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Remembering the Vela incident

Thirty-six years ago today, a strange event was detected over the Southern Indian Ocean that remains controversial. On September 22nd, 1979, an American Vela Hotel satellite detected an atmospheric explosion over the southern ...

dateSep 23, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Image: SDO sees 3 coronal 'holes'

The sun was visually dominated by three substantial coronal holes that rotated across its face the week of Sept. 8-10, 2015. Coronal holes are areas where the sun's magnetic field lines extend out into space and don't return ...

dateSep 17, 2015 in Space Exploration
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