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Scientists Spots Giant Space Weather Effects At Mercury
2014-06-16 03:32:22

Scientists have now spotted at planet Mercury, for the first time, a classic space weather event called a hot flow anomaly, or HFA, which has previously been spotted at Earth, Venus, Saturn and Mars.

NASA Wind Discovers SLAMS Magnetic Waves
2013-04-17 11:48:16

Analysis of data collected by NASA’s Wind spacecraft as it travelled through the front of the Earth’s magnetosphere has revealed a special type of magnetic pulsations called SLAMS.

Far Out Dude! Zeta Ophiuchi Making Waves In Space
2012-12-20 06:34:42

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has captured an infrared image of the glowing waves given off by a giant star that was sent hurtling through space after its companion star exploded.

New Hubble Image Shows Space Geyser
2012-07-03 14:32:32

The Hubble Space Telescope has unleashed a new image of a geyser of hot gas flowing from a newborn star.

Speed Of The Sun 'Shockingly' Slower Than Believed
2012-05-11 04:06:18

A team of NASA researchers has uncovered new data showing that the sun is moving more slowly through our galaxy than previously believed -- a discovery that suggests a shock wave believed to precede the heliosphere might not actually exist.

Hubble Provides Unprecedented View Of Supersonic Jets From Young Stars
2011-09-01 05:50:01

Astronomers have combined two decades of Hubble observations to make unprecedented movies revealing never-before-seen details of the birth pangs of new stars.

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2011-07-15 08:10:00

Those who study the sun face an unavoidable hurdle in their research – their observations must be done from afar. Relying on images and data collected from 90 million miles away, however, makes it tough to measure the invisible magnetic fields sweeping around the sun.

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2011-04-18 09:40:00

Jupiter-like worlds around other stars push shock waves ahead of them, according to a team of UK astronomers.

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2011-03-14 06:55:00

Just as some drivers obey the speed limit while others treat every road as if it were the Autobahn, some stars move through space faster than others.

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2011-01-25 08:15:00

A massive star flung away from its former companion is plowing through space dust.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.