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NCCS-Hosted Simulations Bring to Light a New Type of Coupled Eruption from the Sun

06.25.2021
Using the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) Discover supercomputer, scientists simulated complex interactions between large structures in our Sun’s atmosphere that unexpectedly produced a new type of “coupled eruption.”

Exploring the Solar Wind With A New View of Small Sun Structures

01.19.2021
Scientists have combined NASA data and cutting-edge image processing to gain new insight into the solar structures that create the Sun's flow of high-speed solar wind, detailed in new research published today in The Astrophysical Journal.

NASA Discoveries, R&D, Moon to Mars Exploration Plans Persevere in 2020

12.21.2020
"NASA has impressed the nation with our resilience and persistence during the pandemic," said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine.

NCCS, CISTO, and Partners Present Advances at Virtual AGU Fall Meeting

12.01.2020
Researchers from the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS), its parent Computational Information & Sciences and Technology Office (CISTO), NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and university partner organizations are participating in the Scientific Program at the 2020 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, being held online 1–17 Dec 2020.

Hackweek 2020 Teams Use Machine Learning and GPUs to Analyze Heliophysics Data

10.13.2020
The virtual Heliophysics Hackweek 2020 took place August 20–28, 2020, hosted by the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and co-sponsored by NVIDIA, with strong support from the University of Washington eScience Institute.

Solar Cycle 25 Is Here. NASA, NOAA Scientists Explain What That Means

09.15.2020
Solar Cycle 25 has begun. During a media event on Tuesday, experts from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) discussed their analysis and predictions about the new solar cycle – and how the coming upswing in space weather will impact our lives and technology on Earth, as well as astronauts in space.

NASA Selects Proposals for New Space Environment Missions

08.28.2020
NASA has selected five proposals for concept studies of missions to help improve understanding of the dynamics of the Sun and the constantly changing space environment with which it interacts around Earth.

Aurora Mysteries Unlocked With NASA’s THEMIS Mission

08.14.2020
A special type of aurora, draped east-west across the night sky like a glowing pearl necklace, is helping scientists better understand the science of auroras and their powerful drivers out in space.

New NASA Podcast Helps Listeners Explore Our ‘Curious Universe’

04.06.2020
NASA’s newest podcast is taking listeners on an adventure to explore the wonders of Earth and help unravel the mysteries of the universe.

NASA Science Keeps the Lights On

04.02.2020
Across NASA’s many missions, thousands of scientists, engineers, and other experts and professionals all over the country are doing what they do best, but now from home offices and via video conferencing. With most personnel supporting missions remotely to keep onsite staff at a minimal level in response to COVID-19, the Agency is moving ahead strongly with everything from space exploration to using our technology and innovation to help inform policy makers.

Statement on NASA Goddard’s Coronavirus Prep Actions

03.13.2020
Goddard has canceled all non-mission-essential visits to its facilities. Goddard also is closing its Visitor Centers at Greenbelt and at Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia.

NASA Highlights Solar Mission, Jupiter Cyclone at AGU Meeting

12.05.2019
NASA researchers will present new findings on a wide range of Earth and space science topics at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), Dec. 9-13 in San Francisco.

Ten Highlights From NASA’s Van Allen Probes Mission

10.17.2019
After seven years of operations, and upon finally running out of propellant, the second of the twin Van Allen Probes spacecraft will be shut down on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019.

Artemis, meet ARTEMIS: Pursuing Sun Science at the Moon

10.07.2019
Two robotic spacecraft orbiting the Moon today were initially known as ARTEMIS.

Sun Science has a Bright Future on the Moon

10.03.2019
The Moon isn't just for lunar scientists. As NASA advances its Artemis mission to land astronauts on the Moon by 2024, here are five reasons heliophysicists — who study the Sun-Earth connection — can't wait to get on board.

Streaks in Aurora Found to Map Features in Earth’s Radiation Environment

08.27.2019
A special kind of streaked aurora has been found to track disturbances in near-Earth space from the ground.

How NASA Will Protect Astronauts From Space Radiation at the Moon

08.07.2019
Space radiation is a critical factor for astronaut safety as they venture to the Moon. NASA is exploring a variety of techniques and technology to mitigate different types of radiation during space travel.

First of Two Van Allen Probes Spacecraft Ceases Operations

07.23.2019
On July 19 mission operators turned off one of the two Van Allen Probes spacecraft. Originally slated for a two-year mission, the Van Allen Probes launched in 2012 and gathered unprecedented data on Earth's radiation belts. As expected, the spacecraft is now out of fuel. It will re-enter the atmosphere and burn up safely in about 15 years.

NASA’s SET Mission to Study Satellite Protection Is Ready for Launch

06.10.2019
NASA’s Space Environment Testbeds, or SET, will launch on its mission to study how to better protect satellites in space. SET studies space radiation and how it affects spacecraft and electronics in orbit.

NASA Scientist Receives Patent for Innovative Technique for Measuring Space Weather Phenomena

05.14.2019
A NASA expert in space-weather phenomena has won a patent for an idea that, if fully implemented, would create the world’s largest scientific instrument for detecting a condition that has caused power outages in the past.

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Celebrates 60 Years

04.29.2019
On May 1, 1959, the Beltsville Space Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, was renamed NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in honor of Robert H. Goddard, widely considered the father of modern rocketry. Thus began a 60-year boom in science and technological innovation.

Peter Schuck - A Physics in Action Kind of Guy

04.23.2019
Peter Schuck is a "physics in action" kind of guy.

NASA Invites Media to 57th Annual Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium

03.15.2019
Media are invited to the 57th Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium on March 20-21.

What Scientists Found After Sifting Through Dust in the Solar System

03.12.2019
Two recent studies report discoveries of dust rings in the inner solar system: a dust ring at Mercury's orbit, and a group of never-before-detected asteroids co-orbiting with Venus, supplying the dust in Venus' orbit.

NASA’s Van Allen Probes Begin Final Phase of Exploration in Earth's Radiation Belts

02.12.2019
Two NASA spacecraft have been orbiting Earth for years, flying through a hazardous zone of charged particles called the Van Allen radiation belts. Now, they're starting a new and final phase in their exploration.

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