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A geomagnetic storm from the sun might bring the aurora borealis, the northern lights as far south as Colarado. If the storm does not change its course which it usually does, the shift can prevail for a longer period. The northern lights are formed due to the collision between the gaseous particles in the Earth’s ..
Topics: Aurora • Earth's magnetic field • Geomagnetic storm • Light sources • Natural sciences • Physical sciences • Plasma physics • Solar phenomena • Solar storm • Space plasmas • Space Science • Space weather
NASA successfully launched National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s next-generation weather satellite, Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R (GOES-R). The satellite will boost weather observation capabilities of the United States resulting in more timely forecasts and warnings. Once the satellite reaches its final designated orbit, GOES-R will be renamed as GOES-16. The satellite is expected to become ..
Topics: Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite • Geostationary orbit • GOES 1 • GOES-16 • International Cospas-Sarsat Programme • Meteorology • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration • Space weather • Spacecraft • Spaceflight • Weather satellite • Weather satellites