Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph

This combination of images made available by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center on Thursday, July 25, 2013 shows a comparison between the higher resolution provided by the new ISIS (Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph), right, and the SDO (Solar Dynamics Observatory) spacecraft. Launched in June 2013, NASA's IRIS has a scheduled mission of two years. Scientists say the observations will help shed light on the sun's impact on Earth. (AP Photo/NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center)

New NASA telescope scours sun in ‘grand opening’

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is getting an unprecedented close-up look at the sun, thanks to a new telescope. NASA’s IRIS spacecraft, launched just a month ago, already is providing detailed pictures of the […]

07/25/2013

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NASA set to launch latest satellite to study sun

LOS ANGELES (AP) – NASA is preparing to launch its latest sun-monitoring satellite on a mission to improve space weather prediction. The Iris satellite will observe a little-studied region of the sun that emits ultraviolet […]

06/04/2013