Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!


Forgot your password?
Slashdot Deals: Deal of the Day - Pay What You Want for the Learn to Code Bundle, includes AngularJS, Python, HTML5, Ruby, and more. ×

Submission + - NASAwarns of magnetic storm after huge solarfllare (networkworld.com)

coondoggie writes: "NASA today said a strong-to-severe geomagnetic storm is in progress following a massive solar flare and coronal mass ejection (CME). CMEs are a solar phenomenon that can send solar particles into space and affect electronic systems in satellites and on Earth. Simulations indicate that solar wind plasma has penetrated close to geosynchronous orbit starting at 9am today. Geosynchronous satellites could therefore be directly exposed to solar wind plasma and magnetic fields. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras after nightfall, NASA stated."
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

NASAwarns of magnetic storm after huge solarfllare

Comments Filter:

"Summit meetings tend to be like panda matings. The expectations are always high, and the results usually disappointing." -- Robert Orben