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Strong Solar Flares This Week a Rare Double Whammy, Scientists Say
A three wavelength composite view of the X1.6-class solar flare peaking around 17:45 UT on September 10, 2014.
September 12th, 2014
Two powerful solar storms arriving at Earth today have captured the public's attention for their potential to spark amazing auroras, but scientists say there's another reason to watch. The solar one-two punch is actually somewhat rare.
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Earth's Eastern Hemisphere Stuns in Photo from Space
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August 21st, 2014
The Earth-orbiting Suomi NPP satellite has spit out some breathtaking shots of humanity's home planet, including one of the Eastern Hemisphere released yesterday that shows swirls of clouds above a blue, green and brown orb.
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Super Typhoon Neoguri Seen from Space (Photo)
satellite image of super typhoon Neoguri on July 7, 2014.
July 8th, 2014
The huge swirling storm was captured from space by a NASA satellite on July 7, as it churned toward Okinawa.
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Stunning Emerald Green Arabian Sea May Herald Ecosystem Disaster
An emerald green <em>Noctiluca</em> bloom in the Arabian Sea, spotted by satellite.
September 9th, 2014
The Arabian Sea, one of the world's greatest fisheries, is now more likely to glow emerald green instead of sapphire blue in winter because its food chain is out of whack.
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Big Earthquake Looms for Chile, Experts Say
Damage in northern Chile caused by the tsunami associated with the magnitude-8.2 earthquake that struck in April 2014.
August 13th, 2014
The powerful earthquake that rocked Chile in April ruptured the earth in a way that suggests major quakes; something similar to the big one that shook the area in 1877 may still hit the region in the future, researchers say.
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Gas-Charged Earthquakes Linked to Mysterious Louisiana Sinkhole
A giant sinkhole formed overnight in southeast Louisiana on Aug. 3, 2012.
July 8th, 2014
Surges of gas-charged fluid may have explosively generated the earthquakes preceding a giant sinkhole in Louisiana, researchers say. The findings may help scientists understand how pressurized fluids trigger earthquakes.
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Yosemite National Park Celebrates 150 Years of Splendor
Yosemite Lake sunset
June 30th, 2014
Yosemite National Park celebrates its 150th anniversary today (June 30).
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Strongest Link: Wastewater Wells Triggered Oklahoma Earthquake Surge
Oklahoma earthquake damage
July 3rd, 2014
Four fracking wastewater wells near Oklahoma City have caused hundreds of earthquakes since 2008, a new study finds.
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