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Over the past 24 hours, our planet's global magnetic field has been bombarded by two coronal mass ejections (CMEs) and now, as predicted, a "strong" geomagnetic storm is underway. Continue reading →
The first of two coronal mass ejections have slammed into Earth's magnetic field and space weather forecasters predict this rare one-two punch could result in 'supercharged' auroral displays. Continue reading →
More than two years after touching down inside Gale Crater, NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has arrived at the place that drove scientists to select the landing site at the outset – Mount Sharp.
Quasars are the brightest objects in the universe, and display a mysterious diversity in their appearance that has puzzled astronomers for more than two decades.
Space weather forecasters have confirmed that Wednesday's solar flare also generated a coronal mass ejection that's now racing toward Earth. This is the second Earth-directed CME in two days. Continue reading →
Less than a month after saying he'd be "bitterly disappointed" if Virgin Galactic flights don't start by the end of the year, Richard Branson admits that we'll need to wait a little longer. Continue reading →
At 1:46 p.m. ET (17:46 UT) on Wednesday, the sun reminded the solar system that it hasn't finished with solar maximum quite yet -- it unleashed a powerful solar flare and aimed it right at Earth. Continue reading →
The "lithium problem" has been a quandary for astronomers for decades, but now, with the help of one of the world's most powerful observatories, we've discovered that the puzzle isn't exclusive to stars inside the Milky Way. Continue reading →
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