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Cosmic Rays are Intensifying

by Dr. Tony Phillips (Spaceweather.com)

Aug.30, 2016: Researchers have long known that solar activity and cosmic rays have a yin-yang relationship. As solar activity declines, cosmic rays intensify. 193 more words

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Earthquake kills at least 120 in central Italy

The BBC reports the death toll as at least 250. Utterly devastating for this small community.

Earthquake was ‘long and ugly’

Posted at11:46

Local residents have been speaking of their shock at the scale of Wednesday’s earthquake.

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Study reveals meteorological impact of 2015 solar eclipse

​A pioneering study by the University of Sheffield has revealed the meteorological impact of the 2015 UK solar eclipse across three countries.

The analysis of high-frequency surface air temperature, mean sea-level pressure, wind speed and direction and cloud-cover data from the…

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Spectacular jet photographed above a thunderstorm in Guangdong, China

Jets and sprites are weird, fleeting events that occur above thunderstorms — and for a long time, scientists were convinced they did not exist.  Once in a rare while, an eyewitness would report seeing branching structures, colored red or sometimes blue, above a thunderstorm, almost like backwards lightning.   460 more words


From Goddard: "NASA's Van Allen Probes Catch Rare Glimpse of Supercharged Radiation Belt"

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Aug. 15, 2016
Lina Tran
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.

Our planet is nestled in the center of two immense, concentric doughnuts of powerful radiation: the Van Allen radiation belts, which harbor swarms of charged particles that are trapped by Earth’s magnetic field. 1,306 more words