New Study Proposes a Giant, Space-Based Solar Flare Shield for Earth

A team of scientists from the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics have proposed a bold idea for protecting Earth against solar flare activity – placing a giant magnetic shield in orbit!

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Weekly Space Hangout – May 8, 2015: Emily Rice & Brian Levine from Astronomy on Tap

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: Emily Rice & Brian Levine from Astronomy on Tap Guests: Jolene Creighton (@jolene723 / fromquarkstoquasars.com) Charles Black (@charlesblack / sen.com/charles-black) Brian Koberlein (@briankoberlein) Dave Dickinson (@astroguyz / www.astroguyz.com) (…)Read the rest of Weekly Space Hangout – May 8, 2015: Emily Rice & Brian Levine from Astronomy on Tap (597 […]

NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Spacecraft Set for March Blastoff to study Earth’s Magnetic Reconnection Events

NASA’s first mission dedicated to study the process in nature known as magnetic reconnection undergoing final preparation for launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida in just under two weeks time. The Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission is comprised of a quartet of identically instrumented observatories aimed at providing the first three-dimensional views of a(…)Read the rest of […]

Weekly Space Hangout – Jan. 16, 2015

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Guests: Morgan Rehnberg (cosmicchatter.org / @cosmic_chatter) Ramin Skibba (@raminskibba) Brian Koberlein (@briankoberlein) (…)Read the rest of Weekly Space Hangout – Jan. 16, 2015 (268 words) © Fraser for Universe Today, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Post tags: APOD, Beagle 2, Curiosity, eclipse, Falcon 9, ISS, Mars, Meteorites, milky way, […]