Surprise solar storm bashes Earth, with a second wave predicted for Monday

A solar storm slammed into Earth over the weekend, and it’s possible that another one could strike later on Monday (Aug. 8). Classified as “moderate” by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Space Weather Prediction Center (opens in new tab), the G2 geomagnetic storm, which pummeled our planet on Sunday (Aug. 7), was the …

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Beck: CAPSTONE demonstrates feasibility of low-cost interplanetary smallsats

LOGAN, Utah — Rocket Lab’s launch of a NASA lunar cubesat mission lived up to its name, serving as a capstone for the company’s efforts to develop end-to-end space systems and interplanetary missions, according to its chief executive. Giving a keynote at the Small Satellite Conference here Aug. 8, Peter Beck said the company’s work …

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Geomagnetic storm just hit Earth and it has had a dazzling impact

A geomagnetic storm just hit the Earth resulting in some dazzling auroras at the poles. Know what space experts said. Just a week ago, space experts had warned that a major, potentially disruptive sunspot is facing the Earth and that it had generated a strong solar wind that was then rushing towards Earth and that …

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Rapid warming in the Gulf of Maine reverses 900 years of cooling

Rapid 20th century warming in the Gulf of Maine has reversed long-term cooling that occurred there during the previous 900 years, according to new research that combines an examination of shells from long-lived ocean quahogs and climate model simulations. The warming is “likely due to increased atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations and changes in western North …

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Scientists explore the evolution of neurons — ScienceDaily

Neurons, the specialized cells of the nervous system, are possibly the most complicated cell type ever to have evolved. In humans, these cells are capable of processing and transmitting vast amounts of information. But how such complicated cells first came about remains a long-standing debate. Now, scientists in Japan have revealed the type of messenger …

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