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Studying Earth's defenses against solar storms

University of Michigan researchers will play a central role in NASA's upcoming Geospace Dynamics Constellation mission—a first-of-its-kind look at a protective outer layer of Earth's atmosphere and how it interacts with ...

Predicting equatorial plasma bubbles with SWARM

Changes in atmospheric density after sunset can cause hot pockets of gas called "plasma bubbles" to form over the Earth's equator, resulting in communication disruptions between satellites and the Earth. New AI models are ...

Help NASA scientists find clouds on Mars

NASA scientists hope to solve a fundamental mystery about Mars' atmosphere, and you can help. They've organized a project called Cloudspotting on Mars that invites the public to identify Martian clouds using the citizen science ...

Strong solar flare erupts from sun

The sun emitted a strong solar flare on April 30, 2022, peaking at 9:47 a.m. EDT. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which watches the sun constantly, captured an image of the event.

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