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Weather excellent for SpaceX Zuma launch from Cape Canaveral - Florida Today

Mon, 2018-01-01 22:34

Florida Today

Weather excellent for SpaceX Zuma launch from Cape Canaveral
Florida Today
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is expected to kick off this year's Eastern Range launch manifest with a secretive Thursday mission from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Air Force forecasters with the 45th Weather Squadron anticipate 90 percent "go ...

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Looking Ahead: Space Missions for 2018 - Sky & Telescope

Mon, 2018-01-01 16:34

Sky & Telescope

Looking Ahead: Space Missions for 2018
Sky & Telescope
ICON will probe the interface between Earth's ionospheric and terrestrial weather and space weather. Understanding the interaction between these regions is crucial, as space weather events can trigger GPS errors and radio blackouts. ICON will launch on ...

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Space Weather Outlook - Newsroom America

Mon, 2018-01-01 05:32

Space Weather Outlook
Newsroom America
Space Weather Outlook. By Newsroom America Feeds at 9:54 pm Eastern. Official Space Weather Advisory issued by NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center Boulder, Colorado, USA. SPACE WEATHER ADVISORY OUTLOOK #18-1 2017 December 31 at 7:52 p.m. MST (2018 ...

Space available at shelters overnight: City of Toronto - Globalnews.ca

Sun, 2017-12-31 20:54

Globalnews.ca

Space available at shelters overnight: City of Toronto
Globalnews.ca
With Toronto under an extreme cold weather warning and no end in sight to the freezing temperatures, shelter for the city's homeless and most vulnerable has become increasingly sparse. Temperatures in the city and the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area ...
Space still available at Toronto homeless shelters, city saysCTV News
City says shelters still had space, but those at Moss Park site left scramblingToronto Star
Supervised injection site patrons sent out into cold but city says shelter beds were availableCP24 Toronto's Breaking News
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Forty years ago, she pioneered Canada's space weather programs. Now, they might prevent another stone age - National Post

Sat, 2017-12-30 22:27

National Post

Forty years ago, she pioneered Canada's space weather programs. Now, they might prevent another stone age
National Post
Aja Hruska, front row centre, a pioneer in solar storm forecasting, appears in a photograph taken during an international conference on space weather in Ottawa in 1992. Darren Brown/National Post. Her warnings are being heeded by the government. As the ...

Some TRAPPIST-1 Planets Could Support Atmospheres Despite Volatile Star - Popular Mechanics

Sat, 2017-12-30 21:13

Popular Mechanics

Some TRAPPIST-1 Planets Could Support Atmospheres Despite Volatile Star
Popular Mechanics
The last thing the planets around the red dwarf star TRAPPIST-1 need is abundant sunshine. Active eruptions and flares from the star would wreak havoc on the rocky planets in orbit. But fortunately, the outer planets might be safe from this barrage of ...

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Safety tips for using space heaters in the winter weather - WTOK

Sat, 2017-12-30 01:03

WTOK

Safety tips for using space heaters in the winter weather
WTOK
Foy wants to remind residents to only use appropriate heat sources during the cold weather. Using an oven to heat your home is dangerous and not recommended. “It really doesn't do a whole lot, but it's dangerous to have that oven on that long,” Foy ...
Fire safety important during bitter cold weatherGrand Island Independent
Mississippi State Fire Marshall wants you to be safe for winter weatherMississippi News Now
Cold weather safety tipsValley News Live
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Orange Mound event club turns into space for less fortunate during cold weather - wreg.com

Fri, 2017-12-29 21:35

wreg.com

Orange Mound event club turns into space for less fortunate during cold weather
wreg.com
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — An event club in Orange Mound is opening its doors to the less fortunate during this cold weather and needs your help. Club Memphis on Park Avenue usually books events but is now providing housing, food and clothes to people in need ...

Trump Shows His Fundamental Ignorance About Weather and Climate Change in His Latest Tweet - TheStranger.com

Fri, 2017-12-29 17:38

TheStranger.com

Trump Shows His Fundamental Ignorance About Weather and Climate Change in His Latest Tweet
TheStranger.com
Think about this: we are changing the planet at a physical, biological, and chemical scale that is on par with the global consequences of an asteroid impact event. When we have the President of the United State tweeting about conflating weather and ...

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With cold weather taking a toll on heating systems, firefighters warn about dangerous space heaters - WRAL.com

Thu, 2017-12-28 22:59

WRAL.com

With cold weather taking a toll on heating systems, firefighters warn about dangerous space heaters
WRAL.com
Those who can't get their heat fixed quickly may resort to using space heaters, but Donnie Griffin with the Vander Fire Department in Cumberland County said they could be disastrous if not used correctly. “A lot of people that we run into, the calls ...

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What to look out for in space and science in 2018 - euronews

Thu, 2017-12-28 13:01

euronews

What to look out for in space and science in 2018
euronews
One of the most cutting edge is Aeolus, the first-ever satellite to measure wind from space, offering a unique viewpoint that should improve medium-term weather forecasts. Meanwhile the European Commission's Copernicus Earth observation fleet will be ...

Comparing the Accuracy of Geomagnetic Field Models - Eos

Thu, 2017-12-28 07:24

Comparing the Accuracy of Geomagnetic Field Models
Eos
These optimized parameters are included as supplementary material so that the broader scientific community can use the optimized magnetic field models immediately, and without any additional code development, using any standard implementation of the ...

Wild tales from area biologist - The Daily Progress

Thu, 2017-12-28 05:02

Wild tales from area biologist
The Daily Progress
The accuracy of the computer models is important because it helps predict how radio waves will act during a potential catastrophe, whether that's inclement space weather or solar storms shooting off the sun, or man-made catastrophes like nuclear war ...

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Firefighters face several challenges in cold weather; tips on space heater safety - FOX 61

Thu, 2017-12-28 04:41

FOX 61

Firefighters face several challenges in cold weather; tips on space heater safety
FOX 61
HARTFORD -- This week's freezing temperatures is when people are urged to stay indoors to keep warm, but first responders do not get that luxury as their priority is to keep everyone safe. Deputy Chief Raul Ortiz with the Hartford Fire Department said ...

Tips for keeping space heaters in home - WTOL.com

Wed, 2017-12-27 22:13

Emporia Gazette

Tips for keeping space heaters in home
WTOL.com
With nearly record breaking cold temperatures upon us, a lot of people are looking for more ways to heat their homes. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. But it's important to remember that things like space heaters deserve special care and attention. Space ...
Heater safety tips offered as cold weather makes its returnEmporia Gazette
Fire risk heightens as temperatures fallThe Dickinson Press
Cold causes extra stress on furnaces that had been sitting idleKMAland

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Space heater safety: Keeping your family safe and warm as the temperatures drop - WRTV Indianapolis

Wed, 2017-12-27 05:08

WRTV Indianapolis

Space heater safety: Keeping your family safe and warm as the temperatures drop
WRTV Indianapolis
INDIANAPOLIS -- As the weather gets colder, people often turn to space heaters to help warm up their homes. Although they're convenient, space heaters also pose a major risk if they aren't used appropriately. Space heaters come in all shapes and sizes ...

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What Congress actually did in 2017 - Politico

Tue, 2017-12-26 21:16

Politico

What Congress actually did in 2017
Politico
That Tuesday afternoon, the House of Representatives quietly passed legislation to overhaul the nation's weather forecasting system, sending to President Donald Trump's desk the first big revamp of that critical piece of national infrastructure in more ...

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In all likelihood, someday the sun will knock out the grid - Popular Science

Tue, 2017-12-26 20:51

Popular Science

In all likelihood, someday the sun will knock out the grid
Popular Science
Solar flares, which are bursts of radiation, and coronal mass ejections, which are bombs of stellar material, disturb both Earth's magnetic field and upper atmosphere. There, they disrupt devices—like GPS receivers—that rely on electricity or radio ...

Year In Review, 2017 (Part 1): Sun and Moon illuminate science returns - NASASpaceflight.com

Tue, 2017-12-26 20:22

NASASpaceflight.com

Year In Review, 2017 (Part 1): Sun and Moon illuminate science returns
NASASpaceflight.com
At the center of these discoveries was the Sun, with scientists making numerous advancements in space weather forecasting – something that will greatly aid astronauts living aboard the International Space Station as well as future crewed missions ...

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Martian Fossils Could Be Found Near Long-Buried Hydrothermal Vents - Popular Mechanics

Tue, 2017-12-26 18:39

Popular Mechanics

Martian Fossils Could Be Found Near Long-Buried Hydrothermal Vents
Popular Mechanics
Mars, however, which is about 10 times less massive than Earth, cooled in its interior and lost the magnetic field that protected its atmosphere from space weather. As a result, roughly 3.7 billion years ago, Mars lost almost all of its atmosphere and ...

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