Space Fan News #10: NASA smashes a comet, measures hole it made; the X2 flare that nobody noticed

The two major events this week, both kinda overblown in my opinion, but nevertheless, there was some cool images to come out of it. NASA's comet flyby: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.cfm?release=2011-056&cid=release_2011-056#1 X2 Flare: http://s

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The two major events this week, both kinda overblown in my opinion, but nevertheless, there was some cool images to come out of it.

NASA's comet flyby:
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.cfm?release=2011-056&cid=release_2011-056#1

X2 Flare:
http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/gallery/potw.php?v=item&id=42

Link to where we are in the solar cycle:
http://swpc.noaa.gov/SolarCycle

GOES X-ray data:
http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_1m.html

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