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NASA sees sun emit mid-level flare

(Phys.org) —The sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 1:32 pm EDT on May 3, 2013. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. Harmful radiation from a flare cannot pass through Earth's atmosphere to physically ...

dateMay 03, 2013 in Space Exploration
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GOES-R EXIS instrument ready for integration

The first of six instruments that will fly on GOES-R, NOAA's next-generation of geostationary operational environmental satellites, has been completed on schedule, seven months before its scheduled installation onto the spacecraft.

dateMay 02, 2013 in Space Exploration
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What glows green in space?

While a quest for green beer in space would be difficult, we're happy to report there are other ways you can celebrate Saint Patrick's Day while looking at the night sky. Just check out the nebulae and aurorae in these pictures!

dateMar 18, 2013 in Astronomy
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