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Extreme Space Weather: Predicting And Engineering Our Way Around Storms From The Sun

The nature of space weather hasn’t changed much. But society has, and understanding and predicting space weather is more important than ever.

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Nasa’s Images Of The Sun Find A Place On Postage Stamps

The U.S. Postal Service has issued a new set of postage stamps highlighting views of the sun taken from the NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). The stamps have a black background with images of the sun showcasing a range of activity observed by...
Related topics: NASA, Space

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Possible Reason For Stonehenge's Location Explained, Media Says

While the grooves in the ground found near Stonehenge apparently are apparently aligned to the Sun by accident, Stone Age people may have regarded it as a sign.

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Nasa Warned The Earth Is Trapping Twice As Much Heat As In 2005 - A Pace That's 'unprecedented'

The Earth and the sun. NASA/Reuters NASA researchers warned the Earth is trapping heat at a rate so much higher it's "unprecedented." The amount of heat being trapped by Earth has roughly doubled since 2005, the study found. The NASA...
Related topics: NASA, Space, Reuters

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Researchers Discover Orbital Patterns Of Trans-neptunian Objects

Trans-Neptunian Objects (TNOs), small objects that orbit the sun beyond Neptune, are fossils from the early days of the solar system which can tell us a lot about its formation and evolution.
Related topics: Scientific Discoveries, Neptune, Fossils, Paleontology, Space

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‘alarming Trends’ Revealed As Earth ‘heating Up’ Due To Doubled Energy Imbalance, Study...

The climate of Earth hinges on the delicate balance between how much of the Sun's radiative energy is absorbed into the atmosphere and at the surface, and how much thermal infrared radiation our planet emits into space.
Related topics: Space

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The Give And Take Of Mega-flares From Stars

The long relationships between stars and the planets around them — including the Sun and the Earth — may be even more complex than previously thought. This is one conclusion of a new study involving thousands of stars using NASA’s Chandra...
Related topics: Space, NASA

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Study Points To A Seed Black Hole Produced By A Dark Matter Halo Collapse

Supermassive black holes, or SMBHs, are black holes with masses that are several million to billion times the mass of our sun. The Milky Way hosts an SMBH with mass a few million times the solar mass. Surprisingly, astrophysical observations show...
Related topics: Black Holes, Milky Way, Space

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Coronal Mass Ejections And Cosmic Ray Observations At Syowa Station

Solar activities, such as CME(Coronal Mass Ejection), cause geomagnetic storms that disturb the Earth's magnetosphere. Geomagnetic storms can affect GPS positioning, radio communication, and power transmission system. Solar explosions also emit...
Related topics: Space, Solar Storms, Solar Power

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World's Most Powerful Magnet Ready To Ship

After a decade of design and fabrication, General Atomics is ready to ship the first module of the Central Solenoid, the world's most powerful magnet. It will become a central component of ITER, a machine that replicates the fusion power of the sun....

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Scientists Have Mapped The Boundary Of The Heliosphere For The First Time

The heliosphere is a protective bubble created by the solar wind and is comprised of a stream of primarily protons, electrons, and alpha particles. It extends from the sun into interstellar space and protects the Earth and our solar system from...
Related topics: Space, Electrons

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Lightning Impacts Edge Of Space In Ways Not Previously Observed

A team of researchers working with data collected by an Incoherent Scatter Radar (ISR) have examined the simultaneous impacts of thunderstorms and solar flares on the ionospheric D-region (often referred to as the edge of space).
Related topics: Solar Flare

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The Sun's Clock

Not only the 11-year cycle, but also all other periodic solar activity fluctuations can be clocked by planetary attractive forces. With new model calculations, they are proposing a comprehensive explanation of known sun cycles for the first time....

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China's "artificial Sun" Sets New Record For Fusion Power

This article was originally published on our sister site, Freethink.China wants to build a mini-star on Earth and house it in a reactor. Many teams across the globe have this same bold goal --- which would create unlimited clean energy via nuclear...

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Star's Death Will Play A Mean Pinball With Rhythmic Planets

Four planets locked in a perfect rhythm around a nearby star are destined to be pinballed around their solar system when their sun eventually dies, according to a new study that peers into its future.
Related topics: Space

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Swiss-cheese Design Could Help Scientists Harness The Power Of The Sun

The big holes in Swiss cheese help make it a tasty treat. Now, scientists at PPPL are adding tiny, Swiss-cheese-type holes to components to improve the process of bringing to Earth the fusion energy that powers the sun and stars.

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Solar Eclipse Dubbed 'ring Of Fire' Provides Stunning Images

The greatest show on Earth is in the sky above it in the form of the year's first solar eclipse -- and the "Ring of Fire" is pretty awesome to see. The solar eclipse -- when the moon passes directly between the sun and the Earth to create a…
Related topics: Space, Lunar Eclipse, Moon

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Soot Particles Vary In How They Soak Up The Sun

Soot in the atmosphere absorbs sunlight, warming the Earth's atmosphere. This analysis shows that soot particles' shape and composition can vary significantly. This creates discrepancies between real-world observations and predictions from models....

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This Whiter-than-white Paint Cools Buildings Down Dramatically. Why Isn’t It Everywhere?

The paint, made of barium sulfate, has a dark side. From icy tundras to billowing clouds, the color white crops up repeatedly in our planet’s palette. This color provides a natural way for light from the sun to reflect back from the...
Related topics: Space

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Gohmert Asks If Agencies Can Change Earth’s Orbit

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) asked at a congressional hearing whether the National Forest System or the Bureau of Land Management could “change the course of the Moon’s orbit or the Earth’s orbit around the Sun.” The official...
Related topics: Space, Moon

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