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Space Weather Forecasting Clears Another Hurdle

Mar 3, 2016 |

Space weather forecasting might not have a dedicated segment on the evening news, but the disruptive power looming above the Earth’s atmosphere cannot be underestimated. One form of space weather in particular, the coronal mass ejection (CME), has the potential to take down satellites and power grids on a national and even international scale. A coronal Read more…

Preparing for Solar Storms

Aug 26, 2013 |

It may not be possible to prevent devastating space-weather events like solar storms from reaching the earth’s surface, but with enough warning, we can prepare for them. Scientists believe that mapping the earth’s magnetosphere – the magnetic shield that stops most but not all of these storms – is the first step.