News tagged with radio blackouts

SDO observes mid-level solar flare

UPDATE 16:30 p.m. EDT: The M7-class flare was also associated with a coronal mass ejection or CME, another solar phenomenon that can send billions of tons of particles into space. While this CME was not Earth-directed, it ...

dateMay 22, 2013 in Space Exploration
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New sunspots producing space weather

On Jan. 13, 2013, at 2:24 a.m. EST, the sun erupted with an Earth-directed coronal mass ejection or CME. Not to be confused with a solar flare, a CME is a solar phenomenon that can send solar particles into space and reach ...

dateJan 14, 2013 in Space Exploration
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AR1654: A monster sunspot aiming our way

Like an enormous cannon that is slowly turning its barrel toward us, the latest giant sunspot region AR1654 is steadily moving into position to face Earth, loaded with plenty of magnetic energy to create M-class flares—moderate-sized ...

dateJan 14, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Storms from the sun

(PhysOrg.com) -- Space weather starts at the sun. It begins with an eruption such as a huge burst of light and radiation called a solar flare or a gigantic cloud of solar material called a coronal mass ejection (CME). But ...

dateMar 09, 2012 in Space Exploration
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How Google removed the muzzle on Twitter in Egypt

(AP) -- Even before his first day on the job at Google, Ujjwal Singh was trying to figure out how to use his passion for the spoken word and the company's technological prowess to help Egyptians bypass government efforts ...

dateFeb 06, 2011 in Internet
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The Day the Sun Brought Darkness (w/Video)

On March 13, 1989 the entire province of Quebec, Canada suffered an electrical power blackout. Hundreds of blackouts occur in some part of North America every year. The Quebec Blackout was different, because this one was ...

dateMar 13, 2009 in Space Exploration
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