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All in a row. The three known planets in the Kepler-30 system, shown in this artist's impression, circle their parent star in closely aligned orbits and occasionally pass in front of a large starspot, a new study suggests.Credit: Cristina Sanchis Ojeda

Researchers at MIT, the University of California at Santa Cruz, and other institutions have detected the first exoplanetary system, light years away, with regularly aligned orbits similar to those in our solar system.

Planet on fire. Feel why roasting marshmallows (or a camp fire, or stove, or ... anything at all the retains a flame) is being taken for granted.

Planet on fire. Feel why roasting marshmallows (or a camp fire, or stove, or . anything at all the retains a flame) is being taken for granted.

CME and sun-diving comet | The comet appears in the lower right of this animation and makes its way toward the sun, vaporizing as it gets closer. This small comet, thought to be only a few tens of meters across, did not survive its close encounter with the sun and was not seen again afterwards.

Full halo CME and a sun grazer comet The comet streaks in from the lower right

Star Burst

On July SOHO spacecraft captured an image of a huge solar flare, which unfolded over several hours.

This artist's impression shows the relative sizes of young stars, from the smallest "red dwarfs", weighing in at about solar masses, through low mass "yellow dwarfs" such as the Sun, to massive "blue dwarf" stars weighing eight times more than the Sun

Another new snapshot of Earth’s “beautiful Southern Lights”  taken from the ISS on 5 July 2014. Credit: ESA/Alexander Gerst

Another new snapshot of Earth’s “beautiful Southern Lights” taken from the ISS on 5 July 2014. Credit: ESA/Alexander Gerst

The 3D Printing Revolution - At this point, 3D printers that are available to most individuals are limited in their capabilities. However, this could change in the next few years and it could set the stage for some major developments and issues that may go along with them.

The Printing Revolution

March 10, 2012: A monsterous tsunami of plasma on the sun.

Sunspot has unleashed another strong flare, an class eruption on March at 0358 UT. The blast hurled a coronal mass ejection almost directly toward Earth, and produced a monstrous tsunami.

The proton accelerator at the Paul Scherrer Institute, which was used to create the muons used in this experiment. - Paul Scherrer Institute

Hydrogen made with muons reveals proton size conundrum

Shrinking proton puzzle persists in new measurement - physics-math - 24 January 2013 - New Scientist

03.12.1973 Pioneer 10 overførte de første bildene av Jupiter til jorda (Wikipedia) - http://blogs.agu.org/wildwildscience/files/2012/08/pioneer10-11.jpg

Spacecraft's behavior no longer an "unsolved problem in physics"

Spacecraft's behavior no longer an "unsolved problem in physics" New physics takes a back seat to heat in understanding the Pioneer anomaly.

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