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Cosmic Rays Alter Chemistry Of Lunar Ice
2012-03-20 02:52:10

Space scientists report they have quantified levels of radiation on the moon's surface from galactic cosmic ray (GCR) bombardment that over time causes chemical changes in water ice and can create complex carbon chains similar to those that help form the foundations of biological structures.

2012-01-30 09:10:57

UCLA researchers have explained the puzzling disappearing act of energetic electrons in Earth's outer radiation belt, using data collected from a fleet of orbiting spacecraft.

Solving The Mystery Of The Vanishing Electrons
2012-01-30 08:45:51

UCLA researchers have explained the puzzling disappearing act of energetic electrons in Earth's outer radiation belt, using data collected from a fleet of orbiting spacecraft.

2012-01-27 08:00:00

The geographical sciences website EurekaMag.com publishes insights into specific subjects of all areas of geographical science.

Image 1 - Proba-1 Celebrates 10 Years Of Charting Earth's Radiation Belts
2011-11-08 08:43:43

ESA’s Proba-1 recently celebrated its tenth birthday in orbit. Kept busy as an Earth-observing mission, the microsatellite has also been building a detailed picture of changes in our planet’s radiation belts.

Image 1 - Space Weather Prediction Model Improves NOAA’s Forecast Skill
2011-10-21 03:07:21

NOAA is now using a sophisticated forecast model that substantially improves predictions of space weather impacts on Earth.

2011-04-20 10:16:51

The Van Allen radiation belts are a hazardous environment, full of 'killer' electrons that can be lethal to orbiting satellites.

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2011-03-14 07:09:26

With almost half of the MagISStra mission behind him, ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli has not had much free time on the International Space Station.

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2011-01-26 11:26:53

The first large-scale, physics-based space weather prediction model is transitioning from research into operation.

2009-05-08 12:30:00

GREENBELT, Md., May 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists using NASA's fleet of THEMIS spacecraft have discovered how radio waves produced by electrons injected into Earth's near-space environment both generate and remove high-speed "killer" electrons.


Word of the Day
aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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