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Lunar orbiters discover source of space weather near Earth


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  • Location: Camborne
  • Location: Camborne
Solar storms — powerful eruptions of solar material and magnetic fields into interplanetary space — can cause what is known as "space weather" near Earth, resulting in hazards that range from interference with communications systems and GPS errors to extensive power blackouts and the complete failure of critical satellites.
 

New research published today increases our understanding of Earth's space environment and how space weather develops. 

 

http://newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/lunar-orbiters-discover-source-247774.aspx

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  • Location: Swallownest, Sheffield 83m ASL
  • Location: Swallownest, Sheffield 83m ASL

Funnily enough, I'm sat here listening to the effects of the geomagnetic field having a bit of a wobble...

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