Solar Physics News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • Independence Day Solar Fireworks
    NASA HQ - Thursday, July 5, 2012
    Posted on: 7/5/2012 2:40:04 PM PDT

  • Hi-C to Investigate Activity in Solar Atmosphere
    Marshall Space Flight Center - Friday, June 29, 2012
    Posted on: 6/30/2012 12:55:26 AM PDT

  • Colorful Solar Instrument Treks East for New Career
    National Solar Observatory - Wednesday, February 1, 2012
    Posted on: 2/1/2012 7:58:20 PM PDT

  • National Solar Observatory Names Key Managers
    National Solar Observatory - Wednesday, December 7, 2011
    Posted on: 12/7/2011 7:16:55 PM PDT

  • Solar Telescope Mirror To Be Shaped in Arizona
    University of Arizona - Thursday, June 23, 2011
    Posted on: 6/23/2011 4:45:15 PM PDT

  • Major Result on the Future of the 11-year Sunspot Cycle to be Announced
    Southwest Research Institute - Friday, June 10, 2011
    Posted on: 6/10/2011 8:18:50 PM PDT

  • NASA Reschedules Teleconference To Explain Missing Sunspots
    NASA HQ - Tuesday, March 1, 2011
    Posted on: 3/1/2011 8:15:32 PM PDT

  • NASA Announces Media Teleconference to Explain Missing Sunspots
    NASA HQ - Monday, February 28, 2011
    Posted on: 3/1/2011 12:21:32 AM PDT

  • NASA Launching Colorado Solar Experiment February 23
    NASA HQ -
    Posted on: 2/18/2011 5:06:44 PM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • 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

  • NASA Image: Spicules: Jets on the Sun
    Goddard Space Flight Center - March 14, 2011
    Posted on: 3/14/2011 4:12:32 PM PDT

  • Celebrating 400 Years of Sunspot Observations
    Goddard Space Flight Center - March 9, 2011
    Posted on: 3/10/2011 3:05:33 AM PDT

  • Photos: Sun Emits X-Class Flare
    Goddard Space Flight Center - February 15, 2011
    Posted on: 2/15/2011 9:32:46 PM PDT

  • NSF Notice of Record of Decision: Construction of the Advanced Technology Solar Telescope Project
    National Science Foundation - December 8, 2009
    Posted on: 12/8/2009 12:51:16 PM PDT