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Electric Moon jolts the solar wind

(Phys.org) -- With the Moon as the most prominent object in the night sky and a major source of an invisible pull that creates ocean tides, many ancient cultures thought it could also affect our health or ...

dateMay 30, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Uranus auroras glimpsed from Earth

(Phys.org) -- For the first time, scientists have captured images of auroras above the giant ice planet Uranus, finding further evidence of just how peculiar a world that distant planet is. Detected by means ...

dateApr 13, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Wind mission encounters 'SLAMS' waves

(Phys.org) —As Earth moves around the sun, it travels surrounded by a giant bubble created by its own magnetic fields, called the magnetosphere. As the magnetosphere plows through space, it sets up a standing ...

dateApr 16, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Comet ISON vs. the solar storm

In 2007, astronomers were amazed when a solar storm hit Comet Encke. NASA STEREO spacecraft watched as a CME (coronal mass ejection) struck the comet head on and ripped off its tail.

dateNov 25, 2013 in Space Exploration
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