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Why Solar Storms Present A Problem For Satellites

Andrey Armyagov/Shutterstock Solar storms gain more attention as the world's dependency on satellites increases. Why? Because these storms have the potential to disrupt satellite operations. SpaceX lost 38 out of the 49 Starlink internet satellites it launched in February 2022, for example, because a solar storm hit the Earth's atmosphere around the…
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April 26, 2022
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Alert: Solar storm hitting earth on April 14

The star of our solar system, the Sun, has again exploded with a geomagnetic storm. On April 11, 2022, the dead sunspot AR2987 exploded, leading to coronal mass ejections (CME). NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the eruptions. This geomagnetic storm is pushing plasma and high-intensity energy toward the inner planets.…
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April 13, 2022
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A large solar storm could knock out the power grid and the internet — an electrical engineer explains how

Home News Science & Astronomy Typical amounts of solar particles hitting the earth’s magnetosphere can be beautiful, but too much could be catastrophic. (Image credit: Svein-Magne Tunli - tunliweb.no/Wikimedia, CC BY-NC-SA) This article was originally published at The Conversation. (opens in new tab) The publication contributed the article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed…
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April 2, 2022
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Space Forecast Warns Earth Faces Big Solar Storms This Week

PhotoVisions/Shutterstock The sun is going through a period of increased activity, it seems, and that could mean geomagnetic storms here on Earth. NOAA has issued moderate and minor geomagnetic storm watches for this week, and while that sounds a little intimidating at first blush, those of us here on the…
bubmag
March 15, 2022