Solar Physics News


Mission Press Releases

  • High-Resolution Images Capture a Solar Flare as it Unfolds
    New Jersey Institute of Technology - Wednesday, April 20, 2016
    Posted on: 4/20/2016 3:29:40 PM PDT

  • Blast Waves in the Sun's Atmosphere
    Max Planck Institute - Tuesday, October 13, 2015
    Posted on: 10/13/2015 9:59:59 PM PDT

  • IRIS and Hinode: A stellar research team
    Goddard Space Flight Center - Thursday, August 27, 2015
    Posted on: 8/27/2015 3:05:38 PM PDT

  • Hinode, IRIS, and ATERUI cooperate on 70 year old solar mystery
    National Institutes of Natural Sciences - Monday, August 24, 2015
    Posted on: 8/24/2015 12:57:59 PM PDT

  • Strong Evidence for Coronal Heating by Nanoflares
    Southwest Research Institute - Tuesday, April 28, 2015
    Posted on: 4/28/2015 2:44:11 PM PDT

  • Leaders of International Year of Light Comment on 20 March Solar Eclipse
    Institute of Physics - Thursday, March 19, 2015
    Posted on: 3/19/2015 2:46:40 PM PDT

  • Hot or Not?' Trinity Astrophysicists Ask Public to Rank Sunspots
    Trinity College Dublin - Tuesday, June 17, 2014
    Posted on: 6/18/2014 12:50:44 AM PDT

  • Clues Found to Decades-Long Coronal Heating Mystery
    Columbia University - Wednesday, October 16, 2013
    Posted on: 10/16/2013 3:23:30 PM PDT

  • Scientists Discover Precursors of When, Where Sunspots Will Emerge
    Spanish National Research Council - Friday, July 12, 2013
    Posted on: 7/12/2013 4:54:14 PM PDT

  • SOLIS Observatory Gives New Insights into Space Weather
    California State University Northridge - Friday, July 12, 2013
    Posted on: 7/12/2013 4:50:25 PM PDT

  • Researchers Reveal Model of Sun's Magnetic Field
    University of Leeds - Thursday, May 23, 2013
    Posted on: 5/23/2013 5:30:47 PM PDT

  • Researchers Explain Magnetic Field Misbehavior in Solar Flares: The Culprit is Turbulence
    Johns Hopkins University - Thursday, May 23, 2013
    Posted on: 5/23/2013 5:30:09 PM PDT

  • Space Instrument Adds Big Piece to Solar Corona Puzzle
    Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics - Wednesday, January 23, 2013
    Posted on: 1/23/2013 6:18:02 PM PDT

  • NASA Hosts Jan. 23 Media Teleconference on Sun Observations
    NASA HQ - Tuesday, January 22, 2013
    Posted on: 1/22/2013 5:38:32 PM PDT

  • Motherboard's Space Composer: Turning Solar Activity into Sound
    Vice.com - Wednesday, January 16, 2013
    Posted on: 1/16/2013 6:14:48 PM PDT

  • Get ready for a total solar eclipse
    European Space Agency - Monday, November 12, 2012
    Posted on: 11/12/2012 7:06:35 PM PDT

  • Capturing the Sun in a computer
    European Space Agency - Friday, October 5, 2012
    Posted on: 10/5/2012 5:36:18 PM PDT

  • Magnetic Turbulence Trumps Collisions to Heat Solar Wind
    University of Warwick - Friday, August 17, 2012
    Posted on: 8/17/2012 4:18:57 PM PDT

  • NASA Telescope Captures Sharpest Images of Sun's Corona
    Goddard Space Flight Center - Friday, July 20, 2012
    Posted on: 7/20/2012 6:14:00 PM PDT

  • Researchers create 'MRI' of the sun's interior motions
    New York University - Monday, July 9, 2012
    Posted on: 7/9/2012 2:43:20 PM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • Anticipated changes between draft and final NASA Heliophysics SMEX 2016 AO
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - April 14, 2016
    Posted on: 4/15/2016 1:26:29 AM PDT

  • NASA SMD Community Announcement on Heliophysics Explorer AO
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - September 9, 2015
    Posted on: 9/10/2015 12:42:23 AM PDT

  • NASA ROSES-15 Amendment 20: Delay of due dates and no EM-1 in B.3 H-TiDES
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - June 11, 2015
    Posted on: 6/11/2015 9:28:00 PM PDT

  • NASA ROSES-15 Amendment 16: Delay of Step-2 due date for B.4 HGI
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - June 1, 2015
    Posted on: 6/1/2015 4:25:34 PM PDT

  • Release of NASA Heliophysics Division Draft Cooperative Agreement Notice
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - May 19, 2015
    Posted on: 5/19/2015 4:01:23 PM PDT

  • Draft Cooperative Agreement Notice Heliophysics Data Environment Access and Utility Enhancements
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - May 19, 2015
    Posted on: 5/19/2015 2:39:04 PM PDT

  • NASA ROSES-15 Amendment 15: Delay of Step-1 due date for B.2 HSR
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - May 7, 2015
    Posted on: 5/7/2015 5:58:58 PM PDT

  • NASA Correction to due date for A.16, Solar Irradiance Science Team
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - August 4, 2014
    Posted on: 8/4/2014 9:28:20 PM PDT

  • NASA ROSES-14 Amendment 20: LCAS CubeSat proposals to B.3, H-TIDeS limited to EM-1
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - May 13, 2014
    Posted on: 5/13/2014 7:48:07 PM PDT

  • Solar Eruptive Events (SEE) 2020 Mission Concept
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 25, 2013
    Posted on: 11/25/2013 10:07:54 PM PDT

  • ROSES-13 Amendment 3: Changes to ROSES-13 Appendix B.6 Heliophysics LWS Science
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - February 25, 2013
    Posted on: 2/25/2013 10:22:20 PM PDT

  • FYI #9: Science Committee Reviews and Discusses National Academies Heliophysics Decadal Survey
    American Institute of Physics - January 17, 2013
    Posted on: 1/18/2013 12:25:02 AM PDT

  • NRC Report: Solar and Space Physics: A Science for a Technological Society
    National Research Council - August 21, 2012
    Posted on: 8/21/2012 8:05:40 PM PDT

  • Imagery: One Half Million Mile Solar Filament
    NASA HQ - August 10, 2012
    Posted on: 8/10/2012 8:59:21 PM PDT

  • Rising Plasma Offers Clues to Sun Storms
    Goddard Space Flight Center - July 4, 2012
    Posted on: 7/4/2012 8:26:07 PM PDT

  • The Highest Resolution Image of the Sun's Surface Ever Obtained in Visible Light
    National Science Foundation - November 7, 2011
    Posted on: 11/7/2011 10:56:06 PM PDT

  • Announcement of New NASA SMD Heliophysics Director
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - October 4, 2011
    Posted on: 10/5/2011 1:07:59 AM PDT

  • New ways to measure magnetism around the sun
    Goddard Space Flight Center - July 15, 2011
    Posted on: 7/15/2011 4:29:21 PM PDT

  • Solar Dynamics Observatory Catches 'Surfer' Waves on the Sun (Images and Video)
    Goddard Space Flight Center - June 7, 2011
    Posted on: 6/8/2011 1:15:58 AM PDT

  • Mapping Mayhem Where Sun's Magnetic Influence Wanes
    American Geophysical Union - May 31, 2011
    Posted on: 5/31/2011 5:27:18 PM PDT