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A team of scientists led by Laura Hayes –a solar physicist who splits her time between NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland – investigated a connection between solar flares and Earth's atmosphere. They discovered pulses in the electrified layer of the atmosphere – called the ionosphere – mirrored X-ray oscillations during a July 24, 2016 flare.

Read more: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2017/nasa-detects-solar-flare-pulses-at-sun-and-earth

Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center
Genna Duberstein (USRA): Lead Producer
Kathalina Tran (Wyle Information Systems): Lead Science Writer
Jack Ireland (ADNET Systems): Scientist
Laura Hayes (Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland): Lead Scientist
Music: "Good Chat" by Richard Anthony D Pike

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