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What on Earth is Sun-Earth Day?

3 years agoOdd : mental_floss

Image Credit: Sylvie Beland/NASA Today is Earth Day, the internationally designated time to pay extra-special attention to human impact on Earth’s ecology. But in addition to your Earth Day observances, why not join NASA scientists this year in celebrating Sun-Earth Day, an astronomically educational holiday designed to recognize special moments between Earth and our Sun? [...]
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Earth Would Be a Flashing "Life Exists Here!" Billboard to ET Astronomers

Academics / General Science : The Daily Galaxy (4 years ago)

In two new videos from NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft, bright flashes of light known as sun glints act as beacons signaling large bodies of water on Earth. These observations give scientists a way to pick out planets beyond our solar... Read Post

A Week With No Sunlight On Earth: Hoax So Viral, NASA Had To Intervene To Quell It

News : The Inquisitr - News (3 days ago)

Citizens of Earth had been routinely warned for the past few days that our planet was to be plunged into darkness for six whole days starting today. Thankfully, the sun rose and obliterated those rumors. However NASA, who usually re... Read Post

NASA's IMAGE and Cluster missions reveal origin of theta auroras

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (yesterday)

Auroras are the most visible manifestation of the sun's effect on Earth, but many aspects of these spectacular displays are still poorly understood. Thanks to the joint European Space Agency and NASA's Cluster mission combined with ... Read Post

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