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Image of the Day: Colossal Coronal Hole Blasting Solar Winds Toward Earth

The image takeny by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, shows a large triangular hole in the Sun's corona on March 13 shows an enormous triangular hole in the Sun’s corona allowing more charged solar particles to stream out into the Solar...
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Square 'Hole' Spotted in Sun

Academics / General Science : Science & Health from Newser (7 months ago)

There's a big square "hole" in the sun this week, according to NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. The dark spot in the sun's outer atmosphere is a phenomenon known as a "coronal hole," a gap in the magnetic field where solar wind ru... Read Post

NASA Team Probes Earth's Plasmasphere --A Cloud-Like Barrier to Ultra-Fast Electrons

Academics / General Science : The Daily Galaxy (15 hours ago)

The Van Allen belts are a collection of charged particles, gathered in place by Earth’s magnetic field. They can wax and wane in response to incoming energy from the sun, sometimes swelling up enough to expose satellites in low-Eart... Read Post

NASA Captures Massive Sun Blast

Academics / General Science : Science & Health from Newser (3 years ago)

A blast of super-heated plasma big enough to scorch dozens of Earths erupted from the sun yesterday, providing NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory with stunning images. The coronal mass ejection, which followed a solar flare, was not ... Read Post

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