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Earth's Van Allen Belts Thrust Particles To Near The Speed Of Light
2013-12-04 14:38:49

Researchers used data from the Van Allen Probes to reveal that the high-energy particles populating the radiation belts can be accelerated to nearly the speed of light. This finding comes on the heels of a related discovery showing similar particle acceleration but on a microscopic, rather than planetary, scale.

Sun Emits Another X-Class Solar Flare
2013-11-19 11:53:37

Adding on to a series of solar flares throughout October and November, the sun emitted another significant solar flare on Nov. 19, 2013, peaking at 5:26 a.m. EST.

Radiation Hazards Of Deep Space Travel Quantified By Researchers
2013-11-19 09:06:48

Comprehensive findings on space-based radiation as measured by a UNH-led detector aboard NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) provide critical information on the radiation hazards that will be faced by astronauts on extended missions into deep space.

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.

Sun Produces Fourth X-class Flare In A Week
2013-10-30 11:04:01

The sun emitted a significant solar flare – its fourth X-class flare since Oct. 23, 2013 -- peaking at 5:54 p.m. on Oct. 29, 2013.

Recalling The 2003 Nightmare Halloween Magnetic Storm
2013-10-30 08:32:39

As Halloween approaches most people are thinking about costume parties, tricks and treats, haunted hayrides and perhaps a rogue werewolf running amok. But for scientists, this October 31 may provide a scare much different than what most kids get when they go Trick-or-Treating this All Hallow's Eve.

Sun Continues To Produce Solar Flares
2013-10-28 11:08:45

After emitting its first significant solar flares since June 2013 earlier in the week, the sun continued to produce mid-level and significant solar flares on Oct. 27 and Oct. 28, 2013.

Space Weather Impacts Pilots And Airline Passengers
2013-10-27 06:19:50

Thanks to space weather, airline pilots absorb approximately as much radiation over the course of a year as a nuclear power plant employee, NASA officials revealed on Friday.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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