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Voyager seeks the answer blowin' in the wind

(PhysOrg.com) -- In which direction is the sun's stream of charged particles banking when it nears the edge of the solar system? The answer, scientists know, is blowing in the wind. It's just a matter of getting ...

Mar 09, 2011
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'Baby fat' on the young sun?

To deal with the faint young Sun paradox, researchers are taking a fresh look at an old idea: that the Sun started out larger and more luminous than we thought.

Feb 14, 2012
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Observing the Birkeland currents

When the supersonic solar wind hits the Earth's magnetic field, a powerful electrical connection occurs with Earth's field, generating millions of amperes of current that drive the dazzling auroras. These ...

Oct 06, 2014
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