UPDATE: NASA Launches Satellite to Study How Sun's Atmosphere Is Energized:
Link >>> http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/06/130628144808.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fspace_time+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Space+%26+Time+News%29
UPDATE: Launch of NASA's New Solar Mission Rescheduled to June 27
Link >>> http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2013/jun/HQ_M13-102_IRIS_Launch_Rescheduled.html
by on June 24, 2013
NASA’s next solar mission will launch Wednesday, June 26 (if all goes to plan). It’s called the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS), and it will zero in on a spot in the sun’s lower atmosphere known as the “interface region.”
“IRIS will extend our observations of the sun to a region that has historically been difficult to study,” stated Joe Davila, IRIS project scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.
Figuring out more about the interface region, NASA stated, will teach us a lot more about the “space weather” that affects Earth.
More - :Link >>> http://www.universetoday.com/103098/this-energy-boosting-region-in-the-sun-will-have-a-new-nasa-satellite-watching-it/
Sources: NASA, UniverseToday.com .
More on the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS):
Link >>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interface_Region_Imaging_Spectrograph
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