Posts Tagged Sun

The International Date Line, Explained…

The International Date Line (IDL) is an imaginary — and arbitrary — line on Earth’s surface that runs from the North Pole to the South Pole. When you cross the IDL, the day and date change. If you cross it traveling westward, the day goes forward by one, and the date increases by one. If […]

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Blocking sunlight to cool Earth won’t reduce crop damage from global warming…

Summary:  Proposals to inject sulfate aerosols into the upper atmosphere to block and scatter sunlight and reduce global temperatures could, some say, also increase crop yields because of reduced heat stress on plants. A new study shows that other effects counterbalance the positive effects of reduced heat stress. Specifically, blocking sunlight reduces photosynthesis, which offsets […]

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Where Is the Center of the Universe?…

Intro:   Looking up at a clear night sky, you see stars in every direction. It almost feels as if you’re at the center of the cosmos. But are you? And if not, where is the center of the universe? Source (LiveScience.com): Where Is the Center of the Universe?

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Global Warming vs. Solar Cooling: The Showdown Begins in 2020…

The sun may be dimming, temporarily. Don’t panic; Earth is not going to freeze over. But will the resulting cooling put a dent in the global warming trend?… Read about it at livescience.com: https://www.livescience.com/61716-sun-cooling-global-warming.html

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The Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week… 

The best science articles for the past week from Livescience.com – https://www.livescience.com/50718-weekend-reading.html

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What Were the First Records of Solar Eclipses?… 

Some science news and history about solar eclipses from Livescience.com – https://www.livescience.com/59686-first-records-solar-eclipses.html

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Sunburn: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment… 

Facts about sunburn from Livescience.com: http://www.livescience.com/59190-sunburn-facts.html

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Sun’s UV Light Helped Spark Life on Earth – Livescience.com… 

Some news from livescience.com: http://www.livescience.com/58613-sun-uv-light-helped-spark-life.html

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How Scientists Collected a Piece of the Sun… 

Intro from livescience.com: Our mighty Sun bathes Earth in a tender glow. Reach overhead on a cloud-free, summer day, and it almost feels like you can catch a few of its caressing rays. While your relaxing efforts will technically be unsuccessful, it should warm your heart to know that scientists have literally caught some of […]

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The 8 Most Famous Solar Eclipses in History… 

Interesting stuff at livescience.com: http://www.livescience.com/57865-famous-solar-eclipses.html

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Winter Solstice: The Science of the Shortest Day of 2016… 

An article from livescience.com: Winter Solstice: The Science of the Shortest Day of 2016

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Solar activity has a direct impact on Earth’s cloud cover…

Solar variations affect the abundance of clouds in our atmosphere, a new study suggests. Large eruptions on the surface of the Sun can temporarily shield Earth from so-called cosmic rays which now appear to affect cloud formation. Source sciencedaily.com: Solar activity has a direct impact on Earth’s cloud cover

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Ten trillionths of your suntan comes from beyond our galaxy… 

Astronomers have accurately measured the light hitting the Earth from outside our galaxy and determined that 10 trillionths of your suntan comes from beyond our galaxy Source sciencedaily.com : Ten trillionths of your suntan comes from beyond our galaxy

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Yale Environment 360: Climate Change Has Shifted The World’s Cloud Cover Over Past 30 Years…

Warming global temperatures have altered the distribution of clouds across the Earth in recent decades, according to new research published in the journal Nature. Mid-latitude storm clouds have shifted polewards, dry subtropical zones have expanded in size, and the tops of clouds have gotten higher as a result of a warmer troposphere and cooler stratosphere, […]

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All About Solar Power – The Green Optimistic…

Solar power is undeniably the way of the future for energy. It allows us to harness a free, everlasting power source and convert it to electricity in order keep our modern lives comfortable and pollution-free… Source (the Green Optimistic): All About Solar Power – The Green Optimistic Photo: The Green Optimistic – Solar Photovoltaic Cells

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Giant ‘Hole’ in Sun Is 50 Earths Wide…

The sun has sprung a leak: A hole in the topmost layer of the sun and its magnetic field, the size of 50 Earths, is letting loose an ultrafast solar wind that has kicked off several nights of auroras down on Earth…  (image from msn.com) Read the rest of the article here: Giant ‘Hole’ in […]

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Comet Wild 2: A window into the birth of the solar system?…

Source: ScienceDaily.com: Scientists have investigated the oxygen isotope and mineral composition of the comet dust returned from Wild 2. The team discovered an unexpected combination of material that has deepened the mystery of Wild 2’s past…. Our solar system, and other planetary systems, started as a disk of microscopic dust, gas and ice around the young […]

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New Earth-like planets found orbiting a Sun-like star…

from an article posted on sciencedaily.com in April 2013: Summary: A team of scientists has discovered two Earth-like planets in the habitable orbit of a Sun-like star. Using observations gathered by NASA’s Kepler Mission, the team found five planets orbiting a Sun-like star called Kepler-62. Four of these planets are so-called super-Earths, larger than our […]

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