Inspired by a desire to make finding space physics information as easy as book lovers locate a text on Amazon.com, the heliophysics virtual observatories offer a wealth of resources to learn more about the sun, Earth and heliosphere.
Did you know that flight crews on high-latitude routes are exposed to more radiation on an annual basis than nuclear plant workers?
Earth's magnetic field, which shields our planet from particles streaming outward from the sun, often develops two holes that allow the largest leaks, according to researchers sponsored by NASA and the National Science Foundation.
China had clearer skies and easier breathing in mind in the summer of 2008 when they temporarily shuttered some factories and banished many cars in a pre-Olympic sprint to clean up Beijing's air.
A 2006 solar flare surprised scientists by behaving in unexpected ways.
Observations made by NASA instruments onboard an Air Force satellite have shown that the boundary between the Earth’s upper atmosphere and space has moved to extraordinarily low altitudes.
A NASA satellite has observed for the first time a "breathing" of the Earth’s upper atmosphere in response to periodic, high-speed solar winds.