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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.
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.
The sun emitted a significant solar flare that peaked at 1:14 a.m. EST on Nov. 10, 2013.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The sun emitted a mid-level solar flare that peaked at 8:30 pm EDT on Oct. 23, 2013.
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