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April 15, 2017
Hawaii-built Infrared Instrument for World's Largest Solar Telescope Catches its First Rays
Honolulu HI (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
The Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST), currently under construction on Haleakala, Maui, is expected to start observing the Sun in 2020. When it does, it will rely on two complex infrared instruments being built by the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy (IfA). Their goal is to measure the Sun's weak magnetic field. The first of these to be completed is called the Cryogenic Near-Infrared Spectropolarimeter (CryoNIRSP). In a major milestone, it took its first look at the Sun from the ... read more

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Next Stop: A Trip Inside the Sun's Atmosphere
Every so often the Sun emits an explosive burst of charged particles that makes its way to Earth and wreaks havoc on power grids, aircraft and satellite systems. When clouds of high-speed charged pa ... more
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Large-scale planetary waves found on the sun
Scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research have discovered Rossby waves on the sun. The large-scale planetary waves were first discovered on Earth. ... more
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Planetary waves, first found on Earth, are discovered on sun
The same kind of large-scale planetary waves that meander through the atmosphere high above Earth's surface may also exist on the Sun, according to a new study led by a scientist at the National Cen ... more
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NASA's SDO sees a stretch of spotless Sun
For 15 days starting on March 7, 2017, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, returned visible light images of a yolk-like spotless sun. This is the longest stretch of spotlessness since t ... more
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Cornell's FOTON studies 'space weather' to improve satellite communication
Cornell University engineers have developed a new piece of technology to study charged particles in the plasma of space, on the edge of Earth's atmosphere - known as "space weather." These particles ... more
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NASA Satellites Ready When Stars and Planets Align
The movements of the stars and the planets have almost no impact on life on Earth, but a few times per year, the alignment of celestial bodies has a visible effect. One of these geometric events - t ... more
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New research on northern lights will improve satellite navigation accuracy
Researchers at the University of Bath have gained new insights into the mechanisms of the Northern Lights, providing an opportunity to develop better satellite technology that can negate outages cau ... more
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Studying magnetic space explosions with NASA missions
Every day, invisible magnetic explosions are happening around Earth, on the surface of the sun and across the universe. These explosions, known as magnetic reconnection, occur when magnetic field li ... more
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Solar storms trigger surprising phenomena close to Earth
Eruptions on the Sun's surface send clouds of electrically charged particles towards Earth, producing solar storms that - among other things - can trigger the beautiful Northern Lights over the Arct ... more
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Solar storms remove electrons from large portions of Earth's atmosphere
New research shows solar storms leave large portions of Earth's atmosphere without electrons. ... more
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First Solar Images from NOAA's GOES-16 Satellite
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Rare 'Ring of Fire' eclipse to cross Southern Hemisphere
The sky above parts of Earth's Southern Hemisphere will be illuminated Sunday in a "ring of fire" during the first solar eclipse of 2017, NASA said. ... more
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NSF to Fund a Nationwide Effort to Capture the Eclipse
The National Science Foundation to provide critical funding to nationwide eclipse data-gathering effort. The Citizen Continental America Telescopic Eclipse project, or Citizen CATE for short, will b ... more
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Setting Sun on Space Station Solar research
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What happened to the sun over 7,000 years ago?
An international team led by researchers at Nagoya University, along with US and Swiss colleagues, has identified a new type of solar event and dated it to the year 5480 BC; they did this by measuri ... more
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Eclipse 2017: NASA Supports a Unique Opportunity for Science in the Shadow
The first total solar eclipse in the continental United States in nearly 40 years takes place on Aug. 21, 2017. Beyond providing a brilliant sight in the daytime sky, total solar eclipses provide a ... more
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New space weather model helps simulate magnetic structure of solar storms
The dynamic space environment that surrounds Earth - the space our astronauts and spacecraft travel through - can be rattled by huge solar eruptions from the sun, which spew giant clouds of magnetic ... more
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Extreme space weather-induced blackouts could cost US more than $40 billion daily
The daily U.S. economic cost from solar storm-induced electricity blackouts could be in the tens of billions of dollars, with more than half the loss from indirect costs outside the blackout zone, a ... more
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ALMA starts observing the sun
New images taken with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile have revealed otherwise invisible details of our Sun, including a new view of the dark, contorted centre of a s ... more
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Next-generation optics offer the widest real-time views of vast regions of the sun
A groundbreaking new optical device, developed at NJIT's Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) to correct images of the Sun distorted by multiple layers of atmospheric turbulence, is providing scientist ... more
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NASA moon data provides more accurate 2017 eclipse path
On Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, millions in the U.S. will have their eyes to the sky as they witness a total solar eclipse. The moon's shadow will race across the United States, from Oregon to South Carol ... more
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