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Sun Emitted Solar Flare on Oct. 1: NASA

The sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, which reached its peak at 8:13 p.m. EDT on Oct. 1, 2015, said NASA. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, which watches the sun constantly, captured an image of the event and the solar flares were seen as powerful bursts of radiation. Harmful radiation from a flare cannot pass through Earth’s atmosphere to physically affect ...

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Mars Radiation to Impact Earth Tonight? Hoax Message Going Viral on Mobiles

An unconfirmed WhatsApp Message is making rounds on mobiles that tonight, August 28, 2015 will witness Mars moving closer to Earth and its rays will be direct and nearer than usual. The widely circulated message says, “NASA warns all mobile users to keep phones away while sleeping tonight between 12:30 AM to 3:30 am IST.” The message further reads that ...

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Space Weather’s Impact on Earth: Plasma Waves Responsible For Particle Fallout in Atmosphere

Researchers have shown plasma waves buffeting the planet’s radiation belts are responsible for scattering charged particles into the atmosphere for the first time that in a recent study on space weather’s impact on Earth. The study is the detailed analysis of the link between these waves and the fallout of electrons from the planet’s radiation belts so far. The belts ...

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Women Astronauts More Susceptible to Health Hazardous then Men, says NASA Study

In a gender-specific finding, a NASA study has revealed that women are more susceptible to physiological, psychological and behavioural changes that occur during spaceflight. The report stated that women have greater loss of blood plasma volume than men during spaceflight and women’s stress response characteristically includes a heart rate increase while men respond with an increase in vascular resistance (resistance ...

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Fukushima nuclear accident: Effects now visible in butterflies, humans next?

The accident at Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant in japan following the March 12, 2011 earthquake and tsunami caused a massive release of radioactive materials to the environment that butterflies have shown symptoms of mutation and malformation, sending signals that the local human population may have to face the impact. A research team has shown that the accident caused physiological ...

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New radar captures images behind wall but can’t see through as we wish

Seeing through walls was always a fiction and even shown in an Arnold Schwarznegger’s movie more than a decade ago. But the technique which was most-awaited by the defense and security forces all over the world has finally come true partially, if not fully, with a radar developed by MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory. The researchers have developed a new radar technology ...

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