Solarstorm

10.09.14
UK's new space weather center will help people prepare for solar storms
10.09.14

UK's new space weather center will help people prepare for solar storms

Met Office, the UK's weather forecast agency, has just launched a new division that monitors out-o...

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07.25.14
A solar storm in 2012 just barely avoided devastating our planet
07.25.14

A solar storm in 2012 just barely avoided devastating our planet

If you've spent time on a beach without protection, you probably have a good idea of just how dama...

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07.08.12
Alt-week 7.8.2012: Solar flares, trapping dark matter, and life-sized Lego trees
07.08.12

Alt-week 7.8.2012: Solar flares, trapping dark matter, and life-sized Lego trees

Alt-week peels back the covers on some of the more curious sci-tech stories from the last seven day...

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06.18.11
Sun's coronal ejections caused by magnetic ropes, galactic weathermen to predict solar storms?
06.18.11

Sun's coronal ejections caused by magnetic ropes, galactic weathermen to predict solar storms?

Space weather gets nasty when the sun starts shooting plasma into the cosmos, and these solar sto...

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08.03.10
Violent sun throws fit, massive blast of plasma to hit Earth tomorrow
08.03.10

Violent sun throws fit, massive blast of plasma to hit Earth tomorrow

Coronal mass ejections (CMEs) are no laughing matter, but for quite some time now we've been livin...

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02.12.10
Summer-loving NASA engineers launch SDO probe to worship the sun (video)
02.12.10

Summer-loving NASA engineers launch SDO probe to worship the sun (video)

Say all you want about how bad your local forecast is, it's way more accurate than our local solar...

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08.15.06
Pentagon plan to save endangered satellites not without risks
08.15.06

Pentagon plan to save endangered satellites not without risks

As you may or may not know (we sure didn't), all those satellites orbiting our little ball of blue a...

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