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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

NASA Research Helps Unravel Mysteries Of The Venusian Atmosphere

09.11.2014
Underscoring the vast differences between Earth and its neighbor Venus, new research shows a glimpse of giant holes in the electrically charged layer of the Venusian atmosphere, called the ionosphere.

A Significant Flare Surges Off the Sun

09.10.2014
A Coronal Mass Ejection accompanied the Sept. 10, 2014, X1.6 class solar flare. The sun emitted a significant solar flare, an X1.6 class, peaking at 1:48 p.m. EDT on Sept. 10, 2014.

Filament Liftoff

09.08.2014
The long, dark solar filament that had been visible for many days finally lifted off and broke away into space (Sept. 2, 2014).

More Than Meets the Eye: NASA Scientists Listen to Data

09.04.2014
Scientists at NASA use their ears instead of eyes to process satellite data more rapidly and detect more details than through visual analysis.

Flurry of Flares

09.03.2014
A single, dynamic active region unleashed over half a dozen solar flares in about one day (Aug. 25-26, 2014).
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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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