The Super-Active Sunspot Blasting Out Major Solar Flares Now is Facing Earth
The super-active sunspot responsible for unleashing the three most powerful solar flares of 2013 now rotating toward Earth and will likely facing our planet.
Active Region 1748, as the sunspot is known, unleashed three monster solar flares between Sunday and Monday (May 12 to 13).
Every one of the solar storms registered as an X-class flare — the most powerful type — with each successive event…Continue
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Huge Laser Type Weapon Hits the Sun and Causes a Big M5,7 Solar Flare While at this Moment a Spacecraft Passing Near this Region
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ANNOUNCER:The scientists had predicted that we were going to reach solar maximum sometime in 2013, maybe towards the end. I think the estimate was about May. But what we’ve come to find is the activity has really toned down over the last couple months.
We reached really the peak towards the end of 2011. What scientists really think is happening is if you look back in history many of the previous solar cycles don’t have one hump, one maximum, but in fact, have two.
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A key mystery in observational lunar astronomy may be at least partially resolved.
An interesting study…Continue
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A pair of newly discovered stars is the third-closest star system to the sun, according to a paper that will be published in Astrophysical Journal Letters. The duo is the closest star system discovered since 1916. The discovery was made by Kevin Luhman, an associate professor of astronomy and astrophysics at Penn State and a researcher in Penn State's Center for Exoplanets and Habitable Worlds.
Credit: Penn State
Both stars in the new binary system are…
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One might think that the lamestream media might have kept an eye on this particular headline from August 2011. Since CNN has not redacted the story as a mistake, one would have to infer that that the story simply fell off their radar, or... The Government has a forced media blackout on the subject. Either way, could explain the increasing number of comets, asteroids and meteors lately in 2013...…Continue
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A solar superstorm may be brewing and there is little we can do to prevent it from disrupting our communications and electrical systems here on Earth. But there is more we can do to prepare for such an event,…
Added by Michael Vara on February 11, 2013 at 5:53pm — No Comments
The planet Mercury is about to make its best apparition of the year for backyard sky watchers. Look west at sunset for a piercing pink planet surrounded by twilight blue.
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NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft has entered a new region at the far reaches of our solar system that scientists feel is the final area the spacecraft has to cross before reaching interstellar space.
Scientists refer to this new region as a magnetic highway for charged particles because our sun’s magnetic field lines are connected to interstellar magnetic field lines. This connection allows lower-energy charged particles that originate from inside our heliosphere, or the bubble of charged…Continue
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Monday, September 17, 2012
Government officials blame unfair competition from China for the collapse of solar panel manufacturer Solyndra, but such concerns didn’t stop…Continue
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July 9, 2012
The most powerful solar flare of the summer so far erupted from the sun Friday (July 6),…Continue
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Over the past few years, the price of solar power in the United States has been dropping at a dramatic pace. Part of the reason for the drop: China has been flooding the U.S. market with dirt-cheap solar panels. But that’s all about to change.
About to get 31…Continue
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May 15, 2012 ByMike Wall
(Space.com) Skywatchers in East Asia and the western United States should circle Sunday (May 20) on their calendars. That's when a solar eclipse will block out most of the sun, leaving a spectacular "ring of fire" shining in the sky for observers located along…Continue
Added by Anthony Heath on May 18, 2012 at 2:25pm — No Comments
In 2010, a star 127 light-years away stunned the world -- it had become the largest star system beyond our own, playing host to five, possibly seven, alien worlds. Now, the star (called HD 10180) is…Continue
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There are nearly 450 nuclear reactors in the world, with hundreds more either under construction or in the planning stages. There are 104 of these reactors in the USA and…Continue
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Earth’s magnetic field is already full of activity from an Earth-directed Coronal Mass Ejection (CME). But all indications are another blast is headed our way from the strongest solar radiation storm since September,…Continue
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Republicans up in arms about the infamous failed federal $535 million loan guarantee for the Solyndra solar panel producer are finally tasked to apply the same standards to nuclear power.
If that happens, there will be no more commercial reactors built in the United States.
San Diego bore the brunt of the blackout and most of the nation's eighth-largest city was darkened. All outgoing flights from San Diego's Lindbergh Field were grounded and police stations were using…Continue
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