Month: August 2019

The northern lights around a tree, Finland. Jamie Carter The NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center is predicting a G1 or G2 Geomagnetic Storm for both Saturday and Sunday nights in northern U.S. states According to abc57 that means the “green lady” could be overhead U.S. states including Washington, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin,
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Across the Caribbean this week, island residents docked boats, emptied grocery stores, and boarded up buildings in preparation for Hurricane Dorian, which became a Category 1 storm on Wednesday. Meanwhile, high up in Earth’s orbit, satellites belonging to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) watched the hurricane form and churn. The storm has passed
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Examples of how human societies are changing the planet abound – from building roads and houses, clearing forests for agriculture and digging train tunnels, to shrinking the ozone layer, driving species extinct, changing the climate and acidifying the oceans. Human impacts are everywhere. Our societies have changed Earth so much that it’s impossible to reverse
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Sounds like the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) was just kicked out of mom’s basement. In an inexplicable tweet, DARPA asked for help finding “commercially managed underground urban tunnels and facilities able to host research and experimentation.” And nobody knows why. The ideal space would be a human-made underground environment spanning several city blocks w/
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SAN FRANCISCO – Capella Space, a startup building a constellation of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellites, is joining SpaceNet, a nonprofit focused on geospatial applications for artificial intelligence. Since SpaceNet was established in 2016 by CosmiQ Works, the In-Q-Tel organization focused on commercial space, it has provided free high-resolution electro-optical satellite imagery, advertised challenges and
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VOYAGEURS NATIONAL PARK, MINNESOTA – NOVEMBER 2016: The northern lights above an island at the National Park, taken in Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota, November 2016. Brothers capture mesmerising sights of the Northern Lights in Minnesota. Film Barcroft Media via Getty Images Want to see the Northern Lights AND the Milky Way? Those in the northern
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A freighter passes beneath the ‘Mighty Mac’ Mackinac Bridge in Michigan. Getty Researchers from Michigan State University and Washington University in St. Louis are testing sensors on Michigan’s Mackinac Bridge. The monitors are powered by traffic vibrations and can detect bridge failures before they happen, officials say. The Mackinac Bridge is 5 miles long and
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(Reuters) – SpaceX test-launched an early prototype of the company’s Mars rocket on Tuesday, unnerving residents near the Texas site and clearing another key hurdle in billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s interplanetary ambitions. SpaceX’s Mars Starship prototype “Starhopper” hovers over its launchpad during a test flight in Boca Chica, Texas, U.S. August 27, 2019. REUTERS/Trevor Mahlmann
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Esper: ‘I’m excited for tomorrow’s activation of the United States Space Command.’ WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Wednesday gave the United States Space Command a forceful endorsement and described the standup of the new command as the “next crucial step” in the Pentagon’s reorganization of space forces. Esper spoke on Wednesday in his
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