Space is a rough place. It's freezing, there's no air.. and the weather is terrible! Trace explains what that 'weather' in space is doing to our satellites.
150 Years Ago: The Worst Solar Storm Ever
"On Sept. 2, 1859, an incredible storm of charged particles sent by the sun slammed into Earth's atmosphere, overpowered it, and caused havoc on the ground."
The Day the Sun Brought Darkness
"On March 13, 1989 the entire province of Quebec, Canada suffered an electrical power blackout. Hundreds of blackouts occur in some part of North America every year. The Quebec Blackout was different, because this one was caused by a solar storm!"
Space weather's effects on satellites
"Is your cable television on the fritz? One explanation, scientists suspect, may be the weather - the weather in space, that is."
'Space weather' can mess with our communication satellites, including TV
"Circling Earth at an altitude of more than 22,000 miles are a host of satellites that give us access to some of the things we love most: the Internet, mobile phones and premium TV."
Space Weather and You
"The sun is a dynamic system, and its dynamics can and do affect us here on earth."
Airline Diverts Aircraft During Solar Storm
"Our planet is having an exciting few days. After being hit by a coronal mass ejection (CME) on Sunday, the sun unleashed another Earth-directed flare and CME, which also hit the magnetosphere on Tuesday at around 10 a.m. EST."
Solar Dynamics Observatory
http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/ Are major solar flares coming in 2012?
"While most solar flares and other types of space weather flung off the sun don't affect us all the way down here on Earth, particularly strong manifestations can create disruptions from time to time."
Black Hole Discovery:
Broadband On The Moon:
Animals See In Slow-Mo:
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