First Discoveries from Parker Solar Probe Released

Scientists have just announced the first discoveries from Parker Solar Probe’s daring mission to the Sun! What they’ve learned has changed our understanding of the way the Sun releases material and particles, influencing Earth and the entire solar system: https://go.nasa.gov/34Qj1LC These new findings include: 💨 surprises about the behavior of the Sun’s constant outflow of
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NASA to Present First Findings of Solar Mission in Media Teleconference

NASA will announce the first results from the Parker Solar Probe mission, the agency’s revolutionary mission to “touch” the Sun, during a media teleconference at 1:30 p.m. EST Wednesday, Dec. 4. During the teleconference, mission experts will discuss research results from four instruments on the probe, which are changing our understanding of the Sun and
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NASA’s ICON: Countdown to T-Zero for a Mission to Study Space Weather

Where does Earth’s atmosphere end and space begin? This and other questions soon will be answered by NASA’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer, or ICON, satellite. Get ready to watch as the Pegasus countdown reaches T-Zero from its carrier aircraft flying near the Kennedy Space Center. Learn more about this mission that launched on Oct. 10, 2019
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25 Years of Science in the Solar Wind

In the early 1980s, heliophysicists needed answers. They wanted to learn how to protect astronauts and assets around Earth from the potentially damaging space weather that results from our tumultuous Sun. To do that, they needed to better understand the constantly changing, dynamic space system around our planet — including measurements of the properties of
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13 Years Ago Today, the Twin STEREO Spacecraft Launched to Study the Sun.

A few years after launch, these twin spacecraft provided the first-ever 360-degree view of the Sun. Today, STEREO-A has a distinct view of our star from its unique vantage point in space. STEREO (Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory) is the third mission in NASA’s Solar Terrestrial Probes program (STP). The mission, launched in October 2006, has
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Artemis, meet ARTEMIS: Pursuing Sun Science at the Moon

By 2024, NASA will land astronauts, including the first woman and next man, on the Moon as part of the Artemis lunar exploration program. This won’t be the first time NASA takes the name Artemis to the Moon though. Two robotic spacecraft orbiting the Moon today were initially known as ARTEMIS — short for Acceleration,
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Ten Highlights From NASA’s Van Allen Probes Mission

After seven years of operations, and upon finally running out of propellant, the second of the twin Van Allen Probes spacecraft will be retired on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Spacecraft A of the Van Allen Probes mission will be shut down by operators at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab in Laurel, Maryland. The
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