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Air Force: Weather OK for NASA, SpaceX launch from KSC on Monday - Florida Today

Fri, 2017-08-11 17:46

Florida Today

Air Force: Weather OK for NASA, SpaceX launch from KSC on Monday
Florida Today
The weather forecast is mostly favorable for Monday's launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with a Dragon capsule destined for the International Space Station, according to the Air Force. Forecasters with the 45th Weather Squadron on Friday said ...

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All Eyes on the Sun's Mysteriously Superhot Corona During Great American Eclipse - Seeker

Fri, 2017-08-11 12:33

Seeker

All Eyes on the Sun's Mysteriously Superhot Corona During Great American Eclipse
Seeker
“We are learning about the sun's influence on the Earth, which we now call space weather,” astronomer Jay Pasachoff with Williams College in Massachusetts remarked this week. “Eruptions on the sun can zap and kill satellites in Earth orbit and even ...

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Day to night and back again: Earth's ionosphere during the total solar eclipse - Science Daily

Fri, 2017-08-11 00:25

Science Daily

Day to night and back again: Earth's ionosphere during the total solar eclipse
Science Daily
Stretching from roughly 50 to 400 miles above Earth's surface, the tenuous ionosphere is an electrified layer of the atmosphere that reacts to changes from both Earth below and space above. Such changes in the lower atmosphere or space weather can ...
What you need to know about this month's total solar eclipsePRI
Americans have the chance to see something totally spectacular this monthWashington Post
The Unique Science Experiments Planned for the EclipseAtlas Obscura
American Astronomical Society -NASA/JPL Edu News
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NASA crews to study sun during eclipse - KHOU

Thu, 2017-08-10 23:35

KHOU

NASA crews to study sun during eclipse
KHOU
“Better understanding the corona is the first step to being able to predict and understand these space weather hazards that can pose a risk to us here on earth," Caspi said. Caspi said he won't actually get to see it from the sky, but Klemm will. “I'm ...

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Retractable restaurant addition provides flexible space that adapts to any weather - Inhabitat

Thu, 2017-08-10 19:29

Retractable restaurant addition provides flexible space that adapts to any weather
Inhabitat
Could this be the end of waiting outside a restaurant in crappy weather? Turkish company Libart installed an innovative retractable wall system for a restaurant in Istanbul that can help the establishment accommodate plenty of diners year-round. The ...

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Solar eclipse will help scientists learn more about 'space weather' - KVIA El Paso

Thu, 2017-08-10 01:59

KVIA El Paso

Solar eclipse will help scientists learn more about 'space weather'
KVIA El Paso
EL PASO, Texas - The solar eclipse later this month will be the most studied of all time, with some of the data collected coming from ordinary folks volunteering their time for science. Scientists say the eclipse will give us an unprecedented view of ...
Parents: The solar eclipse is nothing to fear. Here's how to watch it with your kids.Washington Post
Scientists Prepare For 'The Most Beautiful Thing You Can See In The Sky'WUNC
Facts about our sun and moon you may have forgottenOregonLive.com

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World War II veteran from Madison recognized for weather satellite research - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Thu, 2017-08-10 00:00

World War II veteran from Madison recognized for weather satellite research
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
And the technology that allows a five-day forecast to be seen by tapping a phone is “because we said — hey, can we do weather from space?” said Pluntze. In the decades since Haig first set out to forecast the weather so spy satellites could see, five ...

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Tethered satellites could see the moon's weird swirls up close - New Scientist

Wed, 2017-08-09 22:55

New Scientist

Tethered satellites could see the moon's weird swirls up close
New Scientist
A leading theory is that these bright areas could have been preserved over time by magnetic fields which shield the whorls from charged particles in solar wind and other space weather. But it's unclear where the magnetic fields themselves came from.

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Poor weather forecast delays launch of Japanese navigation satellite - Spaceflight Now

Wed, 2017-08-09 18:06

Spaceflight Now

Poor weather forecast delays launch of Japanese navigation satellite
Spaceflight Now
The Japanese space agency said Wednesday the launch of an H-2A rocket with the country's third navigation satellite was preemptively delayed at least 24 hours to Saturday to avoid thunderstorms with lightning in the forecast later this week. The 174 ...

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Meet the Gang - Washington Post

Wed, 2017-08-09 16:05

Meet the Gang
Washington Post
Following an M.B.S. from the University of Colorado-Boulder, he continued a career in space weather, first as the lead forecaster and then the Chief of Operations at NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center, spanning over 5 solar cycles. He lives with ...

JAXA postpones third Michibiki satellite launch due to weather - SpaceNews

Wed, 2017-08-09 15:40

SpaceNews

JAXA postpones third Michibiki satellite launch due to weather
SpaceNews
The U.S. Air Force has developed a concept of operations, or CONOPS, for fighting a war in space.Gen. John “Jay” Raymond, head of Air Force Space Command, said Tuesday that the focus of the CONOPS will be on ensuring command and control of space ...

New supercomputer seen as big boost for science, Wyoming - Santa Fe New Mexican

Wed, 2017-08-09 06:11

New supercomputer seen as big boost for science, Wyoming
Santa Fe New Mexican
Early work on the new supercomputer includes modeling of space weather — flares ejected by the sun that can affect satellites, communications and even the power grid. Scientists using the machine also are developing ways to better predict weather up ...

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Scientists asking for space in local yards to improve space weather forecasting - Jefferson City News Tribune

Wed, 2017-08-09 05:24

Scientists asking for space in local yards to improve space weather forecasting
Jefferson City News Tribune
In an effort to improve space weather forecasting capabilities, researchers from Boston University are seeking a few Mid-Missourians willing to lend some space in their yards to measure the ionospheric response to Aug. 21's total solar eclipse ...

New supercomputer seen as big boost for science, Wyoming - ABC News

Wed, 2017-08-09 01:20

New supercomputer seen as big boost for science, Wyoming
ABC News
Early work on the new supercomputer includes modeling of space weather — flares ejected by the sun that can affect satellites, communications and even the power grid. Scientists using the machine also are developing ways to better predict weather up ...

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New supercomputer seen as big boost for science, Wyoming - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Wed, 2017-08-09 01:06

New supercomputer seen as big boost for science, Wyoming
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Early work on the new supercomputer includes modeling of space weather — flares ejected by the sun that can affect satellites, communications and even the power grid. Scientists using the machine also are developing ways to better predict weather up ...

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NOAA puts GOES-R weather satellite data in the cloud - GCN.com

Tue, 2017-08-08 21:38

GCN.com

NOAA puts GOES-R weather satellite data in the cloud
GCN.com
Data from GOES-R will be used in 34 new or improved meteorological, solar and space weather products that support weather forecasting, climate analysis, ecosystems management as well as safe and efficient public and private transportation. Currently ...

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Star gazing: Eclipses and space weather - Pentiction Western News

Tue, 2017-08-08 21:10

Pentiction Western News

Star gazing: Eclipses and space weather
Pentiction Western News
Like ordinary weather, space weather is made up of a number of different things. There is the solar wind, a blast of plasma and magnetic fields constantly flowing outward from the sun. It can range from a benign breeze to the space equivalents of ...

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Star gazing: Eclipses and space weather - Pentiction Western News

Tue, 2017-08-08 21:10

Pentiction Western News

Star gazing: Eclipses and space weather
Pentiction Western News
Like ordinary weather, space weather is made up of a number of different things. There is the solar wind, a blast of plasma and magnetic fields constantly flowing outward from the sun. It can range from a benign breeze to the space equivalents of ...

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Star gazing: Eclipses and space weather - BCLocalNews

Tue, 2017-08-08 20:05

Star gazing: Eclipses and space weather
BCLocalNews
Like ordinary weather, space weather is made up of a number of different things. There is the solar wind, a blast of plasma and magnetic fields constantly flowing outward from the sun. It can range from a benign breeze to the space equivalents of ...

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Scientists prepare for 'the most beautiful thing you can see in the sky' - Minnesota Public Radio News

Tue, 2017-08-08 14:18

Mother Nature Network (blog)

Scientists prepare for 'the most beautiful thing you can see in the sky'
Minnesota Public Radio News
The inner corona is particularly interesting to researchers because there's a lot of activity there related to so-called space weather, which can affect Earth's electric grids and communications systems. But the moon moves more quickly than researchers ...
Prepare to Be AwedSlate Magazine
What science can learn from a total solar eclipseCosmos
What will the weather be like for the solar eclipse?Mother Nature Network (blog)
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