News of the WeekSolar Physics

Panel Shines Light on Exploring the Sun

Science  09 Aug 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5583, pp. 913-915
DOI: 10.1126/science.297.5583.913

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NASA should revive plans to send a spacecraft into the solar atmosphere, concludes a National Academy of Sciences panel that this week unveiled the first-ever strategic plan for the next decade of solar and space physics. Its report recommends that NASA and other government agencies launch probes throughout the solar system to study the sun and its interaction with the planets and the interstellar medium.