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2008-12-13 16:20:00

A detailed analysis of the measurements of five different satellites has revealed the existence of the warm plasma cloak, a new region of the magnetosphere, which is the invisible shield of magnetic fields and electronically charged particles that surround and protect Earth from the onslaught of the solar wind.

2008-10-08 15:00:30

U.S. scientists say they are developing a satellite about the size of a loaf of bread that will be deployed to study space weather.

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2008-06-06 16:35:00

NASA scientists report being close to a major breakthrough in their work towards developing a method to forecast earthquakes. The researchers discovered a close link between atmospheric electrical disturbances and imminent earthquakes.

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2008-05-01 11:40:00

NASA-funded researchers released to the general public a new "4D" live model of Earth's ionosphere. Without leaving home, anyone can now fly through the layer of ionized gas that encircles Earth at the edge of space itself.

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2008-04-29 00:20:00

As far as endings go, this one’s a real heart breaker. NASA’s Polar satellite concludes its successful mission at the end of April with a breathtaking visible-light image of the colorful dancing lights of the aurora.

2008-01-10 00:00:00

A team of scientists from the Naval Research Laboratory, the Air Force Research Laboratory's (AFRL's) Research Vehicles Directorate, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., and the University of New Mexico (UNM) has detected the lowest frequency radar echo from the moon ever seen with earth-based receivers.

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2007-12-19 06:55:00

New research has shown that Earth's magnetosphere actually protects some parts of the Moon from solar storms. The findings could help protect astronauts on future Moon missions.

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2007-11-16 10:55:00

With ESA’s Mars Express, scientists continue to gain new insight into the mysterious Martian environment. Some of the most exciting results are being sent back by the MARSIS (Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionospheric Sounding) experiment.

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2007-11-14 12:50:00

Something strange is happening in the atmosphere above Africa and researchers have converged on Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to discuss the phenomenon.

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2007-06-13 08:55:00

NASA is joining a Japanese team in a space experiment that uses reverse origami to show the way to help keep satellites in their proper orbits, or to return spent rocket stages quickly to Earth.


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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Arecibo Observatory -- The Arecibo Observatory is part of the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center (NAIC), a national research center operated by Cornell University under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF is an independent federal agency whose aim is to promote scientific and engineering progress in the United States. NSF funds research and education in most fields of science and engineering. Additional support is provided by the National...

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