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Solar Siblings? The Sun's 'Long-Lost Brother' Revealed

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Astronomers have discovered a star in the constellation Hercules that is the sun's long-lost brother. Video provided by Newsy


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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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When It Rains on the Sun, It Pours

When It Rains on the Sun, It Pours

Reuters (Feb. 21, 2013) — Images of a spectacular solar flare that leaped off the sun's surface in July last year, have been compiled into a video revealing a rarely seen phenomenon called coronal rain. The compilation was produced from images collected by the Solar Dynamics Observatory, a space-based craft designed specifically to study the sun.
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Scientists Say Sun's Magnetic Field Is About to Flip

Scientists Say Sun's Magnetic Field Is About to Flip

Buzz60 (Aug. 6, 2013) — NASA says the sun is reaching the peak of its 11-year solar activity cycle, meaning the sun's magnetic fiedls are about to flip. Jen Markham explains what effects the pole reversal has on the entire solar system.
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What's Up for November 2013

What's Up for November 2013

NASA (Nov. 6, 2013) — Jane Houston Jones: What's Up for November? MAVEN launches to Mars and Comet ISON should be visible before dawn. Hello and welcome. I'm Jane Houston Jones from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. MAVEN, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission, will explore the planet's upper atmosphere, ionosphere and their interactions with the sun and solar wind. A 2013 launch allows mission scientists to collect data on Mars' atmosphere and how it's being lost to space at an active time in the 11-year solar cycle.
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