| Sep 12, 2013
| 4:47 PM
After 36 years of space exploration and months of heated argument among scientists, NASA officials confirmed Thursday that Voyager 1 entered into interstellar space more than a year ago.
The final piece of evidence that led scientists to conclude that...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 6:50 PM
And we never even got a chance to say goodbye.
After 36 years of space exploration and months of heated argument among scientists, NASA officials confirmed Thursday that Voyager 1 had indeed crossed into interstellar space more than a year ago.
| Sep 17, 2013
| 6:07 PM
Circling Earth at an altitude of more than 22,000 miles are a host of satellites that give us access to some of the things we love most: the Internet, mobile phones and premium TV.
But space is a hostile environment, even for a chunk of metal. Our...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 4:13 PM
To play on a phrase from "Star Trek": "Space. The final weather frontier."
I just learned that space weather is something that exists. I asked Vic if he had ever heard of space weather, and he said no.
We knew about solar wind, which is a steady...
| Jun 23, 2012
GPS technology is integrated into the operation of nearly every piece of farming equipment Finch Services Inc. sells in Maryland and Pennsylvania, helping farmers ensure they don't cover the same ground twice when scattering seeds or spraying fields....
| Jul 12, 2012
| 1:42 PM
A strong solar flare blasted toward the Earth on Thursday and has sent a burst of powerful radiation toward us, potentially causing disruptions in radio and navigation technology.
The flare occured about 12:50 p.m. in an area of the sun known as Active...
| Jul 14, 2012
| 10:36 AM
A solar storm arrived Saturday morning and is expected to last through Sunday, slamming into Earth’s magnetic field. Scientists insist it will be a minor event, and they have notified power grid operators, airlines and other occupations...
| Jul 14, 2012
| 2:40 PM
A solar storm is hitting the earth this weekend!
In severe cases, solar storms can cause power blackouts, damage satellties and disrupt GPS signals.
While a nuisance, these flares tend to lead only to dropped calls and your Facebook page taking...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 6:34 PM
SAN DIEGO -- Millions of charged particles from a solar storm hit the earth Thursday and similar storms are on the way.
“I would say the sun burped,” San Diego State University Astronomy Professor Dr. William Welsh said. “We are now...
| Mar 9, 2012
Solar storms from Tuesday night's powerful flare on the surface of the sun seemed to be less than anticipated and fizzling away. But Friday morning brought new surprises.
Geomagnetic storms have picked up, says NASA's Alex Young, and a new solar flare...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 12:56 AM
Zombies. Giant super-storms. Runaway climate change. Alien invasions. Sneak attacks by invading enemy nations.
Thrilling stuff of end-of-life-as-we-know-it science fiction books and movies.
But as recent news coverage reminds us — Superstorm...