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Watch a wild ‘failed eruption’ solar flare

The sun continues building towards its “solar maximum” of activity in spectacular fashion, just as predicted. On June 3, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) captured a stunning M-class solar flare—only to show most of the…


Wild NASA proposal envisions magnetic hover trains on the moon

A NASA mechanical engineer wants to build a levitating magnetic robot train on the moon—and his employer is interested in hearing more. Earlier this month, the agency’s Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program supplied six “visionary”…