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SES-14 communications satellite
January 30, 2018

The NASA Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD) mission was launched into orbit on January 25, 2018 as a commercially hosted payload on the SES-14 communications satellite. The satellite was launched on an Ariane 5 rocket from the Guiana Space Centre in Kourou, French Guiana. There were anxious moments following lift-off when mission control lost contact with the satellite.

January 23, 2018

The McIntosh Archive project gets double notice: it's the subject of a recent highlight by EOS spotlight, which profiles a feature article for the journal Space Weather by Webb et al. and again it is presented in graphic form, by HAO's Don Kolinski, appearing on the cover of Space Weather—the McIntosh Archive "snake" stackplot of Solar Cycle 23.

Roberto Casini and Philip Judge image
December 14, 2017

Physics World presents an article co-authored by HAO senior scientists, Philip Judge and Roberto Casini, on the challenges for the "budding research scientist" when selecting a meaningful research field and future career.

Jenna Samra, taken while mid-flight on the Gulfstream V research aircraft
December 12, 2017

Jenna Samra had a very extraordinary scientific research experience while visiting Colorado this summer. The recent August 21 total solar eclipse provided Jenna a unique opportunity to test an instrument that she helped design and build, the airborne infrared spectrometer or AIR-Spec.

Oscillation between differential rotation kinetic energy (solid red curve) and perturbation Rossby waves kinetic energy (red dashed curve)
November 15, 2017

It is widely known that the Sun has 'spots'--dark areas on its surface that are well known to contain strong magnetic fields, much stronger than the Earth's field. The number of spots seen on the Sun waxes and wanes with a period of roughly eleven years, the 'solar cycle'.

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