1. A visualization of a solar tsunami based on a computer simulation

    ‘Terminators’ on the Sun trigger plasma tsunamis and the start of new solar cycles

    In a pair of new papers, scientists paint a picture of how solar cycles suddenly die, potentially causing tsunamis of plasma to race through the Sun’s interior and trigger the birth of the next sunspot cycle only a few short weeks later.

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  2. Instrument scientist Jenna Samra kneels next to the Airborne InfraRed Spectrometer (AIR-Spec)

    Scientists to chase South American total eclipse with research aircraft

    Scientists at NCAR and CfA follow South American eclipse in NSF/NCAR research aircraft.

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  3. A solar flare modeled in the new study

    Solar flares: From emergence to eruption

    A team of scientists has, for the first time, used a single, cohesive computer model to simulate the entire life cycle of a solar flare: from the buildup of energy thousands of kilometers below the solar surface, to the emergence of tangled magnetic field lines, to the explosive release of energy in a brilliant flash.

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  4. minor eruption captured by NASA SDO Aug. 13, 2018

    A 1972 solar storm triggered a Vietnam War mystery

    In a sign of the far-ranging effects of space weather, new research shows that a major 1972 solar storm caused the explosions of more than two dozen sea mines.

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  5. An infographic of the atmosphere

    The entire atmosphere in a single model

    Scientists, in a major computer modeling achievement, simulate the influence of CO2 through Earth's entire atmosphere

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