing itself in dramatic detail thanks to NASA's Parker Solar Probe.
First NASA Parker Solar Probe Results Reveal Surprising Details About Our Sun
Four new papers in the journal Nature describe what scientists have learned so far from NASA's Parker Solar Probe.
NASA's Parker Solar Probe Sheds New Light on the Sun
On Nov. 12, 2019, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe team released scientific data collected during the spacecraft’s first two solar orbits to the general public.
First Parker Solar Probe Science Data Released to Public
From our perspective on Earth, Mercury looked like a tiny black dot gliding across the Sun’s face.This only happens about 13 times a century.
Mercury Transit in Pictures
The Wind mission launched 25 years ago. Wind currently orbits at the first Lagrange point, which allows the spacecraft to face the Sun at all times.
25 Years of Science in the Solar Wind
Two robotic spacecraft orbiting the Moon today were initially known as ARTEMIS.
Artemis, meet ARTEMIS: Pursuing Sun Science at the Moon
NASA has selected three proposals for concept studies of missions that could help us better understand the dynamic space weather system driven by the Sun that manifests near Earth.
NASA Selects Proposals to Advance Understanding of Space Weather
NASA has selected two proposals to demonstrate small satellite technologies to improve science observations in deep space, which could help NASA develop better models to predict space weather events that can affect astronauts and spacecraft.
NASA Selects Proposals to Demonstrate SmallSat Technologies to Study Interplanetary Space
NASA has selected two proposals for concept studies that could help us better understand the fundamental nature of space and how it changes in response to planetary atmospheres, radiation from the Sun, and interstellar particles.
NASA Selects Proposals to Further Study the Fundamental Nature of Space
Since NASA's Parker Solar Probe launched on Aug. 12, 2018, Earth has made a single trip around the Sun — while Parker is into its third orbit around our star.
One Year, 2 Trips Around Sun for NASA's Parker Solar Probe
Earlier this year, Parker Solar Probe downlinked all of the planned science data from its first two passes by the Sun.
Parker Solar Probe Completes Download of Science Data from First Two Solar Encounters
NASA has partnered with the Exploratorium in San Francisco to bring live views to people across the world of a total solar eclipse, occurring July 2, over South America.
NASA to Livestream South America Total Solar Eclipse
The forecast for the next solar cycle says it will be the weakest of the last 200 years.
Solar Activity Forecast for Next Decade Favorable for Exploration