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SDO Shows Images of Significant Solar Flare

SDO Shows Images of Significant Solar Flare: These SDO images show the first moments of an X-class flare in different wavelengths of light -- seen as the bright spot that appears on the left limb of the sun.

Press Releases & Feature Stories

SDO POTW: Prodigious Sunspot

10.28.2014
The largest sunspot, almost as big as the planet Jupiter, of this solar cycle has now rotated around so that it is just about facing Earth.

NASA's SDO Observes More Flares Erupting from Giant Sunspot

10.27.2014
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this image of an X2.0-class solar flare bursting off the lower right side of the sun on Oct. 27, 2014.

Sunset Solar Eclipse

10.23.2014
On Thursday, Oct. 23rd, the setting sun across eastern parts of the USA will be red, beautiful and … crescent-shaped.

NASA's SDO Observes Largest Sunspot of the Solar Cycle

10.23.2014
A gigantic sunspot – almost 80,000 miles across --can be seen on the lower center of the sun in this image from NASA’s Solar Dynamic Observatory captured on Oct. 23, 2014.

NASA Ultra-Black Nano-Coating to Be Applied to 3-D New Solar Coronagraph

10.22.2014
An emerging super-black nanotechnology will be applied to a complex, 3-D component critical for suppressing stray light in a new, smaller, less-expensive solar coronagraph.
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Overview

The Heliophysics Science Division conducts research on the Sun, its extended solar-system environment (the heliosphere), and interactions of Earth, other planets, small bodies, and interstellar gas with the heliosphere. Division research also encompasses geospace -- Earth's uppermost atmosphere, the ionosphere, and the magnetosphere -- and the changing environmental conditions throughout the coupled heliosphere (solar system weather).

Scientists in the Heliophysics Science Division develop models, spacecraft missions and instruments, and systems to manage and disseminate heliophysical data. They interpret and evaluate data gathered from instruments, draw comparisons with computer simulations and theoretical models, and publish the results. The Division also conducts education and public outreach programs to communicate the excitement and social value of NASA heliophysics.

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