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2005-08-02 17:25:49

ESA -- A team of researchers from the UK and France used SOHO, ACE and the four Cluster spacecraft to study a huge eruption on the Sun, tracing its progress from birth to when it reached Earth. The team, led by scientists from University College London, identified the source of a "Ëœcoronal mass ejection' (CME) and analysed how its magnetic field changes on its path to Earth. Triggered by a massive explosion on the Sun with millions of times more energy than a nuclear bomb,...

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2005-04-07 06:50:00

RAS -- An international group of scientists led by the Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL), University College London, has discovered important new evidence that points to the cataclysmic events that trigger a solar flare and the mechanisms that drive its subsequent evolution. The new results, described today at the RAS National Astronomy Meeting in Birmingham by Dr. Louise Harra of MSSL, were obtained by using the ESA-NASA SOHO spacecraft to study an X-7 class flare one of the most...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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