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2014-10-27 03:00:56

The moon passed between the Earth and the sun on Thursday, Oct. 23. While avid stargazers in North America looked up to watch the spectacle, the best vantage point was several hundred miles above the North Pole.

Powering The SUn's Atmosphere
2013-11-15 09:30:08

A research team has finally found that the source of the extreme heating in the Sun's atmoshpere can be traced to magnetic oscillations known as Alfven waves.

Sounding Rocket Getting Ready To Study Active Regions On The Sun
2013-08-03 07:59:17

At NASA's White Sands Test Facility in Las Cruces, N.M., a sounding rocket is being readied for flight.

Solar Tsunami Measures Sun Magnetic Field
2013-07-11 12:19:51

A solar tsunami has provided scientists with the first accurate estimates of the Sun's magnetic field.

Magnetic Waves Responsible For Keeping Sun's Corona Heated
2013-07-09 15:10:08

Astronomers at the 44th meeting of the Solar Physics Division (SPD) of the American Astronomical Society are shedding light on the Sun's coronal heating mystery.

NASA IRIS Launch Successful
2013-06-27 18:15:59

NASA successfully launched its new Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) aboard an Orbital Sciences Pegasus XL rocket at approximately 07:27 pm (PST) tonight.

2012-08-15 01:04:38

Whilst the most powerful earthquake since records began hit Japan in 2011, triggering a massive tsunami which devastated much of the country, space scientists involved in one of the 'brightest' international Sun missions continued working tirelessly at the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science in Sagamihara, Japan, to capture new data from our turbulent star.

Doppler Techniques Could Help Predict Solar Storms
2012-07-04 04:12:19

Scientists are using Doppler techniques that may be able to take predicting space weather to a new level and understanding.

Images Of Extreme Solar Activity Provide Origins Of Powerful Space Storms
2012-07-02 09:58:45

An international team of scientists have for the first time captured and identified images of an upward surge of the Sun’s gases into quiescent coronal loops, a discovery that provides one more step in the understanding of the origins of extreme storms in outer space, which are known to wreak havoc on satellite systems and power grids here on Earth.

Hinode Will Capture Annular Solar Eclipse This Weekend
2012-05-18 03:39:13

On May 20-21, 2012 an annular eclipse of the Sun will be visible from within a narrow corridor along Earth's northern Hemisphere -- beginning in eastern Asia, crossing the North Pacific Ocean, and ending in the western United States.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.