Solar Flare

Geek Trivia: Which Astronomical Phenomenon Did Mark Twain Predict Would Coincide With His Death?

Which Astronomical Phenomenon Did Mark Twain Predict Would Coincide With His Death? Meteor Showers A Comet Enormous Solar Flares A SupernovaThink you know the answer?
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Scientists Reproduce The Dynamics Behind Astrophysical Shocks

High-energy shock waves driven by solar flares and coronal mass ejections of plasma from the sun erupt throughout the solar system, unleashing magnetic space storms that can damage satellites, disrupt cell phone service and blackout power grids on...
Related topics: Solar Power, Solar Storms, Sun, Space, Satellites

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Geek Trivia: Nasa Carefully Timed Space Shuttle Flights To Avoid What?

NASA Carefully Timed Space Shuttle Flights To Avoid What? Solar Flares New Year's Eve Astronauts' Birthdays Summer SolsticeThink you know the answer?
Related topics: NASA, Space, Space Shuttle, Sun, Astronaut

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Scientists Read The Sun’s History In Moon Rocks

Solar flares and coronal mass ejections were more common when the sun was younger, but it may still have been quieter than many other stars like it. (Credit: NASA/SDO) Stars, like humans, are more volatile when they’re young. As sunlike stars...
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Astronomers Warn Of Solar ‘superflare’ That Could Hit Earth

Like all life on Earth, we owe a lot to the Sun. Without it, we wouldn't be here, but it also has the power to make things pretty rough on us if it begins to act out. Solar flares — energetic outbursts which are often paired with mass ejections...
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The Grid Might Survive An Electromagnetic Pulse Just Fine

A new report enters the debate over whether an EMP from a nuclear blast or a solar flare would cripple the power grid and concludes that actually, we'll probably be OK.
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Tiny Star Flares 10 Times Brighter Than The Sun

On August 13, 2017, the Next Generation Transit Survey (NGTS) telescope spotted an intense solar flare from a tiny star barely bigger than Jupiter. But despite this sun's diminutive size, the flare gave off as much energy as 80 billion megatons of...
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Geostorm Gives Sky Watchers In Northern Us And Canada Chance To See Northern Lights

Aurora alert! Residents in northern U.S. and in Canada might be able to see the northern lights or aurora borealis this Friday night to Saturday. A solar flare erupted on March 20 and […] The post Geostorm Gives Sky Watchers in Northern US and...
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This Weekend's Solar Storm Is Nothing Next To What's Hit Earth Before - Cnet

A solar flare and coronal mass ejection from the sun this week will lead to a northern lights show Saturday, but we're overdue for a more powerful blast.
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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...
Related topics: Solar Power, Sun, Electrons

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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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Stunning Animation Of A Solar Flare Captures Its Life From Birth To Death

For the first time, an animated model visualized a realistic solar flare.
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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.…
Related topics: Sun, FBI, Conspiracy Theories

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European Researchers Develop A New Technique To Forecast Geomagnetic Storms

Flashes of brightness known as solar flares can be followed by coronal mass ejections that send plasma from the sun into space. These charged particles can then travel to Earth, and when they arrive they wreak havoc on Earth's magnetic field. The...
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