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09.24.15
NASA uses the Sun and Moon to photograph shockwave structures
09.24.15

NASA uses the Sun and Moon to photograph shockwave structures

Using the BOSCO imaging system means we get to see shockwave structures set against a constant light source.

By C. Klimovski,   09.24.15
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09.08.15
NASA snaps photos of the ISS making its way across the sun
09.08.15

NASA snaps photos of the ISS making its way across the sun

The ISS looks downright tiny with the sun as its background.

By M. Moon,   09.08.15
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05.22.15
Mapping project catalogs Instagram sunrises from around the world
05.22.15

Mapping project catalogs Instagram sunrises from around the world

Have you noticed the wealth of sunrise and sunset photos on Instagram? Michelle Chandra certainly...

By B. Steele,   05.22.15
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12.22.14
The Big Picture: Catching an intense solar flare in action
12.22.14

The Big Picture: Catching an intense solar flare in action

It's no longer rare to hear reports of solar flares that could affect Earth, but seeing them in vi...

By J. Fingas,   12.22.14
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07.25.14
A solar storm in 2012 just barely avoided devastating our planet
07.25.14

A solar storm in 2012 just barely avoided devastating our planet

If you've spent time on a beach without protection, you probably have a good idea of just how dama...

By Z. Honig,   07.25.14
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04.09.14
The Solar Impulse 2 could fly around the world without a drop of fuel
04.09.14

The Solar Impulse 2 could fly around the world without a drop of fuel

The first time we flew around the world, it was 1924 and it took four pilots 175 days to do it. Fl...

By C. Velazco,   04.09.14
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11.29.13
Comet Ison may have survived its kiss with the sun (update: it didn't)
11.29.13

Comet Ison may have survived its kiss with the sun (update: it didn't)

We humans can form curious attachments to non-living things, so when Comet Ison veered recklessly...

By S. Dent,   11.29.13
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05.22.13
Daily iPad App: Sun by Discover Kids is a star-studded look at our Sun
05.22.13

Daily iPad App: Sun by Discover Kids is a star-studded look at our Sun

The sun is one of the most important stars in our galaxy. It gives us light, enables the growth of...

By K. Hodgkins,   05.22.13
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