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Major NASA press release on observation of a current sheet

NASA announce series of breakthrough observation of a current sheet in a solar flare. http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/seeing-double-nasa-missions-measure-solar-flare-from-2-spots-in-space Published in Zhu et al, ApJ, 2016, 821, 2 http://www.astronomy.com/news/2016/04/nasa-missions-measure-solar-flare-from-2-spots-in-space http://www.irishtimes.com/news/science/irish-scientist-may-have-found-way-of-predicting-solar-flares-1.2616364 https://www.google.com/search?q=Seeing+Double%3A+NASA+Missions+Measure+Solar+Flare+from+2+Spots+in+Space&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8 Solar flares are intense bursts of light from the sun. They are created when complicated magnetic fields suddenly and explosively rearrange themselves, converting magnetic energy into light through…
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Professor earns NSF CAREER grant to study sun’s magnetic field

You may have heard that you shouldn’t look directly at the sun, but that’s exactly what Jason Jackiewicz does for a living. Specifically, the New Mexico State University astronomy professor studies the sun’s (and other stars’) interior using seismology. Jackiewicz’s primary goals are addressing the root causes of solar magnetic activity and establishing physical relationships…
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NMSU professor discusses solar physics at Research Rally

New Mexico State University celebrated the accomplishments of College of Arts and Sciences faculty member James McAteer at a Research Rally held Friday, Dec. 6. McAteer, assistant professor of astronomy, has received a $750,000 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation to fund his project INSPIRE, INtegrated Solar Physics program In…
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