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“solar wind”

Apr 2, 2014 04:42 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
It can be stressful being a small asteroid -- not only do they risk collision with the planets any time, they are also slowly being eroded by the sun. Continue reading →
Mar 31, 2014 04:04 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
On Saturday, the sun erupted with an X-class flare, knocking out radio communications for several minutes. Continue reading →
Mar 18, 2014 11:26 AM ET // Jason Major
In honor of its 24th year in orbit Hubble releases a stunning new image revealing pillars of sculpted gas and dust inside the Monkey Head Nebula. Continue reading →
Mar 5, 2014 11:40 AM ET // Jason Major
When the sun sets, the show begins: night after night of incredible weather, shimmering aurorae, and stunning starry vistas over the rugged and rural landscapes of South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming are captured in "Huelux." Continue reading →
Feb 25, 2014 05:00 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
As the recent X4.9-class flare ripped across the surface of the sun, a fleet of solar observatories were ready to measure its impact.
Feb 14, 2014 12:30 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell, Space.com
A strange ribbon of energy and particles at the edge of the solar system first spotted by a NASA spacecraft appears to serve as a sort of 'roadmap in the sky' for the interstellar magnetic field
Feb 12, 2014 01:33 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Inspired by a prehistoric material used by our ancestors to create cave drawings 30,000 years ago, scientists have found an ingenious method to keep the upcoming European Solar Orbiter cool. Continue reading →
Jan 21, 2014 03:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Hydrogen ions in the solar wind react with oxygen in interplanetary dust grains to form little packets of water, potentially supplying Earth with its water. Could stellar water factories supply exoplanets, too?
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