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A constant outflow of solar material streams out from the Sun, depicted here in an artist's rendering. On June 20, 2019, NASA selected two new missions – the Polarimeter to Unify the Corona and Heliosphere (PUNCH) mission and Tandem Reconnection and Cusp Electrodynamics Reconnaissance Satellites (TRACERS) – to study the origins of this solar wind and how it affects Earth. Together, the missions support NASA’s mandate to protect astronauts and technology in space from such radiation. Credits: NASA

NASA selects two missions to study sun, its effects on space weather

NASA recently selected two new missions to study our sun and its dynamic effects on the space weather. One mission will study the sun's...
Parker Solar Probe helps solve sun's super-heating mystery

Parker Solar Probe helps solve sun’s super-heating mystery

For more than a half-century, since the problem of coronal heating was discovered in the 1940s, astronomers have tried to establish why the Sun's...
Credits: NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory/Scientific Visualization Studio/Tom Bridgman, Lead Animator

Unexpected rain on Sun links two solar mysteries

For five months in mid-2017, Emily Mason did the same thing every day. Arriving to her office at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in...
This image from Parker Solar Probe's WISPR (Wide-field Imager for Solar Probe) instrument shows a coronal streamer, seen over the east limb of the Sun on Nov. 8, 2018, at 1:12 a.m. EST. Coronal streamers are structures of solar material within the Sun's atmosphere, the corona, that usually overlie regions of increased solar activity. The fine structure of the streamer is very clear, with at least two rays visible. Parker Solar Probe was about 16.9 million miles from the Sun's surface when this image was taken. The bright object near the center of the image is Jupiter, and the dark spots are a result of background correction. Credits: NASA/Naval Research Laboratory/Parker Solar Probe

Parker Solar Probe snaps its first image from inside Sun’s atmosphere

NASA's Parker Solar Probe is on the mission to enlight the physics of our star, the Sun. From Oct. 31 to Nov. 11, 2018, Parker Solar...
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NASA’s Hi-C launches to study Sun’s corona

In the aim of studying the sun, NASA and its partners launched a rocket-borne camera to the edge of space. The camera named High-Resolution Coronal Imager...
Where The Sun's Plasma Jets Come From?

Where The Sun’s Plasma Jets Come From?

There were several big questions in solar physics. For example, how the sun's plasma jets form, Why the Sun's outer atmosphere is far hotter than the...

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