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Extreme Solar Storm on Way to Earth, But Worst Effects Skim Above Planet, Scientists Say
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Caree
- 3 days ago - news.msn.com
A strong solar flare is blasting its way to Earth, but the worst of its power looks like it will barely skim above the planet and not cause many problems. It has been several years since Earth has had a solar storm of this size coming from sunspots smack
Largest Ever Yellow Star Is 1300 Times Bigger Than Sun
Science & Tech  (tags: world, astronomy, science, space, sun, Yellow Star )

Darren
- 14 days ago - newscientist.com
A monster version of our sun has been found, the largest known member of the family of yellow stars to which our sun belongs.
Scientist Warns 'Solar Super-Storms' Are Inevitable and a Significant Threat
Science & Tech  (tags: sun, solar flares, threats to civilization, power infrastructure )

Freya
- 43 days ago - altheadlines.com
In this month's issue of Physics World, Ashley Dale from the University of Bristol warns of the "catastrophic" and "long-lasting" impacts of "solar super-storms" and the dangers we face if the threat continues to go unnoticed.
Rare Eclipse Will Make Sun Look Like 'Fat Banana' From Earth on Tuesday Morning
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Ray
- 138 days ago - rt.com
A solar eclipse that occurs on average only once every 73 years may be perfectly witnessed only by penguins in Antarctica, while watchers in Australia will see the sun as a "super-fat banana".
Solar Wind Creates Water in Star Dust
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Kayleen
- 228 days ago - scientificamerican.com
Solar wind -- the constant flow of charged particles from the Sun -- can form water on interplanetary dust, adding to the primordial soup that gave rise to life on Earth, report researchers. Logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Is Our Sun Falling Silent?
Science & Tech  (tags: solar physicist, space, sun, earth, science )

Ray
- 237 days ago - bbc.co.uk
"I've been a solar physicist for 30 years, and I've never seen anything quite like this," says Richard Harrison, head of space physics at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire.
Solar Activity Not a Key Cause of Climate Change
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Freya
- 261 days ago - spacedaily.com
Climate change has not been strongly influenced by variations in heat from the sun, a new scientific study shows. The findings overturn a widely held scientific view that lengthy periods of warm and cold weather in the past might have been caused...
Part of Comet ISON Likely Survived After All
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Michael
- 286 days ago - cbc.ca
At least part of comet ISON likely survived the comet's graze past the sun Thursday, a new scientific analysis shows, despite initial widespread agreement that the comet had likely been fried to bits.
Comet ISON Nears Sun for Thanksgiving Encounter in NASA Video
Science & Tech  (tags: science, space, research, nasa, interesting, Comets, Sun )

Dee
- 290 days ago - news.yahoo.com
A NASA spacecraft has captured its best video yet of the icy Comet ISON streaking toward a Thanksgiving Day encounter with a sun, a close shave that the comet might just not survive.
Sun's Magnetic Field Will Flip Soon (Video)
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, interesting, research, space, study, sun, flipping )

Giana
- 306 days ago - news.yahoo.com
The sun's polarity is getting closer to flipping. The star's northern hemisphere's polarity has already reversed, and the southern hemisphere should follow suit soon, scientists say.
Rare Hybrid Solar Eclipse to Appear Sunday
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, eclipse, solar eclipse, annular eclipse, sun, moon, space, science )

Michael
- 316 days ago - cbc.ca
A rare "hybrid" solar eclipse will take place on Sunday morning starting at sunrise and will be visible as a partial eclipse in Eastern Canada.
Autumnal Equinox 2013: Why First Day Of Fall Arrives On September 22
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, Autumnal Equinox, seasons, First day of Fall, Earth, Sun, rotation )

Diane
- 357 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The seasons will change this Sunday (Sept. 22), with the Northern Hemisphere moving into autumn and the South emerging from winter into spring.
Sun Will Flip Its Magnetic Field Soon
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, research, nasa, news, study, space, sun, solar flip, interesting )

Giana
- 402 days ago - news.yahoo.com
The sun is gearing up for a major solar flip, NASA says. In an event that occurs once every 11 years, the magnetic field of the sun will change its polarity in a matter of months, according new observations by NASA-supported observatories.
WHY the Sun Will Flip Its Magnetic Field Soon
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, interesting, research, space, study, Sun )

Frans
- 403 days ago - za.news.yahoo.com
n an event that occurs once every 11 years, the magnetic field of the sun will change its polarity in a matter of months, according new observations by NASA-supported observatories....
Aphelion and Perihelion The Earth's Elliptical Orbit Around the Sun
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, Earth, Sun, interesting, research, space, world )

Frans
- 406 days ago - geography.about.com
The earth's orbit around the sun is not a circle. The earth's orbit around the sun is slightly elliptical. Therefore, the distance between the earth and the sun varies throughout the year....
 

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