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2012-08-09 02:23:33

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aurora Capital Group ("Aurora"), a Los Angeles-based private equity firm with over $2 billion of assets under management, today announced that its affiliate Aurora Resurgence, has sold New Star Metals, Inc. ("New Star") and its Premier Resource Group and Electric Coatings Technologies subsidiaries to an affiliate of Insight Equity Holdings LLC ("Insight Equity"). In conjunction with this transaction, Aurora Resurgence also sold the U.S. Metals and...

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2012-08-06 18:53:28

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists are warning that power grids, communications and satellites could be knocked out by a massive solar storm within the next two years. The sun will be reaching its peak in its 10-year solar activity cycle, putting the Earth at a greater risk from solar storms. During this peak, scientists say there is a heightened risk that a solar storm could knock out the communication systems that we rely on. "Governments are taking...

Cluster Examines Thin Current Sheets In The Magnetosphere
2012-08-02 05:08:15

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Universe is filled with plasma, a charged gas consisting of ions and electrons. Thin sheets, or boundaries, with currents separate large plasma regions. These boundaries are where most of the exciting action in space happens. Scientists at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) have measured the fundamental properties of one of the waves mixing and accelerating plasmas within these sheets. These thin current sheets are...

Geotail Mission Celebrates 20th Anniversary
2012-07-28 08:59:52

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Twenty years ago, the United States relationship with Japan showed just how restored it was since the second world war, as the two countries' space agencies launched a joint mission together. The Geotail mission launched into space aboard a Delta II launch vehicle 20 years ago from this week, kick-starting a set of coordinated missions known as the International Solar Terrestrial Physics (ISTP) project. ISTP studied the magnetic...

2012-07-25 10:23:31

DENVER, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- "We are here for you" is the message Dr. Chris Hill, senior pastor of The Potter's House of Denver, hopes the Aurora, Colo. residents hear as grieving and healing continue from the Colo. movie theater shooting. The Potter's House of Denver has opened its doors for daily prayer services and is offering free ongoing counseling. "Our hearts are overwhelmed with an inexplicable grief," said Dr. Chris Hill. "Our goal is to offer an oasis of comfort and...

2012-07-25 06:22:14

www.DemandAPlan.org and Full-Page Ad in USA TODAY Ask: What Will President Obama and Governor Romney Specifically Do to Reduce Gun Violence? NEW YORK, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the tragedy in Aurora, a group of survivors and family members of victims of the January 2011 shooting in Tucson, Arizona today joined Mayors Against Illegal Guns to launch a national campaign, beginning with a full-page advertisement in USA TODAY, to demand a plan of action...

2012-07-23 18:20:07

AURORA, Colo., July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Local Aurora businessman, Ed Bozarth, and his family, son Kent, wife Paula, partners, Mark Miller and Chris Spargo, announced today a fund to help assist the many victims in the recent Aurora, Colorado theater massacre. Mr. Bozarth, owner of Ed Bozarth Chevrolet, is one of the largest locally owned businesses in Aurora operating in the area for the past twenty-five years announced the kick-off of the fund by donating $50,000.00. Mr. Bozarth, his...

Great Idea Had by The Sun
2012-07-23 16:10:30

A light bulb-shaped eruption leaps from the Sun and blasts into space in this archival image from the ESA/NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, SOHO. SOHO captured the scene on 27 February 2000, watching as a large filament rose from the Sun´s broiling atmosphere and evolved into the coronal mass ejection loop seen here. A coronal mass ejection — or CME — is a huge cloud of magnetised plasma ejected from the Sun´s atmosphere — the corona — and...

2012-07-20 14:20:31

WASHINGTON, July 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ted Ellis, president of the National League of Cities and mayor, Bluffton, IN, communicated to the Mayor and City Council of Aurora, CO. The letter is below. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081022/NLCLOGO) The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. Working in partnership with the 49 state municipal leagues, NLC serves as a resource to and an advocate for the more than...

2012-07-20 10:22:16

NEW YORK, July 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Mayors Against Illegal Guns: Statement of Mayors Against Illegal Guns Co-Chair New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg "Your heart shatters when you think of the family members who were given the worst news imaginable, and we pray for the recovery of the dozens who were injured. Now there will be many expressions of support and condolences from politicians in the coming days, but maybe it's time...


Latest Aurora Reference Libraries

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2013-03-16 00:00:00

Hannes Olof Gösta Alfvén (May 30, 1908 - April 2, 1995) was a Swedish plasma physicist born in Norrköping, Sweden. Alfvén received his PhD from the University of Uppsala in 1934. His thesis was titled "Investigations of the Ultra-short Electromagnetic Waves." He was originally trained as an electrical power engineer and later moved on to research and teaching in the fields of plasma physics. Alfvén made many contributions to plasma physics, including theories describing the...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Aurora -- The Polar Aurora are natural displays of light in the sky that can be seen with the unaided eye only at night. An auroral display in the Northern Hemisphere is called the aurora borealis, or the northern lights; in the Southern Hemisphere it is called the aurora australis. Auroras are the most visible effect of the sun's activity on the earth's atmosphere. The beautiful and often eerie curtains of light in the night time sky have been observed by people for millennia. An aurora...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Van Allen Radiation Belt -- The Van Allen radiation belt is a torus of energetic charged particles around Earth, trapped by Earth's magnetic field. The presence of a radiation belt had been theorized prior to the Space Age and the belt's presence was confirmed by the Explorer I on January 31, 1958 and Explorer III missions, under Doctor James Van Allen. The trapped radiation was first mapped out by Explorer IV and Pioneer III. Qualitatively, it is useful to view this belt as consisting...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Solar Wind -- Solar wind, a stream of particles (mostly high-energy protons ~ 500 Kev) that is continually ejected from the surface of the Sun. The composition of this plasma is identical to the Sun's corona, 73% hydrogen and 25% helium with the remainder as trace impurities, and is ionized. Near Earth, the velocity of the solar wind varies from 200km/s-889km/s. The average is 450 km/s. Approximately 3000 tons of material is lost from the Sun every hour as solar wind. Since solar...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Solar Flare -- A solar flare is a violent eruption that explodes from a star's photosphere with energies equivalent to tens of millions of hydrogen bombs. Solar flares from the Sun send out a streams of highly energetic solar wind that can present a radiation hazard to spacecraft outside of planetary magnetospheres and can disrupt radio signals on Earth. Solar flares were first observed on the Sun in 1859 by English astronomer Richard Carrington. They have also been observed to...

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