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

3 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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Solar Flares: Monster Sunspot Growing Fast, NASA Warns Solar Storms Possible

News : The Inquisitr - News (2 years ago)

A sunspot large enough to “swallow six Earths” has been spotted by NASA. The space agency is warning that solar storms could occur this week if the sunspot continues to swell. The massive sunspot detected by the Solar Dynamics Obser... Read Post

Feature: 1859's "Great Auroral Storm"—the week the Sun touched the earth

Technology / Technology Industry News : Ars Technica (3 years ago)

Noon approached on September 1, 1859, and British astronomer Richard Christopher Carrington was busy with his favorite pastime: tracking sunspots, those huge regions of the star darkened by shifts in its magnetic field. He projected... Read Post

150th Anniversary Of Solar Carrington Event

Odd : FuturePundit (5 years ago)

Named after English astronomer Richard Carrington, the solar eruption of September 2, 1859 caused such an intense geomagnetic event that telegraph lines operated from currents induced by geomagnetism. Such an... Read Post


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