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  • Do solar storms lead to beached whales?

    Study makes the case that solar activity caused a mass sperm whale stranding in 2016.

    In early 2016 a spate of sperm whale strandings in the North Sea perplexed scientists. Many theories were proposed fo...

    Biology September 6, 2017
  • Solar flare aftermath

    After a coronal mass ejection, the Sun puts its magnetic field back together.

    The aftermath of a coronal mass ejection on the Sun.Solar Dynamics Observatory, NASASolar flares are often caused by ...

    Space April 26, 2017
  • Six cosmic catastrophes that could wipe out life on Earth

    The following cosmic disasters are just a few ways humanity could be severely endangered or even ...

    If you ask yourself what the biggest threat to human existence is you’d probably think of nuclear war, global warming...

    Space January 26, 2017
  • Flare for destruction

    The sun threw a two-week tantrum in 2003.

    SOHO (ESA & NASAHere we see the disturbing effect of one of the most powerful solar storms ever recorded.Over two wee...

    Space January 2, 2017
  • How a solar flare nearly triggered a nuclear war

    In midst of increasing tensions, an act of war was detected.

    1967 – more than two decades into the Cold War. Tensions between the US and Soviet Union remained high – and on 23 Ma...

    Society August 10, 2016
  • Astronauts more likely to die from heart disease

    Those who flew into deep space have a higher risk.

    Ronald Evans, who went to the moon as part of the Apollo 17 mission, died of a heart attack in 1990. New research sug...

    Biology July 29, 2016
  • Solar 'superflares' fostered life on Earth

    NASA scientists propose answer to the ‘faint young Sun’ paradox.

    A daily dose of particles sprayed from the young Sun could have produced molecules necessary for life on early Earth ...

    Chemistry May 24, 2016
  • Watch a solar flare unfold in high resolution

    They have the power to knock out GPS and communications systems on Earth, but solar flares are tr...

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    Space April 24, 2016
  • Cosmic detectives: clues in an ancient fast radio burst

    An intense radio burst has been detected in real time by the Parkes radio telescope. Alan Duffy e...

    CSIRO’s Parkes radio telescope was the first place in the world to detect a ‘fast radio burst’ as it happened. – CSIR...

    Space January 29, 2015
  • A collection of Cosmos Snapshots

    Each issue the Cosmos Magazine editorial team choose one stunning image to highlight. Take a look...

    Arctic-Images/Corbis The Milky WayLight pollution in the world’s cities has cut millions off from the stars...

    Space January 5, 2015
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