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We study the Sun and how it affects space around Earth and other worlds, producing key knowledge to protect astronauts, satellites and robotic missions.
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NASA Sun & Space 16h
To uncover the Sun's secrets, look no further than the Moon. 🌖 The baby Sun’s eruptions may have helped seed life on Earth, while preventing it on other worlds — it all depends on how quickly the young Sun spun. The answer is buried in the Moon's crust:
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NASA Jun 16
When ’s Falcon Heavy rocket launches, it will carry , including an atomic clock for space navigation & space weather research missions. 🚀Join our experts on on Tuesday at 2pm ET to ask anything about what we're launching:
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NASA Sun & Space Jun 16
Why did the Sun go to college? To get brighter! ☀️🎓
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NASA Sun & Space Jun 16
It's ! ☀️ We've witnessed explosions of material, called coronal mass ejections, from our Sun countless times — and recently made the first observation of one of these events on another star! ⭐️
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NASA Sun & Space Jun 15
Space is a harsh radiation environment, and that can cause problems with spacecraft — so each part of every NASA instrument destined for spaceflight goes through radiation testing to ensure it can survive in space. Explore one facility where that happens:
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NASA Planetquest Jun 13
📣Discovery Alert!📣 We added 31 new planets beyond our solar system this week, passing 4,000 known exoplanets in our galaxy!
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NASA Sun & Space Jun 14
Signals between satellites and the ground — like GPS — can be disrupted by hard-to-predict bubbles in Earth's upper atmosphere. These twin satellites will help us study when and how these bubbles can appear and scramble signals. Meet E-TBEx:
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NASA en español Jun 14
¡La NASA y el colaborarán para ofrecer imágenes en vivo del próximo eclipse solar! El 2 de julio, a partir de las 4 PM EDT, sigue para ver cómo el eclipse se desplaza a través de Sudamérica.
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NASA Sun & Space Jun 14
New research combines data from our Sun-watching satellites 🛰 with a decades-long record of solar observations from the ground 🔭 to try and improve forecasts of solar activity — and this method predicts fair space weather for exploration. 🌖
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NASA Sun & Space Jun 13
Particles from the Sun and other sources zip around throughout space. There are so few of them that space is considered a vacuum, but what’s there packs a punch. 💥 SET will study this damaging radiation so we can better protect our satellites:
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NASA Sun & Space Jun 13
🤩 After you check out this spectacular view of the , dive into our aurora page to learn more about where auroras come from and how they help our scientists understand the Sun-Earth connection:
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NASA Sun & Space Jun 12
Nearly 200 students and instructors from across the U.S. will spend a week at , building experiments that will fly to space aboard a sounding rocket.
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NASA Jun 12
LIVE from : Mathematician Dr. Christine Darden and author answer your questions about our Apollo program, human computers and the unsung heroes of the first voyages to the Moon. Tune in:
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NASA Sun & Space Jun 12
. has made the first detection of a coronal mass ejection from another star! These explosions of stellar material are common from our Sun and play a big role in the space weather of our solar system. Read more about this extrasolar CME:
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NASA Sun & Space Jun 11
Tiny, invisible particles zipping through space can wreak havoc with electronics on spacecraft. At 's Radiation Effects Facility, engineers simulate this harsh radiation environment to make sure spacecraft components can survive in space:
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NASA Sun & Space Jun 11
Last August, we launched to study the Sun. It's the first NASA mission to be named for a living person — Dr. Eugene Parker, who first theorized the existence of the solar wind in 1958. Happy belated birthday, Dr. Parker!
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NASA Wallops Jun 10
The launch window is open for the two sounding rockets supporting the Too-WINDY mission in Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. 🚀🚀 Too-WINDY hopes study a phenomenon in the ionosphere that may interfere with radio communication, navigation and more.
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NASA Jun 10
LIVE NOW: Learn from our experts how the four missions launching on the next Falcon Heavy rocket will help improve future spacecraft design and performance. 📺 Tune in: ❓ Ask questions using
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NASA Sun & Space Jun 10
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Two tiny satellites are headed to space on the same launch. 🛰🛰 E-TBEx will study how signals like GPS are distorted as they pass through Earth's upper atmosphere on their way to the ground — knowledge that could help us avoid communications problems:
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NASA Sun & Space Jun 10
Ready, SET, go! 🏁 Space Environment Testbeds is one of two missions launching later this month. SET will study the very nature of space — which is brimming with radiation — and how it affects spacecraft and electronics in orbit.
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