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Is Our Solar System Weird?

by Brian Koberlein July 17, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter Is our Solar System normal? Or is it weird? How does the Solar System fit within the strange star systems we’ve discovered in the Milky Way so far? Remove this ad Brian Koberlein on Google+

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A Stunning Image of our Home Star

by Jason Major July 14, 2014

Active regions 2108 and 2109 are now passing around the limb of the Sun, but not before solar photography specialist Alan Friedman grabbed a few pictures of them on Friday!   The image above, captured by Alan from his location in Buffalo, NY, shows the two large sunspots nestled in a forest of solar spicules while […]

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How Many Ways Can the Sun Kill You?

by Fraser Cain July 7, 2014

The Sun has a Swiss army knife of ways it can do you in, from radiation to solar flares. And when it dies, it’s taking you with it. What are the various ways the Sun can do you in? Remove this ad Fraser Cain on Google+

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How Can We Move the Earth?

by Fraser Cain June 30, 2014

Sooner or later we’re going to want to move the Earth further away from the Sun. It turns out, there are a few techniques that might actually make this possible. Not easy, but possible. Remove this ad Fraser Cain on Google+

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Why is Everything Spherical?

by Fraser Cain June 26, 2014

Have you ever noticed that everything in space is a sphere? The Sun, the Earth, the Moon and the other planets and their moons… all spheres. Except for the stuff which isn’t spheres. What’s going on? Remove this ad Fraser Cain on Google+

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