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Marine mammal beachings not likely due to space weather - Science Daily

Fri, 2017-12-08 21:00

Science Daily

Marine mammal beachings not likely due to space weather
Science Daily
Just as weather varies on Earth, occasionally bringing thunderstorms and gusty winds, the ever-changing Sun sometimes hurls massive clouds of solar material and magnetic fields into space, called coronal mass ejections, or CMEs. The effects of these ...

Lockheed Martin Continues to Strengthen Weather Forecasting With Second Next-Generation Weather Satellite - Markets Insider

Fri, 2017-12-08 18:08

Lockheed Martin Continues to Strengthen Weather Forecasting With Second Next-Generation Weather Satellite
Markets Insider
GOES-16 has already proved vital in forecasting and is a dramatic improvement of weather forecasting speed, accuracy and detail over the previous generation of satellites. "Our team understands the important mission of this national asset especially ...

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Lockheed Martin Continues to Strengthen Weather Forecasting With ... - PR Newswire (press release)

Fri, 2017-12-08 17:54

Lockheed Martin Continues to Strengthen Weather Forecasting With ...
PR Newswire (press release)
DENVER, Dec. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin Continues to Strengthen Weather Forecasting With Second Next-Generation Weather Satellite. NOAA's...

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See how this early winter storm coated the South in a rare snow - Washington Post

Fri, 2017-12-08 17:41

Washington Post

See how this early winter storm coated the South in a rare snow
Washington Post
Southerners woke up to a magical sight Friday morning — snow, from Texas to Alabama. Even Brownsville, the city farthest south in the Lone Star State, got in on the action early Friday morning. More than 100,000 customers lost power in the South as ...

Can data save dolphins? How scientists are using NASA data to study link between solar storms and animal beachings - Phys.Org

Fri, 2017-12-08 17:04

Phys.Org

Can data save dolphins? How scientists are using NASA data to study link between solar storms and animal beachings
Phys.Org
Illustration of an Atlantic White-sided Dolphin and a Long-finned Pilot Whale, two marine mammal species that strand in Cape Cod. Credit: NASA GSFC/CIL/Brian Monroe. The age-old mystery of why otherwise healthy dolphins, whales and porpoises get ...

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Can data save dolphins? - EurekAlert (press release)

Fri, 2017-12-08 17:03

EurekAlert (press release)

Can data save dolphins?
EurekAlert (press release)
During their first investigation, the scientists -- from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland; the International Fund for Animal Welfare, or IFAW; and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, or BOEM -- were not able to hammer down a ...

200-Year-Old Journal Reveals Rare American Sunspot Records - Space.com

Fri, 2017-12-08 13:28

Space.com

200-Year-Old Journal Reveals Rare American Sunspot Records
Space.com
"As he was a highly educated man, it is probable that Fisher was aware of the speculated association of the cooler temperatures with sunspots," the authors wrote in their paper, which was published in July in the journal Space Weather. Only two weeks ...

Chasing the Northern Lights – Tips to View the Aurora - WeatherNation

Fri, 2017-12-08 00:26

WeatherNation

Chasing the Northern Lights – Tips to View the Aurora
WeatherNation
... is far more popular for tourists hoping to catch a glimpse of the display. The Northern Lights evolve from the sun's activity that affect the conditions in space. Space weather—caused by geoeffective solar activity such as solar flares—can impact ...

NSF-funded research to forecast space weather, protect the power grid, pipelines and satellites - Space Ref (press release)

Thu, 2017-12-07 23:47

NSF-funded research to forecast space weather, protect the power grid, pipelines and satellites
Space Ref (press release)
While Earth's weather reports center on precipitation, temperature, wind direction and velocity, and humidity, space weather forecasts attempt to predict activity that occurs on the sun -- and how the particle and electromagnetic radiation caused by ...

Rocket Lab's Electron Launch Delayed as Bad Weather Looms - Space.com

Thu, 2017-12-07 23:40

Space.com

Rocket Lab's Electron Launch Delayed as Bad Weather Looms
Space.com
Rocket Lab's Electron Launch Delayed as Bad Weather Looms. By Calla Cofield, Space.com Senior Writer | December 7, 2017 05:30pm ET. MORE. Rocket Lab's Electron Launch Delayed as Bad Weather Looms. An Electron rocket by Rocket Lab stands ready for ...
Rocket Lab pushes back second Electron launch to SundaySpaceflight Now

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US firm picks UK for weather satellites - BBC News

Thu, 2017-12-07 19:38

BBC News

US firm picks UK for weather satellites
BBC News
A miniaturised instrument to monitor the weather will be the first payload to fly on one of the UK's new publicly funded demonstration satellites. US-based Orbital Micro Systems will launch their microwave radiometer aboard the 30cm-long spacecraft ...

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NM Space Grant Consortium awards scholarships, fellowships - Las Cruces Sun-News

Thu, 2017-12-07 00:35

Las Cruces Sun-News

NM Space Grant Consortium awards scholarships, fellowships
Las Cruces Sun-News
Gordon MacDonald, a Ph.D. student at NMSU, was awarded $10,000 for his research titled “The Space Weather Forecasting Techniques of Tomorrow.” • Rachel Marra, a Ph.D. student at NMSU, was awarded $10,000 for her research titled “Determining scaling ...

Rocket Lab poised to provide dedicated launcher for CubeSat science - Science Magazine

Wed, 2017-12-06 19:23

Science Magazine

Rocket Lab poised to provide dedicated launcher for CubeSat science
Science Magazine
“These small payload–dedicated launch capabilities are so important,” says aeronautical engineer Kerri Cahoy of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge. “They'll let us deploy dozens to hundreds of CubeSats and provide data to ...

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Southern California Fires Are So Large They Can Be Seen From Space - The Weather Channel

Wed, 2017-12-06 18:08

The Weather Channel

Southern California Fires Are So Large They Can Be Seen From Space
The Weather Channel
The PIO for the Ventura County fire department calls the inferno raging there the most devastating and unpredictable in his history. At a Glance. Santa Ana winds are spreading destructive wildfires in Southern California this week. These satellite ...
NASA satellite captures raging California fires from spaceKABC-TV
NASA Photos: California Fires Seen From Space as Giant Plumes of SmokeNewsweek
NASA satellite captures raging Southern California fires from spaceLos Angeles Times
WeatherNation -Live Science
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GOES-S weather satellite arrives in Florida for launch preparations - Spaceflight Now

Tue, 2017-12-05 23:35

Spaceflight Now

GOES-S weather satellite arrives in Florida for launch preparations
Spaceflight Now
NOAA's latest weather satellite, a new-generation geostationary observatory named GOES-S, landed at the Kennedy Space Center's former space shuttle runway Monday aboard a U.S. Air Force transport jet, ready to begin final preparations for launch March ...

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Units work together to transport weather satellite - Pactrick Air Force Base

Tue, 2017-12-05 19:15

Pactrick Air Force Base

Units work together to transport weather satellite
Pactrick Air Force Base
Several units from around the U.S. Air Force alongside members of Lockheed Martin came together to coordinate the loading of the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite – R Series into a C-5 Galaxy aircraft Dec. 4, 2017, on Buckley Air Force ...

Astronauts make, fling, float, eat pizzas on space station - WSB Radio

Mon, 2017-12-04 19:09

WSB Radio

Astronauts make, fling, float, eat pizzas on space station
WSB Radio
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - The first-ever pizza party in space is getting sky-high reviews. Astronauts at the International Space Station posted pictures and a video over the weekend of their small, made-from-scratch pizza pies. The fixings flew up last ...

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New model reveals origins of the Sun's seasons - UCAR

Mon, 2017-12-04 18:11

UCAR

New model reveals origins of the Sun's seasons
UCAR
Bursty seasons — no matter whether they occur during a solar cycle that is stronger or weaker than normal — contain the most dangerous space weather events. For example, one of the strongest solar storms ever observed was generated in July 2012 ...

NOAA SWPC Space Weather Outlook #17-49 2017 December 4 - Space Ref (press release)

Mon, 2017-12-04 16:44

NOAA SWPC Space Weather Outlook #17-49 2017 December 4
Space Ref (press release)
G1 (Minor) geomagnetic storms are likely on 04-06 Dec with G2 (moderate) geomagnetic storms likely on 04-05 Dec due to CH HSS effects. No additional significant space weather is expected during the outlook period. Data used to provide space weather ...

NOAA SWPC Space Weather Outlook #17-49 2017 December 4 - Space Ref (press release)

Mon, 2017-12-04 16:44

NOAA SWPC Space Weather Outlook #17-49 2017 December 4
Space Ref (press release)
G1 (Minor) geomagnetic storms are likely on 04-06 Dec with G2 (moderate) geomagnetic storms likely on 04-05 Dec due to CH HSS effects. No additional significant space weather is expected during the outlook period. Data used to provide space weather ...

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