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Solar superstorms: UK must brace itself, say engineers

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Particles and radiation from a superstorm could lead to black-outs and put one in 10 satellites out of actionThe government must develop a national strategy to cope with the effects of solar superstorms on electricity and communications, according to a study by the Royal Academy of Engineering.The report's authors recommend...
Solar superstorms: UK must brace itself, say engineers
'Mass Effect 3' copies to be launched into space, land before release date

NASA launches IRIS solar mission to research space weather

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NASA launched a solar telescope on Thursday that scientists hope will be able to unlock the secrets of how material gathers, moves and heats up as it travels through the Sun's lower atmosphere.Scientists say that better understanding of this part of the solar atmosphere, which sits below the corona,...
NASA launches IRIS solar mission to research space weather

Solar superstorm: 'don't panic, but do prepare' - video

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A space weather expert speaks on Thursday about a Royal Academy of Engineering study urging the government to be aware of the effects a solar superstorm may have on the UK...
Solar superstorm: 'don't panic, but do prepare' - video
UK Met Office will start forecasting weather on distant exoplanets and 'space weather'

Solar explosions now on official register as threat to the security of hi-tech Britain

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Cabinet Office includes solar flares alongside terrorism, floods and pandemics in a list of catastrophes that could damage the countryEngland's farmers may be praying for a sustained downpour amid the current drought, but Whitehall has a more exotic weather threat on its mind.Explosions on the sun that blast solar winds...
Solar explosions now on official register as threat to the security of hi-tech Britain

MacTech Conference 2012 announces Matt Drance keynote and Interplanetary Networking, Curiosity Style session

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For those of us Apple Developers and “IT Pros”, the biggest non-Apple event of the year is the MacTech Conference in sunny LA from October 17-19 this year. They’ve announced that Matt Drance will be keynoting and… Sandy Krasner, a Project Software System Engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and a...
MacTech Conference 2012 announces Matt Drance keynote and Interplanetary Networking, Curiosity Style session
NASA livestreams six-hour spacewalk from the International spacestation

Increased solar activity means more aurora borealis over next year

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Many people around the world are getting quite a light show at night thanks to the massive solar flares that have been occurring on the sun and shooting radiation towards the Earth’s atmosphere. That radiation bouncing off the atmosphere means that we get an impressive display of northern lights, otherwise...
Increased solar activity means more aurora borealis over next year

Solar storms: how they are formed and how vulnerable we are

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Solar storms could stop Earth's electric pulse, snuff its lights out and shut down the internet. In 2013 the Sun would spew more fire at usWhat is a solar storm?Our Sun is a furious mass of gases that emits radiation of all kinds, from the stuff that plants can convert...
Solar storms: how they are formed and how vulnerable we are

Severe space weather: How big a threat?

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In the past week the Sun shed powerful waves of solar plasma and charged particles. It's just a matter of time before one of these storms knocks out portions of our critical infrastructure, experts say....
Severe space weather: How big a threat?
Watch a 6-hour long spacewalk streamed live from the International Space Station

NASA launches IRIS solar mission to research space weather

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NASA launched a solar telescope on Thursday that scientists hope will be able to unlock the secrets of how material gathers, moves and heats up as it travels through the Sun's lower atmosphere....
NASA launches IRIS solar mission to research space weather

Watch Psychedelic Explosions on the Sun's Surface

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In a new video, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory uses a gradient to reveal a gorgeous swirl of coronal loops and cooler "moss" patterns. The SDO has been observing our home star and the "space weather" it generates since it launched in February, 2011, sharing some of the amazing images it captures...
Watch Psychedelic Explosions on the Sun's Surface
Lights out: could a powerful blast from the sun send us back to the stone age?
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