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These Asteroid Particles May Be Our Most ‘Pristine’ Sample of The Outer Solar System

Rubble retrieved from an asteroid in near-Earth solar orbit could be the most ‘pristine’ sample of cosmic rock we’ve had our primate paws on yet. According to a new, in-depth analysis of the material delivered to Earth from the asteroid Ryugu, the samples of rocks and dust are among the most uncontaminated Solar System materials …

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The night sky light phenomenon called STEVE lights up a sky filled with stars over a lake.

‘STEVE’ descends on North America after surprise solar storm

In the dark of Sunday night and Monday morning (Aug. 7 and 8), a surprise solar storm (opens in new tab) slammed into Earth, showering our planet in a rapid stream of charged particles from the sun.  The resulting clash of solar and terrestrial particles in Earth‘s atmosphere caused stunning auroras to appear at much …

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‘Take that, Elon Musk’: Ford’s CEO takes a swipe at EV rival while announcing solar investment

Ford CEO Jim Farley took a swipe at Tesla CEO Elon Musk Wednesday while announcing a major investment in solar energy. The comment was intended to draw a comparison between Tesla’s long-delayed Cybertruck and Ford’s plug-in pickup, the F-150 Lightning. Farley was speaking at a Ford plant in Michigan to announce a deal with DTE …

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Unexpected Solar Wind Stream Hits Earth at 372 Miles Per Second

On Sunday, Earth’s magnetic field was pelted by a solar wind stream reaching velocities of more than 600 kilometers (372 miles) per second. While that’s nothing too alarming – solar storms often pummel our planet triggering spectacular auroras – what is weird is that this storm was totally unexpected.   “This event was not in the …

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The supernova remnant Cassiopeia A. Similar massive cosmic explosions may have spread large quantities of stardust through our solar system billions of years ago.

Powerful cosmic explosions left abundant stardust in our solar system

Recent research has revealed the amount of stardust created by supergiant stars and spread through space by massive cosmic explosions called supernovas present in the solar system is greater than previously believed. The revised analysis of stardust has been made possible by the NanoSIMS ion probe which is capable of measuring the distribution of isotopes …

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Solar flares will increase, cause problems on Earth through 2025, NASA says

(WGHP) — The sun has been very active lately, which could cause a few problems for us here on Earth, according to NASA. While the solar cycle is not yet at its peak, the space agency said activity has already surpassed predictions. Solar flares and eruptions will likely increase from now until 2025, as we …

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Dow Jones Up Despite Fed Fears After Jobs Report; Biden Bill Progress Lifts Solar Stocks; Tesla Stock Falls After This

The Dow Jones Industrial Average reversed higher and indexes were off their lows after a shockingly hot July jobs report raised Fed rate hike fears. Solar plays that include SolarEdge (SEDG) were mostly positive, reacting to progress on the Biden spending bill. Tesla (TSLA) fell even though shareholders approved a 3-for-1 stock split. Meanwhile, a …

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Solar storm from hole in the sun will hit Earth on Wednesday (Aug. 3)

High-speed solar winds from a “hole” in the sun’s atmosphere are set to hit Earth’s magnetic field on Wednesday (Aug 3.), triggering a minor G-1 geomagnetic storm. Forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) made the prediction after observing that “gaseous material is flowing from a southern hole in …

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