Tuesday, August 7, 2012
2012 08 07Sunspot AR11542 in a Hurry Ejecting Class M Flares - MSL Curio...
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It's a historical time for JPL NASA Mars Science Laboratory. A first to use a sky crane lowering Curiosity down to Mars. It had never been attempted on any planet.
Images and video clips from NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity. Touchdown on Mars.
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More class M flares eruption from new sunspot AR11542 and another M class flare from another sunspot just emerging, not numbered yet, on SW (the right side of the northern hemisphere).
Sunspot 1538 has a beta-gamma magnetic field that harbors energy for M-class solar flares.
NOAA forecasters estimate a 25% chance of polar geomagnetic storms on August 7/8. That's when a coronal mass ejection (CME) hurled into space by a filament eruption on Aug. 4 could deliver a glancing blow to Earth's magnetic field.
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