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July 20, 2016

The Magnetosphere Has a Large Intake of Solar Wind Energy

Solar wind forms the energy source for aurora explosions. How does the Earth’s magnetosphere take in the energy of the solar wind? An international team led by Hiroshi Hasegawa and Naritoshi Kitamura (ISAS/JAXA) analyzed data taken by the US-Japan collaborative mission GEOTAIL and NASA’s MMS satellites and revealed that the interaction between the magnetic fields of Earth and the Sun, or more precisely the phenomenon known as magnetic reconnection, can feed the aurora explosions.

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July 8, 2016

"Hinode", the chromosphere, magnetic waves, and coronal heating

Joten Okamoto
Research fellow, Nagoya University

Why is the solar corona so hot? The question of why the solar corona is so hot has puzzled solar physicists for many years. In order to solve the mystery, a number of ground-based telescopes and satellites were developed around the world. ...

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January 6, 2016

About the Awarding of The Second ISAS Award


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HAYABUSA2

HAYABUSA2

Asteroid Explorer / HAYABUSA2

HISAKI

HISAKI

Spectroscopic Planet Observation / SPRINT-A

AKATSUKI

AKATSUKI

Venus Meteorology / PLANET-C

HINODE

HINODE

Solar Observation / SOLAR-B

SUZAKU

SUZAKU

X-ray Astronomy / ASTRO-EII


ERG

ERG

Exploration of energization and Radiation in Geospace / ERG

MMO

MMO (BepiColombo)

Mercury Exploration / MMO (BepiColombo)

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