Solar Events

Solar Archive for September, 2006

Japan launches satellite to study the Sun

A satellite designed to collect vital information about the Sun’s magnetic field successfully took off from Japan’s Uchinoura Space Centre early on Saturday local time. The Solar-B mission will attempt to understand how the field triggers solar flares and coronal mass ejections, which can cause communications blackouts on Earth. Data from the mission could even be used to predict when these massive explosions occur.

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Facts about Solar Energy

See our newly posted article giving a variety of interesting facts about solar energy and its capabilities at Facts about Solar Energy.

Fascinating stuff.

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So it’s not the Sun’s fault…….

A recent paper in Nature concludes that changes in the sun’s brightness over the past 100 years have been too small to significantly impact Earth’s climate.

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