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NASA to explore earth’s radiation belts


August 24th, 2012 - 9:35 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) NASA will launch two probes early Friday to study the enigmatic radiation belts around the earth that could be hazardous for spacecraft and astronauts.An Atlas ... Read more...

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Kolkata solar physicist wins prestigious US prize


June 23rd, 2012 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (IANS) Dibyendu Nandi of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata has been awarded the prestigious Karen Harvey Prize for 2012 by the American ... Read more...

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Sun’s ‘killer flare’ won’t end earth in 2012: NASA


November 13th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 13 (IANS) For all the doomsayers predicting that the world will come to an end in 2012, at least one of the potential reasons for earth's destruction has ... Read more...

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GPS dependent UK can be dismantled instantly by terrorists


March 8th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 8 (ANI): Engineers have warned that the Global Positioning Satellites (GPS) navigation system, on which Britain is greatly dependent, is vulnerable and could be misused by terrorists to create chaos ... Read more...

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Scientist urges ‘to take risk of a global Katrina seriously’


February 28th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 28 (ANI): A Brit top scientist has urged that the risk of a devastating space storm wreaking havoc like a 'global Katrina' and costing the world trillions of pounds should ... Read more...

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NASA to reveal first views of the entire Sun on super Sun-day


February 5th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): For the first time, NASA is all set to release of the first complete view of the Sun's entire surface and atmosphere on at 11 a.m. EST on ... Read more...

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New insights into dynamics of Sun’s photosphere revealed


January 11th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): A team of researchers has revealed new insights into the small-scale dynamics of the Sun's photosphere.NJIT Professor Philip R. Goode and the research team at Big Bear Solar ... Read more...

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New study resolves years-long scientific debate


October 21st, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 21 (ANI): A new research has found a final link between electrons trapped in space and the glow of light from the upper atmosphere known as the diffuse aurora - ... Read more...

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UV sensor that measures ‘hidden’ origins of space weather


September 2nd, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): A physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has helped NASA scientists observe a "hidden" layer of the Sun where violent space weather can originate, ... Read more...

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Solar tsunami from Sun may hit Earth on Tuesday


August 3rd, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 3 (ANI): The Earth is in the path to be hit by a wave of violent space weather as early as Tuesday after a massive explosion of the sun, scientists ... Read more...

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Boffins discover “spacequakes” that rumble in Earth’s atmosphere


August 2nd, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 2 (ANI): Scientists using NASA's THEMIS mission have come across a new form of space weather. They have dubbed it a "spacequake"A spacequake - a strong vibration in ... Read more...

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Man-made aurora could help in predicting space weather


June 8th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): New research published today describes how scientists from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) at the California Institute of Technology have fired electrons of differing energies through a cloud ... Read more...

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IBSA leaders condemn recent attacks in India and terrorism in all manifestations


April 16th, 2010 - 11:50 am ICT by ANI
Brasilia, April 16 (ANI): IBSA leaders here on Thursday condemned the recent attacks in India that resulted in the loss of innocent lives and condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, ... Read more...

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Shocking recipe for making killer electrons revealed


March 12th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, March 12 (ANI): ESA's (European Space Agency's) Cluster mission has revealed the shocking recipe for making killer electrons, by taking a bunch of fast-moving electrons, placing them in orbit and then ... Read more...

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NASA’s new mission to unlock secret of solar storms


February 1st, 2010 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 31 (IANS) NASA is sending a new mission in the space to observe the surface of the sun so as to unlock the secret of solar storms and other chaotic ... Read more...

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NASA to unlock sun’s secrets


January 31st, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 31 (ANI): US space agency NASA is set to embark on an ambitious mission which will try to discover the causes of extreme solar activity, such as sun spots and ... Read more...

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First-of-kind image at distant star captured


January 14th, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 14 (ANI): Two researchers from the University of Iowa have succeeded in capturing the first ever direct radio image of a stellar coronal loop at a star, other than the ... Read more...

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First images of elusive iron line in solar corona captured


January 5th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 5 (ANI): Ground-based observations by solar physicists have revealed the first images of the elusive near-infrared emission line of highly ionized iron, or Fe XI 789.2 nm, in the solar ... Read more...

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Virtual model of sunspots may unlock Sun’s mysteries


June 19th, 2009 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): Scientists have created the first-ever comprehensive computer model of sunspots, a breakthrough that will help scientists unlock mysteries of the sun and its impacts on Earth.Sunspots are associated ... Read more...

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World’s largest solar telescope offers better understanding of Sun’s magnetic field


May 29th, 2009 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): The world's largest solar telescope, which can capture the Sun's magnetic field better than other telescopes, is now operational.The new 1.6-meter clear aperture solar telescope, the largest of ... Read more...

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NASA spacecraft unravels anatomy of solar tsunami in 3D


April 15th, 2009 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 15 (IANS) A NASA spacecraft provided scientists with their very first view of the speed, trajectory and three-dimensional shape of powerful detonations from the sun known as coronal mass ejections ... Read more...

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NASA spacecraft provides scientists with 3D view of powerful solar explosions


April 15th, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 15 (ANI): Twin NASA spacecraft have provided scientists with their first view of the speed, trajectory, and three-dimensional shape of powerful explosions from the sun known as coronal mass ejections, ... Read more...

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Terrestrial gamma rays in Earths upper atmosphere linked to lightning


November 18th, 2008 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Scientists have theorized that massive energy releases known as terrestrial gamma rays, which occur every day in the upper reaches of Earths atmosphere, are linked to lightning ... Read more...

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Satellites the size of a loaf of bread to study space weather


October 2nd, 2008 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 2 (ANI): Researchers and students from the University of Michigan in the US will design and build a satellite about the size of a loaf of bread, which will ... Read more...

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NASAs solar observatory to improve forecasts of space weather


July 14th, 2008 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): With assistance from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), NASAs Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) will peer deep inside the sun, with the aim of improving ... Read more...

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NASA probe to plunge into the Sun to unravel its mysteries


June 17th, 2008 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): NASA has started work on a mission called Solar Probe Plus that will plunge deeply into the suns atmosphere, to shed new light on the giant stars ... Read more...

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Suns long period of inactivity a matter of concern for scientists


June 10th, 2008 - 3:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): Scientists have expressed concern about the Sun going through a period of inactivity for the past couple of years, producing no sunspots.Though its good news for people ... Read more...

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NASA scientists find clue to understanding mysteriously hot solar atmosphere


May 30th, 2008 - 2:27 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 30 (ANI): Scientists at NASA have revealed a new understanding of the mysterious mechanism responsible for heating the outer part of the solar atmosphere, the corona, to million degree ... Read more...

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Sun-watching satellite observes solar eruption in unprecedented detail


May 24th, 2008 - 1:28 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 24 (ANI): A sun-watching satellite has observed a solar eruption in unprecedented detail, revealing new features that are predicted by computer models but difficult to see in practice.Such eruptions, ... Read more...

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India plans to launch satellite to study sun


February 27th, 2008 - 10:23 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) India's space agency, readying for a mission to the moon, is also planning to launch a satellite, Aditya, to study the sun, parliament was informed Wednesday. "Aditya ... Read more...

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Govt. to launch satellite Aditya to study the sun in 2008


February 27th, 2008 - 7:26 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb27 (ANI): The Indian government has said that it plans to launch a satellite to study the outmost region of the sun. Disclosing this in a written reply to the ... Read more...

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