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Every head needs sun protection and some people find that having a large head makes it difficult to find a hat that fits.
Event marks next step towards finalizing the testing and certification program for Wi-SUN Field Area Network profile specification MORGAN HILL, Calif., May 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Before slamming violently into the surface of Mercury (RIP), NASA’s MESSENGER probe sent back valuable data on the planet’s magnetic field, revealing that it is almost 4 billion years old.
CHICAGO, May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- John Galt Solutions announced today that Sun-Maid, a leading provider of premium quality raisins and dried fruits, selected John Galt's Atlas Planning Suite
Groundbreaking images of the Sun captured by scientists at NJIT’s Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) give a first-ever detailed view of the interior structure of umbrae – the dark patches in
Big Bear Observatory Captures Groundbreaking Images of Flaring Solar Flux Ropes Newark, NJ (PRWEB) April 28, 2015 Scientists at NJIT’s Big Bear Solar
Solar energy start up, SolBid has made it their mission to help schools from the looming educational budget deficit in the U.S.
The Sun undergoes a type of seasonal variability with its activity waxing and waning over the course of nearly two years, according to new research led by NCAR.
Our Sun goes through a few activity cycles and a new study has identified one such cycle that is almost seasonal in nature. According to the report, published in the journal Nature Communications, the nearly two-year cycle appears to be caused by shifts in the bands of powerful magnetic fields in each solar hemisphere. These bands also aid in shaping and approximately 11-year solar cycle that is part of a lengthier cycle that lasts approximately 22 years.
NASA and the ESA are hoping that a pair of satellites currently in development will solve some of the longstanding mysteries of the sun by getting up close and personal with our solar system’s host star, provided they can survive the extreme heat and harsh conditions.
The prominent feature that allows for the existence of life on Earth is the Sun. Radiation from our closest star provides heat and energy to our planet, driving biological processes and providing the necessary conditions for liquid water to naturally exist. But our Sun is only but one star in this vast Universe. And as it turns out, most stars are quite different than the one that illuminates our day. For this reason, scientists have, for hundreds of years, attempted to study the other...
Solar cycles: what are they and why should we care about them? Solar cycles are made up of what are known as solar minimums (min) and solar maximums (max). We refer to a solar min at the time when the sun is not active with many sunspots, while a solar max is just the opposite when we see a large increase in sunspot activity. So how long do solar cycles last? Typically they run on what is known as an 11 year cycle from the max to the min and then start over again anew. As of 2012 we...
Being a meteorologist for over thirteen years you start to take note of many things in the atmosphere and how they repeat themselves. Our Climate is no different. The definition of climate is stated as: the collective weather data in regards to moisture and temperature for over 30 years for the same location. So to better understand our climate we need to look at this. First, we have average temperatures for given places based on the 30 year average. Some years the temps are warmer or...
Solar Physics is a journal for solar and solar-stellar research and the study of solar terrestrial physics. Founded in 1967 by solar physicist Cornelis de Jager and publisher D. Reidel, the journal treats all aspects of solar physics, ranging from the internal structure of the Sun and its evolution, to outer corona and solar wind in interplanetary space. Solar Physics has four more than forty years been the principal journal for publications of fundamental research on the Sun. It is...
The spectroheliograph captures a photographic image of the Sun at a single wavelength of light. The wavelength chosen usually coincides with a spectral wavelength of one of the chemical elements present in the Sun. George Ellery Hale and Henri-Alexadre Deslandres developed I independently in 1890 and was further refined in 1932 by Robert R. McMath to take motion pictures. It operates by using a prism together with a narrow slit that passes a single wavelength. The light focuses on a...
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