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Public Briefing: Solar and Space Physics Decadal Survey
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Video of the Aug 15 NRC Heliophysics Decadal presentation.

The National Research Council's second decadal survey in solar and space physics outlines programs, initiatives, and investments in the field that will promote fundamental advances in scientific knowledge of the space environment -- from the interior of the sun, to the atmosphere of Earth, to "space weather." Considering scientific value, urgency, cost, risk, and technical readiness, the report identifies the highest priority targets for 2013-2022. Members of the authoring committee will discuss the report and take questions at a public briefing on Aug. 15, 2012.


The event will start at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, in Room 100 of the National Academies' Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., N.W. The report will be available for immediate release at that time.

The briefing will also be webcast live by NASA Television at

Viewers can submit questions via e-mail to

Graphic of the space environment with the sun (right), the Earth (left) and solar satellites in between. › View larger
Graphic of the space environment with the sun (right), the Earth and moon (left) and in between, the twin STEREO (top, bottom), ACE (center left) and SOHO (center right) satellites. Credit: NASA

Jennifer Rumburg
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