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The next solar storm could strike Earth without warning

A big solar storm could fry the internet, but at least space weather forecasts would give us a day or two to prepare. Or maybe not, because physicists have just discovered a new kind of solar storm that strikes without notice Space 18 May 2022 By Stuart Clark Shutterstock/Color4260TROUBLE brewed on 30 January 2022, although…

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How do solar flares affect Earth?

Home References Science & Astronomy Solar flares release huge amounts of energy. (Image credit: cokada via Getty Images) Solar flares are large explosions from the surface of the sun that emit intense bursts of electromagnetic radiation. The intensity of the explosion determines what classification the flare belongs to. The most powerful are X-class flares, followed…

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Jackery’s Solar Generator 2000 Pro launches as the OEM’s fastest solar-charging power station yet

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Gravity Solar

Solar Gravity Telescope Could Directly Photograph Exoplanetary Atmospheres

In a new paper in the Astrophysical Journal, a duo of astronomers from the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology at Stanford University described a way to manipulate solar gravitational lensing to view extrasolar planets. By positioning a space telescope, the Sun, and an exoplanet in a line with the Sun in the middle,…

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Sun fires off huge solar flare from new sunspot coming into view

Home News Science & Astronomy The active sun fired off a powerful X-class flare, the strongest our star experiences, on Tuesday (May 3), but not in the direction of Earth.The solar flare peaked at 9:25 a.m. EDT (1325 GMT) and was caught in footage from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, the agency tweeted. No specific guidance…

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Black Solar

Black Moon solar eclipse looks otherworldly in stunning images

Home News A rare solar eclipse Saturday (April 30) stunned viewers across Antarctica, the southern tip of South America, and the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.While much of the event took place in remote areas, live cameras on Earth and satellites in space allowed people around the world to witness the moon blocking as much as…

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Rare Black Moon solar eclipse takes bite out of sun over South America

Home News Skywatching Skywatchers across parts of the Southern Hemisphere were treated to the first partial eclipse of the year today. The partial solar eclipse of April 30, one of two happening in 2022, swept over parts of South America, Antarctica, and the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. The solar eclipse began at 2:45 p.m. EDT (1845…

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Solar power is better than nuclear for astronauts on Mars, study suggests

Home News Human Spaceflights Artist’s impression of an astronaut on Mars. (Image credit: dottedhippo via Getty Images) Solar power would be the superior option over nuclear for crewed Martian missions near the planet’s equator, a new study concludes.Researchers found that a six-person Red Planet mission could be sufficiently powered by photovoltaic systems, adding on to…

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Solar storm could supercharge northern lights as far south as New York

Home News Science & Astronomy (Image credit: Svein-Magne Tunli – tunliweb.no/Wikimedia, CC BY-NC-SA) Skywatchers, get set for a storm from the sun — and hopefully an ensuing display of the northern lights.After a dead sunspot hurled a ball of plasma, or superheated gas, toward Earth earlier this week, medium-sized auroras may stretch farther south than…

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Energy Solar

Solar the energy workhorse in latest gloomy IPCC verdict

Photovoltaics can wipe out 4.25 billion tons of carbon emissions every year this decade, according to the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Even so, the actions announced so far remain way short of what is needed, with capital flows to fossil fuels still greater than the cash directed toward combating climate change. April 5,…