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SOHO image: Here comes the sun

The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) has been watching the Sun for almost 20 years. In that time it has seen solar activity ramp up and die down repeatedly. Its Extreme ultraviolet Imaging Telescope has taken images ...

dateJul 13, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Kamikaze comet loses its head

Like coins, most comet have both heads and tails. Occasionally, during a close passage of the Sun, a comet's head will be greatly diminished yet still retain a classic cometary outline. Rarely are we left with nothing but ...

dateMar 03, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Image: Artificial eclipse

The sun experiences both calm and tempestuous periods of activity. At its most active, our star can fling out multiple bursts of particles in a single day in events known as coronal mass ejections, or CMEs. Particles within ...

dateDec 07, 2015 in Space Exploration
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