By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
The Solar Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) was launched into space on December 2, 1995. This was a project of international cooperation between the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the European Space Agency (ESA). The project included the study of the Sun´s interior, the...
By: Toni Macdonald
A coronal mass ejection occurs when the Earth's outer atmosphere, or corona, experiences a solar flare. The corona is the part of the sun that emits rays and spreads warmth and light to the Earth. During a solar flare, part of the Earth's outer atmosphere...
How scientists forecast solar storms
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
A solar storm is an event where activity on the sun interferes with the earth’s magnetic field. It is hard to believe that something so far away can have an impact on the earth, but there is plenty of evidence that shows it can...
By: Michael Totten
The National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has warned that the electrical grid of the United States is vulnerable to the effects of a major solar radiation storm. Widespread loss of communications or electricity is likely, and could even be life-threatening. An airline disaster caused...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
The Sun´s magnetic activity cycle takes place around a period of 11 years. The Sun´s magnetic field causes tremendous solar activity, including solar flares, sunspots and solar wind reaching the entire solar system. Every 11 years the Sun´s magnetic poles flip over...
By: Michael Totten
A micrometeorite is a tiny piece of space dust which has somehow managed to survive passage through the atmosphere. They are no more than 1/8 inch across, and most micrometeorites are much smaller. They were usually once part of a larger meteor which disintegrated in...
Ganymede, third moon of Jupiter
By: Gemma L. Reece
Jupiter’s third moon Ganymede is the largest satellite in our solar system. It is actually larger in diameter than the planet Mercury but less dense and is only about half its mass. It was named after the Ganymede from Greek mythology who was a...
By: Mac Pike
Nibiru is a planet of the solar system that cannot be found on any astronomical chart, nor can it be viewed through any telescope or spotted by any form of deep space radar or other detection device. But although it cannot be detected people know...
By: Mac Pike
Fabulous Saturn, showpiece of the solar system is the sixth planet from the sun. It is also the second largest planet exceeded only by Jupiter in that regard. Named after the Roman god of agriculture, Saturn is roughly 10 times the diameter of Earth and...
By: Jon Crosby
In their book "Dark Mission, the Secret History of NASA," (Feral House, 2007), authors Richard C. Hoagland and Mike Bara present very persuasive information on NASA's alleged discoveries that indicate the strong possibility of extra-terrestrial life. They discuss purported findings on the moon by...

 

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