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Tracking The Sun's Electron Beams
2012-08-17 06:32:34

Understanding weather patterns here on Earth is a complicated process, with scientists teasing apart different kinds of atmospheric movements, such as the great jet streams that can move across a whole hemisphere versus more localized, intricate flows, to create a whole picture.

Solar Winds Affect Earth's Magnetosphere
2012-08-01 13:04:29

Weather has always affected our lives, but we are increasingly reliant on technology that can be disrupted by space weather. Geomagnetic storms, which are major disturbances of the magnetosphere, cause high altitude flights to be rerouted, costing many thousands of dollars per flight; cause GPS errors of up to 151 feet; and affect the International Space Station and satellites.

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2005-05-20 07:40:00

A layer deep in the solar atmosphere can be used to estimate the speed of the solar wind, a stream of electrified gas that constantly blows from the Sun. Estimating this speed will improve space weather forecasts, enhancing our ability to protect communications, navigation, and other satellites from the effects of solar storms.

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2004-12-20 07:05:00

Every year in early December, something happens that can throw your horoscope out of whack. The sun enters Ophiuchus, the little-known 13th house of the zodiac. This story is about what really happens when the sun enters the zodiac's 13th house: An interstellar wind hits our planet.


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  • A coin originally worth six pennies Scots, and later three; held equivalent to an English halfpenny.
  • (in plural) Money; cash.
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