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Students from Mississippi and Louisiana will gather at the INFINITY Science Center in Pearlington, Mississippi, for a long-distance call with NASA astronauts currently orbiting Earth aboard the International Space Station.
<p></p><div id="attachment_114210" style="width: 590px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><a href="http://www.avertedimagination.com/img_pages/sunejection.html"><img class="size-medium wp-image-114210" src="http://d1jqu7g1y74ds1.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/sun082414-580x463.jpg" alt="Photo of the Sun captured and processed by Alan Friedman. (All rights reserved.)" width="580" height="463" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Photo of the Sun captured and processed by Alan Friedman. Click for a larger version. (© Alan Friedman. All rights reserved.)</p></div> <p>Here&#8217;s yet another glorious photo of our home star, captured and processed by New York artist and photographer Alan Friedman on August 24, 2014. Alan took the photo using his 90mm hydrogen-alpha telescope – aka <a href="http://www.avertedimagination.com/img_pages/little_big_man.html" target="_blank">&#8220;Little Big Man&#8221;</a> –  from his backyard in Buffalo, inverted the resulting image and colorized it to create the beautiful image above. Fantastic!</p> <p>(...)<br/>Read the rest of <a href="http://www.universetoday.com/114209/enjoy-this-eye-meltingly-awesome-photo-of-our-sun/">Enjoy This Eye-Meltingly Awesome Photo of Our Sun</a> (156 words)</p> <hr /> <p><small>© Jason Major for <a href="http://www.universetoday.com">Universe Today</a>, 2014. | <a href="http://www.universetoday.com/114209/enjoy-this-eye-meltingly-awesome-photo-of-our-sun/">Permalink</a> | <a href="http://www.universetoday.com/114209/enjoy-this-eye-meltingly-awesome-photo-of-our-sun/#comments">No comment</a> | <br/> Post tags: <a href="http://www.universetoday.com/tag/alan-friedman/" rel="tag">Alan Friedman</a>, <a href="http://www.universetoday.com/tag/hydrogen-alpha/" rel="tag">hydrogen alpha</a>, <a href="http://www.universetoday.com/tag/photography/" rel="tag">photography</a>, <a href="http://www.universetoday.com/tag/prominence/" rel="tag">prominence</a>, <a href="http://www.universetoday.com/tag/solar/" rel="tag">solar</a>, <a href="http://www.universetoday.com/tag/sun/" rel="tag">sun</a><br/> </small></p> <p><small>Feed enhanced by <a href='http://planetozh.com/blog/my-projects/wordpress-plugin-better-feed-rss/'>Better Feed</a> from <a href='http://planetozh.com/blog/'>Ozh</a></small></p> <div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/universetoday/pYdq?a=dtgbsIzibXU:OkYF73I1HLI:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/universetoday/pYdq?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/universetoday/pYdq?a=dtgbsIzibXU:OkYF73I1HLI:dnMXMwOfBR0"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/universetoday/pYdq?d=dnMXMwOfBR0" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/universetoday/pYdq?a=dtgbsIzibXU:OkYF73I1HLI:7Q72WNTAKBA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/universetoday/pYdq?d=7Q72WNTAKBA" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/universetoday/pYdq?a=dtgbsIzibXU:OkYF73I1HLI:D7DqB2pKExk"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/universetoday/pYdq?i=dtgbsIzibXU:OkYF73I1HLI:D7DqB2pKExk" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Moscow (RIA Novosti) Aug 29, 2014<br/> <img src="http://www.spxdaily.com/images-bg/beijing-aerospace-flight-control-center-shenzhou-8-re-docked-tiangong-1-bg.jpg" hspace=5 vspace=2 align=right border=0 width=160 height=128> Chinese scientists are in the course of developing a recoverable lunar robotic spacecraft Chang'e 5 that is to reach the Moon by 2017 with a mission to deliver samples of rock and soil back to Earth, according to Space Industry News. "The development of Chang'e 5 is proceeding smoothly," a China State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry spokesman Wu Zhijian was cited as sayi
London, UK (SPX) Aug 29, 2014<br/> <img src="http://www.spxdaily.com/images-bg/computer-model-light-spread-through-early-universe-bg.jpg" hspace=5 vspace=2 align=right border=0 width=160 height=128> New research from UCL shows we will soon uncover the origin of the ultraviolet light that bathes the cosmos, helping scientists understand how galaxies were built. The study published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters by UCL cosmologists Dr Andrew Pontzen and Dr Hiranya Peiris (both UCL Physics and Astronomy), together with collaborators at Princeton and Barcelona Universities, shows ho
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 29, 2014<br/> <img src="http://www.spxdaily.com/images-bg/galaxy-core-goods-n-774-bg.jpg" hspace=5 vspace=2 align=right border=0 width=160 height=128> Astronomers have uncovered for the first time the earliest stages of a massive galaxy forming in the young Universe. The discovery was made possible through combining observations from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, ESA's Herschel Space Observatory, and the W.M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii. The growing galaxy core is blazing with the light of millions o
Beijing (XNA) Aug 29, 2014<br/> <img src="http://www.spxdaily.com/images-bg/gennady-raikunov-bg.jpg" hspace=5 vspace=2 align=right border=0 width=160 height=128> The decision to use foreign hardware in Russian space rocket industry was a strategic mistake which had harmed reliability of the final products, a senior Russian official in the space industry said Wednesday. "The decision to use foreign electronics instead of domestic ones was immature," Vice President of the United Rocket and Space Corporation Gennady Raikunov told reporters at his appo
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Aug 29, 2014<br/> <img src="http://www.spxdaily.com/images-bg/hs3-mission-hurricane-cristobal-aug-26-2014-bg.jpg" hspace=5 vspace=2 align=right border=0 width=160 height=128> The first of two unmanned Global Hawk aircraft landed at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia, on Aug. 27 after surveying Hurricane Cristobal for the first science flight of NASA's latest hurricane airborne mission. NASA's airborne Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel, or HS3, mission returns to NASA Wallops for the third year to investigate the processes that underlie
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Aug 29, 2014<br/> <img src="http://www.spxdaily.com/images-bg/jwst-nirspec-instrument-bg.jpg" hspace=5 vspace=2 align=right border=0 width=160 height=128> A NASA photographer recently captured a "NIRSpec-tacular" photo of an instrument that will fly aboard NASA's James Webb Space Telescope when it launches in 2018. Access into a clean room to get a close-up view of a complicated, high-value scientific instrument is carefully controlled, but NASA photographers get such exclusive entry all the time. Photographer Chris Gunn took this image of t
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Aug 29, 2014<br/> <img src="http://www.spxdaily.com/images-bg/kepler-supernova-remnant-sept-2012-bg.jpg" hspace=5 vspace=2 align=right border=0 width=160 height=128> Astronomers call it "the Local Bubble." It is peanut-shaped, about 300 light years long, and filled with almost nothing. Gas inside the bubble is very thin (0.001 atoms per cubic centimeter) and very hot (roughly a million degrees)-a sharp departure from ordinary interstellar material. The Local Bubble was discovered gradually in the 1970s and 1980s. Optical and radio astronomers looked ca
Moffet Field CA (NASA) Aug 29, 2014<br/> <img src="http://www.spxdaily.com/images-bg/mars-meteorite-eeta79001-300-bg.jpg" hspace=5 vspace=2 align=right border=0 width=160 height=128> Life as we know it requires energy of some sort to survive and thrive. For plants, that source of energy is the Sun. But there are some microbes that can survive using energy from chemical reactions. Some of them even eat salts, such as perchlorates. Perchlorate (ClO4-) is a highly oxidized form of chlorine. Perchlorate salts are found not only on Earth, but also on Mars. They're highly to
Dresden, Germany (SPX) Aug 29, 2014<br/> <img src="http://www.spxdaily.com/images-bg/michael-anders-luna-accelerator-bg.jpg" hspace=5 vspace=2 align=right border=0 width=160 height=128> The field of astrophysics has a stubborn problem and it's called lithium. The quantities of lithium predicted to have resulted from the Big Bang are not actually present in stars. But the calculations are correct - a fact which has now been confirmed for the first time in experiments conducted at the underground laboratory in the Gran Sasso mountain in Italy. As part of an international te
Tallahassee FL (SPX) Aug 29, 2014<br/> <img src="http://www.spxdaily.com/images-bg/munir-humayun-bg.jpg" hspace=5 vspace=2 align=right border=0 width=160 height=128> Was Mars - now a cold, dry place - once a warm, wet planet that sustained life? And if so, how long has it been cold and dry? Research underway at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory may one day answer those questions - and perhaps even help pave the way for future colonization of the Red Planet. By analyzing the chemical clues locked inside an ancient Martian meteorite known as Bl
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 29, 2014<br/> <img src="http://www.spxdaily.com/images-bg/orion-molecular-cloud-complex-omc-23-star-forming-filament-bg.jpg" hspace=5 vspace=2 align=right border=0 width=160 height=128> Rocky planets like Earth start out as microscopic bits of dust tinier than a grain of sand, or so theories predict. Astronomers using the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Green Bank Telescope (GBT) have discovered that filaments of star-forming gas near the Orion Nebula may be brimming with pebble-size particles - planetary building blocks 100 to 1,000 times larger than the dust grains typic
Moscow (RIA Novosti) Aug 29, 2014<br/> <img src="http://www.spxdaily.com/images-bg/four-galileo-in-orbit-validation-iov-satellites-bg.jpg" hspace=5 vspace=2 align=right border=0 width=160 height=128> The failure of the European Union's Galileo satellites to reach their intended orbital position was likely caused by software errors in the Fregat-MT rocket's upper-stage, Russian newspaper Izvestia reported Thursday. "The nonstandard operation of the integrated management system was likely caused by an error in the embedded software. "As a result, the upper stage received an incorre
Paris (ESA) Aug 29, 2014<br/> <img src="http://www.spxdaily.com/images-bg/supernova-sn2014j-galaxy-m82-bg.jpg" hspace=5 vspace=2 align=right border=0 width=160 height=128> Astronomers using ESA's Integral gamma-ray observatory have demonstrated beyond doubt that dead stars known as white dwarfs can reignite and explode as supernovae. The finding came after the unique signature of gamma rays from the radioactive elements created in one of these explosions was captured for the first time. The explosions in question are known as Type Ia supernovae, long suspect

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