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Geostorm's Weather Control Tech Is Exceptionally Bogus, Scientists Explain - Gizmodo

Tue, 2017-10-24 17:11

Geostorm's Weather Control Tech Is Exceptionally Bogus, Scientists Explain
Gizmodo
They run the gamut from low tech and immediately doable schemes, like dumping a bunch of iron in the ocean to stimulate the growth of carbon-sucking phytoplankton, to more advanced, science fictional ideas, like space-based solar reflectors. Perhaps ...

Coated mirrors achieve record-setting far ultraviolet reflectance levels - Phys.Org

Tue, 2017-10-24 14:20

Phys.Org

Coated mirrors achieve record-setting far ultraviolet reflectance levels
Phys.Org
ICON and GOLD will have the higher sensitivity required to collect data about the forces at play in the near-space environment of Earth's upper atmosphere. These atmospheric regions are very sensitive to space weather events and space climate, and ...

Commander of 1st flight of space shuttle Challenger dies - WSB Radio

Tue, 2017-10-24 13:50

WSB Radio

Commander of 1st flight of space shuttle Challenger dies
WSB Radio
"Paul Weitz's name will always be synonymous with the space shuttle Challenger. But he also will be remembered for defying the laws of gravity - and age," said Curtis Brown, board chairman of the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation and an astronaut and ...

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Jets of Ionospheric Cold Plasma Discovered at the Magnetopause - Eos

Tue, 2017-10-24 13:33

Jets of Ionospheric Cold Plasma Discovered at the Magnetopause
Eos
The Sun and Earth both produce powerful magnetic fields, and their intersection creates a complex system of physics that determines the space weather experienced by our planet. The solar wind—a constant stream of charged particles (plasma) emitted ...

Did a space storm contribute to Auckland's fuel crisis? - South China Morning Post

Tue, 2017-10-24 08:59

South China Morning Post

Did a space storm contribute to Auckland's fuel crisis?
South China Morning Post
Rodger leads the Otago Space Weather research group and the Government-funded joint project into the potential damaging effects of “solar tsunamis” on the nation's electrical network. He said pipeline corrosion was indeed another infrastructure impact ...

Spot the northern lights in the Inland Northwest this week - KREM.com

Tue, 2017-10-24 03:53

KREM.com

Spot the northern lights in the Inland Northwest this week
KREM.com
The potential for seeing the northern lights is even greater this week because the KREM 2 weather team is tracking clear skies Tuesday night! For a full outlook of when aurora may be visible in the area, check out the Space Weather Prediction Center ...

Look north, Tri-Cities, for a natural light show - Tri-City Herald

Tue, 2017-10-24 03:22

Tri-City Herald

Look north, Tri-Cities, for a natural light show
Tri-City Herald
If you are up at night, keep your eyes on the northern horizon and you might be in for a treat. The NASA Space Weather Prediction Center has issued an alert for a geomagnetic storm visible from Eastern Washington. That's the scientific name for what ...
Northern Lights return to Seattle this weekKING5.com (blog)

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Did a space storm contribute to Auckland's fuel crisis? - Otago Daily Times

Tue, 2017-10-24 01:12

Otago Daily Times

Did a space storm contribute to Auckland's fuel crisis?
Otago Daily Times
Prof Rodger leads the Otago Space Weather research group and the Government-funded joint project into the potential damaging effects of “solar tsunamis” on the nation's electrical network. He said pipeline corrosion was indeed another infrastructure ...

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Northern Lights return to Seattle this week - KING5.com (blog)

Tue, 2017-10-24 01:09

KING5.com (blog)

Northern Lights return to Seattle this week
KING5.com (blog)
We're currently under a Geomagnetic Storm Watch this week for potential Aurora Borealis. The Space Weather Prediction Center has us between a G1 and a G2 stage, which basically means we'll be in the minor to moderate zone for viewing capabilities.

Did a space storm contribute to Auckland's fuel crisis? - New Zealand Herald

Mon, 2017-10-23 23:38

Did a space storm contribute to Auckland's fuel crisis?
New Zealand Herald
Rodger leads the Otago Space Weather research group and the Government-funded joint project into the potential damaging effects of "solar tsunamis" on the nation's electrical network. He said pipeline corrosion was indeed another infrastructure impact ...

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Super Typhoon Lan seen as a monster from space, before blitzing Japan as a weaker storm - Washington Post

Mon, 2017-10-23 19:46

Super Typhoon Lan seen as a monster from space, before blitzing Japan as a weaker storm
Washington Post
The storm is predicted to help pump up a big ridge in the jet stream over western North America later this week, which will, in turn, cause the jet stream to dip over the Eastern United States, facilitating the initiation of a cold weather pattern ...

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Massive Amounts of Trash Trapped In Miami Canal Booms Can Be Seen From Space - The Weather Channel

Mon, 2017-10-23 19:35

The Weather Channel

Massive Amounts of Trash Trapped In Miami Canal Booms Can Be Seen From Space
The Weather Channel
"These booms 'by chance' capture a vast amount of trash and debris from I-95 and storm drain systems inland," Doebler told weather.com. Doebler said he and other volunteers frequently pick up trash that escapes the booms, noting that they are rarely ...

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Today's Tidbits: October 21, 2017 - SpacePolicyOnline.com

Mon, 2017-10-23 19:02

SpacePolicyOnline.com

Today's Tidbits: October 21, 2017
SpacePolicyOnline.com
Here are our tidbits for October 21, 2017: Schriever Wargame 2017 concludes; an update on China's Tiangong-1 space station's reentry expected soon; and amazing images from Japan's Himawari weather satellite of Typhoon Lan. Be sure to check our ...

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NOAA SWPC Space Weather Outlook #17-43 2017 October 23 - Space Ref (press release)

Mon, 2017-10-23 17:13

NOAA SWPC Space Weather Outlook #17-43 2017 October 23
Space Ref (press release)
Data used to provide space weather services are contributed by NOAA, USAF, NASA, NSF, USGS, the International Space Environment Services and other observatories, universities, and institutions. More information is available at SWPC's Web site ...

UW plasma physics research receives national funding - The Daily Cardinal

Mon, 2017-10-23 14:04

The Daily Cardinal

UW plasma physics research receives national funding
The Daily Cardinal
Forest is interested in learning more about the sun and what he calls “space weather.” This is the cosmic interaction of plasma, the fourth state of matter, in the sun and solar flares, with Earth and the surrounding universe. Solar flares are ...

The atmospheres of water worlds - Phys.Org

Mon, 2017-10-23 11:34

Phys.Org

The atmospheres of water worlds
Phys.Org
Since most of the fifty known examples orbit close to their small, host M stars, they are heavily exposed to stellar winds and related stellar space weather events even though their temperatures may be moderate. CfA astronomer Manasvi Lingam was a ...

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Photos From Space Show Typhoon Lan As It Threatens Japan - Newsweek

Sun, 2017-10-22 19:36

Newsweek

Photos From Space Show Typhoon Lan As It Threatens Japan
Newsweek
The Suomi satellite—a weather instrument operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)—also captured overhead images of Typhoon Lan. "Infrared satellite ...

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The entire global financial system depends on GPS, and it's shockingly vulnerable to attack - Quartz

Sun, 2017-10-22 12:16

Quartz

The entire global financial system depends on GPS, and it's shockingly vulnerable to attack
Quartz
You'll note that none of the threats to GNSS we've mentioned are actually up in space with the satellites themselves. This isn't because the satellites are entirely safe. They are vulnerable to space debris and to space weather—a large solar flare ...

Jamese Sims' work provides powerful natural-world data - Meridian Star

Sat, 2017-10-21 19:05

Meridian Star

Jamese Sims' work provides powerful natural-world data
Meridian Star
The site also says the satellites provide “space weather monitoring to provide critical atmospheric, hydrologic, oceanic, climatic, solar and space data.” Jamese Sims plays a big role within those lofty tasks as the satellite product manager (algorithm ...

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Geostorm, a disaster movie about a weather apocalypse, somehow manages to be unbelievably boring - Vox

Fri, 2017-10-20 21:40

Vox

Geostorm, a disaster movie about a weather apocalypse, somehow manages to be unbelievably boring
Vox
So Jake is mad and living in Florida with his 13-year-old daughter. But a few years later, when the weather control system starts to falter, Max comes knocking. Jake needs to go up into space and save everybody by fixing Dutchboy. And so that is what ...
Movie review: Weak political elements take punch out of 'Geostorm'The Keene Sentinel
'Geostorm' proves less thrilling than the Weather ChannelLos Angeles Times
Geostorm is a bad movie: EW reviewEW.com (blog)
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