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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.

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.

Space Weather Damaging Satellites
2013-09-16 14:32:14

Scientists say space weather could be causing some satellite malfunctions due to high-energy electrons.

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.

No Planetary Influence On Solar Activity
2013-09-05 14:37:53

A new study refutes a report last year which claimed the planets have an effect on solar activity.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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