Geneva 18 September 2014. The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) collaboration has today presented its latest results. These are based on the analysis of 41 billion particles detected with the space-based AMS detector aboard the International Space Station. The results, presented during a seminar at CERN, provide new insights into the nature of the mysterious excess of positrons observed in the flux of cosmic rays. The findings are published today in the journal Physical Review Letters.

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SPACE STATION MEETS SUNSPOT: "There is a lot of beautiful activity of the Sun these days," reports Maximilian Teodorescu of Magurele (Ilfov), Romania. "Yesterday, for a very brief moment another strangely-shaped sunspot was visible." It was the International Space Station:

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STORM WARNING (UPDATED): Among space weather forecasters, confidence is building that Earth's magnetic field will receive a double-blow from a pair of CMEs on Sept. 12th. The two storm clouds were propelled in our direction by explosions in the magnetic canopy of sunspot AR2158 on Sept. 9th and 10th, respectively. Strong geomagnetic storms are possible on Sept. 12th and 13th as a result of the consecutive impacts. Sky watchers, even those at mid-latitudes, should be alert for auroras in the nights ahead. Aurora alerts: textvoice

EARTH-DIRECTED X-FLARE AND CME: Sunspot AR2158 erupted on Sept. 10th at 17:46 UT, producing an X1.6-class solar flare. A flash of ultraviolet radiation from the explosion (

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Комбинация 25 снимком Солнца, демонстрирующая его активность вблизи экватора
Комбинация 25 снимком Солнца, демонстрирующая его активность вблизи экватора
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Американские ученые нашли новые маркеры для отслеживания изменения солнечной активности. Небольшие, но яркие пятна на поверхности Солнца позволят специалистам отследить эволюцию магнитных полей внутри Солнца. Результаты своих исследований авторы опубликовали в The Astrophysical Journal, а кратко с их выводами можно ознакомиться на сайте НАСА.

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