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Jul 30, 2015 04:38 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
As Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko approaches perihelion, the sun is heating up its nucleus and the solar wind is causing its tail to evolve. And the Rosetta mission has a ringside seat.
Jul 20, 2015 05:30 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Not only has NASA’s New Horizons mission confirmed that Pluto has an extended atmosphere, after its historic flyby on July 14, the spacecraft observed a “cavity” in the solar wind, revealing a long plasma tail reminiscent of a comet’s ion tail.
Jul 17, 2015 07:57 AM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
Weak solar activity could slowly fire up the ocean circulation mechanism, increasing the amount of warm water and air flowing to Greenland. Continue reading →
Jul 13, 2015 02:24 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Pluto may be, on average, 40 times further away from the sun than Earth, but that doesn't mean it doesn't experience the sun's outbursts.
Jul 7, 2015 10:00 AM ET // Renee Morad
Movie director and deep-sea explorer James Cameron is setting out to improve the aesthetics and boost the technological performance of solar panels.
Jun 25, 2015 09:06 AM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
These mysterious electric blue wisps, which form on the edge of space, could be a sign of climate change.
Jun 25, 2015 03:35 PM ET // Renee Morad
The bulb allegedly improves performance and sleep patterns by syncing users’ internal clock to the sun's natural patterns. Continue reading →
Jun 23, 2015 02:08 PM ET // Sarah Lewin, Space.com
Brilliant streaks of green, purple and pink lit up skies across Canada and many northern U.S. states on Monday night.
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