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Sun Emits Seventh Significant Flare Since Oct. 23, 2013
2013-11-11 07:51:25

The sun emitted a significant solar flare that peaked at 1:14 a.m. EST on Nov. 10, 2013.

Third Solar Flare Emitted By The Sun In Two Days
2013-10-25 12:12:19

Another solar flare erupted from the same area of the sun on Oct. 25, 2013,which peaked at 11:03 a.m. EDT. This flare is classified as an X2.1 class.

NASA's SDO Captures Image Of Mid-level Solar Flare
2013-10-24 12:46:59

The sun emitted a mid-level solar flare that peaked at 8:30 pm EDT on Oct. 23, 2013.

Atmospheric Drag Impacts On Satellite Orbits
2013-09-12 04:13:35

A beach ball-sized satellite designed to investigate the impact that atmospheric drag can have on satellite orbits is slated to be launched by NASA on Sunday, September 15.

Large Coronal Hole Near the Sun's North Pole
2013-07-22 08:58:30

The European Space Agency/NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, or SOHO, captured this image of a gigantic coronal hole hovering over the sun's north pole on July 18, 2013, at 9:06 a.m. EDT.

Sun Produces An X1.7 Solar Flare, Followed By An X2.8
2013-05-13 12:04:28

On Sunday (May 12) the Sun emitted a significant solar flare that is being classified as the first X-class solar flare of 2013. The X1.7 flare, which peaked at about 10 p.m. EDT, was also associated with another solar event known as a coronal mass ejection (CME).

SDO Captures 3 Years Of Sun Activity In Spectacular Video
2013-04-22 19:09:25

NASA has released a video of the unbroken coverage of the sun for the past three years, taken by its Solar Dynamics Observatory.

Twin Peaks For Solar Cycle?
2013-03-02 07:29:34

While 2013 is supposed to be the year of Solar Max, the relatively low solar activity recorded thus far has led experts to conclude that an unusual phenomenon has occurred. This most recent solar cycle has had not one but two peaks.

SORCE Satellite Outlasts Mission Life And Keeps On Truckin'
2013-01-24 13:13:38

Some missions in space complete their operations just after predicted, while others earn the Iron Man award for outlasting their primary mission. In the case of SORCE--a satellite designed to study solar storms--it's earned itself an Iron Man.


Latest Solar Maximum Mission Reference Libraries

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Solar Maximum -- The Sun, a roiling ball of plasma, occupies its place in space approximately 93 million miles from Earth. Though it seems simple to inhabitants of this planet -- the Sun shines, giving light and heat -- the processes occurring in the Sun are so complex that many scientists devote their careers to just one aspect of solar activity. Changes in the activity of the Sun particularly engage solar scientists. Whether fluctuations in the solar magnetic field, expulsions of...

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