28 Jun 2013

NASA launches IRIS solar mission to research space weather

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NASA launched a solar telescope on Thursday that scientists hope will be able to unlock the secrets of how material gathers, moves and heats up as it travels through the Sun’s lower atmosphere. Scientists say that better understanding of this part of the solar atmosphere, which sits below the corona, could help explain and model phenomena like the ejection of solar material — something that can cause damage to electronic circuits, power distribution networks and communications systems on Earth when it gets large enough.

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