06.04.13 - Understanding how energy travels through the lowest layers of the sun's atmosphere is the goal of NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph scheduled to launch on June 26, 2013.
05.29.13 - In late June 2013, NASA will launch a new set of eyes to offer the most detailed look ever of the sun's lower atmosphere, known as the interface region.
05.20.13 - NASA is getting ready to launch a new mission to observe a mysterious region of the solar atmosphere that may be crucial to understanding what powers space weather.
04.30.13 - Robert Carvalho is one of two flight controllers for the IRIS mission, and is helping design, develop and integrate flight controller software tools.
04.17.13 - IRIS spacecraft arrives at VAFB for final preparations for a NET May 28 launch aboard a Pegasus rocket.
01.18.13 - NASA's next Small Explorer mission, the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS), which will study the little-understood lower levels of the sun's atmosphere has been fully integrated and final testing is underway.
06.13.12 - Teams from Maryland, California and Montana universities won top prizes at the second annual National Student Solar Spectrograph Competition.
06.12.12 - Scientists have for the first time observed especially narrow loops of solar material scattered on the sun's surface. These ultrafine loops may help with determining how temperatures rise throughout the corona.