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What on Earth is Sun-Earth Day?

2 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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Sun glints seen from space signal oceans and lakes

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (5 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

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

NASA releases IRIS footage of X-class flare

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (10 hours ago)

On Sept. 10, 2014, NASA's newest solar observatory, the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, or IRIS, mission joined other telescopes to witness an X-class flare – an example of one of the strongest solar flares -- on the sun. Com... Read Post


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