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April 28, 2017

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April 28, 2017

Mar. 1, 2017 — The first images from the Solar Ultraviolet Imager or SUVI instrument aboard NOAA's GOES-16 satellite have been successful, capturing a large coronal hole on Jan. 29, ... read more

Feb. 8, 2017 — Scientists are expanding the definition of habitable zones (the area around a star where a life-sustaining planet might lurk), taking into account the effect of stellar activity that can threaten ... read more

Feb. 7, 2017 — By analyzing the level of a carbon isotope in tree rings from a specimen of an ancient bristlecone pine, researchers have revealed that the sun exhibited a unique pattern of activity in 5480 BC. By ... read more

Feb. 6, 2017 — A giant black hole ripped apart a nearby star and then continued to feed off its remains for close to a decade, according to research. This black hole meal is more than 10 times longer than any other ... read more

Jan. 30, 2017 — NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has observed high-energy light from solar eruptions located on the far side of the sun -- light it shouldn't be able to ... read more

Jan. 30, 2017 — Today, more than 16 years of space-weather data is publicly available for the first time in history. The data comes from space-weather ... read more

Jan. 26, 2017 — A new model is mapping out the path of coronal mass ejections as they travel from the sun to Earth, where these storms can interact with our planet's magnetic fields and cause a variety of space ... read more

Jan. 26, 2017 — Incredibly rapid gas flares from a white dwarf binary star system have been detected for the first time by scientists. The first sighting of such activity, it suggests that our current understanding ... read more

Extreme Space Weather-Induced Blackouts Could Cost US More Than $40 Billion Daily

Jan. 18, 2017 — The daily US economic cost from solar storm-induced electricity blackouts could be in the tens of billions of dollars, with more than half the loss from indirect costs outside the blackout zone, ... read more

Jan. 17, 2017 — New images have revealed otherwise invisible details of our Sun, including a new view of the dark, contorted center of a sunspot that is nearly twice the diameter of the Earth. The images are the ... read more

Jan. 10, 2017 — A groundbreaking new optical device to correct images of the Sun distorted by multiple layers of atmospheric turbulence, is providing scientists with the most precisely detailed, real-time pictures ... read more

Jan. 9, 2017 — A new study provides additional insight into relationship between Pluto and its moon, Charon, and how it affects the continuous stripping of Pluto's atmosphere by solar wind. When Charon is ... read more

Jan. 6, 2017 — Powerful solar storms can charge up the soil in frigid, permanently shadowed regions near the lunar poles, and may possibly produce 'sparks' that could vaporize and melt the soil, perhaps ... read more

Dec. 14, 2016 — A team has found the mechanism behind the sudden onset of a 'natural thermostat' in Earth's upper atmosphere that dramatically cools the air after it has been heated by violent solar ... read more

Dec. 2, 2016 — Scientists are using new computer models and evidence from meteorites to show that a low-mass supernova triggered the formation of our solar ... read more

NASA Finds Unusual Origins of High-Energy Electrons

Nov. 14, 2016 — High above the surface, Earth's magnetic field constantly deflects incoming supersonic particles from the sun. These particles are disturbed in regions just outside of Earth's magnetic ... read more

Nov. 3, 2016 — The GRAPES-3 muon telescope recorded a burst of galactic cosmic rays of about 20 GeV, on 22 June 2015 lasting for two hours. The burst occurred when a giant cloud of plasma ejected from the solar ... read more

Oct. 20, 2016 — The sun is constantly changing. Material courses through not only the star itself, but throughout its expansive atmosphere. Understanding the dance of this charged gas is a key part of better ... read more

Oct. 19, 2016 — Planet Nine the undiscovered planet at the edge of the solar system appears to be responsible for the unusual tilt of the Sun, according to a new ... read more

Oct. 12, 2016 — In August astronomers announced that the nearby star Proxima Centauri hosts an Earth-sized planet (called Proxima b) in its habitable zone. At first glance, Proxima Centauri seems nothing like our ... read more

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