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Tag: Observing
  1. A rendering of the large coronagraph dome

    NSF approves funding for next stage of NCAR’s new solar observatory

    NCAR has received funding approval to survey prospective locations for the Coronal Solar Magnetism Observatory (COSMO). This new observatory offers the potential to transform our fundamental understanding of magnetic fields in the Sun’s atmosphere and how they drive the formation of solar eruptions and other space weather that can affect technologies on Earth.

    • Sun + Space Weather

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  2. Research aircraft flies through smoke.

    Flying through wildfire smoke plumes could improve smoke forecasts

    Smoke forecasts may incorrectly predict the amount of particles in staler air.

    • Air Quality

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  3. NASA illustration of AU Mic system.

    Scientists discover a world orbiting a unique young star

    Scientists are reporting the discovery of a planet about as large as Neptune that circles a young star, AU Microscopii, in just over a week

    • Sun + Space Weather

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  4. Image of Sun

    Scientists find clues to solar variability in observations of other stars

    Researchers are using data from Sun-like stars to learn more about solar variability

    • Climate,
    • Sun + Space Weather

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  5. A graphic showing how COSMIC satellites measure the bend of GPS signals.

    After 14 years, first COSMIC satellite mission comes to an end

    The last of six tiny satellites that were rocketed into space 14 years ago – and then went on to prove that the wealth of accurate atmospheric data that can be gleaned from existing GPS signals can improve operational weather forecasts – was officially decommissioned on May 1, outliving its original planned lifespan by a dozen years.

    • Data,
    • Weather

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