Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Another Reason for at Least Some Space Research

Posted by Trent Walters at 11:20 PM
AFRL reports: "Coronal mass ejections (CME), vast clouds of plasma (ionized gas), and magnetic fields that periodically erupt from the sun are the primary sources of severe space weather...: power grids failed; satellites malfunctioned; a Japanese satellite was lost completely; the Federal Aviation Administration issued its first-ever, highradiation dosage alert for high-altitude aircraft; and Space Station astronauts took shelter in the service module during peak exposure times."