Delta IV Heavy Lifts off for Parker Solar Probe Mission

SmarterEveryDay Visits Kennedy Space Center to Learn More About the Parker Probe

Posted 5 years ago

Follow along as the SmarterEveryDay youtube channel visits a NASA press conference to learn more about the Parker Probe's mission and the technology that will allow it to achieve it! The Probe began its journey to the Sun on August 12, 2018 and is expected to get within 3.8 million miles of our star where it will experience temperatures in excess of 2,500 Fahrenheit (1,377 Celsius). More information about the Probe can be found on NASA's website.

Photo credit: NASA

Last Updated: Aug. 21, 2018

Categories: NASA, Sun, Solar Weather, Parker Probe, Sun Probe, Kennedy Space Center
An artists interpretation of the Parker solar probe approaching the surface of the sun.

Send Your Name to the Sun Aboard NASA's Parker Solar Probe

Posted 5 years ago

In the summer of 2018 NASA will launch a probe to travel through the atmosphere of our sun where its instruments will gather data in a region humanity has never been able to reach before. Not only will this exploration allow us to gather exciting new data on solar weather, but NASA is offering to let you send your name along for the ride!

Categories: NASA, Solar Weather
Visualization of the Geomagnetically Induced Currents (GICs) in a Large-Scale Power Grid

Overbye and others receive NSF grant to research geomagnetic disturbances

Posted 7 years ago

ECE Illinois reports on the geomagnetic disturbances and the NSF grant that funds GIC Hazard Prediction.

Categories: Geomagnetic disturbances, Power grid