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Green glow seen in the atmosphere of Mars, similar to Earth's from space station
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Green glow seen in the atmosphere of Mars, similar to Earth's from space station

One of the brightest emissions on Earth is a night glow, from a wavelength of light emitted by oxygen that hasn't been seen on another planet.

'New kind' of explosion on Sun's surface charged by its magnetic field discovered by NASA's Parker probe
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'New kind' of explosion on Sun's surface charged by its magnetic field discovered by NASA's Parker probe

The Sun's magnetic field lines are in constant flux — snapping and realigning in an explosive, natural process researchers still don't understand all too well.

One year in, NASA's Parker Probe returns clues to long-held mysteries about solar wind, sun's atmosphere
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One year in, NASA's Parker Probe returns clues to long-held mysteries about solar wind, sun's atmosphere

One of Parker's interesting findings is that strong waves of charged particles from the Sun flips the direction of its magnetic field periodically.

NASA's Parker probe to the sun reveals surprises about solar wind, a year into its 7-year mission
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NASA's Parker probe to the sun reveals surprises about solar wind, a year into its 7-year mission

The findings throw light on how space weather is spawned, and violent solar wind that can harm satellites and electronics on Earth.

Chandrayaan 2 Orbiter catches solar flare in the act, gears up to watch the Moon's surface react
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Chandrayaan 2 Orbiter catches solar flare in the act, gears up to watch the Moon's surface react

The mission also photographed high-resolution closeups of the surface earlier this week.

Surprise! Undiscovered dust, asteroids rings may share orbits with Mercury, Venus
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Surprise! Undiscovered dust, asteroids rings may share orbits with Mercury, Venus

It's not every day you discover something new & amazing in our very own planetary neighborhood.

Mystery of swirls on Moon may finally have an answer — they're formed by solar wind
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Mystery of swirls on Moon may finally have an answer — they're formed by solar wind

Swirls on the moon seem to be a kind of sunburn from how solar wind & the crust magnetic field interact.

Moon's surface acts like a 'chemical factory' that can produce water: NASA
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Moon's surface acts like a 'chemical factory' that can produce water: NASA

Silica in space — whether on the Moon or as space dust — can be used to synthesize water: Researcher.

Mystery of 'lunar swirls' finds answers in the moon's volcanic, magnetic past
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Mystery of 'lunar swirls' finds answers in the moon's volcanic, magnetic past

The findings resolve a long-standing puzzle as to the phenomena linking magnetism and lunar swirls.

What the Parker Solar Probe is chasing on it's 7-year-long study of our Sun
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What the Parker Solar Probe is chasing on it's 7-year-long study of our Sun

The probe will weave through the corona 24 times to study its uneven composition

NASA spacecraft shows how 'stolen' electrons enable rare aurora on Mars
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NASA spacecraft shows how 'stolen' electrons enable rare aurora on Mars

NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft just reported a new type of Martian aurora — a very rare phenomenon anyway.

Mars atmosphere safe from solar wind despite absence of magnetic dipole: Study
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Mars atmosphere safe from solar wind despite absence of magnetic dipole: Study

Present-day Mars is a cold and dry planet with less than one per of Earth's atmospheric pressure at the surface. However many geological features indicate the planet had an active hydrological cycle about 3-4 billion years ago.

Scientists one step closer to improved space weather forecast
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Scientists one step closer to improved space weather forecast

They hope that eventually, space weather forecasting will become as reliable as today's winter storm warnings.

Solar wind could help detect dangerous space rocks bound for Earth
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Solar wind could help detect dangerous space rocks bound for Earth

Changes in streams of plasma and particles spewing from the Sun, called solar wind, may help detect potentially dangerous space rocks.

Solar storm lights up the night with dazzling auroras
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Solar storm lights up the night with dazzling auroras

A storm from the broiling sun turned the chilly northernmost skies of Earth into an ever-changing and awe-provoking art show of northern lights on Tuesday.

Solar storm lights up the night with dazzling auroras
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Solar storm lights up the night with dazzling auroras

A storm from the broiling sun turned the chilly northernmost skies of Earth into an ever-changing and awe-provoking art show of northern lights on Tuesday.