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Giant Solar Tornado Is 5 Times the Size of Earth

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March 29, 2012
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A giant solar tornado - five times the Earth’s diameter - swirling at incredible speed of some 186,000 mph has been captured on video by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.


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NASA (July 15, 2013) — Caleb: If you want to look back in time to the beginning of our solar system, look no further than comets and asteroids. Molly: These solar system time capsules have been giving away secrets of not only how our solar system formed, but also the planets that call it home. Dr. Paul Chodas: What are the materials that form the solar system? What did it look like originally? Lindley Johnson: Asteroids and comets are the leftover material that made up the solar system.
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RAW VIDEO: Huge Asteroid Whizzes Past Earth

RAW VIDEO: Huge Asteroid Whizzes Past Earth

Reuters (Mar. 9, 2013) — A newly discovered asteroid the size of a football field passed Earth on Saturday, at a distance about 2.5 times the space between Earth and the Moon.
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This Week @ NASA, May 24, 2013

This Week @ NASA, May 24, 2013

NASA (May 24, 2013) — Views from above of the storm system associated with the destructive May 20 EF-5 tornado in Oklahoma. An image from NASA's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument aboard the Aqua satellite shows the “supercell” thunderstorm that spawned the deadly tornado. The red line depicts the track of the mile-wide twister that passed just south of Oklahoma City.
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RAW VIDEO: Best Photograph of a Star Being Born in History Taken by ESO

RAW VIDEO: Best Photograph of a Star Being Born in History Taken by ESO

EFE (July 10, 2013) — A new image of a star being formed inside of a dark cloud was shot by the European Southern Observatory's ALMA telescope and is the best picture of this kind of event ever captured. The high resolution photograph will allow scientists to study the star's creation process in depth and expand or change established theories. In its current state, the star is 500 times the mass of our sun and is pulling large quantities of matter towards its core through gravity. This matter will eventually collapse, forming a young star that will ultimately be 100 times the size of the sun.
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