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June 11, 2017
NASA's SDO sees partial eclipse in space
Greenbelt MD (SPX) May 30, 2017
On May 25, 2017, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, saw a partial solar eclipse in space when it caught the moon passing in front of the sun. The lunar transit lasted almost an hour, between 2:24 and 3:17 p.m. EDT, with the moon covering about 89 percent of the sun at the peak of its journey across the sun's face. The moon's crisp horizon can be seen from this view because the moon has no atmosphere to distort the sunlight. While the moon's edge appears smooth in these images, it's actuall ... read more

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A real scorcher: NASA probe to fly into sun's atmosphere
A new NASA mission aims to brush by the sun, coming closer than any spacecraft in history to its scorching heat and radiation in order to reveal how stars are made, the US space agency said Wednesday. ... more
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NASA renames Solar mission to honor Eugene Parker
NASA has renamed the Solar Probe Plus spacecraft - humanity's first mission to a star, which will launch in 2018 - as the Parker Solar Probe in honor of astrophysicist Eugene Parker. The announcemen ... more
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CLASP Sounding Rocket Mission Opens New Research Window in Solar Physics
A team of NASA scientists and international partners used data from the the high-precision science instrument CLASP - the Chromospheric Lyman-Alpha Spectro-Polarimeter - to provide the first-ever po ... more
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UV Spectropolarimetry Opens a New Window for Solar Physics Research
For the first time in the world, scientists have explored the magnetic field in the upper solar atmosphere by observing the polarization of ultraviolet light from the Sun. They accomplished this by ... more
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Space weather events linked to human activity
Our Cold War history is now offering scientists a chance to better understand the complex space system that surrounds us. Space weather - which can include changes in Earth's magnetic environment - ... more
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First direct exploration of magnetic fields in the upper solar atmosphere
For the first time in the world, scientists have explored the magnetic field in the upper solar atmosphere by observing the polarization of ultraviolet light from the Sun. They accomplished this by ... more
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UNH researcher identifies key differences in solar wind models
The challenge of predicting space weather, which can cause issues with telecommunications and other satellite operations on Earth, requires a detailed understanding of the solar wind (a stream of ch ... more
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Space weather model simulates solar storms from nowhere
Greenbelt MD (SPX) May 09, 2017 Our ever-changing sun continuously shoots solar material into space. The grandest such events are massive clouds that erupt from the sun, called coronal mass ejectio ... more

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NASA-funded sounding rocket will take 1,500 images of sun in 5 minutes
On May 5, 2017, scientists will launch a sounding rocket 200 miles up into the atmosphere, where in just five minutes, it will take 1,500 images of the sun. The NASA-funded RAISE mission is designed ... more
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RAISE Spectrograph to Help Answer Some of the Mysteries of the Sun
A sounding rocket originally developed as a prototype for NASA's next generation of space-based solar spectrographs will make its third flight tomorrow, May 5, at 12:25 p.m. MDT from White Sands, N. ... more
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Sun's Eruptions Might All Have Same Trigger
Large and small scale solar eruptions might all be triggered by a single process, according to new research that leads to better understanding of the Sun's activity. Researchers at Durham University ... more
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Interdisciplinary studies reveal relationship between solar activity and climate change
The solar flux is considered the fundamental energy source of earth's climate system on long time scales. In recent decades, some studies have noted that the tiny variations in solar activity could ... more
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NASA and Partners Survey Space Weather Science
NASA has long been a leader in understanding the science of space weather, including research into the potential for induced electrical currents to disrupt our power systems. Last year, NASA scienti ... more
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Hawaii-built Infrared Instrument for World's Largest Solar Telescope Catches its First Rays
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 inst ... more
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Charting the skies of history
Ice cores and ancient sediments can be gleaned for clues to weather and climate in the past. But astronomical phenomena - such as solar flares or auroras - at best leave only faint environmental tra ... more
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Discovery of a source of fast magnetic reconnection
Magnetic reconnection, a universal process that triggers solar flares and northern lights and can disrupt cell phone service and fusion experiments, occurs much faster than theory says that it shoul ... more

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Waves on sun give NASA new insight into space weather forecasting
Our sun is a chaotic place, simmering with magnetic energy and constantly spewing out particles. Sometimes the sun releases solar flares and coronal mass ejections - huge eruptions of charged partic ... more
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Sunrise 2: A Second Look At The Sun
During its two flights in 2009 and 2013, the balloon-borne solar observatory Sunrise experienced a unique view of our Sun: from a height of more than 35 kilometers and equipped with the largest sola ... 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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