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SDO Helps Measure Magnetic Fields On The Sun's Surface
2012-01-19 13:34:38

A subset of data that helps map out the sun's magnetic fields was recently released from the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO).

Comet Survives Close Encounter With Our Sun
2011-12-18 06:18:30

On December 16, an armada of spacecraft witnessed something that many experts thought impossible. Comet Lovejoy flew through the hot atmosphere of the sun and emerged intact.

SDO Spots Largest Sunspots In Years
2011-11-04 11:20:44

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) spotted one of the largest new sunspots to have appeared on the surface of the sun in years.

The Secret Lives Of Solar Flares
2011-09-20 09:12:45

One hundred and fifty two years ago, a man in England named Richard Carrington discovered solar flares.

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2011-09-09 06:33:33

A third and fourth flare have erupted from sunspot 1283.

Solar Dynamics Observatory Observes New Solar Flare Characteristics
2011-09-08 06:06:56

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, has provided scientists new information about solar flares indicating an increase in strength and longevity that is more than previously thought.

2011-09-02 13:40:22

NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 7, to discuss new observations about solar flares that can impact communication and navigation systems.

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2011-08-26 07:12:15

Visible to the human eye as dark blemishes on the solar disk, sunspots are the starting points of explosive flares and coronal mass ejections (CMEs) that sometimes hit our planet 93 million miles away.


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  • The word or words serving to define another word or expression, as in a dictionary entry.
The word 'definiens' comes from the Latin word 'definire', 'to define'.
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