Solar Physics News


Mission Press Releases

  • NSF’s National Solar Observatory breaks ground on new telescope site in California
    National Solar Observatory - Friday, July 23, 2021
    Posted on: 7/23/2021 3:36:52 PM PDT

  • NASA Approves Heliophysics Missions to Explore Sun, Earth’s Aurora
    NASA HQ - Tuesday, December 29, 2020
    Posted on: 12/29/2020 9:30:22 PM PDT

  • NSO Solar Astronomers to Play Key Role in Two Space Mission Concept Studies
    National Solar Observatory - Thursday, September 10, 2020
    Posted on: 9/10/2020 8:34:01 PM PDT

  • NASA, NOAA to Discuss Solar Cycle Prediction During Media Teleconference
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - Thursday, September 10, 2020
    Posted on: 9/10/2020 8:32:51 PM PDT

  • NASA, ESA to Release First Images from Solar Orbiter Mission
    NASA HQ - Monday, July 13, 2020
    Posted on: 7/13/2020 11:00:13 PM PDT

  • Frank Hill Retires from National Solar Observatory
    National Solar Observatory -
    Posted on: 4/7/2020 7:01:20 PM PDT

  • NRL, NASA combine to produce sun imagery with unprecedented clarity
    Naval Research Laboratory - Wednesday, December 4, 2019
    Posted on: 12/5/2019 12:00:53 AM PDT

  • Closest-ever approach to the sun gives new insights into the solar wind
    Imperial College London - Wednesday, December 4, 2019
    Posted on: 12/4/2019 11:58:52 PM PDT

  • Parker Solar Probe traces solar wind to its source on sun's surface: coronal holes
    University of California Berkeley - Wednesday, December 4, 2019
    Posted on: 12/4/2019 11:57:25 PM PDT

  • Scientist leads international team to crack 60-year-old mystery of Sun's magnetic waves
    Queens University Belfast - Wednesday, October 23, 2019
    Posted on: 12/3/2019 12:26:39 AM PDT

  • NASA to Present First Findings of Solar Mission in Media Teleconference
    NASA HQ - Monday, December 2, 2019
    Posted on: 12/2/2019 8:29:40 PM PDT

  • Scientists Crack 60-Year-Old Mystery of Sun's Magnetic Waves
    University of Exeter - Monday, December 2, 2019
    Posted on: 12/2/2019 6:13:24 PM PDT

  • Solar Orbiter leaves Europe for the USA
    DLR - Friday, October 18, 2019
    Posted on: 10/18/2019 11:37:53 PM PDT

  • Sun Explorer Spacecraft Leaves For Launch Site
    UK Space Agency - Friday, October 18, 2019
    Posted on: 10/18/2019 11:35:18 PM PDT

  • SwRI-led PUNCH mission to image Sun’s outer corona enters Phase B
    Southwest Research Institute - Thursday, September 26, 2019
    Posted on: 9/26/2019 7:57:37 PM PDT

  • NASA to Host Briefings, Events for Aug. 11 Launch to Touch Sun
    NASA HQ - Monday, August 6, 2018
    Posted on: 8/6/2018 10:39:56 PM PDT

  • NASA Invites Media to View Launch of Mission to "Touch" Sun
    NASA HQ - Tuesday, July 3, 2018
    Posted on: 7/3/2018 2:19:32 PM PDT

  • Towards a better prediction of solar eruptions
    Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) - Thursday, February 8, 2018
    Posted on: 2/8/2018 3:39:27 PM PDT

  • 2.1 Million Eclipse Glasses Distributed through 7.100 Public Libraries
    Foothill College - Wednesday, September 27, 2017
    Posted on: 9/27/2017 4:27:04 PM PDT

  • A Record Number of Americans Viewed the 2017 Solar Eclipse
    University of Michigan - Wednesday, September 27, 2017
    Posted on: 9/27/2017 4:24:03 PM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • NASA ROSES-21 Amendment 19: B.16 Heliophysics Mission Concept Studies Due Date Delayed
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - May 12, 2021
    Posted on: 5/12/2021 2:49:34 PM PDT

  • NASA ROSES-21 Amendment 18: New Opportunity in ROSES: B.19 Heliophysics Innovations for Technology and Science
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - May 11, 2021
    Posted on: 5/11/2021 11:23:38 PM PDT

  • NASA ROSES-21 Amendment 6: Final Text and Due Dates for B.16 Heliophysics Mission Concept Studies
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - March 12, 2021
    Posted on: 3/12/2021 6:53:17 PM PDT

  • NASA ROSES-20 Amendment 79: Increased Budget and Delay of Step-1 Proposal Due Date for B.16 Parker Solar Probe Guest Investigators
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - January 6, 2021
    Posted on: 1/6/2021 2:55:10 PM PDT

  • NASA ROSES-2020 Amendment 78: Heliophysics Flight Opportunities in Research and Technology Final Text and Due Date
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - December 10, 2020
    Posted on: 12/10/2020 7:57:06 PM PDT

  • NASA ROSES-20 Amendment 74: B.6 Living With a Star Strategic Capabilities deferred to ROSES-2021
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - November 30, 2020
    Posted on: 11/30/2020 4:02:46 PM PDT

  • The Solar Orbiter Science Activity Plan: translating solar and heliospheric physics questions into action
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - September 25, 2020
    Posted on: 9/25/2020 10:04:04 PM PDT

  • NASA ROSES-20 Amendment 46: Heliophysics Technology and Instrument Development for Science Delay of Proposal Due Date
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - August 6, 2020
    Posted on: 8/6/2020 3:53:13 PM PDT

  • NASA ROSES-19 A​mendment 54: Due Date Delays Three Heliophysics Program Elements
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - November 26, 2019
    Posted on: 11/26/2019 8:54:33 PM PDT

  • NASA ROSES-19 Amendment 39: B.13 Outer Heliosphere Guest Investigators program due date delay and data eligibility correction
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - October 3, 2019
    Posted on: 10/3/2019 6:58:10 PM PDT

  • NASA ROSES-19 Amendment 31: B.2 H-SR Step-2 Due Date Delay
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - August 28, 2019
    Posted on: 8/28/2019 5:06:38 PM PDT

  • NASA ROSES-19 Amendment 25: B.12 Heliophysics U.S. Participating Investigator Not Solicited This Year
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - August 2, 2019
    Posted on: 8/2/2019 1:59:32 PM PDT

  • NASA ROSES-19 Amendment 12: New Opportunity Outer Heliosphere GI
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - May 31, 2019
    Posted on: 5/31/2019 7:30:09 PM PDT

  • NASA OIG: NASA's Heliophysics Portfolio
    NASA Office of Inspector General - May 7, 2019
    Posted on: 5/7/2019 11:24:27 PM PDT

  • NASA DRAFT Heliophysics Explorers Program 2019 MIDEX Announcement of Opportunity NNH19ZDA012J Call for Community Comment
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - May 6, 2019
    Posted on: 5/6/2019 9:28:53 PM PDT

  • NASA ROSES-18 Amendment 41: H-USPI deferred to ROSES-19
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - December 10, 2018
    Posted on: 12/10/2018 9:45:24 PM PDT

  • NASA Intention to release draft Heliophysics MIDEX AO
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - December 10, 2018
    Posted on: 12/10/2018 9:44:23 PM PDT

  • Amendment #6 to SALMON-3 AO Creates New Proposal Opportunity via PEA M 2018 Heliophysics Science Mission of Opportunity
    NASA HQ - August 7, 2018
    Posted on: 8/7/2018 11:09:09 PM PDT

  • NASA ROSES-18 Amendment 18: B.10 ECIP Step-2 due September 13, 2018
    NASA HQ - July 2, 2018
    Posted on: 7/2/2018 4:45:27 PM PDT

  • DRAFT NASA Heliophysics Technology Demonstration SALMON-3 PEA
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - May 2, 2018
    Posted on: 5/2/2018 2:22:05 PM PDT