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A rupture in the crust of a highly magnetized neutron star, shown here in an artist's rendering, can trigger high-energy eruptions. Fermi observations of these blasts include information on how the star's surface twists and vibrates, providing new insights into what lies beneath.
Image Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/S. Wiessinger

Magnetar Storm Seen Ripping Into Star 15,000 Light-Years Away

FQtQ Contributor October 22, 2014 0

NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope detected a rapid-fire “storm” of high-energy blasts from a highly magnetized neutron star, also called a magnetar, on Jan. 22, 2009. Now astronomers analyzing this data have discovered underlying

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An X1.6 class flare erupted from the lower half of the sun, as seen in the bright flash of light in this image from NASA's SDO. This image shows extreme ultraviolet light with a wavelength of 131 Angstroms, which highlights the intense heat of a solar flare and which is typically colorized in teal.
Image Credit: NASA/SDO

Third Substantial Solar Flare in 2 Days

Jolene Creighton October 22, 2014 0

Our sun, that great fireball in the sky, is the giver of light to all the Earth. However, at times, we can feel very disconnected from our nearest star, not so much because of

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Far-Flung Worlds: Our Quest For Alien Life Advances Another Step

FQtQ Contributor October 22, 2014 0

In our recent explorations, NASA’s Hubble Space telescope has given astronomers the tool needed to explore the galaxy for planets that are possibly suitable for alien life. Scanning the Milky Way, astronomers search for Sub-Neptunes and

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Yes, it’s India, but it’s not a photo captured from space during Diwali night. (Credit: NOAA)

Population Growth As Seen From Space

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Diwali, the Indian festival of lights, falls on Thursday, Oct. 23 this year and with it come celebrations, gift-giving, and brilliant lighting and firework displays all across the subcontinent of India… but this isn’t a picture

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A rupture in the crust of a highly magnetized neutron star, shown here in an artist's rendering, can trigger high-energy eruptions. Fermi observations of these blasts include information on how the star's surface twists and vibrates, providing new insights into what lies beneath.
Image Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/S. Wiessinger

Magnetar Storm Seen Ripping Into Star 15,000 Light-Years Away

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NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope detected a rapid-fire “storm” of ...

An X1.6 class flare erupted from the lower half of the sun, as seen in the bright flash of light in this image from NASA's SDO. This image shows extreme ultraviolet light with a wavelength of 131 Angstroms, which highlights the intense heat of a solar flare and which is typically colorized in teal.
Image Credit: NASA/SDO

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