Scientists say destructive solar blasts narrowly missed Earth in 2012

Photo Courtesy of Reuters: NASA, GSFC, SDO, Handout Fierce solar blasts that could have badly damaged electrical grids and disabled satellites in space narrowly missed Earth in 2012, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday. The event, detected by NASA’s STEREO A spacecraft, is the focus of a paper that was released in the journal Nature Communications on
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Scientists Discover "Zebra Stripes" in Inner Radiation Belt

Scientists at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab have discovered a new, persistent structure in Earth’s inner radiation belt using data from the twin NASA Van Allen Probes spacecraft. Most surprisingly, this structure is produced by the slow rotation of Earth, previously considered incapable of affecting the motion of radiation belt particles, which have velocities approaching
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