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03.18.15
The Big Picture: 2015's first extra intense X-class solar flare
03.18.15

The Big Picture: 2015's first extra intense X-class solar flare

Here's the first X-class solar flare of 2015, which erupted on March 11th. Here's the good part:...

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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...

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10.09.14
UK's new space weather center will help people prepare for solar storms
10.09.14

UK's new space weather center will help people prepare for solar storms

Met Office, the UK's weather forecast agency, has just launched a new division that monitors out-o...

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07.09.13
Murchison Widefield Array goes live, will study the sun, space junk, the early universe and more
07.09.13

Murchison Widefield Array goes live, will study the sun, space junk, the early universe and more

We hope IBM's hardware is ready to chew through the feast of data it's going to receive, as the Mu...

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09.08.12
Alt-week 9.8.12: Moon farming, self powered health monitors and bringing a 50,000 year-old girl to life
09.08.12

Alt-week 9.8.12: Moon farming, self powered health monitors and bringing a 50,000 year-old girl to life

Alt-week peels back the covers on some of the more curious sci-tech stories from the last seven day...

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07.24.12
IBM cluster powers Murchison Widefield Array's radio telescope, answers mysteries of the universe faster than ever (video)
07.24.12

IBM cluster powers Murchison Widefield Array's radio telescope, answers mysteries of the universe faster than ever (video)

Radio telescope operators have as much of a problem coping with the avalanche of data as getting t...

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07.13.12
'Extreme' class solar flare heading toward Earth, hopefully bringing nothing but auroras
07.13.12

'Extreme' class solar flare heading toward Earth, hopefully bringing nothing but auroras

Yesterday, a solar flare set off from the sun, launching a coronal mass ejection (CME) heading tow...

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07.08.12
Alt-week 7.8.2012: Solar flares, trapping dark matter, and life-sized Lego trees
07.08.12

Alt-week 7.8.2012: Solar flares, trapping dark matter, and life-sized Lego trees

Alt-week peels back the covers on some of the more curious sci-tech stories from the last seven day...

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