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The stability of the solar wind

NASA's Wind spacecraft observes the solar wind before it impacts the magnetosphere of Earth. Launched in 1994 into an orbit more than two hundred Earth-radii away, one of Wind's prime objectives is to investigate the basic ...

dateJun 20, 2016 in Space Exploration
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SMILE space mission passes first hurdle

A space mission called SMILE (Solar Wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Explorer) which is jointly led by UCL and the Chinese National Space Science Center has received the go-ahead for an initial study phase this summer by ...

dateJun 04, 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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