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Predicting Space Storms

Predicting Space Storms

Researchers at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada have successfully predicted the epicenter of impact of an earthbound space storm. Generated when electrically-charged solar wind interacts with the Earth’s magnetic field, these storms can dump up to 50 gigawatts ...

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Protective Magnetic Spaceshield

Protective Magnetic Spaceshield

Researchers from the U.K. and Portugal are developing a portable miniature magnetosphere to protect spaceships from high speed particles traveling through space, such as plasma from solar flares or cosmic rays. The Earth’s magnetosphere protects our planet from many of ...

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