Space Weather

NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission to Provide 1st 3-D View of Earth’s Magnetic Reconnection Process – Cleanroom visit with Bolden

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden poses with the agency’s Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) spacecraft, mission personnel, Goddard Center Director Chris Scolese and…

8 years ago

Monster Sunspot Erupts with an X-Class Flare

Solar astronomers have been keeping an eye on giant sunspot AR1944, and as it turned towards Earth today, the sunspot…

8 years ago

What Left These Spooky Trails in the Sky?

Ball lightning? Spectral orbs? Swamp gas? Early this morning, May 7, these eerie glowing trails were seen in the sky…

9 years ago

The White House Releases a Report on Space Weather

We live on a planet dominated by weather. But not just the kind that comes in the form of wind,…

9 years ago

Question About Space Weather? NASA Scientists Have Answers

What's the difference between a solar flare and a coronal mass ejection? What causes such energetic space events? Worried that…

10 years ago

Cold Plasma Flourishes In Earth’s Upper Atmosphere

[/caption] Thousands of miles above Earth, space weather rules. Here storms of high-energy particles mix the atmosphere, create auroras, challenge…

10 years ago

Stormy Weather: Brown Dwarf Star Could Model Extra-Solar Planet Atmosphere

[/caption]Thanks to the help of the infrared camera on the 2.5m telescope at Las Campanas Observatory in Chile, astronomers are…

10 years ago