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Why Is The Sun So Perfectly Round?
2012-08-17 07:40:10

On a summer's day, the sun dominates the sky looking for all the world like a big, round ball of light. Round is exactly what it is, it turns out. It is nearly the roundest object ever measured.

Solar Flare Captured By SDO
2012-07-31 13:47:29

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (Solar Dynamics Observatory) captured a mid-level solar flare on Saturday, showing us that the sun is getting prepped for its solar maximum.

Solar Corona Captured In Highest Resolution Ever
2012-07-21 05:29:44

A telescope launched on board a NASA sounding rocket earlier this month has captured the highest-resolution images of the sun's corona, the US space agency announced on Friday.

Ultrafine Loops In The Sun's Corona
2012-06-13 15:31:07

A key to understanding the dynamics of the sun and what causes the great solar explosions there relies on deciphering how material, heat and energy swirl across the sun's surface and rise into the upper atmosphere, or corona.

Transit Of Venus Only A Day Away...Are You Prepared?
2012-06-04 10:00:17

If you aren't looking up towards the sun tomorrow with the proper eye equipment, then a special moment is going to pass you by. The Transit of Venus is taking place on Tuesday, and it will not be seen again until 2117.

Medium-Class Solar Flare Erupts On Tuesday
2012-05-08 10:14:19

A medium-class solar flare erupted from the Sun on Tuesday, prompting scientists to keep their eye on the region for a space weather impact on Earth.

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2012-04-09 09:46:20

One day in the fall of 2011, Neil Sheeley, a solar scientist at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C., did what he always does – look through the daily images of the sun from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO).


Word of the Day
gubbings
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'