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NASA's Van Allen Probes orbit through two giant radiation belts that surround Earth. Their observations help improve computer simulations of events in the belts that can affect technology in space. Image Credit: JHU/APL, NASA

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ICON Cleared for Next Development Phase

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.

New Van Allen Probes Observations Helping To Improve Space Weather Models

Two sets of just-published related research will help scientists to predict changes in the Van Allen belts and which influence orbiting satellites.

THEMIS Discovers New Process that Protects Earth from Space Weather

In the giant system that connects Earth to the sun, one key event happens over and over: solar material streams toward Earth and the magnetosphere helps keep it at bay.

Van Allen Probes Shed Light on Decades-old Mystery

New research using data from NASA's Van Allen Probes mission helps resolve decades of scientific uncertainty over the origin of ultra-relativistic electrons in Earth's near space environment.
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NASA Highlights Mars, Ozone Hole, and the Sun at American Geophysical Union

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).
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The Space Weather Laboratory performs research and analysis of the physical processes underlying space weather. It conducts space-based, ground-based, theoretical, and modeling studies of the chain of events that triggers space-weather effects of interest to NASA, other U.S. government agencies, and the general public. Laboratory staff lead the development of space environment projects and missions, and provide project scientists for NASA flight missions with space weather applications. The Laboratory communicates NASA research results to the scientific community, various space weather interests, and the general public.

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