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« Reply #270 on: Feb 16th, 2011, 12:49pm »

Another quick update:


AMAZING SUNSPOT MOVIE: Less than a week ago, sunspot 1158 didn't exist. Now it is wider than the planet Jupiter and unleashing the strongest solar flares since Dec. 2006. Click on the arrow to witness the amazing 5-day development of this active region, courtesy of NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory:

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Big sunspot AR1158 poses a 20% threat for Earth-directed X-flares. Credit: SDO/HMI


Current Auroral Oval:
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MAN-MADE COMET CRATER: In July 2005, NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft dropped an 820-lb copper projectile onto the surface of Comet Tempel 1. Almost six years later, NASA finally saw the impact crater. On Valentine's Day 2011, long after the dust had cleared, Stardust-NExT flew past Tempel 1 and photographed the impact site:

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It's not very impressive--and that is telling. The lack of a well-defined crater reveals much about the structural integrity of the comet's surface. Science team member Pete Schultz of Brown University explains: "We see a [shallow] crater with a small mound in the center, and it appears that some of the ejecta went up and came right back down. This tells us this cometary nucleus is fragile and weak based on how subdued the crater is we see today."

Stay tuned for updates as the analysis progresses beyond the "first-look" stage, and meanwhile, browse the flyby gallery.

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/stardust/multimedia/gallery-index.html


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Astronomers Doubt Giant Planet 'Tyche' Exists in Our Solar System
http://www.space.com/10863-mystery-planet-tyche-debate.html

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A duo of planetary astronomers has grabbed media attention by claiming a planet four times the size of Jupiter may be lurking in the outer solar system. They call the planet Tyche.

Many astronomers, however, say it probably isn't there.

The claim by John Matese and Daniel Whitmire of the University of Lousiana-Lafayette is not new: They have been making a case for Tyche since 1999, suggesting that the giant planet's presence in a far-flung region of solar system called the Oort cloud would explain the unusual orbital paths of some comets that originate there.

"There's evidence that some Oort cloud comets display orbital peculiarities," Matese said. "We're saying that perhaps the pattern is indicative that there's a planet there."

Although their argument is similar to the one they originally made, "what's new is that this pattern has persisted," Matese told Life's Little Mysteries. "It's possible that it's a statistical fluke, but that likelihood has lessened as more data has accumulated in the past 10 years."

Matese says NASA's WISE telescope may have already collected infrared data from Tyche that would be hard to pick out from within the telescope's immense database.

"The spectrum we have predicted is uncertain, and there may be a great many signals that are similar to what are expected for our object. So this may take time," Matese said. It could be two years before a signal from Tyche — if it's there — is located, he added.

Not everyone is as optimistic.

Required: 'Incredible proof'

Matthew Holman, a planetary scientist at the Harvard Smithsonian Institute of Astrophysics, is not a Tyche believer.

Though he hasn't read the latest version of Matese's and Whitmire's argument, Holman told Life's Little Mysteries, "Based on past papers that I've seen looking at where long-period comets came from in the sky, and finding signatures of large perturbers of the Oort cloud, I was not persuaded by the evidence."

Hal Levison, a planetary scientist at the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colo., who recently authored a paper on the Oort cloud for Science Magazine, seconded that opinion.

"I haven't read this version of his paper, which he claims now has better statistics than the previous attempts, where he also claimed that he saw evidence of this object," Levison said. "But in previous papers, I really think he did his statistics wrong. Incredible claims require incredible proof and I really believe that he doesn't understand how to do this statistical analysis correctly."

"What Matese claims is that he sees an excess of comets coming from a particular place, which he attributes to the gravitational effects of a large planet in the Oort cloud. I have nothing against the idea, but I think the signal that he claims he sees is very subtle, and I'm not sure it's statistically significant," Levison told Life's Little Mysteries.

"There's another group in England that claims the same thing, but with Jupiter on the other side of the sun," Levison said. "And they also claim to explain the excess of comets."

As always, it's difficult to prove or disprove anything that you can't see or touch, but for now, considering that most astronomers aren't even sure that such an excess of comets exists in the first place, it may be too early to get psyched about Tyche.





Mars500 crew 'walk on Mars' on simulated mission
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12446405

http://www.space.com/10841-hold-sun-mock-mars-explorers-land-red-planet-set-mars-walks.html

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« Reply #271 on: Feb 18th, 2011, 11:06am »


IMPACT! A CME hit Earth's magnetic field at approximately 0100 UT on Feb. 18th (8:00 pm EST on Feb. 17th). The impact was not as strong as expected considering the cloud's X-class origin. Nevertheless, geomagnetic storms are possible in the hours ahead. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras.

INCOMING CME: NASA researchers have made a time-lapse movie of the X2-category explosion on Feb. 15th. Click on the arrow to play the movie, then scroll down for commentary:

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This is a composite of data from two spacecraft: SOHO and the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). SDO took the golden picture in the middle; it's an extreme ultraviolet image of the sun. A flash of UV radiation centered on sunspot 1158 marks the biggest solar flare since Dec. 2006. SOHO took the red picture on the outside; it's a coronagraph image. The CME that hit Earth earlier today is visible as a willowy cloud flying away from the solar disk.

More images and movies of this event may be found here.
http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/gallery/potw.php?v=item&id=42



SOLAR PROMINENCE: A gigantic tendril of hot plasma is whipping and dancing along the sun's northeastern limb. "Wow, what a monster!" says amateur astronomer Pete Lawrence, who sends this picture from his backyard observatory in Selsey UK:

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The plasma is barely contained by unstable loops of magnetism, and the whole structure could fly off into space later today. If it does erupt, Earth will not be in the line of fire. This solar activity is not geoeffective, merely photogenic. Readers with solar telescopes are encouraged to monitor the action.

more images: from the Solar Dynamics Observatory in Earth orbit

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Sunspot 1158 poses a continued threat for X-class solar flares. Credit: SDO/HMI

Current Auroral Oval:
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http://www.spaceweather.com/swpod2011/18feb11/sdo1.jpg

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« Reply #272 on: Feb 23rd, 2011, 10:33pm »

Some bookmarks for my self for when I update the thread.

*watch this space for edits and updates*

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/fl-magnetic-north-shift-20110218,0,2819271.story

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/feb/21/solar-storms-global-katrina

http://www.space.com/10906-space-storms-threat.html

http://gizmodo.com/#!5763718/what-will-suspended-animation-really-be-like-a-new-study-offers-hints

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/02/lunar-x-prize-teams/

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« Reply #273 on: Mar 9th, 2011, 01:29am »



Record breaking X class flare EARTH DIRECTED CME.
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FAST CORONAL MASS EJECTION: A coronal mass ejection (CME) exploded from the vicinity of sunspot 1164 during the late hours of March 7th. It lept away from the sun traveling some 2200 km/s, making it the fastest CME since Sept. 2005. A movie of the cloud prepared by Karl Battams of the Naval Research Lab seems to show a small but non-negligible Earth-directed component

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Sunspots 1164, 1165, and 1166 all have delta-class magnetic fields that harbor energy for X-class flares. Credit: SDO/HMI

EQUINOX SUN OUTAGES: Many readers reported an intermittent loss of satellite TV reception over the weekend. Was the sun to blame? Yes and no. Senior forecaster Bill Murtagh of NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center explains: "It is likely that the sun caused the problem, but not because of solar flares. Now is the time of year for the 'equinox conjunction,' when the sun lines up with the satellite and the receiving satellite dish. When this happens, radio interference from the sun competes with signals from the satellite and can create noise levels several decibels higher than normal. The problem, which typically persists for 5 to 15 minutes, is referred to as a 'sun outage' and is often confused with sunspot or solar flare activity."

(For the record, our Cable went out yesterday and our closed circuit monitor at work was showing snow almost all day)

SOLAR ACTIVITY: The magnetic canopy of big sunspot 1166 erupted on March 7th around 1400 UT, producing an M2-class solar flare and a bright coronal mass ejection (CME). Click on the image to launch a movie of the expanding plasma cloud:
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PLASMA RAIN: It's raining on the sun today. Micheal Buxton recorded the shower from his backyard observatory in Ocean Beach, California. Open your umbrella and click on the image, below:

http://www.spaceweather.com/swpod2011/06mar11/spaceprom2.m4v
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BIG SUNSPOTS: Sunspots 1164 and 1166 are so large, people are noticing them at sunrise and sunset when the sun is dimmed by clouds and haze. The dark cores of these regions are many times wider than Earth, so they are conspicuous even from a distance of 93 million miles. Readers who monitor the spots using properly-filtered backyard telescopes are likely to see flares in action; sunspot 1164 in particular has a delta-class magnetic field that harbors energy for X-class eruptions
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Even without a CME, the skies over Abisko National Park in Sweden are already active. Chad Blakley took this picture before daybreak on March 5th:

We are on Aurora watch, btw... Check out side at dark once in awhile.. keep a camera handy.

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I'll get some info on the Discovery's last mission later on. Quite a tribute William Shatner did... (lol). I still say that the USA will buy all the shuttles after they are retired... they will fly again..... more coming soon...




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« Reply #274 on: Apr 2nd, 2011, 6:54pm »

This is from the recent American Radio Relay League radio propogation newsletter:

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Rob Steenburgh, KA8JBY informs us of the annual Space WeatherWorkshop, scheduled April 26-29, 2011 in Boulder, Colorado. Check http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/sww for details and registrationinformation.

Rob also reminds us, "There is a nice web application for examiningimagery from the SDO and SOHO spacecraft. It is called 'Helioviewer'and can be found at http://helioviewer.org. There's also an open-source application folks can load on their computer called'JHelioviewer' at http://jhelioviewer.org. Users can createwhole-disk animations as well as movie loops zoomed in on activeregions.

They can also overlay various images. JHelioviewer andHelioviewer.org are open-source projects for the visualization ofsolar and heliospheric data. The projects are funded by ESA andNASA.

" I noticed that http://helioviewer.org seems to work much better thanwhen it was first announced. You can zoom in on the latest images,and also step back in time to see how the Sun has changed over theprevious few hours, days or weeks.
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« Reply #275 on: Jun 8th, 2011, 01:51am »

.. I sort of took a break from this.. News got down right depressing out there.. I will likely go back and do some of the tech news that has been neat later on. Now, however... just an update on what the Sun is doing. Break out those tin foil hats, 2012 is just next year.... sheesh.!


Now despite how this looks this was only an M class flare... however it was only the energy put into the explosion that is counted with M class... not amount of mass ejected... they may need to be re-calculating that if this sort of thing becomes normal.

This morning around 0641 UT, magnetic fields above sunspot complex 1226-1227 became unstable and erupted. The blast produced an M2-class solar flare, an S1-class radiation storm, and a massive CME. A recording of the blast from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory ranks as one of the most beautiful and dramatic movies of the SDO era

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A video with commentary from solar physicist C. Alex Young of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center shows material splashing back to the stellar surface. "I've never seen material released this way before," he says in the video. "It looks like someone kicked a clod of dirt in the air--an amazing, amazing event."

Coronagraphs onboard the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) are still monitoring the CME as it billows away from the sun. Watch the cloud expand. The speckles are caused by energetic charged particles hitting the camera's CCD array. This is what we mean by a "radiation storm"; the particles were accelerated by the explosion and are now peppering Earth-orbiting satellites and spacecraft like SOHO.

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Although the blast was not squarely Earth-directed, it will affect our planet. The CME should deliver a glancing blow to Earth's magnetic field during the late hours of June 8th or June 9th. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras when the CME arrives.


Please watch all of these videos. You really have to understand the SIZE of what is happening in these pictures. You see the first explosion - the ejection is carried up and spread over a quarter of the Sun's surface where it rains back down to the Sun... exploding as it hits more of the Sun's surface. No one has ever seen this before. There has never been an explosion that large ever witnessed in history. (I ask you too look at how much of the world TODAY had record temperatures. 103 in Minnesota! - if related keep in mind this solar flare happened AWAY from the Earth...)


(*note the "this is ok.. we don't know what it does but we shouldn't worry about it".. like they would tell you to connect the dots..*

Most of the material that was ejected was MUCH larger than THE EARTH.... That is mind boggling!



http://www.spaceweather.com/swpod2011/07jun11/M2_CME_304_large_crop.mpg

http://www.space.com/11893-huge-sun-eruption-spectacular-solar-flare.html

http://www.space.com/11891-huge-sun-eruption-june-7-2011.html



(again with an interesting opinion - I found this comment in one of those links up there to the news story. I can't help but feel the same way... Quote:
ok, pick a year you remember that was cold. look at the plotter and see that the sunspots were minimal before the cold years.. i remember heavy cold winters in 77-79.. see plotter

listen to the weather man, they say back in 1913 it was cold, we almost beat that record this year they stated.. look at the plotter.. amazing how cold trends and sunspots come together.

or try some hot weather or bad hurricane years you will see lots of sunspots... but not tornado years, tornadoes need cold and hot.. tornadoes are cold weather products... without cold jet streams you have no tornadoes.

anyway, here is the link ​http://spaceweather.com/glossary/sunspo​tplotter.htm


The guy is right, having been around dozens in just the past month or so (normally around here is a few every few years) and seeing all the massive tornadoes ALL OVER the country I can't help but think.... Just saying... Hmm.. the Sun is magnetic too... explosions like this effect magnetic fields all over the solar system... Hmm... Earth is magnetic... quakes?

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« Reply #276 on: Jun 14th, 2011, 11:17am »

New HD movies:

http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/gallery/gallery/assets/movies/SSW_cutout_20110607T0611-20110607T0715_AIA_211-193-171_S22W53.mov


http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/gallery/gallery/assets/movies/20110607_193304_combo_small.mov

http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/gallery/gallery/assets/movies/M2_CME_304_bestcrop.mov

http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/gallery/gallery/assets/movies/C2_M2_CME_best.mov
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http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/gallery/gallery/assets/movies/C3_M2_CME_1024.mpg


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June 10, 2011 - Sun's Solar Activity Has Lighted Up
Northern Sky With “Raining Auroras.”

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Spaceweather.com reported today, “The CME from Tuesday's magnificent flare still hasn't reached Earth. NOAA forecasters haven't given up, though. They estimate a 20% to 30% chance that the energetic particle cloud may yet deliver a glancing blow to our planet's magnetic field and spark geomagnetic storms during the next 24 hours. High latitude sky watchers should remain alert for auroras.”

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In detail - How the Northern Lights are related to solar storms:






http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13754423

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/06/110608-new-supernova-space-science-stars-universe/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13715764

http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2011/09jun_bigsurprise/

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Random Space News:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/06/110610094511.htm

http://gizmodo.com/5808564/the-ghosts-of-saturn

http://uk.gizmodo.com/5808651/watching-the-clouds-go-by-in-spectacular-fashion

http://io9.com/5805065/the-manhunt-for-the-german-scientists-who-faked-the-roswell-crash
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« Reply #277 on: Jun 15th, 2011, 12:34am »

CORONAL MASS EJECTION: On June 14th around 0810 UT, a magnetic filament near the sun's eastern limb became unstable and erupted. The resulting blast hurled a bright and massive CME into space:

no where close to last weeks eruption

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The expanding cloud was observed by 3 spacecraft: STEREO-A, STEREO-B and SOHO. Researchers at the Goddard Space Flight Center's Space Weather Lab assembled data from the fleet to create a 3-dimensional model of the expanding cloud
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ta from the fleet to create a 3-dimensional model of the expanding cloud: movie. According to their analysis, the cloud blew away from the sun at a speed of 830 km/s and it could deliver a glancing blow to Earth's magnetic field on June 17th at 10:50 UT (plus minus 7 hours). The impact is not expected to provoke strong geomagnetic storming. Nevertheless, high-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras when the CME arrives

^^I want this data for last weeks eruption....... I can't find it anywhere....
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And some scientists think that THIS event was the solar maximum! Which means some folks think that the doomsday idea that in 2012 the solar maximum will cause a massive flare that wipes us all out.... wont happen! We will be well into a solar minimum in 2012... again.. no one can be sure though. Here is what they say:

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/06/solar-minimum-climate/

http://www.space.com/11960-fading-sunspots-slower-solar-activity-solar-cycle.html





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« Reply #279 on: Jun 17th, 2011, 09:44am »

More random news links:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/17/science/space/17mercury.html?_r=1

http://www.space.com/11990-darpa-100-year-starship-technology.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13783877

Lunar Eclipse Gallery!:
http://www.spaceweather.com/eclipses/gallery_15jun11.htm




Older news stories:

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/multimedia/e27depart.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13609153

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43262234/ns/technology_and_science-space/

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/06/milky-way-video/

http://www.space.com/11864-midnight-solar-eclipse-amazes-skywatchers.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13567381

http://www.space.com/11804-nasa-moon-rock-sting-apollo17.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13574197

http://www.space.com/11797-moon-interior-wet-lunar-origins.html

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=the-strangest-numbers-in-string-theory

http://www.space.com/11750-alien-planets-solar-systems-kepler-aas218.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1389206/Dark-energy-DOES-exist-increasingly-driving-universe-apart-scientists-claim.html

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/05/gigantic-lightning/

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/05/haumea-ice/

http://forteanswest.com/lowfiguesteditorial-TimBeckley0511.php

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13378864

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/05/oldest-fossil-micrometeorites/

http://www.space.com/11633-alien-planets-orbits-explained.html

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42932978/ns/technology_and_science-space/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1384214/Could-Saturns-largest-moon-Titan-house-giant-underground-water-ocean.html

http://www.livescience.com/14060-4-5-billion-year-meteorite-yields-mineral.html

http://www.space.com/11560-nasa-asteroid-vesta-spacecraft-dawn-approach.html

http://news.discovery.com/space/super-civilizations-might-live-off-black-holes-110430.html

http://www.space.com/11527-nasa-voyager-spacecraft-leave-solar-system.html

http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-04-spacex-aims-mars-years.html

http://news.stv.tv/scotland/244294-top-astronomers-warn-the-world-could-end-within-90-years/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1379142/Early-universe-just-ONE-dimension--know-prove-say-physicists.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13131537

http://www.space.com/11437-mars-moons-exploration-astronauts-red-rocks.html

http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/04/18/6490259-nasa-funds-next-gen-spaceships

http://io9.com/5792757/what-will-astronomers-see-a-trillion-years-from-now

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1377762/Nasa-posts-thousands-amazing-space-images-internet.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1377376/Japan-earthquake-tsunami-Incredible-noise-moment-captured.html

http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-04-big-simulated-metamaterial-impossible.html

http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2011/04/-massive-inhabited-planets-could-exist-in-weird-space-time-orbit-inside-black-holes.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12990213

http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2011/04/venus-morphing-vortex-trumps-saturns-hexagon.html

http://www.space.com/11348-spaceships-human-spaceflight-50th-anniversary-infographic.html

http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-04-frozen-comet-watery-scientists.html

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap110404.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12899961

http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-04-dark-starless-planets.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12911806

http://www.space.com/11263-nasa-mercury-photos-results-messenger.html

http://www.space.com/11254-nasa-photos-mercury-orbit-messenger-spacecraft.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1370219/Technicolour-dream-planet-Earth-youve-seen-it.html

http://www.space.com/11230-water-powered-spaceship-mars-solar-system.html

http://news.discovery.com/space/could-dead-dwarf-stars-support-life-110324.html

http://www.space.com/11205-saturn-strange-radio-signals-cassini.html

http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-06-scientists-magnetic-ropes-solar-storms.html

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« Reply #280 on: Jun 23rd, 2011, 11:05am »

STORM WARNING: A fast-moving stream of solar wind is buffeting Earth's magnetic field. The combined effect of this stream plus a CME expected to arrive soon (see below) has prompted NOAA forecasters to declare a 30% to 35% chance of geomagnetic storms on June 23-24. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras.

CME FORECAST, REVISED: A CME propelled toward Earth by the "solstice solar flare" of June 21st may be moving slower than originally thought. Analysts at the GSFC Space Weather Lab have downgraded the cloud's probable speed from 800 km/s to 650 km/s. Impact is now expected on June 24th at 0700 UT plus or minus 7 hours. In this animated forecast model, the yellow dot is Earth:

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A slower CME should deliver a weaker blow to Earth's magnetic field. Forecasters now predict a relatively mild G1-class (Kp=5) geomagnetic storm when the cloud arrives. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras during the early hours of June 24. The season favors observers in the southern hemisphere where solstice skies are winter-dark

INCOMING: Magnetic fields above sunspot complex 1236 erupted during the early hours of June 21st, producing a C7-class solar flare and a full-halo CME. The expanding cloud is heading almost directly toward Earth:

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UPDATE: According to analysts at the GSFC Space Weather Lab, the CME left the sun traveling 800 km/s and it will reach Earth on June 23rd at 23:22 UT (plus or minus 7 hours). A very cool 3D heliospheric model shows the cloud sweeping past our planet. The impact is expected to trigger a G2-class (Kp=6) geomagnetic storm





More Solar News:

http://www.space.com/12032-saturn-moon-helene-photo-cassini.html

http://uk.gizmodo.com/5814603/astronomers-find-star-shooting-100000000-amazon-rivers-of-water-at-120000-mph

http://uk.gizmodo.com/5813257/air-conditioning-our-military-costs-more-than-nasas-entire-budget
^ Sad.... and some politicians want to cut NASA's budget even more! As I said last year, No other government run program has made more jobs, generated MORE positive income and growth in the economy than NASA... cutting its budget is insane. Half the gizmos we use EVERYDAY came FROM NASA. Cell phones, microwave ovens, safer tech in your car you drive to work, the food you eat and the medicine you take... mostly all developed from NASA. Stupid government...


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« Reply #281 on: Jul 3rd, 2011, 4:25pm »

http://uk.gizmodo.com/5814970/i-had-forgotten-how-beautiful-the-night-sky-is

http://gizmodo.com/5817202/this-supermassive-black-hole-fuels-a-quasar-60-trillion-times-as-bright-as-the-sun

http://gizmodo.com/5816428/the-case-for-mars-the-plan-to-settle-the-red-planet-and-why-we-must

http://gizmodo.com/5816235/astronauts-evacuate-to-soyuz-spacecraft-as-junk-nearly-hits-the-international-space-station

http://gizmodo.com/5808276/the-1000+kilometer-wide-telescope-thatll-look-back-at-the-beginning-of-time

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« Reply #282 on: Jul 20th, 2011, 11:03am »

Wall of links coming -

http://gizmodo.com/5818469/a-five-minute-explanation-of-how-the-earths-beautiful-northern-lights-arrive

http://gizmodo.com/5818968/how-americas-first-reusable-space-shuttle-got-off-the-ground

http://gizmodo.com/5822417/what-is-this-astronaut-installing-in-the-iss

http://gizmodo.com/5821682/the-mighty-saturn-rocket-breaths-fire-again

http://gizmodo.com/5821741/i-cant-think-of-a-more-beautiful-image-of-the-shuttle-earth-and-the-iss

http://gizmodo.com/5821957/nasa-in-the-1970s-10000+person-space-colony-by-the-year-2000

http://gizmodo.com/5821976/a-tiny-man+made-probe-is-orbiting-a-massive-asteroid-117-million-miles-from-earth

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/07/08/atlantis-blasts-off-on-final-flight-for-space-shuttle-program/?test=latestnews

http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/07/07/2303105/shuttles-end-hits-houston-in-ego.html

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CHANCE OF FLARES: Sunspot 1260 has developed a delta-class magnetic field that harbors energy for powerful X-class solar flares. Such an eruption today would be Earth-directed as the sunspot turns to face our planet

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Sunspot 1260 is leading a parade of big sunspots across the solar disk--one of the finest displays of solar activity in years. Even the smallest dark cores in these sunspot groups are as wide as planets, and they are crackling with C-class flares. Readers with solar telescopes are encouraged to monitor developments.

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Sunspot 1260 poses a threat for Earth-directed X-flares. Note: Yesterday, sunspot 1263 was mislabeled as 1262. Sorry for the confusion! Credit: SDO/HMI




DISINTEGRATING COMET MOVIE: Note to comets: Stay away from the sun. On July 5th, an icy comet dove into the sun and disintegrated. New footage just released by NASA shows the final stages of the death plunge.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rk9pfbh_iCM


Next - Space news articles.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2008138/Astronomers-capture-dazzling-rainbow-nebula-swirling-Betelgeuse-supergiant-star.html

http://uk.gizmodo.com/5814603/astronomers-find-star-shooting-100000000-amazon-rivers-of-water-at-120000-mph


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43866500/ns/technology_and_science-space/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14249515



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http://gizmodo.com/5824551/why-nasa-is-vital-for-our-survival++according-to-neil-degrasse-tyson

http://gizmodo.com/5824409/the-definitive-goodbye-space-shuttle-desktop-wallpaper
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