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Colin Komar wins AGU Basu award

Goddard magnetospheric scientist Colin Komar was recently awarded the American Geophysical Union Basu United States Early Career Award for Research Excellence in Sun-Earth Systems Science. The AGU Space Physics and Aeronomy Section announced the award, recognizing Komar’s outstanding research in the sun-Earth connection.
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The Geospace Physics Laboratory focuses on processes occurring in the magnetospheres of magnetized planets and on the interaction of the solar wind with planetary magnetospheres. Researchers also study processes, such as magnetofluid turbulence, that permeate the heliosphere from the solar atmosphere to the edge of the solar system.

Laboratory researchers conceive and develop missions to observe plasma phenomena throughout geospace, other planetary magnetospheres, and the heliosphere. The Laboratory develops improved instrumentation and theoretical models to investigate plasma processes. It establishes partnerships throughout the international science community, providing data access, analysis tools, and user support.

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