Latest Alex Young Stories

2011-07-12 10:30:00

By Dr. Tony Phillips - Science@NASA On June 7, 2011, Earth-orbiting satellites detected a flash of X-rays coming from the western edge of the solar disk. Registering only "M" (for medium) on the Richter scale of solar flares, the blast at first appeared to be a run-of-the-mill eruption--that is, until researchers looked at the movies. "We'd never seen anything like it," says Alex Young, a solar physicist at the Goddard Space Flight Center. "Half of the sun appeared to be blowing itself to...

2008-12-11 16:38:20

U.S. actress Kate Walsh and her husband, Alex Young, a production co-president at 20th Century Fox, have filed for divorce, court papers show. Walsh is best known for her work on TV's Grey's Anatomy and its spin-off Private Practice. People magazine said court papers show Young petitioned for divorce Nov. 22, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple married in September 2007.

2006-03-29 05:15:00

ACCRA, Ghana -- Schoolchildren cheered as the first total eclipse in years plunged Ghana into daytime darkness Wednesday, a solar show sweeping northeast from Brazil to Mongolia. As the heavens and Earth moved into rare alignment, all that could be seen of the sun were the rays of its corona - the usually invisible extended atmosphere of the sun that glowed a dull yellow for about three minutes, barely illuminating the west African nation. Automatic street lights flickered on, authorities...

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