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“solar wind”

Oct 7, 2014 12:33 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The question as to where the majority of moon water came from isn't so straightforward -- it was actually 'baked' via reactions with the solar wind. Continue reading →
Sep 25, 2014 09:00 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
A huge arc of plasma has been imaged rising from the sun's surface by a NASA solar observatory, producing a beautiful view of the sun's magnetic dynamics in action. Continue reading →
Sep 12, 2014 10:12 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
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 →
Sep 12, 2014 12:50 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
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 →
Sep 10, 2014 09:02 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
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 →
Jul 16, 2014 03:01 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
When the "Comet of the Century" died to a solar roasting last year, the world was sad. Now astronomers think they know what happened. Continue reading →
Jul 8, 2014 02:28 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's veteran Voyager 1 spacecraft has been hit by a 'tsunami' from the sun as the mission pushes deeper into interstellar space. Continue reading →
Jun 19, 2014 12:43 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
A vast and powerful space weather event has been observed at the solar system's innermost planet for the first time. Continue reading →
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