Solar flares: What does it take to be X-class?


Related images (click to enlarge) Solar flares are giant explosions on the sun that send energy, light and high speed particles into space. These flares are often associated with solar magnetic storms known as coronal…

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Sounding rockets study how winds in space drive currents in the upper atmosphere


Related images(click to enlarge) Some 50 miles up in the sky begins a dynamic region of the atmosphere known as the ionosphere. The region is filled with charged particles created by extreme ultraviolet radiation from…

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