By: Andrea Theisson
SORCE is the abbreviation for a NASA-sponsored satellite mission, the Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment, launched in 2003, which provides measurements of incoming radiation of all sorts – x-ray, ultraviolet, near-infrared, and total solar. This mission is actually the merging of the EOS Solar Stellar...
By: Terrence Aym
Scientific breakthroughs seem to be coming faster and from younger people. The latest advance to rock the world of science—molecular research to be exact—comes from Clara Lazen a 10-year-old student at the Border Star Montessori School in Kansas City. Lazen, after being shown...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The recent advancements in NASA solar observation satellites have greatly improved mankind's ability to find out more about what happens when Coronal Mass Ejections (CME) occur on the sun. In 2009, twin satellites were able, for the first time, to show the speed, mass, structure...
By: Andrea Theisson
The Solar Stellar Irradiance Comparison Experiment (SOLSTICE) is one of four measurement processes launched with the Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) mission for NASA, engineered and provided by the University of Colorado on January 25, 2003. This specialized equipment follows up a previous SOLSTICE...
By: Leigh Goessl
For some time now society has been musing the possibility of life on Mars. The idea of life on other planets is exciting, and while suspicions and evidence has arisen, there has really been no concrete evidence that life exists on Mars. Mars has been...
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...

 

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