A method has been developed to study extreme space weather events

The results can help to better understand and predict the most extreme space weather events and their potential to cause strong geomagnetic storms that directly affect the operation of engineering…

Weird: Out of Nowhere, Something Just Rocked Earth’s Magnetic Field

A GLOBAL MAGNETIC ANOMALY: On June 23rd, Earth’s quiet magnetic field was unexpectedly disturbed by a wave of magnetism that rippled around much of the globe. There was no solar…

ESO telescope observes exoplanet where it rains iron

Researchers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) have observed an extreme planet where they suspect it rains iron. The ultra-hot giant exoplanet has a day side where temperatures climb above…

NASA Selects Proposals to Advance Understanding of Space Weather

From NASA Sept. 3, 2019 RELEASE 19-071 NASA Selects Proposals to Advance Understanding of Space Weather NASA has selected three proposals for concept studies of missions that could help us…

NASA Selects Missions to Study Our Sun, Its Effects on Space Weather

From NASA June 20, 2019 RELEASE 19-047 https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/solarwind.png NASA has selected two new missions to advance our understanding of the Sun and its dynamic effects on space. One of the…

Sun spotless for 33 days straight – airline travelers getting dosed with up to 70 times more radiation [than at sea level]

Are we in a solar grand minimum? We’ve seen this before, but now predictions are for an extremely weak solar cycle ahead. Today is the summer solstice in the northern…

Seeing an Aurora From the Space Station

From NASA  click on image for high resolution version~ctm June 13, 2019 Aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Christina Koch snapped this image of an aurora, saying: “Years ago…

Monster solar storm that hit Earth discovered in the past

Something this big today would surely fry electrical grids, GPS, and communications. It may be bigger than the Carrington Solar event of 1859. Scientists have found evidence of a huge…

Aurora Borealis aka Northern Lights finally caught making “thunder”

Audio recording captures a “thunderclap” from recent display in Finland Dr. Tony Philips writes: For centuries, people inside the Arctic Circle have reported hearing strange hissing and popping sounds under…

New Satellites Target Space Weather Threat

WHO’S AFRAID OF KILLER ELECTRONS?  “Killer electrons” from the Van Allen Belts are raining down on Earth’s atmosphere. Last Saturday, a Delta II rocket blasted off at dawn from Vandenberg…