Month: January 2010

Big Flares on Little Mars

By Eric Hilton January 27, 2010 Magnetic field reconnection, which is something like what happens when two refrigerator magnets suddenly flip when brought close together, powers explosive events called flares on the Sun. These flares emit high energy light and

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Learning About Stars from Hubble’s Views of Galaxies

by Phil Rosenfield January 13, 2010 I’ll be giving an introduction to the Engage lecture series and a preview of what these talks will be like, starting with my own. We’ve all seen the amazing images of galaxies from the

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