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Why is The Sun Going Quiet? (Op-Ed)
sunset, sun activty
January 22nd, 2014
The sun is our nearest star and the source of all our light and heat on Earth but recent reports have highlighted an ongoing steep decline in solar activity.
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NASA Sun-Earth Video Wins International Science Challenge
Ocean Currents in 'Dynamic Earth' Video
February 7th, 2014
"Dynamic Earth," a video created by staffers at NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio and their colleagues, took first prize in the 2013 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge.
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NASA Sun-Watching Spacecraft Celebrates 4th Birthday with Amazing Video
Fourth Year of SDO Images
February 12th, 2014
The new video, which NASA released Tuesday (Feb. 11), is a greatest-hits set from the Solar Dynamics Observatory's fourth year in orbit, compiling some of its most dramatic and beautiful images from the last 12 months.
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Sun's Current Solar Activity Cycle Is Weakest in a Century
Solar Flare ultravio;et
December 12th, 2013
Our star is now at "solar maximum," the peak phase of its 11-year activity cycle. The overall current cycle, known as Solar Cycle 24, conjures up comparisons to the famously feeble Solar Cycle 14 in the early 1900s, researchers said.
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