Latest Solar Dynamics Observatory Stories
Using observations from two different NASA spacecraft, scientists have shed new light on the process behind solar flares and eruptions: magnetic reconnection.
A solar tsunami has provided scientists with the first accurate estimates of the Sun's magnetic field.
Scientists studying the solar atmosphere have spotted some fascinating moving features in the Sun's sky.
Solar flares and the even more violent Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) are spectacular events, driving enormous amounts of energy and streams of charged particles into space.
NASA successfully launched its new Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) aboard an Orbital Sciences Pegasus XL rocket at approximately 07:27 pm (PST) tonight.
The intrepid comet Lovejoy flew right into the Sun's violent atmosphere and lived to tell scientists the story and help them understand more about our local star.
NASA has released a video of the unbroken coverage of the sun for the past three years, taken by its Solar Dynamics Observatory.
NASA’s next satellite to go into space has just arrived (April 16) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) spacecraft, which will launch no earlier than May 28, will complement the Small Explorer (SMEX) Mission.
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