Under the title “Earth braces for biggest space storm in five years” ABC Australia’s online news reports on the last 24 hours of solar activity. A NOAA space scientist is quoted “Space weather has gotten very interesting over the past 24 hours”. Further detail as usual from http://www.spaceweather.com and http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/today.html. UPDATE: 24 hours later – “Space storm fizzle“!
Hot science news of the day is the series of startling close-up images of the sun in full roar. ABC Science has a story with local scientific analysis of the unprecedented pix provided by the Solar Dynamics Observatory which was only launched on 11 Feb this year. A comprehensive set of images and downloadable video clips is…