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June 18, 2015
Researchers find link between some arthritis types and with solar cycles
Princeton NJ (SPX) Jun 17, 2015
What began as a chat between husband and wife has evolved into an intriguing scientific discovery. The results, published in May in BMJ (formerly British Medical Journal) Open, show a "highly significant" correlation between periodic solar storms and incidences of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and giant cell arteritis (GCA), two potentially debilitating autoimmune diseases. The findings by a rare collaboration of physicists and medical researchers suggest a relationship between the solar outbursts and ... read more

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Similarities between aurorae on Mars and Earth
An international team of researchers has for the first time predicted the occurrence of aurorae visible to the naked eye on a planet other than Earth. Mars' upper atmosphere may be indeed closer to ... more
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Using a sounding rocket to help calibrate NASA's SDO
Watching the sun is dangerous work for a telescope. Solar instruments in space naturally degrade over time, bombarded by a constant stream of solar particles that can cause a film of material to adh ... more
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UH-led team observes the solar eclipse over the Arctic
The international Solar Wind Sherpas team, led by Dr. Shadia Habbal of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Institute for Astronomy, braved Arctic weather to successfully observe the total solar eclips ... more
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Multifractals suggests existence of unknown physical mechanism on the Sun
The famous sunspots on the surface of the Earth's star result from the dynamics of strong magnetic fields, and their numbers are an important indicator of the state of activity on the Sun. At the In ... more
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New Solar Telescope Unveils Complex Dynamics of Sunspots' Dark Cores
Groundbreaking images of the Sun captured by scientists at NJIT's Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) give a first-ever detailed view of the interior structure of umbrae - the dark patches in the cent ... more
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Strong Evidence for Coronal Heating by Nanoflares
The Sun's surface is blisteringly hot at 6,000 kelvins or 10,340 degrees Fahrenheit - but its atmosphere is another 300 times hotter. This has led to an enduring mystery for those who study the Sun: ... more
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Strong Evidence For Coronal Heating Theory
The sun's surface is blisteringly hot at 10,340 degrees Fahrenheit - but its atmosphere is another 300 times hotter. This has led to an enduring mystery for those who study the sun: What heats the a ... more
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Solar telescope peers into Sun to track the origins of space weather
Scientists at NJIT's Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) have captured the first high-resolution images of the flaring magnetic structures known as solar flux ropes at their point of origin in the Sun ... more
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Launch of Europe's solar probe postponed to Oct 2018
Solar Orbiter, a probe designed to observe the Sun in unprecedented detail, will be launched in October 2018, around 15 months later than planned, the European Space Agency (ESA) said Tuesday. ... more
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Seasonal, year-long cycles seen on the sun
Our sun is constantly changing. It goes through cycles of activity - swinging between times of relative calm and times when frequent explosions on its surface can fling light, particles and energy o ... more
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Sun experiences seasonal changes, new research finds
The Sun undergoes a type of seasonal variability with its activity waxing and waning over the course of nearly two years, according to a new study by a team of researchers led by the National Center ... more
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New research may improve solar storm predictions
A new study promises an improved understanding of the sun's seasonal changes - changes that dictate the sun's electromagnetic behavior. ... more
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NASA-Funded Mission Studies the Sun in Soft X-Rays
At any given moment, our sun emits a range of light waves far more expansive than what our eyes alone can see: from visible light to extreme ultraviolet to soft and hard X-rays. Different wavelength ... more
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The Mystery of Nanoflares
When you attach the prefix "nano" to something, it usually means "very small." Solar flares appear to be the exception. Researchers are studying a type of explosion on the sun called a 'nanoflare.' ... more
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Protecting Earth from space weather
This week's spectacular glowing auroras in the night sky further south than usual highlighted the effect that 'space weather' can have on Earth. A strong solar flare was detected on the Sun last Sun ... more
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Severe solar storm may disrupt power, satellites
A pair of solar eruptions over the weekend have unleashed a severe geomagnetic storm that could disrupt power and communications on Earth, US officials said Tuesday. ... more
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    CU students probe magnetic reconnection with MMS tools
    The University of Colorado Boulder will serve as the Science Operations Center for a NASA mission launching this month to better understand the physical processes of geomagnetic storms, solar flares ... more
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    NASA-Funded Study Finds Two Solar Wind Jets in the Heliosphere
    As the sun skims through the galaxy, it emits charged particles in a stream of plasma called the solar wind. The solar wind, in turn, creates a bubble known called the heliosphere that extends far b ... more
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    The sun has more impact on the climate in cool periods
    The activity of the Sun is an important factor in the complex interaction that controls our climate. New research now shows that the impact of the Sun is not constant over time, but has greater sign ... more
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    SOHO Sees Something New Near The Sun
    An unusual comet skimmed past the sun on Feb 18-21, 2015, as captured by the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, or SOHO. This comet was interesting for ... more
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    For the first time, spacecraft catch a solar shockwave in the act
    On Oct. 8, 2013, an explosion on the sun's surface sent a supersonic blast wave of solar wind out into space. This shockwave tore past Mercury and Venus, blitzing by the moon before streaming toward ... more
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    The origin of the magnetic field covering the Sun has been discovered
    The magnetic field that covers the Sun and determines its behavior -the eleven year cycles no less than such conspicuous phenomena as solar spots and solar storms- also has another side to it: a mag ... more
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    A new view of the solar system: Astrophysical jets driven by the sun
    As the sun skims through the galaxy, it flings out charged particles in a stream of plasma called the solar wind, and the solar wind creates a bubble extending far outside the solar system known as ... more
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    The Sun's activity in the 18th century was similar to that now
    Counting sunspots over time helps in knowing the activity of our star but the two indices used by scientists disagree on dates prior to 1885. Now an international team of researchers has tried to st ... more
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