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February 20, 2017

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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

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

Oct. 12, 2016 — Solar physicists have long viewed the rotation of sunspots as a primary generator of solar flares -- the sudden, powerful blasts of electromagnetic radiation and charged particles that burst into ... read more

Researchers Discover Effect of Rare Solar Wind on Earth's Radiation Belts

Oct. 6, 2016 — Unique measurements of the Van Allen radiation belts, which circle the Earth, have been captured during an extremely rare solar wind event. The findings, which have never been reported before, may be ... read more

Oct. 4, 2016 — The Sun's activity is determined by the Sun's magnetic field. Two combined effects are responsible for the latter: The omega and the alpha effect. Exactly where and how the alpha effect ... read more

New Classes of Electron Orbits Discovered

Oct. 4, 2016 — Phenomena like solar flares and auroras are consequences of magnetic reconnection in the near-Earth space. These "magnetic reconnection" events are akin to magnetic explosions that ... read more

Sep. 26, 2016 — Space is filled with types of light we can't see -- from infrared signals released by hot stars and galaxies, to the cosmic microwave background. Some of this invisible light that fills space ... read more

Sep. 15, 2016 — A black hole destroying a star, an event astronomers call 'stellar tidal disruption,' releases an enormous amount of energy, brightening the surroundings in an event called a flare. Two new ... read more

Sep. 14, 2016 — Scientists using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have made the first detections of X-rays from Pluto. These observations offer new insight into the space environment surrounding the largest and ... read more

Sep. 12, 2016 — For the first time, scientists have directly mapped Earth's fluctuating magnetic field and resulting electrical currents to aurora, thanks to northern lights observations from NASA's THEMIS ... read more

Sep. 2, 2016 — Early in the morning of Sept. 1, 2016, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, caught both Earth and the moon crossing in front of the sun. SDO keeps a constant eye on the sun, but during ... read more

Sep. 1, 2016 — Ever since the 1950s discovery of the solar wind -- the constant flow of charged particles from the Sun -- there's been a stark disconnect between this outpouring and the sun itself. The details ... read more

Aug. 30, 2016 — The solar system could be thrown into disaster when the sun dies if the mysterious 'Planet Nine' exists, according to new ... read more

Meteorological Impact of 2015 Solar Eclipse

Aug. 21, 2016 — A pioneering study has revealed the meteorological impact of the 2015 UK solar eclipse across three ... read more

Aug. 19, 2016 — Comet ISON, a bright ball of frozen matter from the earliest days of the universe, was inbound from the Oort Cloud at the edge of the solar system and expected to pierce the Sun's corona on ... read more

Aug. 9, 2016 — A solar storm that jammed radar and radio communications at the height of the Cold War could have led to a disastrous military conflict if not for the US Air Force's budding efforts to monitor ... read more

July 1, 2016 — The JEDI is one of several instruments aboard NASA's Juno spacecraft -- set to enter Jupiter orbit on July 4 -- that will help scientists answer fundamental questions about the solar ... read more

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