NASA's Heliophysics Fleet

  • Released Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
  • Updated Wednesday, February 21st, 2024 at 12:31AM
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Heliophysics encompasses science that improves our understanding of fundamental physical processes throughout the solar system, and enables us to understand how the Sun, as the major driver of the energy throughout the solar system, impacts our technological society. The scope of heliophysics is vast, spanning from the Sun’s interior to Earth’s upper atmosphere, throughout interplanetary space, to the edges of the heliosphere, where the solar wind interacts with the local interstellar medium. Heliophysics incorporates studies of the interconnected elements in a single system that produces dynamic space weather and that evolves in response to solar, planetary, and interstellar conditions.



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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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    • Amy Moran (Global Science and Technology, Inc.) [Lead]