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Cloudy With a Chance of Catastrophe: Predicting the Weather in Space

2 years agoOdd : mental_floss

Image credit: NASA In 1859, while observing sunspots, a young astronomer named Richard Carrington recorded a geomagnetic storm so powerful, the electrical currents it sent to Earth were enough to keep the newly invented telegraph operating without a battery. Centuries later, though humans have sent robots to Mars and even strong-armed a couple engineers into [...]
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