Solar Storms

Even 'goldilocks' Exoplanets Need A Well-behaved Star

Scientists model how the 'weather' on a star impacts exoplanets to see if even those thought to be in habitable zones could suffer from solar storms. They expect their work to help narrow the number of exoplanets studied for their potential to...
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Mix Master: Modeling Magnetic Reconnection In Partially Ionized Plasma

Many of the most dramatic events in the solar system -- the spectacle of the Northern Lights, the explosiveness of solar flares, and the destructive impact of geomagnetic storms that can disrupt communication and electrical grids on Earth -- are...
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Jupiter's Great Red Spot: Our Solar System's Most Famous Storm

It's been a great, enormous storm for more than a 100 years. But will Jupiter's Great Red Spot last much longer?
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Surveying Solar Storms By Ancient Assyrian Astronomers

Researcher finds evidence of ancient solar magnetic storms based on cuneiform astrological records and carbon-14 dating. This work may help with our understanding of intense solar activity that can threaten modern electronics.
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Solar Storms Can Devastate Entire Civilizations

Solar Storms Can Devastate Entire Civilizations Authored by Irina Slave via OilPrice.com, Climate has inarguably become a hot topic of discussion in developed economies over the last decade, and it is getting hotter by the day as study...
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Power Grids And Satellites Are More At Risk From Extreme Solar Storms Than We Thought

Exactly how dangerous are solar storms? Scientists think the Carrington Event was one of the most powerful ones to ever hit Earth. They also think that storms that powerful only happen every couple centuries or so. But a new study says we can expect...
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To Keep The Lights On During Blackouts, Austin Explores Microgrids

The city is connecting rooftop solar installations and storage batteries to increase resilience during storms and heat waves -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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New Studies Warn Of Cataclysmic Solar Superstorms

New data suggest the New York Railroad Storm could have surpassed the intensity of the famous Carrington Event of 1859 -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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New Studies Warn Of Cataclysmic Solar Superstorms

New data suggest the New York Railroad Storm could have surpassed the intensity of the famous Carrington Event of 1859 -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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This Kind Of Solar Storm Could Be Devastating In Today’s World…”the Carrington Event” Of...

Guest post by Paul Dorian Overview The sun continues to be very quiet and it has been without sunspots this year 70% of the time as we approach what is likely to be one of the deepest solar minimums in a long, long time. In fact, all indications are...
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Typhoon Faxai Rips Through Tokyo Area: At Least 2 Dead And 700,000 Without Power

Strong wind gusts toppled two large steel electrical towers, and part of a solar power plant burst into flames. The storm also knocked a golfing range's safety net onto nearby houses.(Image credit: Kyodo/Reuters)
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Monster Geomagnetic Storm Lashing Earth Today, Scientists Warn

A solar wind stream blowing as fast as 800 km/s hit our planet's magnetic field over the weekend, triggering the second most powerful geomagnetic storm in 2019.
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Space Photos Of The Week: Jupiter’s Big Storm Is Blowing Over

Plus, solar eclipses are a key opportunity for scientists.
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Map Reveals Parts Of The U.s. Northeast Most Vulnerable To A Geomagnetic Superstorm

The composition of ground rock in a area influences the likelihood of electrical blackouts from solar storms -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Details Of Uk-led Solar Science Mission Revealed

Named after a Celtic goddess of the Sun, SULIS is a UK-led solar science mission, designed to answer fundamental questions about the physics of solar storms. The mission consists of a cluster of small satellites and will carefully monitor solar...
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Nasa's Upcoming Webb Telescope Will Survey Saturn And Titan

Among the most intriguing solar-system targets Webb will study after its launch in 2021 are Saturn and its moon, Titan. Saturn's weather undergoes seasons like Earth, except that they last 7-1/2 years. Occasionally, storms encircle the planet,...
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Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Is Lashing Out As It Dies

Jupiter's Great Red Spot is one of the most iconic features of any planet in our Solar System. The colossal, swirling storm has dominated Jupiter for years, and it's one of the things we always expect to see when new images of Jupiter are published....
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Three Solar Storms Headed For Earth

NOAA forecasters say there is a 55% to 60% chance of geomagnetic storms on May 15th and 16th when a series of coronal mass ejections (CMEs) could hit Earth’s magnetic field. Storm levels are expected to range between category G1 and G2. This...
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Space Weather Forecasts Can Now Give Satellites One Whole Day Of Warning When A Killer Solar Storm...

Earth’s fleet of satellites is in a vulnerable position. When solar activity increases, high-energy particles are directed toward Earth. Our large fleet is in the direct path of all that energy, which can damage them or render them inoperable....
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This Incredible Nasa Snapshot Reminds Us How Gorgeous Jupiter Really Is

Jupiter, the "king" of planets in our solar system, is a hostile place you definitely wouldn't want to visit. The gas giant is a swirling mass of storms that stretch hundreds of miles deep, and the larger storms on the planet like the Great Red Spot...
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