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Stars: Electrically connected and externally powered

In Part One of this presentation, Dr. Michael Clarage began his analysis of a recent landmark discovery which shows a "surprising" relationship between sunspots and solar flares. As Dr. Clarage explained, the discovery that solar flares seem to have a...

April 12, 2017

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Florida wildfire outbreak: Governor declares a state of emergency

Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency today, April 11, 2017, following the recent wildfires across the state and the high potential for increased wildfires to continue this year. 2017 is already the most active season since 2011. In a statement...

April 11, 2017

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Filament eruption, glancing blow possible on April 15

An approximate 14 degree solar filament eruption began at 20:25 UTC on April 9, 2017, from the northeast quadrant of the Sun. The event generated a coronal mass ejection (CME) and a glancing blow is possible on April 15. The CME was first observed in SOHO/LASCO C2...

April 11, 2017

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Dealing with space debris, preventing chain reaction

During April 18 - 21, experts from around the world will meet at ESA’s European Space Operations Centre, Darmstadt, Germany for the 7th European Conference on Space Debris discussing the extent of the space debris problem and what can be done to ensure that...

April 11, 2017

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Drones collect measurements from a volcanic plume at Volcán de Fuego, Guatemala

A team of volcanologists and engineers from the Universities of Bristol and Cambridge have collected measurements from directly within volcanic clouds, together with visual and thermal images of inaccessible volcano peaks. During a ten-day research trip, the team...

April 11, 2017

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Powerful earthquake swarm under Metropolitan Area of San Salvador, El Salvador

More than 370 small to moderately strong earthquakes were recorded under San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador, since Monday, April 10, 2017. At least one person has been killed and three injured. Authorities said the shaking is attributed to the movement of...

April 11, 2017

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Bright fireball over San Diego, California

A very bright fireball was seen and recorded streaking through the night sky over San Diego, California around 04:00 UTC on April 11, 2017 (21:00 PDT, April 10). Witnesses have described the event as green and very bright fireball, lasting for several seconds. As of...

April 11, 2017

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Cyclone "Cook" hits New Caledonia, leaving 1 dead, 20 000 without power

Tropical Cyclone "Cook" made landfall over New Caledonia's main island of Grande Terre around 04:00 UTC on April 10, 2017, with maximum sustained winds around 154 km/h (95 mph) and gusts up to 200 km/h (124 mph). This made it a Category 2 hurricane...

April 10, 2017

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The world’s five deadliest volcanoes… and why they’re so dangerous

Since 1600, 278 880 people have been killed by volcanic activity, with many of these deaths attributed to secondary hazards associated with the main eruption. Starvation killed 92 000 following the 1815 Tambora eruption in Indonesia, for example, and a volcanic...

April 10, 2017

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Divers caught in underwater sandstorm as M5.9 earthquake hits Philippines

A video captured by Jan Paul Rodriguez shows an underwater sandstorm produced by an earthquake doublet near Batangas, Philippines on Saturday, April 8, 2017. An earthquake swarm has been going on near Batangas since April 4 when a M5.1 earthquake struck 5 km (3.1...

April 10, 2017

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Large group of tourists evacuated from Costa Rica's Poas volcano

Increased volcanic activity at Costa Rica's Poas volcano on Sunday, April 9, 2017, forced authorities to evacuate a large group of tourists. The last eruptive activity of this volcano was reported in July 2016. According to the park rangers, the evacuation took...

April 10, 2017

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Major flash flooding in Paraguay's Itapúa after dam breach

A major flash flooding event took place in Paraguay's Itapúa department on April 9, 2017, after an old dam at the San Benito lake collapsed, breaking the Graneros del Sur road in two. This was just one of three flash flood events in the south of the...

April 10, 2017

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Models suggest unusually significant cold outbreak in Europe

Both GFS and ECMWF models are suggesting Europe will be hit by two unusually significant cold outbreaks for this time of year starting next week. If this happens, below freezing temperatures would result in a lot of damage to agriculture and push the storm season...

April 10, 2017

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Tropical Cyclone "Cook" to slam into New Caledonia

Tropical Cyclone "Cook" was named on April 8, 2017, just after it moved away from Vanuatu on its way toward New Caledonia. Cook is expected to reach New Caledonia and make landfall around 12:00 UTC on Monday, April 10 (23:00 local time). At 03:00 UTC on...

April 09, 2017

ancient texts provide insight into past solar events

Ancient texts provide insight into past solar storms

In a collaborative effort between the arts and sciences, researchers at Kyoto University and Japan's National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR) and National Institute of Japanese Literature (NIJL) have used historical documents to garner better insight into the...

April 09, 2017

slow moving landslide discovered near the site of a massive 2014 oso landslide

Slow-moving landslide discovered near the massive 2014 Oso landslide site

A new, slow-moving landslide has been discovered near the site of the massive landslide in Oso, Washington that destroyed 49 homes and claimed lives of 43 people on March 22, 2014. The area is located about 2.4 km (1.5 miles) west of the 2014 slide. It was...

April 08, 2017

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Violent hailstorm hits Guiyang, southwest China

Heavy rain accompanied with violent hailstorm hit the city of Guiyang in southwest China's Guizhou Province, flooding the town and bringing traffic to a standstill on Wednesday night, April 5, 2017. According to CCTV, the downtown was seriously flooded after 23...

April 08, 2017