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POLAR Science Workshop
On February 20-21, 2002 a POLAR Science Workshop will be held at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center... Full Story

Image of earth's auroras Earth's Auroras Make Rare Joint Appearance in a Feature Film
Scientists using NASA's Polar spacecraft have captured the first-ever movie of auroras dancing simultaneously around both of Earth's polar regions. During a space weather storm on October 22, Polar's Visible Imaging System observed the aurora borealis and aurora australis (northern and southern lights) expanding and brightening in parallel at opposite ends of the world. The images confirm the three-century old theory that auroras in the northern and southern hemispheres are nearly mirror images -- conjugates - of each other. Full Story

PIXI high resolution global image Polar Quantifies Magnetospheric Drivers of Upper Atmospheric Chemistry Changes
The importance of magnetospheric dynamics on the aeronomy of the upper atmosphere is known but it has never been clear how important, how extensive, how often, and how extreme the effect can be. Full Story

Image of 2001 Senior Review cover 2001 ISTP Senior Review Proposals
The 2001 ISTP Senior Review proposals, detailing science and operations plans for the next four years, are available. Full Story

Image of JGR cover Special Section of JGR Space Physics Marks Polar's 5th Anniversary
This April special section is first of two Polar special sections to be published in JGR this year. Full Story

image of TIMAS orbit Polar Resurrects TIMAS, Immediately Detects New Terrestrial Ion Signature
On Mar 27, 2001 the Polar spacecraft switched to its backup telemetry module and restored telemetry capture of the TIMAS mid-energy mass spectrometer. Full Story

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