We're Going Back to Space!

By: Susie77, 6:04 PM GMT on September 16, 2014

Great news!

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NEW YORK (CNNMoney) NASA will
make a "major announcement" later Tuesday about its plans to partner
with the private sector to transport astronauts to the international
space station. The space agency said it will hold a news
conference at Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 4 p.m. ET to discuss
"the return of human spaceflight launches to the United States,"
according to a brief statement on its website....

X Flare!

By: Susie77, 8:58 PM GMT on September 10, 2014

From spaceweather.com:

X-FLARE: Earth-orbiting
satellites have just detected a powerful X1.6-class solar flare (Sept.
10 @ 17:46 UT). The source was active sunspot AR2158, which is directly
facing Earth. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the extreme
ultraviolet flash:


Ionizing radiation from the
flare could cause HF radio blackouts and other communi...

X Flare!

By: Susie77, 8:57 PM GMT on September 10, 2014

From spaceweather.com:

X-FLARE: Earth-orbiting
satellites have just detected a powerful X1.6-class solar flare (Sept.
10 @ 17:46 UT). The source was active sunspot AR2158, which is directly
facing Earth. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the extreme
ultraviolet flash:


Ionizing radiation from the
flare could cause HF radio blackouts and other communications
di...

A Bit of Hyperbole? What Do You Think?

By: Susie77, 2:09 PM GMT on September 08, 2014

I'm curious -- what is your opinion on this article? I googled the alleged "doctor" quoted, and found nothing other than repetitions of this article. I smell something, and it ain't fresh-baked cookies. I do confess, though, to wanting to see the "winter bitten weather zombies.”

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Meteorologists Predict Record-Shattering Snowfall Coming Soon

Bread & Milk Prices Expected To Soar
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Ruh Roh!

By: Susie77, 1:12 AM GMT on September 05, 2014

This Sunday (7 Sept. 2014) a house-sized asteroid named "2014 RC" will
fly through the Earth-Moon system almost inside the orbit of
geosynchronous satellites. At closest approach, Sept. 7th at 18:18 UTC,
the 20-meter-wide space rock will pass just 40,000 km over New Zealand.
This diagram from NASA shows the geometry of the encounter:


There is no danger of a collision with Earth.
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Sometimes I complain about the earthly weather, but mostly I like to post about astronomy and space events. Hope you enjoy the articles.

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