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ICON satellite explores the boundary between Earth and space - Phys.Org

Wed, 2017-10-18 21:13

Phys.Org

ICON satellite explores the boundary between Earth and space
Phys.Org
NASA's Ionospheric Connection Explorer, or ICON, (illustrated here) launches December 2017 to explore Earth's upper atmosphere and ionosphere, a region influenced by both terrestrial weather and changes in near-Earth space. Credit: NASA's …more.

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The International Space Station's Astronauts Finally Got a Chance to See Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria. Here's ... - The Weather Channel

Wed, 2017-10-18 20:39

The Weather Channel

The International Space Station's Astronauts Finally Got a Chance to See Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria. Here's ...
The Weather Channel
The photo above shows a view of Puerto Rico taken on Oct. 12, 2017, from the International Space Station. (NASA ). For the first time during their stay in the International Space Station, a team of NASA astronauts was finally able to spot Puerto Rico ...

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

Wed, 2017-10-18 19:59

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 ...

Scientists Predicted What the Great American Eclipse Would Look Like, and Nailed It - Space.com

Wed, 2017-10-18 13:28

Space.com

Scientists Predicted What the Great American Eclipse Would Look Like, and Nailed It
Space.com
Eventually, the group hopes to transition its simulations into a system that can predict severe space weather, like massive solar flares, which poses a danger to modern infrastructure, NASA officials said in the statement. An early warning of just a ...

Future Solar Storms Could Cause Devastating Damage - Scientific American

Wed, 2017-10-18 12:14

Scientific American

Future Solar Storms Could Cause Devastating Damage
Scientific American
A better understanding of “space weather”—the changing conditions in the earth's outer space environment, including solar radiation and particles—could help find the best strategies for confronting a dangerous solar storm, says Stacey Worman, a ...

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Parker Solar Probe approved for environmental testing - SpaceFlight Insider

Wed, 2017-10-18 11:00

SpaceFlight Insider

Parker Solar Probe approved for environmental testing
SpaceFlight Insider
An artist's concept of the Parker Solar Probe spacecraft approaching the Sun. Launching in 2018, the craft will provide new data on solar activity and make critical contributions to our ability to forecast major space-weather events that impact life on ...

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How a Solar Storm Could Burn a Trillion Dollar Hole in Our Economy - The Fiscal Times

Tue, 2017-10-17 15:48

The Fiscal Times

How a Solar Storm Could Burn a Trillion Dollar Hole in Our Economy
The Fiscal Times
Coker calls sun flares and other electromagnetic disruptions space weather events. Minor events occur almost yearly, he says, resulting in GPS disruptions and rerouting of aircraft. More significant events occur once a decade, with extended local outages.

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How a Solar Storm Could Burn a Trillion-Dollar Hole in Our ... - The Fiscal Times

Tue, 2017-10-17 15:17

The Fiscal Times

How a Solar Storm Could Burn a Trillion-Dollar Hole in Our ...
The Fiscal Times
In 1859, a British astronomer named Richard C. Carrington observed a large solar flare.

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Exclusive: Lumeta's new channel chief to weather 'foggy' security space - Channelnomics

Tue, 2017-10-17 14:24

Channelnomics

Exclusive: Lumeta's new channel chief to weather 'foggy' security space
Channelnomics
Lumeta has announced today a new director of North American channels in Paul Kriksciun, who tells Channelnomics he has eyes on navigating the flooded security vendor landscape. The Somerset, New Jersey-based vendor makes what it calls a cyber ...

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Crazy weather under watchful eye of next-generation satellite - Las Vegas Review-Journal

Tue, 2017-10-17 04:39

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Crazy weather under watchful eye of next-generation satellite
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Though GOES-16 will not be fully operational until next month and “its data are preliminary and undergoing testing,” NOAA has whetted the appetite of meteorologists and amateur weather enthusiasts with the satellite's high-quality images from space ...

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Hanford's space observatory makes new discovery - KHQ Right Now

Mon, 2017-10-16 23:33

KHQ Right Now

Hanford's space observatory makes new discovery
KHQ Right Now
A different sort of galactic collision has been detected at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation's special space observatory. Officials announced Monday that astronomers at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory discovered the crash of two ...
Cosmic breakthrough sparks new era of astronomyThe Weather Network US (blog)
'Kilonova' detection is astronomical gold mine, here's whyThe Weather Network

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Cosmic breakthrough sparks new era of astronomy - The Weather Network US (blog)

Mon, 2017-10-16 21:30

The Weather Network US (blog)

Cosmic breakthrough sparks new era of astronomy
The Weather Network US (blog)
(Reuters) - Scientists in the United States and Europe have for the first time paired the detection of gravitational waves, the ripples in space and time predicted by Albert Einstein, with light from the same cosmic event, according to research ...
'Kilonova' detection is astronomical gold mine, here's whyThe Weather Network

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Science world ignores politics, preps for lunar space station - Dayton Daily News

Mon, 2017-10-16 19:52

Dayton Daily News

Science world ignores politics, preps for lunar space station
Dayton Daily News
Most days, I tune out a lot of the bad news and try to focus on the weather and what good is happening. Yes, there are some good things. Despite our political discourse and the unnecessary ... The Russians will now join the European Space Agency (ESA ...

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Hanford's space observatory makes new discovery - KHQ Right Now

Mon, 2017-10-16 19:14

The Weather Network

Hanford's space observatory makes new discovery
KHQ Right Now
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - A different sort of galactic collision has been detected at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation's special space observatory. Officials announced Monday that astronomers at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory ...
'Kilonova' detection is astronomical gold mine, here's whyThe Weather Network
Cosmic breakthrough sparks new era of astronomyThe Weather Network US (blog)

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Weather finally cooperates for early morning Atlas V launch - Orlando Sentinel

Mon, 2017-10-16 13:34

Orlando Sentinel

Weather finally cooperates for early morning Atlas V launch
Orlando Sentinel
After a series of weather and technical delays this month, United Launch Alliance was able to finally get a payload for the military into space. An Atlas V rocket took off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex-41 at 3:28 a.m. on ...
After fourth scrub, Atlas V rocket and spy satellite hope for better weather SundayFlorida Today
Atlas V Rocket Launches New US Spy Satellite on Secret MissionSpace.com
Atlas 5 pierces the night to boost national security satellite into spaceSpaceflight Now
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Space radiation won't stop NASA's human exploration - Astrobiology Magazine

Sun, 2017-10-15 17:00

Astrobiology Magazine

Space radiation won't stop NASA's human exploration
Astrobiology Magazine
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station are using Personal and operational dosimeters. Engineers are developing enhanced space weather forecasting tools and studying faster rockets to reduce the time spent in space and exposure to radiation.
How NASA plans to protect Mars crew from space radiationEconomic Times
NASA Undeterred by the Threat of Space RadiationUniverse Today (blog)
Space radiation not a hurdle for human journey to Mars: NASAThe Tribune

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Atlas V Rocket Launches New US Spy Satellite on Secret Mission - Space.com

Sun, 2017-10-15 13:05

Florida Today

Atlas V Rocket Launches New US Spy Satellite on Secret Mission
Space.com
Then, on Wednesday (Oct. 11), SpaceX launched the SES 11/EchoStar 105 communications satellite from NASA's Kennedy Space Center, which is next to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. That liftoff involved a Falcon 9 rocket with a pre-flown first stage.
After fourth scrub, Atlas V rocket and spy satellite hope for better weather SundayFlorida Today
Atlas 5 pierces the night to boost national security satellite into spaceSpaceflight Now
ULA to try for 5th time Sunday to launch spy satelliteWKMG Orlando
WTSP 10 News -10TV
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How scientists used NASA data to predict the corona of the Aug. 21 Total Solar Eclipse - Science Daily

Sat, 2017-10-14 16:46

Science Daily

How scientists used NASA data to predict the corona of the Aug. 21 Total Solar Eclipse
Science Daily
As the corona and solar material spread outward from the Sun, they can manifest themselves as disturbances in near-Earth space, known as space weather. "Space weather models must be able to characterize the structure of the corona in order to improve ...

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How NASA plans to protect Mars crew from space radiation - Economic Times

Sat, 2017-10-14 11:22

How NASA plans to protect Mars crew from space radiation
Economic Times
Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) While it's true that space radiation is one of the biggest challenges for a human journey to Mars, NASA said it is developing technologies and countermeasures to ensure a safe and successful journey to the red planet.

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After fourth scrub, Atlas V rocket and spy satellite hope for better weather Sunday - Florida Today

Sat, 2017-10-14 09:32

Florida Today

After fourth scrub, Atlas V rocket and spy satellite hope for better weather Sunday
Florida Today
United Launch Alliance's tough luck continued Saturday as rain showers scrubbed a fourth attempt to launch a classified U.S. spy satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The fifth try is scheduled for 3:28 a.m. Sunday. Air Force meteorologists ...
ULA to try for 5th time Sunday to launch spy satelliteWKMG Orlando
Preview: Atlas 5 to execute another space-lift mission for US spy satellite agencySpaceflight Now

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