Category Archive: solar flare

Feb 24 2013

Mars flyby and other links

This was supposed to be a secret until this coming Wednesday, and it was secret, right up until someone spilled the beans almost a week early: Buzz is building about a planned 2018 private mission to Mars, which may launch the first humans toward the Red Planet. A nonprofit organization called the Inspiration Mars Foundation …

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Jul 13 2012

Spaceweather heading our way


The sun emitted a powerful set of X-class flares this week, one of which could start hitting earth’s magnetosphere right about … now. The other could strike a few days later. The effects are notoriously hard to predict, but scientists now say it does not poses a serious threat to the surface:

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