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Spot the northern lights in the Inland Northwest this week - KREM.com

Tue, 2017-10-24 03:53

KREM.com

Spot the northern lights in the Inland Northwest this week
KREM.com
The potential for seeing the northern lights is even greater this week because the KREM 2 weather team is tracking clear skies Tuesday night! For a full outlook of when aurora may be visible in the area, check out the Space Weather Prediction Center ...

Look north, Tri-Cities, for a natural light show - Tri-City Herald

Tue, 2017-10-24 03:22

Tri-City Herald

Look north, Tri-Cities, for a natural light show
Tri-City Herald
If you are up at night, keep your eyes on the northern horizon and you might be in for a treat. The NASA Space Weather Prediction Center has issued an alert for a geomagnetic storm visible from Eastern Washington. That's the scientific name for what ...
Northern Lights return to Seattle this weekKING5.com (blog)

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Did a space storm contribute to Auckland's fuel crisis? - Otago Daily Times

Tue, 2017-10-24 01:12

Otago Daily Times

Did a space storm contribute to Auckland's fuel crisis?
Otago Daily Times
Prof 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 ...

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Northern Lights return to Seattle this week - KING5.com (blog)

Tue, 2017-10-24 01:09

KING5.com (blog)

Northern Lights return to Seattle this week
KING5.com (blog)
We're currently under a Geomagnetic Storm Watch this week for potential Aurora Borealis. The Space Weather Prediction Center has us between a G1 and a G2 stage, which basically means we'll be in the minor to moderate zone for viewing capabilities.

Did a space storm contribute to Auckland's fuel crisis? - New Zealand Herald

Mon, 2017-10-23 23:38

Did a space storm contribute to Auckland's fuel crisis?
New Zealand Herald
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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Super Typhoon Lan seen as a monster from space, before blitzing Japan as a weaker storm - Washington Post

Mon, 2017-10-23 19:46

Super Typhoon Lan seen as a monster from space, before blitzing Japan as a weaker storm
Washington Post
The storm is predicted to help pump up a big ridge in the jet stream over western North America later this week, which will, in turn, cause the jet stream to dip over the Eastern United States, facilitating the initiation of a cold weather pattern ...

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Massive Amounts of Trash Trapped In Miami Canal Booms Can Be Seen From Space - The Weather Channel

Mon, 2017-10-23 19:35

The Weather Channel

Massive Amounts of Trash Trapped In Miami Canal Booms Can Be Seen From Space
The Weather Channel
"These booms 'by chance' capture a vast amount of trash and debris from I-95 and storm drain systems inland," Doebler told weather.com. Doebler said he and other volunteers frequently pick up trash that escapes the booms, noting that they are rarely ...

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Today's Tidbits: October 21, 2017 - SpacePolicyOnline.com

Mon, 2017-10-23 19:02

SpacePolicyOnline.com

Today's Tidbits: October 21, 2017
SpacePolicyOnline.com
Here are our tidbits for October 21, 2017: Schriever Wargame 2017 concludes; an update on China's Tiangong-1 space station's reentry expected soon; and amazing images from Japan's Himawari weather satellite of Typhoon Lan. Be sure to check our ...

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NOAA SWPC Space Weather Outlook #17-43 2017 October 23 - Space Ref (press release)

Mon, 2017-10-23 17:13

NOAA SWPC Space Weather Outlook #17-43 2017 October 23
Space Ref (press release)
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 ...

UW plasma physics research receives national funding - The Daily Cardinal

Mon, 2017-10-23 14:04

The Daily Cardinal

UW plasma physics research receives national funding
The Daily Cardinal
Forest is interested in learning more about the sun and what he calls “space weather.” This is the cosmic interaction of plasma, the fourth state of matter, in the sun and solar flares, with Earth and the surrounding universe. Solar flares are ...

The atmospheres of water worlds - Phys.Org

Mon, 2017-10-23 11:34

Phys.Org

The atmospheres of water worlds
Phys.Org
Since most of the fifty known examples orbit close to their small, host M stars, they are heavily exposed to stellar winds and related stellar space weather events even though their temperatures may be moderate. CfA astronomer Manasvi Lingam was a ...

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Photos From Space Show Typhoon Lan As It Threatens Japan - Newsweek

Sun, 2017-10-22 19:36

Newsweek

Photos From Space Show Typhoon Lan As It Threatens Japan
Newsweek
The Suomi satellite—a weather instrument operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)—also captured overhead images of Typhoon Lan. "Infrared satellite ...

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The entire global financial system depends on GPS, and it's shockingly vulnerable to attack - Quartz

Sun, 2017-10-22 12:16

Quartz

The entire global financial system depends on GPS, and it's shockingly vulnerable to attack
Quartz
You'll note that none of the threats to GNSS we've mentioned are actually up in space with the satellites themselves. This isn't because the satellites are entirely safe. They are vulnerable to space debris and to space weather—a large solar flare ...

Jamese Sims' work provides powerful natural-world data - Meridian Star

Sat, 2017-10-21 19:05

Meridian Star

Jamese Sims' work provides powerful natural-world data
Meridian Star
The site also says the satellites provide “space weather monitoring to provide critical atmospheric, hydrologic, oceanic, climatic, solar and space data.” Jamese Sims plays a big role within those lofty tasks as the satellite product manager (algorithm ...

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Geostorm, a disaster movie about a weather apocalypse, somehow manages to be unbelievably boring - Vox

Fri, 2017-10-20 21:40

Vox

Geostorm, a disaster movie about a weather apocalypse, somehow manages to be unbelievably boring
Vox
So Jake is mad and living in Florida with his 13-year-old daughter. But a few years later, when the weather control system starts to falter, Max comes knocking. Jake needs to go up into space and save everybody by fixing Dutchboy. And so that is what ...
Movie review: Weak political elements take punch out of 'Geostorm'The Keene Sentinel
'Geostorm' proves less thrilling than the Weather ChannelLos Angeles Times
Geostorm is a bad movie: EW reviewEW.com (blog)
TheWrap -Den of Geek UK -The Guardian
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NASA Is Launching a New Satellite to Explore the Nearest Reaches of Space - Popular Mechanics

Thu, 2017-10-19 18:16

Popular Mechanics

NASA Is Launching a New Satellite to Explore the Nearest Reaches of Space
Popular Mechanics
These plasma currents can cause all sorts of 'space weather' phenomena. The most well known of these are the auroras, but plasma currents can also trigger high-altitude electrical storms that can interfere with satellites and cause power outages.

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This Japanese 'hidden figure' enlightened the world with her sunspot sketches - PBS NewsHour

Thu, 2017-10-19 12:12

PBS NewsHour

This Japanese 'hidden figure' enlightened the world with her sunspot sketches
PBS NewsHour
Koyama's sun observations and meticulous sunspot drawings shaped solar science and the modern field of space weather, according to a new commentary about Koyama's work published in the journal Space Weather. With her archive of more than 10,000 ...

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NASA To Investigate Earth-Space Boundary, Space Weather With New ICON Satellite - International Business Times

Thu, 2017-10-19 08:21

International Business Times

NASA To Investigate Earth-Space Boundary, Space Weather With New ICON Satellite
International Business Times
Even though Earth is largely protected from the harsh radiation of open space by the layers of the atmosphere (especially ozone) that covers the planet, space weather can still impact life. For example, large solar flares and coronal mass ejections ...
Why Space Data Is The New Big DataForbes

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Space Celebration pulls children toward science - Washburn Review

Wed, 2017-10-18 23:29

Washburn Review

Space Celebration pulls children toward science
Washburn Review
Space Weather,” the other presentation of the night, demonstrated the extreme weather conditions in space and explained how they affect earth. Apart from the presentations, the stalls, too, attracted children with live experiments and demos. Greg ...

Ever wonder how a fidget spinner works in space? - The Weather Network

Wed, 2017-10-18 21:30

The Weather Network

Ever wonder how a fidget spinner works in space?
The Weather Network
In case you've been living under a rock, here's a brief recap: Fidget spinners are multi-lobed toys with a ball bearing in the centre. They're designed to -- well, spin. They've been around for decades in some shape or form but exploded in popularity ...

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