NASA announces SUNRISE Mission

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News:National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced the Sun Radio Interferometer Space Experiment (SunRISE) Mission.

Facts:

  • Objective: To study how the Sun generates and releases solar particle storms into planetary space.
  • SunRISE contains six CubeSats which will observe radio images of low-frequency emission from solar activity and create 3D maps to locate the origin place of a solar particle storm on the Sun.
  • Significance: Help in greater understanding of the solar system and safeguard astronauts from solar storms while they travel to Mars or the Moon

Additional Facts:

Solar storms: Also called geomagnetic storms, they’re caused by disturbances in the Sun that send charged particles into space.