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Comet Corpses In The Solar Wind
2012-01-21 04:13:51

A paper published in the Jan. 20th issue of Science raises an intriguing new possibility for astronomers: unearthing comet corpses in the solar wind. The new research is based on dramatic images of a comet disintegrating in the sun's atmosphere last July.

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.

solar flare
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.


Word of the Day
overword
  • To say in too many words; to express verbosely.
  • To express in too many words: sometimes used reflexively.
  • The leading idea or a repeated phrase, as of a song or ballad; the refrain; burden.
The word 'overword' comes from over- +‎ word.