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Why is the sun going quiet?

The sun is our nearest star and the source of all our light and heat on Earth but recent reports have highlighted an ongoing steep decline in solar activity. ...

Jan 22, 2014
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Monitoring pilot alertness for solar impulse (w/ Video)

Pilot and psychiatrist Bertrand Piccard just "landed" after 72 hours of simulated flight across the Atlantic Ocean in Solar Impulse, a solar airplane which is equipped with advanced renewable technology. This second virtual ...

Dec 23, 2013
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X-Class solar flare: Nov. 19

Adding on to a series of solar flares throughout October and November, the sun emitted another significant solar flare on Nov. 19, 2013, peaking at 5:26 a.m. EST. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. ...

Nov 20, 2013
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Sun continues to emit solar flares

After emitting its first significant solar flares since June 2013 earlier in the week, the sun continued to produce mid-level and significant solar flares on Oct. 27 and Oct. 28, 2013.

Oct 28, 2013
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Preparing to launch Swarm

With the launch of ESA's Swarm trio set for 14 November, the first satellite has arrived safely at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia. This new mission will unravel one of the most mysterious aspects of our ...

Sep 20, 2013
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SDO mission untangles motion inside the Sun

(Phys.org) —Using an instrument on NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, called the Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager, or HMI, scientists have overturned previous notions of how the sun's writhing insides move ...

Aug 28, 2013
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An alga stressed by the light

During the summers of 2010 and 2011, the UPV/EHU's Bentos Marino group analysed samples of algae populations from five zones and measured the amount of light present in and the temperature of each zone over ...

Aug 27, 2013
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