Solar Flare

Confirming A Source Of The Process Behind Auroras And The Formation Of Stars

Fast magnetic reconnection, the rapid convergence, separation and explosive snapping together of magnetic field lines, gives rise to northern lights, solar flares and geomagnetic storms that can disrupt cell phone service and electric power grids....
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High-energy X-ray Bursts From Low-energy Plasma

Solar flares shouldn't produce X-rays, but they do. Why? The one-size-fits-all approach to electron collisions misses a lucky few that lead to an intense X-ray burst. Scientists thought there were too many electron-scattering collisions in such cold...
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Nasa Invited Russia To Develop Radiation Alert System - Researcher

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - NASA's Johnson Space Center has invited Russian scientists to jointly develop a system of forecasting radiation hazards during solar flares to protect crew of NASA' s prospective lunar-orbit space station Gateway, Mikhail...
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Animation Shows The Life Cycle Of A Solar Flare

Solar flares are explosive, energetic events that release intense radiation from the sun. They are caused by a buildup of magnetic energy — the sun also has an intense magnetic field — and a single flare can release the equivalent of millions of...
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Electromagnetic Pulse Would Devastate Our Power Grid. Here Are 3 Steps We Must Take Now.

The Air Force released its 2018 Electromagnetic Defense Task Force report last week, which concluded that an electromagnetic pulse—generated either by a nuclear weapon or solar flare—could cripple systems that rely on the electromagnetic...
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Declassified Report Shows Solar Flares Detonated Mines

By Jonathan Griffin A strong solar storm in 1972 caused widespread disturbances to satellites and spacecraft, and may have led to the detonation of mines during the Vietnam War, according to new research showing the event may have been a more...
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Video: Esa's Future Lagrange Mission To Monitor The Sun

Space weather describes the changing environment throughout the Solar System, driven by the energetic and unpredictable nature of our sun. Solar wind, solar flares and Coronal Mass Ejections can result in geomagetic storms on Earth, potentially...
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Scientist Explores A Better Way To Predict Space Weather

Findings recently published by a Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) space scientist shed new light on predicting the thermodynamics of solar flares and other "space weather" events involving hot, fast-moving plasmas.
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New Mex-files: The Curious Case Of An Evacuated Us Solar Lab, The Fbi – And Bananas Conspiracy...

Of course, it's huge sun flares, Chinese spying, or ALIENS The mysterious shutdown and evacuation of a solar research laboratory, tucked away in a forest in New Mexico, USA, has sent the internet abuzz with a flurry of conspiracy theories.…
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Nasa Parker Solar Probe Launches On Mission To High-five The Sun - Cnet

The probe will race closer to the sun than we've ever been before to learn more about the solar flares that disrupt our technology.
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A Series Of Solar Flares Disrupted Hurricane Relief Efforts In 2017

Just as Hurricane Irma battered the Caribbean in early September, a series of solar flares erupted from the sun and caused emergency radio communications to go offline, disrupting relief efforts for hours. The post A series of solar flares disrupted...
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How A Solar Flare Amped Up Chaos Of Hurricane Irma

During Hurricane Irma's advance over the Caribbean in September 2017, the sun coincidentally produced its own space weather. This interfered with communication during the response to the severe terrestrial weather.
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This Is What A Massive X9 Class Solar Flare Looks Like

Scientists from Caltech Astronomy examined the great solar flare of 1990 that occurred in active region NOAA 6063. The eruption and subsequent shockwave were so massive that scientist decided to write a report on their findings titled...
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New Closeup Video Shows Flares Sputtering And Gargantuan Glowing Loops Dancing At The Sun's Surface

Although the Sun is in a singularly serene state right now, that doesn't mean it's asleep. The video above is proof of that. Captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft, it shows an active region on the Sun's surface rotating into view...
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Flares In The Universe Can Now Be Studied On Earth

Solar flares, cosmic radiation, and the northern lights are well known phenomena. But exactly how their enormous energy arises is not as well understood. Now, physicists have discovered a new way to study these spectacular space plasma phenomena in...
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Proxima Centauri Just Released A Flare So Powerful It Was Visible To The Unaided Eye. Planets There...

Since it’s discovery was announced in August of 2016, Proxima b has been an endless source of wonder and the target of many scientific studies. In addition to being the closest extra-solar planet to our Solar System, this terrestrial planet also...
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Study Finds Prolonged Time In Space Can Change Your Dna

Image credit – NASAIf you’re a fan of comic books involving superheroes, space seems to be a recurring theme where due to a meteoroid crashing into Earth or there being some kind of solar flare that our heroes get caught in, they can somehow...
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Inviting Nearby Exoplanet Revealed As Radiation-baked Hell

Proxima Centauri b roasted by colossal solar flare, probably not for the first time Seekers of new worlds for humans to colonise will have to look further afield than Proxima Centauri after the detection of huge solar flares showed its planets are...
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Plasma Bubbles Help Trigger Massive Magnetic Events In Outer Space

Scientists at PPPL have discovered key conditions that give rise to fast magnetic reconnection, the process that triggers solar flares, auroras, and geomagnetic storms that can disrupt signal transmissions and other electrical activities, including...
Related topics: Scientific Discoveries, Solar Storms, Sun, Aurora

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Proxima Centauri Just Released A Deadly Flare, So It’s Probably Not A Great Place For Habitable...

Since it’s discovery was announced in August of 2016, Proxima b has been an endless source of wonder and the target of many scientific studies. As the closest extra-solar planet to our Solar System – and a terrestrial planet that orbits...
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