Heliophysics Science Division (670) Highlights
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- The entire sun's magnetic polarity, flips approximately every 11 years and defines what's known as the solar cycle.
- What accelerates particles in the belts to almost the speed of light? Observations from the twin Van Allen Probes show that more low frequency waves are present than generally accounted for.
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- Thirteen NASA space assets had an opportunity to observe Comet ISON, including the Heliophysics solar observatories; Solar Dynamic Observatory, STEREO and SOHO.
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Dieter Bilitza awarded International Kristian Birkeland medal
Dieter Bilitza was awarded the 2013 International Kristian Birkeland medal for outstanding scientific results related to Space Weather and Space Climate. The Birkeland medal is awarded by the Norwegian academy of science in conjunction with the European Space Weather Week (ESSW). The medal will be presented during this year's ESSW this week in Antwerp, Belgium.
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GSFC Intern is semi-finalist in Siemens Competition
James Sullivan, a 2013 summer intern from the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (Alexandria, VA), has been selected as a Semifinalist in the 2013 Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology. Jamie¹s research was on "Using Multi-Spacecraft Observations to Determine AKR Emission Cone Structure." His mentors were Shing Fung (673) and Leonard Garcia (Wyle/605/673).
- NASA's Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory, or STEREO, is monitoring Comet ISON as it approaches the sun.
- A cloud of particles known as a coronal mass ejection, or CME, can be seen bursting up and to the right off the sun (obscured by the center disk) in this image.
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- A long filament of solar material that had been hovering in the sun's atmosphere, the corona, erupts out into space.