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Press Releases & Feature Stories

NASA Researcher Finds Planet-Sized Space Weather Explosions at Venus

02.20.2014
Giant perturbations called hot flow anomalies in the solar wind near Venus can pull the upper layers of its atmosphere, the ionosphere, up and away from the surface of the planet.
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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).

Science Outreach Reaches In

07.23.2013
Some 60 scientists, researchers, interns and outreach personnel manned stations for the annual Science Jamboree at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., on July 16.

MMS Achieves Major Mission Milestone

06.14.2013
The MMS team completed their first comprehensive performance test. Due to launch in late 2014, MMS will investigate how the sun and Earth’s magnetic fields connect and disconnect.

Electric Moon Jolts the Solar Wind

05.30.2012
A powerful combination of spacecraft observations and computer simulations is revealing that the moon really does have a far-reaching, invisible influence – on the solar wind.
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Laboratory News

GSFC Intern is semi-finalist in Siemens Competition

10.28.2013
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).
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Overview

The Geospace Physics Laboratory focuses on processes occurring in the magnetospheres of magnetized planets and on the interaction of the solar wind with planetary magnetospheres. Researchers also study processes, such as magnetofluid turbulence, that permeate the heliosphere from the solar atmosphere to the edge of the solar system.

Laboratory researchers conceive and develop missions to observe plasma phenomena throughout geospace, other planetary magnetospheres, and the heliosphere. The Laboratory develops improved instrumentation and theoretical models to investigate plasma processes. It establishes partnerships throughout the international science community, providing data access, analysis tools, and user support.

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