Join us as we explore the science and new discoveries uncovered by the many NASA missions exploring our solar system. There are several active missions and several more missions launching in the near future which promise to provide us with some exciting new discoveries!
At it's most basic, magnetic reconnection occurs when two field lines come together and realign into a new configuration. It happens all over the universe.
The Martian atmosphere holds many mysteries, and NASA has recently launched a mission to help answer some of our most interesting questions.
Small bodies in the solar system include comets, asteroids, the objects in the Kuiper Belt and the Oort cloud, small planetary satellites, Triton, Pluto, Charon, and interplanetary dust.
The most powerful solar flare in the last 500 years occurred on September 2, 1859 and was sighted by two astronomers who happened to be looking at the sun at exactly the right time!