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CU Boulder 'Grand Challenge' puts space weather research front and center - Boulder Daily Camera


CU Boulder 'Grand Challenge' puts space weather research front and center
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The Space Weather, Technology, Research and Education Center will receive at least three years' funding, at $1 million per year, with the goal of establishing CU as the world's leading university in exploring space weather, which is a factor affecting ...

Solar antics - Phys.Org


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Solar antics
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Credit: Spacecraft image: ESA/ATG medialab; Sun image: SOHO (ESA & NASA). The sun's recent activity has caught the interest of scientists and space weather forecasters worldwide, highlighting the need to keep a watchful eye on our star and its awesome ...

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Space Weather: Giant 'Space Hurricanes' – Propelled by Moderate Solar Wind Fluctuations – May Impact Satellite ... - ERAU News


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Space Weather: Giant 'Space Hurricanes' – Propelled by Moderate Solar Wind Fluctuations – May Impact Satellite ...
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Could the flapping of a butterfly's wings in Costa Rica set off a hurricane in California? The question has been scrutinized by chaos theorists, stock-market analysts and weather forecasters for decades. For most people, this hypothetical scenario may ...

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Hurricane Maria: Nasa reveals Caribbean storm as seen from SPACE - Express.co.uk


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Hurricane Maria: Nasa reveals Caribbean storm as seen from SPACE
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The Category Five storm has already lashed the islands of Dominica and Guadeloupe, with winds of 160mph reported in Dominica when the storm made landfall, according to the Trinidad and Tobago weather centre. Dominica's Prime Minister Roosevelt ...

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Grand Challenge expands portfolio with three new projects - CU Boulder Today


Grand Challenge expands portfolio with three new projects
CU Boulder Today
The new “initiative-level” selection, Space Weather Technology, Research and Education Center, features collaboration between Jeff Thayer (Aerospace Engineering Sciences), Dan Baker (Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, or LASP), Cora ...

Grand Challenge expands portfolio with three new projects - CU Boulder Today


Grand Challenge expands portfolio with three new projects
CU Boulder Today
The new “initiative-level” selection, Space Weather Technology, Research and Education Center, features collaboration between Jeff Thayer (Aerospace Engineering Sciences), Dan Baker (Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, or LASP), Cora ...

Solar wind impacts on giant 'space hurricanes' may affect satellite safety - Phys.Org


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Solar wind impacts on giant 'space hurricanes' may affect satellite safety
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Gaining deeper insights into how solar wind conditions affect space hurricanes may someday provide better space-weather prediction and set the stage for safer satellite navigation through radiation belts, Nykyri said. This is because solar wind can ...

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Canada to study how solar storms impact power grids, banks, satellites - CBC.ca


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Canada to study how solar storms impact power grids, banks, satellites
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The agency is hiring a contractor to perform a first-of-its-kind study in Canada to assess how its most critical systems, like electrical grids, could be affected by space weather, according to a request for proposals (RFP) posted on the government's ...

Space Weather Outlook - Newsroom America


Space Weather Outlook
Newsroom America
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 ...

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Earth dodges a cosmic bullet -- for now - CNN


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Earth dodges a cosmic bullet -- for now
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Currently, the Space Weather Prediction Center at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration provides regional-level space weather warnings and alerts. The flares of this week, accompanied by strong, but not catastrophic, CMEs provide an ...

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NASA selects economic research studies to examine investments in space - Phys.Org


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NASA selects economic research studies to examine investments in space
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Vision Foresight Strategy LLC (Honolulu) offers a comprehensive report on the risks, vulnerabilities, and consequences of severe space weather events as well as an assessment model for forecasting future vulnerabilities and damage estimates in their ...
NASA Picks 5 Research Proposals to Determine Commercial Space Devt OpportunitiesExecutiveGov

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Space oddity: U of A satellite survives mission mishaps to capture super solar storm - CBC.ca


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Space oddity: U of A satellite survives mission mishaps to capture super solar storm
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"Anomalies, we've had a few of them, they're unavoidable," Hrynyk said. "Every single space mission is going to have anomalies, because you can't go up there and fix it after you've sent it out. "But what separates your space mission from others is how ...

Space Weather May Have Caused Mass Whale Deaths - The Onion (satire)


Space Weather May Have Caused Mass Whale Deaths
The Onion (satire)
Space Weather May Have Caused Mass Whale Deaths. A rash of sperm whale deaths in 2016 may have been caused by solar storms interfering with the animals' navigation systems, leading them to beach themselves accidentally. What do you think?

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Canada's space agency is studying whether a big solar storm could send us back to the Stone Age - National Post


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Canada's space agency is studying whether a big solar storm could send us back to the Stone Age
National Post
The CSA's first step will be finding a private-sector partner to help undertake a study on how space weather could affect Canadian infrastructure systems. A request for proposals published last week sets a study time of 15 months and a budget of $300,000.

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Extreme Solar Eruptions and their Space Weather Consequences - Space Ref (press release)


Extreme Solar Eruptions and their Space Weather Consequences
Space Ref (press release)
Solar eruptions generally refer to coronal mass ejections (CMEs) and flares. Both are important sources of space weather. Solar flares cause sudden change in the ionization level in the ionosphere. CMEs cause solar energetic particle (SEP) events and ...

What Are Solar Storms Doing To The “GPS” Of Whales? - Fast Company


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What Are Solar Storms Doing To The “GPS” Of Whales?
Fast Company
In fact, space weather has already resulted in damage to satellites, interference with the Global Positioning System (GPS), and power grid failure. And it is estimated that a serious space weather event could cost the global economy US$40 billion per day.

Monster Solar Flare Marks 7th Powerful Sun Storm in 7 Days - Space.com


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Monster Solar Flare Marks 7th Powerful Sun Storm in 7 Days
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A graph released by Space Weather Prediction Center to advise the public on the side effects of the massive Sept. 10, 2017, solar flare. It appeared at 12:06 EDT (1606 UTC), from an area of the sun known as region 2673 that is turning away from Earth.
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Sun erupts with significant flareEurekAlert (press release)
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NOAA SWPC Space Weather Outlook #17-37 2017 September 11 - Space Ref (press release)


NOAA SWPC Space Weather Outlook #17-37 2017 September 11
Space Ref (press release)
R1 (Minor) radio blackouts were observed on 04-09 September, R2 (Moderate) radio blackouts were observed on 04, 07, 08 September, and R3 (Strong) radio blackouts were observed on 06, 07, 10 September due to solar flare activity from active sunspot ...

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Huge solar flares and giant sunspots indicate unexpected space weather for the Earth - PC-Tablet News


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Huge solar flares and giant sunspots indicate unexpected space weather for the Earth
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The Sun is having a thrilling time now-days. After the total solar eclipse and the colorful solar storm lights, the people of the Earth get yet another chance to witness some more drama happening inside the Sun. What you have to do is just to wear your ...

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Massive sunspots and huge solar flares mean unexpected space weather for Earth - Salon


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Massive sunspots and huge solar flares mean unexpected space weather for Earth
Salon
They're causing amazing displays of the Northern and Southern Lights. And space weather scientists like us are excited because we wouldn't normally expect this much activity from the sun at the moment. The sun goes through 11-year cycles of solar activity.
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