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Charting the skies of history - Science Daily

Wed, 2017-04-05 19:11

Science Daily

Charting the skies of history
Science Daily
Their findings appeared in the journal Space Weather. "An early Japanese record of prolonged auroras, that is, auroras that persisted for two or more nights within one week, was documented 21-23 February 1204 in Meigetsuki," says lead researcher Ryuho ...

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Solar Blast! Sun Surprises with 3 Powerful Flares (Video) - Space.com

Tue, 2017-04-04 18:17

Space.com

Solar Blast! Sun Surprises with 3 Powerful Flares (Video)
Space.com
Officials with Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said this week's solar flares originated from the sunspot region known as Active Region 2644. This sunspot group is near the western ...
Explaining Unexpected Twists in the Sun's Magnetic FieldEos
NASA is Sending A Spacecraft to “Touch” The SunFuturism
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory Captures Trio of Solar Flares |SpaceCoastDaily.com
Daily Mail -Tech2 (blog) -Mirror.co.uk
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Space Weather for Proxima B Revealed -- Is it Still Considered Habitable? - Nature World News

Tue, 2017-04-04 16:57

Nature World News

Space Weather for Proxima B Revealed -- Is it Still Considered Habitable?
Nature World News
One of the characteristics it apparently has is space weather. Experts say that "M dwarf stars" affect its planets, just like the center of Alpha Centauri. The radiation in the form of UV and X-rays are evident. This could make or break an atmosphere ...

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Explaining Unexpected Twists in the Sun's Magnetic Field - Eos

Tue, 2017-04-04 13:50

Mirror.co.uk

Explaining Unexpected Twists in the Sun's Magnetic Field
Eos
Space weather forecasting requires understanding what happens when the Earth's magnetic field meets the Sun's. When their field lines touch, they can suddenly link up with each other and explosively realign. Like a snapping rubber band, the field lines ...
The Sun's Got Waves — Like Earth's AtmosphereSpace.com
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory Captures Trio of Solar Flares |SpaceCoastDaily.com
NASA captures stunning images of THREE solar flaresDaily Mail
Tech2 (blog)
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Buzzing asteroids, solar eruptions no April Fools' pranks - CNET

Mon, 2017-04-03 22:20

CNET

Buzzing asteroids, solar eruptions no April Fools' pranks
CNET
The flares were followed soon after by a pair of small asteroids making close passes by Earth, all adding up to some lively space weather you probably didn't even notice. On Saturday a sunspot tediously named AR 2644 suddenly exploded, throwing off an ...

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Buzzing asteroids, solar eruptions no April Fools' pranks - CNET

Mon, 2017-04-03 22:19

CNET

Buzzing asteroids, solar eruptions no April Fools' pranks
CNET
The flares were followed soon after by a pair of small asteroids making close passes by Earth, all adding up to some lively space weather you probably didn't even notice. On Saturday a sunspot tediously named AR 2644 suddenly exploded, throwing off an ...

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Extreme Space Weather Affects Us Too, You Know - TrendinTech

Mon, 2017-04-03 18:01

TrendinTech

Extreme Space Weather Affects Us Too, You Know
TrendinTech
Many people are under the misconception that extreme space weather won't affect us because it's in space. But, that couldn't be further from the truth. Extreme space weather affects both ground and space infrastructure. More recently, it's spurred a ...

4 Words People Ask Meteorologists About That Are Actually Not Weather Terms - Forbes

Mon, 2017-04-03 13:47

Forbes

4 Words People Ask Meteorologists About That Are Actually Not Weather Terms
Forbes
Space Weather: This one is a bit tricky for two reasons. It has "weather" in the name. The other tricky aspect is that some people associate it with things like storms on Jupiter or dust devils on Mars. In actuality, NASA defines space weather this way,.

Satellites are destined to become space junk. But in the future, we may be able to retool them. - PRI

Sat, 2017-04-01 21:45

PRI

Satellites are destined to become space junk. But in the future, we may be able to retool them.
PRI
Last November, NOAA and NASA launched GOES-16, the first in a new series of weather satellites with powerful, modern features. As Stringer explains, “the GOES-16 is a total weather satellite, looking at the sun and its weather, looking at space weather ...

Waves on sun give NASA new insight into space weather forecasting - Space Daily

Sat, 2017-04-01 18:26

Waves on sun give NASA new insight into space weather forecasting
Space Daily
Our sun is a chaotic place, simmering with magnetic energy and constantly spewing out particles. Sometimes the sun releases solar flares and coronal mass ejections - huge eruptions of charged particles - which contribute to space weather and can ...

Waves on sun give NASA new insight into space weather forecasting - Science Daily

Fri, 2017-03-31 15:21

Science Daily

Waves on sun give NASA new insight into space weather forecasting
Science Daily
Sometimes the sun releases solar flares and coronal mass ejections -- huge eruptions of charged particles -- which contribute to space weather and can interfere with satellites and telecommunications on Earth. While it has long been hard to predict ...
Atmospheric solar waves could help predict space weatherThe Space Reporter
Space Weather Affected By Giant Waves On The Sun : Space ...Science World Report
NASA Is Building a Spacecraft That Will Fly Into the Sun's AtmospherePopular Mechanics
Wisconsin Gazette -Universe Today
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Atmospheric solar waves could help predict space weather - The Space Reporter

Fri, 2017-03-31 03:17

Phys.Org

Atmospheric solar waves could help predict space weather
The Space Reporter
“The discovery of magnetized Rossby waves on the Sun offers the tantalizing possibility that we can predict space weather much further in advance,” Scott McIntosh of the National Center for Atmospheric Research said in a statement. Earth's Rossby waves ...
Waves on Sun give NASA new insight into space weather forecastingPhys.Org
Space Weather Affected By Giant Waves On The Sun : Space ...Science World Report
Becoming Better Solar Meteorologists, With Help From Some Monster WavesHowStuffWorks NOW
Popular Mechanics -Wisconsin Gazette
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Waves on Sun give NASA new insight into space weather forecasting - Phys.Org

Thu, 2017-03-30 19:12

Phys.Org

Waves on Sun give NASA new insight into space weather forecasting
Phys.Org
Sometimes the sun releases solar flares and coronal mass ejections—huge eruptions of charged particles—which contribute to space weather and can interfere with satellites and telecommunications on Earth. While it has long been hard to predict such ...
Space Weather Affected By Giant Waves On The Sun : Space ...Science World Report
Becoming Better Solar Meteorologists, With Help From Some ...HowStuffWorks NOW
NASA Is Building a Spacecraft That Will Fly Into the Sun's AtmospherePopular Mechanics
Universe Today -Science Times
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Waves on sun give NASA new insight into space weather forecasting NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center - EurekAlert (press release)

Thu, 2017-03-30 18:35

EurekAlert (press release)

Waves on sun give NASA new insight into space weather forecasting NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
EurekAlert (press release)
Sometimes the sun releases solar flares and coronal mass ejections -- huge eruptions of charged particles -- which contribute to space weather and can interfere with satellites and telecommunications on Earth. While it has long been hard to predict ...
Space Weather Affected By Giant Waves On The Sun : Space ...Science World Report
Becoming Better Solar Meteorologists, With Help From Some ...HowStuffWorks NOW
NASA Plans To Send Solar Probe Plus Inside The Sun's ...Science Times

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Becoming Better Solar Meteorologists, With Help From Some Monster Waves - HowStuffWorks NOW

Wed, 2017-03-29 22:19

HowStuffWorks NOW

Becoming Better Solar Meteorologists, With Help From Some Monster Waves
HowStuffWorks NOW
Little wonder then that solar astronomers have been studying our sun in greater detail than ever before to predict what our sun might throw at us next and help us prepare for inclement space weather — just as a meteorologist would warn us of an ...

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Lawmakers sound alarm on space security - The Hill

Wed, 2017-03-29 21:18

The Hill

Lawmakers sound alarm on space security
The Hill
Hackers could also conceivably attack ground-based receiving stations, and space weather or debris could harm GPS signals. The Obama administration nixed plans to implement a nautical location system known as eLoran as a backup in case of a GPS ...

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Next stop: A trip inside the Sun's atmosphere - Phys.Org

Wed, 2017-03-29 18:46

Phys.Org

Next stop: A trip inside the Sun's atmosphere
Phys.Org
NASA's Solar Probe Plus will enter the sun's corona to understand space weather using a Faraday cup developed by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and Draper. Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Every so often ...

Planet-Sized “Waves” Spotted in the Sun's Atmosphere - Scientific American

Tue, 2017-03-28 13:49

Scientific American

Planet-Sized “Waves” Spotted in the Sun's Atmosphere
Scientific American
But predicting space weather “may not be quite as straightforward as it is on Earth”, says Richard Morton, a solar physicist at Northumbria University in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK. The complex interaction of strong magnetic fields and fluid flow in the ...

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Protecting Our Critical Infrastructure From Extreme Space Weather - Newsroom America

Mon, 2017-03-27 22:19

Protecting Our Critical Infrastructure From Extreme Space Weather
Newsroom America
(Newsroom America) -- Extreme space weather has a global footprint and the potential to damage critical infrastructure on the ground and in space. A new report from the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) calls for bridging knowledge ...

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