Hungry Enough to Eat Star

Friday, 26 August 2011 by

Have you ever been so hungry you felt like you could eat a horse? How about an entire star? In March, something happened about 3.9 billion light years away that had scientists scratching their heads. X-rays began streaming towards Earth and some satellite images showed evidence of high-energy flares. It turns out that a black

It’s Heating Up

Thursday, 09 June 2011 by

The south is in the midst of a killer heatwave, with a forecast of 19 consecutive days of temperatures hitting 90 degrees or higher. This week also saw a unique space happening that was pretty hot. On Tuesday, the sun released a medium sized solar flare which caused particles to erupt in the shape of

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An Out of This World Birthday!

Friday, 11 February 2011 by

Today at Janet’s Planet Space Log, we’re wishing NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) a Happy 1stBirthday…won’t you celebrate with us by enjoying this virtual cupcake? Exactly one year ago today, the SDO was launched into space from Cape Canaveral on an Atlas rocket. During its first year, the observatory has sent back millions of pictures