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Southern Lights Shimmer in Antarctica's Night Sky (Photo)
June 30th, 2015
A dark, moonless sky is awash in light radiating from an aurora over Antarctica in a new image released by NASA.
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NASA Black Hole Telescope Snaps Dazzling View of the Sun
The first image of the sun captured by NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR), which is sensitive to high-energy X-ray light. X-rays seen by NuSTAR show up as green and blue in the photo, which is overlaid on an image taken by NASA's Solar
December 23rd, 2014
The new image, which was taken by the NuSTAR spacecraft, is the best-ever view of the sun in high-energy X-ray light. The photo, and others taken by NuSTAR in the future, should help researchers learn more about our star, researchers said.
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Solstice Science: How Humans Celebrate Official Start of Summer
Summer Sun
June 20th, 2015
This Sunday (June 21) marks the summer solstice, the official start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere.
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Partial Solar Eclipse Occurs Today: Watch It Live
Partial Solar Eclipse Seen in Brisbane, Australia, April 29, 201
October 23rd, 2014
The online Slooh Community Observatory will air a special three-hour solar eclipse webcast Thursday starting at 5 p.m. EDT (2100 GMT). You can watch the show at http://www.slooh.com, or here at Space.com, courtesy of Slooh.
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Intense Solar Storm Could Hit Earth on Friday the 13th
X-Class Solar Flare - June 11, 2014
June 11th, 2014
The sun has unleashed three powerful solar flares over the past two days, and the effects of these eruptions could hit Earth this Friday the 13th — but don't worry, space weather reports show there's no cause for alarm.
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Taj Mahal Gardens Found to Align with the Solstice Sun
The Taj Mahal, in India
February 2nd, 2015
The waterways, pavilions and pathways in the gardens of the Taj Mahal in India align perfectly with the rising and setting sun on the summer solstice, a physics researcher has discovered.
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The Active Sun Fired Off a Big Solar Flare: Watch It Live Today
The sun unleashed an  X-class solar flare — the most powerful type of solar eruption — on Sept. 10, 2014. This image of the Earth-directed flare was taken by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.
September 11th, 2014
The sun fired off strong flares Tuesday and Wednesday from a sunspot known as Active Region 2158, which will be the focus of a free webcast hosted today at 1 p.m. EDT by the online Slooh Community Observatory. Watch it here on Space.com.
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