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    Researchers may have discovered a new method to predict solar flares more than a day before they occur.
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  • Space Tornadoes on the Sun
    Super tornadoes on the Sun may one day help scientists develop ways of produce clean, free energy here on Earth.
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  • Electric Moon Jolts the Solar Wind
    New research shows that the Moon has a far-reaching influence on the solar wind.
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    A new study shows how the solar storms of March 8th through 10th dumped enough energy in Earth's upper atmosphere to power every residence in New York City for two years. Studying how the Sun affects the Earth is important in understanding our planet's habitability.
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    To deal with the faint young Sun paradox, researchers are taking a fresh look at an old idea: that the Sun started out larger and more luminous than we thought.
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    Roughly 5 billion years from now, the Sun will begin to swell as a red giant. But life on Earth will feel the effects of an aging Sun long before then. What can we do to survive?
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    A coronal mass ejection from the Sun could deliver a glancing blow to Earth's magnetic field this week.
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    A new study suggests that scientists may soon be able to predict sunspots before they're visible to the human eye. Sunspots are the starting point for coronal mass ejections - powerful bursts of energy that sometimes hit the Earth.
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    The first nitrogen and oxygen isotopic measurements of the Sun demonstrate that they are very different than the same elements on Earth. The findings come from successful results from NASA's Genesis mission.
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    A missing jet stream, fading spots, and slower activity near the poles say that our sun is heading for a rest period even as it is acting up for the first time in years. The Sun plays a major role in maintaining the habitability of
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  • The Sun is Having a Blast
    On June 7, 2011, the Sun unleashed a medium-sized solar flare, minor radiation storm and a spectacular coronal mass ejection. Soon, the ejection will deliver a glancing blow to Earth's magnetic field.
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    In 2008, sunspots all but vanished and the Sun became eerily quiet. It was the deepest solar minimum in nearly a century. Now, after three long years, the Sun is becoming active once again. Life on Earth is intricately linked to solar activity. Studying the
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  • Looking into the Sun’s Future
    NASA's Kepler mission have provided such a clear view of changes in star brightness that astronomers can now see clues about what happens inside red giant stars. The results also shed light on what could happen to the Sun in about 5 billion years.
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    NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft is changing its orientation in order to determine which direction the Sun's stream of charged particles banks as it approaches the edge of the Solar System. Studying the solar wind is important for astrobiologists trying to understand the nature of our
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    In 2008-2009, solar activity dropped to hundred-year lows and sunspots almost completely disappeared. Now, solar physicists have discovered where the sunspots went.
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