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Atmospheric Beacons Guide NASA Scientists in Search for Life - Astrobiology Magazine

Sat, 2017-11-04 17:44

Astrobiology Magazine

Atmospheric Beacons Guide NASA Scientists in Search for Life
Astrobiology Magazine
But in the vicinity of an active dwarf star, extreme space weather sparks distinct chemical reactions, which researchers can use as indicators of atmospheric composition. Stars like our Sun are turbulent in their adolescence and frequently produce ...

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Trump's nominee makes his case for NASA administrator job - The Weather Network

Sat, 2017-11-04 17:23

The Weather Network

Trump's nominee makes his case for NASA administrator job
The Weather Network
In his opening remarks, Bridenstine pledged to follow the guidance of the NASA Transition Authorization Act, and expressed support for the agency's Space Launch System, Orion, and commercial crew program. With regard to science, he mentioned the Mars ...

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Objects in Space 11/3: Sweater weather - SYFY WIRE (blog)

Sat, 2017-11-04 01:53

SYFY WIRE (blog)

Objects in Space 11/3: Sweater weather
SYFY WIRE (blog)
Fridays are the best, aren't they? Especially in the fall. I've been drinking hot beverages all day and finally busting out some of my favorite soft sweaters. As we look ahead to the weekend, with the promise of sleeping in late and vegging, you can ...

Linn County homeless agencies urgently need winter shelter space - The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

Sat, 2017-11-04 00:01

The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

Linn County homeless agencies urgently need winter shelter space
The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines
CEDAR RAPIDS — After plans to add homeless shelter space in cold weather unexpectedly fell through Friday, Linn County agencies urgently are seeking another facility that could open in less than two weeks. A collaboration between 15 homeless service ...

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Conspiracy Theorists Are Electrified About a Rumored National Power Outage on Nov. 4 - Slate Magazine (blog)

Fri, 2017-11-03 19:04

Slate Magazine (blog)

Conspiracy Theorists Are Electrified About a Rumored National Power Outage on Nov. 4
Slate Magazine (blog)
Solar storms, and “space weather” more broadly, are a real thing. The most famous severe geomagnetic disturbance in North America was the 1859 Carrington Event, which fried telegraph lines. More recently, a 1989 solar storm caused a nine-hour power ...

Why Did 20 Octopuses Recently Wash Up on a Wales Beach? - Slate Magazine

Fri, 2017-11-03 16:04

Slate Magazine

Why Did 20 Octopuses Recently Wash Up on a Wales Beach?
Slate Magazine
Sometimes the shoreline is too complex for these abilities to work, or there may be interference from human activities or even magnetic space weather. But similar explanations aren't likely to apply to the octopuses as they don't navigate this way ...

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Scientists Are Defrosting Britain's Very Frozen Antarctic Base - WIRED

Fri, 2017-11-03 13:02

WIRED

Scientists Are Defrosting Britain's Very Frozen Antarctic Base
WIRED
They will have only a few months to get the science projects back online—studying space weather, meteorology, and atmospheric sciences. Data collected from Halley led to the British discovery in 1985 of a hole in the Earth's ozone layer above ...
Fear for safety of Antarctic researchers as cracks in ice growFox News

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Blackout or Ham Radio Drill? - FactCheck.org

Thu, 2017-11-02 20:36

FactCheck.org

Blackout or Ham Radio Drill?
FactCheck.org
The executive order says: “Space weather has the potential to simultaneously affect and disrupt health and safety across entire continents. Successfully preparing for space weather events is an all-of-nation endeavor that requires partnerships across ...

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Star Stuff: Meet Hisako Koyama, Japan's queen of sunspots - SYFY WIRE (blog)

Thu, 2017-11-02 20:22

SYFY WIRE (blog)

Star Stuff: Meet Hisako Koyama, Japan's queen of sunspots
SYFY WIRE (blog)
Thanks to a recent paper published in Space Weather, a journal of the American Geophysical Union, Hisako Koyama's story is now being told among western astronomers. Born in Japan in 1916, Koyama began observing the Sun when she was 28 and when ...

Atmospheric beacons guide NASA scientists in search for life - Science Daily

Thu, 2017-11-02 19:05

Science Daily

Atmospheric beacons guide NASA scientists in search for life
Science Daily
Using a computer simulation, the researchers exposed the model atmosphere to the space weather they'd expect from a cool, active star. They found that ozone drops to a minimum and fuels the production of atmospheric beacons. For researchers, these ...

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Almost-Super Full 'Beaver Moon' Will Shine Brighter Than Usual Over the Weekend - The Weather Channel

Thu, 2017-11-02 17:29

The Weather Channel

Almost-Super Full 'Beaver Moon' Will Shine Brighter Than Usual Over the Weekend
The Weather Channel
To be designated a supermoon, the moon must be full on the day it is at its perigee, or closest distance to the Earth, according to Space.com. This month, the moon will reach its perigee on Friday, missing the supermoon classification by just a day ...

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Atmospheric beacons guide NASA scientists in search for life - Phys.Org

Thu, 2017-11-02 17:14

Phys.Org

Atmospheric beacons guide NASA scientists in search for life
Phys.Org
But in the vicinity of an active dwarf star, extreme space weather sparks distinct chemical reactions, which researchers can use as indicators of atmospheric composition. Stars like our Sun are turbulent in their adolescence and frequently produce ...

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Eight Images Show How the Sun's Upper Atmosphere Temperature Increases to 10 Million Degrees Celsius - The Weather Channel

Thu, 2017-11-02 15:57

The Weather Channel

Eight Images Show How the Sun's Upper Atmosphere Temperature Increases to 10 Million Degrees Celsius
The Weather Channel
Millions of them are going off every second across the sun, and collectively they heat the corona," said Jim Klimchuk, a solar scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in an April 2015 article from NASA. It's missions like the SDO that ...

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HamSCI Workshop Aims to Foster Collaboration between Hams and Space Science/Weather Researchers - ARRL

Thu, 2017-11-02 12:56

HamSCI Workshop Aims to Foster Collaboration between Hams and Space Science/Weather Researchers
ARRL
“This aim of this workshop is to foster collaborations between the ham radio and the space science and space weather research communities through presentations, discussions, and demonstrations. This year's meeting will focus on solar eclipse analysis, ...

On Cloud 9! Couple's Baby Gender Reveal Goes Stratospheric (Video) - Space.com

Thu, 2017-11-02 12:52

Space.com

On Cloud 9! Couple's Baby Gender Reveal Goes Stratospheric (Video)
Space.com
Lance Patrick and his girlfriend, Ashley Blankenship, just announced their baby's gender to the world via a weather-balloon mission to the stratosphere. The duo launched their balloon on Sept. 24 from the mountains near Bishop, California, with the aid ...

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University to lead £3m space mission - Insider Media

Thu, 2017-11-02 09:05

Insider Media

University to lead £3m space mission
Insider Media
The University of Leicester is to lead a £3m international solar-terrestrial and space weather mission taking on the development of a major science instrument. The university will lead other UK academic institutions in the UK Space Agency-funded ...

Octopuses invade Welsh beach: Scientists weigh in - The Weather Network

Thu, 2017-11-02 00:10

Octopuses invade Welsh beach: Scientists weigh in
The Weather Network
Sometimes the shoreline is too complex for these abilities to work, or there may be interference from human activitiesor even magnetic space weather. But similar explanations aren't likely to apply to the octopuses as they don't navigate this way ...

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Ideas for using your outdoor space as weather turns cooler - WBTW - Myrtle Beach and Florence SC

Wed, 2017-11-01 19:46

WBTW - Myrtle Beach and Florence SC

Ideas for using your outdoor space as weather turns cooler
WBTW - Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – Randy Hann from Contract Exteriors joined News13 NOW at 9 a.m. to talk about ideas to make outdoor living space inviting and usable into the fall season. Hann talked about the options for incorporating outdoor fireplaces ...

Mystery space object may be first confirmed alien visitor - The Weather Network US

Wed, 2017-11-01 19:37

The Weather Network US

Mystery space object may be first confirmed alien visitor
The Weather Network US
Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 13:42 - A small asteroid or comet that has been spotted racing through our solar system may have come from elsewhere in the galaxy, U.S. space scientists say, possibly marking the first such interstellar visitor observed ...

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