According to a new study, Proxima Centauri experiences superflare activity that would likely render its exoplanet (Proxima b) uninhabitable
Scientists are getting better at predicting colorful auroras here on Earth by closely watching the behavior of the Sun.
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A team of scientists from the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics have proposed a bold idea for protecting Earth against solar flare activity – placing a giant magnetic shield in orbit!
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The Earthly Northern Lights are beautiful and astounding, but when it comes to planetary light shows, what happened at Jupiter in 2011 might take the cake. In 2011, a coronal mass ejection (CME) struck Jupiter, producing x-ray auroras 8 times brighter …
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NASA’s first mission dedicated to study the process in nature known as magnetic reconnection undergoing final preparation for launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida in just under two weeks time. The Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission is comprised of a quartet of identically instrumented observatories aimed at providing the first three-dimensional views of a(…)Read the rest of […]
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