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Profile of a Sun-Earth Observatory: ISTP
This brief overview of the International Solar-Terrestrial Physics program gives the who, what, where, when, why, and how of a multi-billion dollar campaign to study the Sun and Geospace.

ISTP and Beyond: A Solar System Telescope and a Cosmic Microscope
Written by Dr. Daniel Baker of the University of Colorado's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics and Mike Carlowicz of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, this article explains how coordinating many spacecraft and missions into one global survey has advanced the science in ways that no individual mission could do by itself. It was written as the opening chapter of AGU Geophysical Monograph 109: Sun-Earth Plasma Connections.

Studying Geospace
Written by Mike Carlowicz, this article was written for a teacher's guide to the "Live from the Sun" multimedia educational project. It covers some of the history and rationale for studying space weather.

Spacecraft & Missions Studying the Sun-Earth Connection
Includes links to many past, present, and future space physics and solar physics missions by NASA, the European Space Agency, and other institutions.

NASA's Sun-Earth Connection
The Sun-Earth Connection is one of four science themes within the Office of Space Science.

Space Environment Center
Operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, in partnership with the U.S. Air Force, SEC issues the office space weather forecasts of the United States government.

NASA's Office of Space Science

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