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Sun's coronal holes are about to release solar winds towards Earth: How will that affect us?
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Sun's coronal holes are about to release solar winds towards Earth: How will that affect us?

Coronal holes are dark spots visible on the Sun's surface where the Sun's corona is colder and less dense.

NSF's Daniel K Inouye Solar Telescope reveals Sun's surface in closest detail
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NSF's Daniel K Inouye Solar Telescope reveals Sun's surface in closest detail

Hot plasma can be seen, rising, cooling off and sinking below the surface in dark lanes, in a process called convection.

Solar storms can trigger sparks, melt soil on Moon: Nasa
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Solar storms can trigger sparks, melt soil on Moon: Nasa

Powerful solar storms can charge up the surface in frigid, permanently shadowed regions near the poles of the Moon and possibly produce "sparks" that vaporise and melt the lunar soil, a new Nasa study has found.

Nasa launches Iris satellite to study sun, solar winds
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Nasa launches Iris satellite to study sun, solar winds

The 7-foot (2.1-meter)-long Iris, weighing 400 pounds (180 kilograms), carries an ultraviolet telescope that can take high-resolution images every few seconds.