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October 24, 2020

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Ultraviolet Shines Light on Origins of the Solar System

In the search to discover the origins of our solar system, an international team including planetary scientists has compared the composition of the sun to the composition of the most ancient ...

Studying the Sun as a Star to Understand Stellar Flares and Exoplanets

New research shows that sunspots and other active regions can change the overall solar emissions. The sunspots cause some emissions to dim and others to brighten; the timing of the changes also ...

A New Look at Sunspots

NASA's extensive fleet of spacecraft allows scientists to study the Sun extremely close-up - one of the agency's spacecraft is even on its way to fly through the Sun's outer atmosphere. But sometimes ...
New research will help astrobiologists understand how much radiation planets experience during super flares and whether life could exist on worlds beyond our ...
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Solar Storm Forecasts for Earth Improved With Help from the Public

Scientists used observations recorded by members of the public to increase accuracy of computer model predictions of when harmful CMEs will hit ...

NASA Data Helps New Model Predict Big Solar Flares

Scientists have developed a new model that successfully predicted seven of the Sun's biggest flares from the last solar cycle, out of a set of nine. With more development, the model could be ...

Breakthrough Method for Predicting Solar Storms

Extensive power outages and satellite blackouts that affect air travel and the internet are some of the potential consequences of massive solar storms. These storms are believed to be caused by the ...

Alaskan Seismometers Record the Northern Lights

An aurora sightseeing tour leader in Alaska, was lucky enough to photograph a 'eruption' of brilliant pink light in the night skies one night in ...

Unprecedented Look Into 'Central Engine' Powering a Solar Flare

Researchers have presented a new, detailed look inside the 'central engine' of a large solar flare accompanied by a powerful eruption by the Owens Valley Solar Array. The new findings offer ...

Solar Orbiter's First Images Reveal 'Campfires' on the Sun

The first images from Solar Orbiter, a new Sun-observing mission by ESA and NASA, have revealed omnipresent miniature solar flares, dubbed 'campfires', near the surface of our closest ...

Scientists Propose Plan to Determine If Planet Nine Is a Primordial Black Hole

Scientists have developed a new method to find black holes in the outer solar system, and along with it, determine once-and-for-all the true nature of the hypothesized Planet ...

Enormous 'Superflare' Detected on Nearby Star

Astronomers succeeded in detecting 12 stellar flare phenomena on AD Leonis. One of these flares was 20 times larger than those emitted by our own sun, categorizing it a 'superflare'. ...

Mystery of Solar Cycle Illuminated

The sun's convection zone plays a key role in the generation and evolution of the Sun's magnetic field. Analyzing data sets spanning more than 20 years, researchers have obtained the most ...

Researchers Shed New Light on Solar Flares

Plasma astrophysicists have created the first self-consistent simulation of the physical processes that occur during a solar flare. The researchers used supercomputers and a new combination of ...

New 'Sun Clock' Quantifies Extreme Space Weather Switch on-Off

Extreme space weather events can significantly impact systems such as satellites, communications systems, power distribution and aviation. They are driven by solar activity which is known to have an ...

Speed of Space Storms Key to Protecting Astronauts and Satellites from Radiation

Measuring the speed of coronal mass ejections (CMEs) as they erupt from the sun, in addition to their size, found to be crucial in providing accurate early warnings that keep astronauts and ...

Eclipse Data Illuminate Mysteries of Sun's Corona

Observations from total solar eclipses are used to measure the shape of the Sun's magnetic ...

New Research Deepens Understanding of Earth's Interaction With the Solar Wind

Scientists have reproduced a process that occurs in space to deepen understanding of what happens when the Earth encounters the solar ...

Hot Stars Are Plagued by Giant Magnetic Spots, ESO Data Shows

Astronomers have discovered giant spots on the surface of extremely hot stars hidden in stellar clusters. Not only are these stars plagued by magnetic spots, some also experience superflare events, ...

New Sunspots Potentially Herald Increased Solar Activity

On May 29, 2020, a family of sunspots -- dark spots that freckle the face of the Sun, representing areas of complex magnetic fields -- sported the biggest solar flare since October 2017. Although the ...

New Comet Discovered by Solar Observatory

In late May and early June, Earthlings may be able to glimpse Comet SWAN. The comet is currently faintly visible to the unaided eye in the Southern Hemisphere just before sunrise. The new comet was ...

Hayabusa2 Reveals More Secrets from Ryugu

In February and July of 2019, the Hayabusa2 spacecraft briefly touched down on the surface of near-Earth asteroid Ryugu. The readings it took with various instruments at those times have given ...

Sun Is Less Active Than Similar Stars

By cosmic standards the sun is extraordinarily monotonous. For the first time, the scientists compared the sun with hundreds of other stars with similar rotation periods. Most displayed much stronger ...

Why the Solar Wind Is Hotter Than Expected

When the sun expels plasma, the solar wind cools as it expands through space -- but not as much as the laws of physics would predict. Physicists now know the ...

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