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Solar Flares Interfered With Radio Network’s Ability to Warn People About Hurricane Irma

“It’s sad, knowing you’re trying to get the information out, or maybe someone out there is trying to talk back to you."
Kate Lunau
9.8.17
space weather
space weather

Canada Will Study How Solar Storms Threaten Our Energy Grid

“Our technology is getting more advanced, so we’re more susceptible to space weather.”
Kate Lunau
9.6.17
Disaster Forecast
Disaster Forecast

FEMA Is Preparing for a Solar Superstorm That Would Take Down the Grid

The looming threat of extreme space weather has FEMA preparing for the perfect solar storm, and an unimaginable power grid disaster, FOIA documents reveal.
Sarah Emerson
6.20.17
We Totally Meant to Do That
We Totally Meant to Do That

Humans Accidentally Made a Space Cocoon For Ourselves Out of Radio Waves

Praise be to the radio-induced space bubble.
Becky Ferreira
5.18.17
space weather
space weather

How Space Weather Can Influence Elections on Earth

The real alien voter fraud is genuinely coming from outside our planet.
Becky Ferreira
2.17.17
northern lights
northern lights

Space Weather Watch: Keep an Eye Out for Aurora

Nothing to worry about—except for a cool light show if you live up North.
Samantha Cole
12.8.16
space
space

How the UN’s Top Outer Space Boss Will Fight Space Debris

Asteroids, space weather, flying junk: David Kendall has his work cut out for him.
Elizabeth Howell
6.30.16
nasa
nasa

This Satellite Has Been Staring at the Sun for 20 Years

And it's still warning us about Earth-bound coronal mass ejections.
Victoria Turk
12.2.15
video
video

New Tool Can Predict Solar Storms a Day in Advance Instead of an Hour

“The new technique takes a closer look at where mass ejections originate from on the sun.”
Jordan Valinsky
6.9.15
News
News

​On Mars, a Brilliant Blue Aurora Colors the Night Sky

Mars may be a long way from home, but its aurora offers a touch of Earth.
Maddie Stone
5.28.15
Motherboard Blog
Motherboard Blog

Don’t Worry (Too Much) About Radiation From Flying

Even though you're being hit with cosmic radiation 64 times more potent than when you're on the ground, relax.
Ben Richmond
11.14.13
Motherboard Blog
Motherboard Blog

Our Space Weather Forecasts Are About to Get Better

Space weather is the next frontier in forecasting.
Lex Berko
7.26.13