National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Marshall Space Flight Center




2020 Nov 17:

2021 NASA Calendar (March!) & Explore Science Planning Guide

2020 Apr 16:

Rocket-Borne Telescope Detects Super-Fine Strands on the Sun

2020 Apr 9:

NASA solar mission spots wild threads woven into the sun's atmosphere

2018 Jun 5:

NASA’s Hi-C launches to study Sun’s corona

2018 May 29:

Successful re-flight (Hi-C 2.1)!

2016 Jul 22:

Hi-C to Show the Sun's Corona in Sharp Detail


In NONE of our presentation materials, nor in our Nature publication, did we make the claim or statement that the Hi-C [1] observations have "solved the Coronal Heating problem". In fact, we worked quite hard to make it clear that our observations are but a glimpse at field dissipation and nowhere near the level of data needed to fully address the problems of coronal heating, magnetic reconnection, or space weather. There has been some artistic license on the part of some publications, but overall we are very grateful for the generous and positive coverage our mission has received.

- Dr. Jonathan Cirtain for the Hi-C [1] team.

2014 Jun 24:

Royal Astronomical Society — Solar moss shakes at 16,000 km an hour

2013 Jul 17:

Solar Science — Heliophysics Nugget: How To Share Sun Observations With the World

2013 Jul 1:

redOrbit — Stunning New Solar Atmosphere Images Could Help Solve Longstanding Mysteries — Rocket-launched camera reveals highways and sparkles in the solar atmosphere

The Indian Express — Sharpest ever images of the Sun's atmosphere captured

SEN — 'Sparkles' could be heating the Sun's atmosphere

BBC News — Rocket camera catches Sun 'sparkles'

French Tribune — Hi-C Captures Sharpest Images of Solar Corona

2013 Jan 25:

ARS Technica — NASA rockets up a telescope to solve mysteries of the Sun's corona

ITWire — Magnetic braids found in Sun

2013 Jan 24:

The Guardian — High-resolution Nasa images show magnetic braids of the sun - video

Huffington Post — 'Magnetic Braids' In Sun's Outer Atmosphere May Help Explain Star's Super-Hot Corona, Space Weather

Science World Report — NASA Scope Reveals Magnetic 'Braids' in Sun's Corona; Hot and Hotter

Science Recorder — NASA gets a view of the inner workings of the Sun

Wired UK — Telescope reveals how sun stores and releases energy

Clevelander — New High-Resolution Images of the Sun Will Help to Predict Violent Solar Eruptions

ABC Science — Sun's hot mystery solved

French Tribune — Why Corona is Hot? NASA Finds Out

Gizmodo Australia — NASA Just Saw More Of The Sun Than Ever Before

The Inquisitor — NASA: New Sun Images Might Provide Quicker Solar Flare Alerts

RTT News — NASA Telescope Observes How Sun Stores And Releases Energy

Popular Science — In 5-Minute Journey, Flying Telescope Cracks Mystery Of Solar Atmosphere

NBCNews — NASA Telescope Reveals 'Magnetic Braids' in Sun's Atmosphere

Web Pro News — NASA Telescope Finds Evidence of Solar Braiding

Space Fellowship — 'Hi-C' Mission Sees Energy in the Sun's Corona

Voice of America — NASA Telescope Spots Solar Braids — Magnetic fields power Sun's hottest point

2013 Jan 23:

Nature article release — Energy release in the solar corona from spatially resolved magnetic braids

Nature Letter — Solar physics: Towards ever smaller length scales

Nature News — Solar magnetism twists braids of superheated gas

Wall Street Journal — Photos of the Day: Jan. 23

Science Now — Magnetic Sun Produces Hot Hot Heat

Discovery — Magnetic 'Braids' May Cook the Sun's Corona — The Sun Revealed: Photos of the Million-Degree Solar Corona — How NASA Revealed Sun's Hottest Secret in 5-Minute Spaceflight — NASA Telescope Reveals 'Magnetic Braids' in Sun's Atmosphere

Sky & Telescope — Astronomers Zoom in on Solar Hairs

Daily Mail — The astonishing 90-mile high solar eruption on the Sun's surface that burns at 4MILLION degrees C

The Telegraph — New images of Sun will 'help predict violent solar flares'

SpaceRef — Space Instrument Adds Big Piece to Solar Corona Puzzle

RedOrbit — Instrument Helps Understand Mystery Of Sun's Surface Temperature — Space instrument adds big piece to the solar corona puzzle

CNN — 'Hi-C' Mission Sees Energy in the Sun's Corona

MSNBC — Mystery of Sun's hot corona may be solved

Yahoo — NASA Telescope Reveals 'Magnetic Braids' in Sun's Atmosphere

Fox News — NASA scope reveals 'magnetic braids' in sun's atmosphere

Christian Science Monitor — NASA sun close-ups, 'never-before-seen' — Alabama scientists find new power source in sun to help predict solar weather

Seattle Post Intelligencer — An image of the sun that thrilled NASA and will stun you

LA Times — NASA solves 30-year solar puzzle with 5 minutes and $5 million

2013 Jan 23:


NASA — 'Hi-C' Mission Sees Energy in the Sun's Corona

NASA HQ Press Conference Briefing Materials

NASA HQ Press Conference and Data Release (1 pm EST)

2012 Jul 21:

IB Times — Nasa's HiC Telescope Captures Stunning Images of Sun's Corona

2012 Jul 20:

NASA News — NASA Telescope Captures Sharpest Images of Sun's Corona