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In the News – Year 2010

Global Eruption Rocks the Sun
Global Eruption Rocks the Sun
12.13.10 – Filaments of magnetism snapped and exploded, shock waves raced across the stellar surface, billion-ton clouds of hot gas billowed into space.
Solar Observation Mission Celebrates 15 Years
Solar Observation Mission Celebrates 15 Years
12.01.10 – Since launch in 1995, SOHO has revolutionized what we know about the solar atmosphere and violent solar storms produced by the sun.
Yihua Zheng: A New Breed of Weather Forecaster
Yihua Zheng: A New Breed of Weather Forecaster
11.15.10 – Yihua Zheng is the lead for NASA’s Space Weather Services – the organization that alerts mission leaders when solar storms are headed towards Earth or NASA’s spacecraft.
Sunspot 1123 Hurls Filament toward Earth
Sunspot 1123 Hurls Filament toward Earth
11.12.10 – Active sunspot 1123 erupted during early on Nov. 12, producing a C4-class solar flare and hurling a filament of material in the general direction of Earth.
NASA Extends TIMED Mission for Fourth Time
NASA Extends TIMED Mission for Fourth Time
11.05.10 – NASA approved an extension of the TIMED mission through 2014.
Hinode Investigates the Magnetic Field Structure of Active Regions
Hinode Investigates the Magnetic Field Structure of Active Regions
10.19.10 – Hinode has shown us complex structures in the solar chromosphere, once thought to be static, these move and twist with time.
Missions, Meetings, and the Magnetosphere Radial Tire Model
Missions, Meetings, and the Magnetosphere Radial Tire Model
10.01.10 – Read through a question-and-answer session with Magnetospheric MultiScale Project Scientist Tom Moore.
NASA’s Magnetospheric Mission Passes Major Milestone
NASA’s Magnetospheric Mission Passes Major Milestone
09.03.10 – NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale mission passed its critical design review, which clears the way for spacecraft fabrication.
Spacecraft Observes Coronal Mass Ejection
Spacecraft Observes Coronal Mass Ejection
08.04.10 – One of the fastest CMEs in years was captured by the STEREO COR1 telescopes on August 1, 2010.
NASA Unveils New Space-Weather Science Tool
NASA Unveils New Space-Weather Science Tool
02.23.10 – The Integrated Space Weather Analysis System is a robust, integrated system provides information about space weather conditions past, present, and future.
3D Sun for the iPhone
3D Sun for the iPhone
02.18.10 – Imagine holding the entire sun in the palm of your hand. Now you can with the help of a new iPhone app developed by NASA-supported programmers.