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Comet Lovejoy Provides Rare Data
2013-06-07 14:36:43

The intrepid comet Lovejoy flew right into the Sun's violent atmosphere and lived to tell scientists the story and help them understand more about our local star.

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2010-12-13 13:55:00

On August 1, 2010, an entire hemisphere of the sun erupted.

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2010-04-28 06:20:00

Just last week, scientists working with NASA's new Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) released the most astonishing movies of the sun anyone had ever seen -- and now, they're doing it again.

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2010-03-04 13:35:00

New satellite imagery of the sun is providing scientists with clues to understanding the long-standing mystery of what is heating up the solar corona.


Word of the Day
gazingstock
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.
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