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Solar Flares and our Earth’s Changing Magnetic Field

Solar flares affect our reality especially when our earth's magnetic field weakens and during periods of solar maximum. The Sun influences the planet, humans, and every living thing. When it changes, we change...
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Solar system 2.0 found 10 light-years away

DNAINDIA.COM A planetary system located just 10.5 light-years away is remarkably similar to our solar system, scientists have found. The system is a prime location to research how planets form around stars li...
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Solar Flare Could Trigger Blackouts Anytime

THE SUN A GIANT fissure has opened across the Sun and is spewing rapid solar winds toward our planet. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory got wind of the massive hole on Friday morning. This coronal hole is ...
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Geomagnetic Storm Peaks at G3 (Strong) Level

ARRL The Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) reports that a G2 (moderate) geomagnetic storm watch remains in effect for October 26 (UTC), due to anticipated coronal hole high-speed stream effects. On O...
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What Creates the Aurora Borealis?

The Northern Lights are one of the most spectacular natural events on the planet. The usual explanation given by tour guides and in books is that charged particles carried by solar winds from the sun hit the...
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NASA Missions Measure Solar Flare from Space

Scientists, using NASA's solar-watching missions, have captured the most comprehensive observations of an electromagnetic phenomenon called 'current sheet', providing evidence that our understanding of solar fl...
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CORONAL CANYON SPEWS SOLAR WIND

A gaseous canyon has opened up in the sun's atmosphere, and it is spewing solar wind toward Earth. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory is monitoring the structure, shown here in an extreme ultraviolet image taken...
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2016 Opens with Extreme Weather, Solar Storm

As 2015 fades into history, storms are triggering chaotic weather and causing severe destruction in parts of the globe. Here's a closer look at areas most impacted: United States: Historic flooding ...
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We are Entering ‘Solar Minimum’ Soon

The sun erupted with two notable space weather events in 2015: the geomagnetic storms on June 22 and March 17. They lit up the northern skies with beautiful aurora, which in some places continued for days. But ...
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Mount Etna’s Eruption Light Up Sicily’s Sky

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0HULgTjaSA Italian residents were treated with quite the spectacle on Thursday. Fire and lightning lit up the sky over Sicily after Mount Etna’s Voragine crater erupted...
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Global Warming is Caused By the Sun, Not Humans

Every year the planet Earth follows a pattern of seasons, spring, summer, fall and winter. According to NOAA, seasons are produced due to the planets axial tilt and portions of the planet moving closer and othe...
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Another CME Heading Towards Earth

A massive magnetic cloud of plasma is heading towards the Earth. It is a coronal mass ejection (CME) from the Sun's atmosphere, or corona. But, it is nothing too unusual. This one is expected to mostly miss. It...
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White House Preparing for Catastrophic Solar Event

If a giant solar flare hit the Earth, it could knock out the entire power grid, meaning no more new Justin Bieber singles, no more televised presidential debates, and no more Facebook photos of babies. But i...