Quest I: How and why does the Sun vary?*
  • Interior Dynamics
  • Solar Plasma/Magnetic Field Interactions
  • Origin and Evolution of the Corona and the Solar Wind
  • Interaction of the Solar Wind with the Interstellar Medium
Quest II: How do the Earth and planets respond?
  • Solar Interactions with the Earth's Atmosphere and Space Environment
  • Comparative Space Environments
  • Impacts on Life on Earth
Quest III: What are the implications for humanity?
  • Impacts of Space Weather
  • Changes in the Earth's atmosphere
  • Origins of Life
  • Habitability of Space
*To review specific science questions addressed in the Quests, click on the appropriate Quest graphic.