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First New Weather Satellite of Trump Era Launches Next Month; It'll Track Climate Change Too, But That's Not Being ... - The Weather Channel

Fri, 2017-10-27 00:26

The Weather Channel

First New Weather Satellite of Trump Era Launches Next Month; It'll Track Climate Change Too, But That's Not Being ...
The Weather Channel
As the launch date for the first in a series of new satellites to be sent up during the Trump era nears, the spacecraft is mainly being championed for its ability to predict the weather, despite its potential to provide significant insight into climate ...

Image: Cloudy with a chance of protons - Phys.Org

Thu, 2017-10-26 15:50

Phys.Org

Image: Cloudy with a chance of protons
Phys.Org
Although Gaia is not equipped with a dedicated radiation monitor, it can provide information about the space weather – and the solar particles and radiation – that it encounters at its unique orbital position, 1.5 million km from Earth towards the Sun.

It's worth a shot, Northen Lights may been seen here next two nights - Fox 59

Thu, 2017-10-26 05:27

Fox 59

It's worth a shot, Northen Lights may been seen here next two nights
Fox 59
It's worth a look and there is a shot given the predicted geo-storm strength. The Space Weather Prediction Center issued a Moderate Geomagnetic Storm Watch earlier in the week, Rated a 'G2' with a Kp rating at 6 puts Indiana at entry level strength for ...

Weather Looks Fantastic For Opening of Space Coast State Fair, Chesnutt In Concert Friday Night - SpaceCoastDaily.com

Thu, 2017-10-26 05:05

SpaceCoastDaily.com

Weather Looks Fantastic For Opening of Space Coast State Fair, Chesnutt In Concert Friday Night
SpaceCoastDaily.com
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE: The Space Coast State Fair, East Central Florida's largest and most popular annual family event, will open Thursday in Viera at Space Coast Daily Park. Mark Chesnutt will be in concert on Friday night with temperatures in ...

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Officials warn about space heater dangers - WTTV CBS4Indy

Thu, 2017-10-26 03:05

Officials warn about space heater dangers
WTTV CBS4Indy
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- It's getting chillier but may not be cold enough to switch on your furnace. Because of that, a lot of people will turn to space heaters to keep them warm and save some money. However, experts say misusing those devices can cost you ...

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Minnesota Skies Could Be Dancing With Aurora Wednesday Night - CBS Minnesota / WCCO

Thu, 2017-10-26 00:37

CBS Minnesota / WCCO

Minnesota Skies Could Be Dancing With Aurora Wednesday Night
CBS Minnesota / WCCO
Images by Long Prairie photographer Matthew Breiter capture the aurora's past magic and brilliance over northern Minnesota. However, for this display, the Space Weather Prediction Center says the aurora's rays of moving light could even reach as far ...

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Norhthern lights could be visible in Wisconsin - Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3

Thu, 2017-10-26 00:09

Norhthern lights could be visible in Wisconsin
Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3
MADISON, Wis. - The Aurora Borealis, also called the northern lights, might be visible Wednesday night in Wisconsin, according to the Space Weather Prediction Center. The best chances of seeing the lights will be in northern Wisconsin, but they may be ...

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New weather satellite will improve long range, severe weather forecasting - WMC Action News 5

Wed, 2017-10-25 22:52

New weather satellite will improve long range, severe weather forecasting
WMC Action News 5
JPSS delivers key observations for the Nation's essential products and services, including forecasting severe weather like hurricanes, tornadoes and blizzards days in advance, and assessing environmental hazards such as droughts, forest fires, poor air ...

Northern Lights have a chance to be seen again tonight - KOMO News (blog)

Wed, 2017-10-25 17:54

KOMO News (blog)

Northern Lights have a chance to be seen again tonight
KOMO News (blog)
Our planet is entering into a stronger stream of solar wind that is buffeting Earth's magnetic field, according to SpaceWeather.com. Just being in the fringe of the wind was strong enough for the lights to be visible by long-exposure camera in Chelan ...

New study highlights 'hidden figure' of sun-watchers - CU Boulder Today

Wed, 2017-10-25 17:00

CU Boulder Today

New study highlights 'hidden figure' of sun-watchers
CU Boulder Today
“Women scientists have been contributing in the sciences for a very long time, whether or not the documentation exists to that fact,” said Delores Knipp, a space weather scientist at CU Boulder and lead author of the new study recounting Koyama's work ...

ESOC boss: Europe need to band together for better space surveillance - SpaceNews

Wed, 2017-10-25 16:07

SpaceNews

ESOC boss: Europe need to band together for better space surveillance
SpaceNews
ESA, with its Space Situational Awareness program, operates a small radar and keeps an eye on space weather and near Earth objects — namely, asteroids. ESA's SSA capabilities, however, aren't optimal for tracking small space debris and the agency can ...

NOAA reschedules next round of commercial weather data program to 2018 - SpaceNews

Wed, 2017-10-25 03:46

NOAA reschedules next round of commercial weather data program to 2018
SpaceNews
... the second round of the agency's Commercial Weather Data Pilot program. “We decided not to release that RFP right away,” she said at a meeting of the Space Studies Board's Committee on Earth Science and Applications from Space in Boulder, Colorado.

Aurora alert: Northern lights could flare in the sky … if clouds don't block your view - GeekWire

Tue, 2017-10-24 22:22

GeekWire

Aurora alert: Northern lights could flare in the sky … if clouds don't block your view
GeekWire
We're talking about two types of weather here: The space weather side of the equation, relating to geomagnetic storms sparked by the solar wind, looks promising. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Space Weather Prediction Center says ...
G2 (Moderate) Geomagnetic Storm Watch Issued for October 25ARRL

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There's a chance you'll be able to see the Northern Lights in the PNW tomorrow morning - OregonLive.com

Tue, 2017-10-24 19:17

OregonLive.com

There's a chance you'll be able to see the Northern Lights in the PNW tomorrow morning
OregonLive.com
According to Matthew Cullen, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Portland, it takes two forces aligning for viewing of the Northern Lights to be possible: space weather and Earth weather. Right now, the Earth weather is definitely ...
The Northern Lights May Make a Rare US Appearance TonightTravel+Leisure
Northern lights could dance across the sky this weekCBC.ca

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Veteran space shuttle commander dies - KRMG

Tue, 2017-10-24 19:02

KRMG

Veteran space shuttle commander dies
KRMG
Flagstaff, Ariz - Paul Weitz, a retired NASA astronaut who commanded the first flight of the space shuttle Challenger and also piloted the Skylab in the early 1970s, has died. He was 85. Weitz died at his retirement home in Flagstaff, Arizona, on ...

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Geostorm's Weather Control Tech Is Exceptionally Bogus, Scientists Explain - Gizmodo

Tue, 2017-10-24 17:11

Geostorm's Weather Control Tech Is Exceptionally Bogus, Scientists Explain
Gizmodo
They run the gamut from low tech and immediately doable schemes, like dumping a bunch of iron in the ocean to stimulate the growth of carbon-sucking phytoplankton, to more advanced, science fictional ideas, like space-based solar reflectors. Perhaps ...

Coated mirrors achieve record-setting far ultraviolet reflectance levels - Phys.Org

Tue, 2017-10-24 14:20

Phys.Org

Coated mirrors achieve record-setting far ultraviolet reflectance levels
Phys.Org
ICON and GOLD will have the higher sensitivity required to collect data about the forces at play in the near-space environment of Earth's upper atmosphere. These atmospheric regions are very sensitive to space weather events and space climate, and ...

Commander of 1st flight of space shuttle Challenger dies - WSB Radio

Tue, 2017-10-24 13:50

WSB Radio

Commander of 1st flight of space shuttle Challenger dies
WSB Radio
"Paul Weitz's name will always be synonymous with the space shuttle Challenger. But he also will be remembered for defying the laws of gravity - and age," said Curtis Brown, board chairman of the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation and an astronaut and ...

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Jets of Ionospheric Cold Plasma Discovered at the Magnetopause - Eos

Tue, 2017-10-24 13:33

Jets of Ionospheric Cold Plasma Discovered at the Magnetopause
Eos
The Sun and Earth both produce powerful magnetic fields, and their intersection creates a complex system of physics that determines the space weather experienced by our planet. The solar wind—a constant stream of charged particles (plasma) emitted ...

Did a space storm contribute to Auckland's fuel crisis? - South China Morning Post

Tue, 2017-10-24 08:59

South China Morning Post

Did a space storm contribute to Auckland's fuel crisis?
South China Morning Post
Rodger leads the Otago Space Weather research group and the Government-funded joint project into the potential damaging effects of “solar tsunamis” on the nation's electrical network. He said pipeline corrosion was indeed another infrastructure impact ...

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