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Space Weather Origins Revealed
2013-09-27 04:21:43

Research published in Friday’s issue of the journal Science looks to shed new light on how changing environmental conditions in near-Earth space known as “space weather” can occur.

2013-09-25 23:04:05

Oracle Cloud Customers Can Quickly and Easily Discover K-Rise Systems' EASYProcess as it Functions to Provide End Users with Intuitive, Enterprise-Class Business Applications Aurora,

2013-09-20 23:03:31

Concorde identifies increasing need for lab technicians as healthcare needs rise. Aurora, CO (PRWEB) September 20, 2013 Concorde Career Colleges, Inc.

2013-09-17 23:32:49

Adventure Dental opened its newest clinic in Aurora, CO and, like all of its pediatric dental clinics, this one includes a PLAYTIME play area.

2013-09-14 23:03:34

Guests in Aurora, Colorado are saving up to 25% off of regular waxing services. Aurora, CO (PRWEB) September 14, 2013 European Wax Center is offering

2013-09-12 23:20:23

Stressed out and stuck? Author Deborah Jane Wells gives individuals and organizations the tools to find hope, restore balance and transform possibilities into realities. Aurora,

Aurora Borealis Height Determined Using Two Cameras
2013-09-06 16:32:20

The aurora borealis has fascinated people for hundreds, if not thousands, of years and a new photography-based technique has allowed researchers to determine the exact height of the phenomenon.

Auroras Recreated In The Lab
2013-08-22 05:08:58

One of the most beautiful sights in North America is the Aurora Borealis, the famous Northern Lights. A team of scientists have discovered the tools necessary to recreate the colorful light show, and have brought the Northern Lights to a lab at NASA’s Langley Research Center.

2013-08-14 23:01:38

Student-athletes at University of Colorado Boulder are honing their athletic performance with help from the experts at CU’s Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC).


Latest Aurora Reference Libraries

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2013-03-16 00:00:00

Hannes Olof Gösta Alfvén (May 30, 1908 - April 2, 1995) was a Swedish plasma physicist born in Norrköping, Sweden. Alfvén received his PhD from the University of Uppsala in 1934. His thesis was titled "Investigations of the Ultra-short Electromagnetic Waves." He was originally trained as an electrical power engineer and later moved on to research and teaching in the fields of plasma physics. Alfvén made many contributions to plasma physics, including theories describing the...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Aurora -- The Polar Aurora are natural displays of light in the sky that can be seen with the unaided eye only at night. An auroral display in the Northern Hemisphere is called the aurora borealis, or the northern lights; in the Southern Hemisphere it is called the aurora australis. Auroras are the most visible effect of the sun's activity on the earth's atmosphere. The beautiful and often eerie curtains of light in the night time sky have been observed by people for millennia. An aurora...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Van Allen Radiation Belt -- The Van Allen radiation belt is a torus of energetic charged particles around Earth, trapped by Earth's magnetic field. The presence of a radiation belt had been theorized prior to the Space Age and the belt's presence was confirmed by the Explorer I on January 31, 1958 and Explorer III missions, under Doctor James Van Allen. The trapped radiation was first mapped out by Explorer IV and Pioneer III. Qualitatively, it is useful to view this belt as consisting...

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Solar Wind -- Solar wind, a stream of particles (mostly high-energy protons ~ 500 Kev) that is continually ejected from the surface of the Sun. The composition of this plasma is identical to the Sun's corona, 73% hydrogen and 25% helium with the remainder as trace impurities, and is ionized. Near Earth, the velocity of the solar wind varies from 200km/s-889km/s. The average is 450 km/s. Approximately 3000 tons of material is lost from the Sun every hour as solar wind. Since solar...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Solar Flare -- A solar flare is a violent eruption that explodes from a star's photosphere with energies equivalent to tens of millions of hydrogen bombs. Solar flares from the Sun send out a streams of highly energetic solar wind that can present a radiation hazard to spacecraft outside of planetary magnetospheres and can disrupt radio signals on Earth. Solar flares were first observed on the Sun in 1859 by English astronomer Richard Carrington. They have also been observed to...

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Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.