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Five Years of IBEX

Five Years of Great Discoveries for NASA's IBEX - Launched on Oct. 19, 2008, the Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, spacecraft, is unique to NASA's heliophysics fleet: it images the outer boundary of the heliosphere, a boundary at the furthest edges of the solar system, far past the planets, some 8 million miles away.

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.

IBEX Helps Paint Picture of the Magnetic System Beyond the Solar Wind

02.13.2014
IBEX data offer an explanation for a decades-old mystery on why we measure more incoming high-energy cosmic rays on one side of the sun than on the other.
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NASA Highlights Mars, Ozone Hole, and the Sun at American Geophysical Union

12.06.2013
NASA researchers will present new findings on a wide range of Earth and space science topics next week at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU).

New Digital Resources Teach Students About NASA's MMS Mission

11.20.2013
A new set of NASA resources called iMAGiNETICspace is helping educators teach science and engineering concepts to middle school students in a fun, interactive way.
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Overview

The Heliospheric Physics Laboratory develops instruments and models to investigate the origin and evolution of the solar wind, low-energy cosmic rays, and the interaction of the Sun's heliosphere with the local interstellar medium. The Laboratory designs and implements unique multimission and multidisciplinary data services to advance NASA's solar-terrestrial program and our understanding of the Sun-Earth system.

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Susan M Hendrix
301.286.7745

General inquiries about the scientific programs at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center may be directed to the Office of Communications at 1.301.286.8955.

                                                                                                                                                                                        
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