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Mid-Level Solar Flare Seen by NASA's SDO

Mid-Level Solar Flare Seen by NASA's SDO: SDO captures images of the sun in many wavelengths of light at the same time. Each wavelength shows different aspects of the same event, as seen in these three images of a solar flare from March 12.

Press Releases & Feature Stories

DSCOVR Satellite Arrives in Florida for Launch

11.25.2014
The truck delivering NOAA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory spacecraft, or DSCOVR, backs up to the door of the airlock of Building 2 at the Astrotech payload processing facility in Titusville, Florida.

DSCOVR to Observe Space Weather and Earth from Afar

11.24.2014
The Deep Space Climate Observatory is a mission whose primary task to collect measurements to enable space weather forecasting by NOAA.

NASA's SDO Sees Returning Sunspot Produce Mid-Level Flare

11.17.2014
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this image of a mid-level solar flare, an M5.7 on Nov. 16, 2014.

SDO POTW: Snaking Filament Eruption

11.14.2014
A filament (which at one point had an eerie similarity to a snake) broke away from the sun and out into space (Nov. 1, 2014). This kind of eruptive event is called a Hyder flare.

ICON Cleared for Next Development Phase

11.12.2014
NASA's new ICON mission will study what causes variation in airglow such as the red glowing band seen in the atmosphere in this image from the International Space Station.
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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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