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Solar Storm

Voyager 1, now in interstellar space, hears an ominous hum

The vast majority of NASA’s most interesting projects are ones that are fresh and new, like the Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter. As technology advances, NASA can do more and more interesting and revolutionary things, but sometimes decades-old technology can still provide scientists with novel insights, especially when that technology…
bubmag
May 12, 2021
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Smartphones can detect solar storms

solar storms in space can be picked up by iOS and Android smartphones, meaning billions of people have a personal geomagnetic storm detector — but the signals threaten to interfere with future location-based applications. Hoping to get the public more involved in science, study author Sten F. Odenwald, an astronomer…
bubmag
April 18, 2021
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Close-up shots of the Sun reveal popcorn-like sunspots

Creepy sunspots seen by astronomers at the GREGOR telescope in Europe reveal our parent star in unprecedented detail. The images also show just how creepy sunspots can look. Studying magnetic patterns on the Sun allows researchers to better understand its behavior. Severe solar storms can affect satellites and electronic systems…
bubmag
September 10, 2020