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  • Solar storm heading towards Earth threatening to break your Sky TV and mobile phones (by Fri 09/30)

    09/28/2016 5:51:25 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 45 replies
    Express UK ^ | 09/28/2016 | Sean Martin
    Solar storm heading towards Earth threatening to break your Sky TV and mobile phones (by Fri 09/30) SCIENCE A HUGE solar storm is heading towards Earth which could leave us without mobile phones, satellite TV and even electricity. By Sean Martin 17:53, Wed, Sept 2016 A solar storm is heading towards Earth Modern-day Britain could go into meltdown after scientists forecast the solar storm to hit between now and Friday which could wreak havoc with technology. Solar storms affect Earth’s technology as radiation is thrown at the planet from the Sun. While humans are protected from the radiation by...
  • Montenegro-Russia abandoned after scuffle

    03/27/2015 7:15:44 PM PDT · by BeadCounter · 28 replies
    Soccerway ^ | 27 March 2015 | Soccerway
    Russia's Euro 2016 qualifier in Montenegro was abandoned after multiple violent incidents in Podgorica on Friday. Just seconds in, Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev was struck in the back of the head by a flare thrown from the stands at Stadion pod Goricom. While the teams played on, a second incident during the second half led to the abandonment. Roman Shirokov had a penalty saved by Montenegro goalkeeper Vukasin Poleksic in the 66th minute. The ball went out for a throw-in, which Dmitri Kombarov went over to take – only to refuse to when he appeared to be struck by an...
  • ‘NAACP Bombing’ . . . or Barbershop Bang?

    01/22/2015 4:38:32 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/21/2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Colorado Springs, Colo. — From the liberal media’s coverage of my beautiful adopted hometown, you’d think we live in a KKK-infested hotbed where every person of color fears for his or her life. Take a look at these ominous headlines: “Bombing of NAACP headquarters harkens to bad old days” — MSNBC “Colorado Springs explosion recalls violence against NAACP” — the Washington Post “NAACP Bombing Evokes Memories of Civil Rights Strife” — Time magazine “Explosion outside NAACP office could be a hate crime, officials say” — the Los Angeles Times Let me and my brown skin assure you, America: Bull Connor...
  • Solar flare nearly destroyed Earth 2 years ago: NASA

    07/24/2014 10:51:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    New York Post ^ | 7/24/14 | James Billington
    Two years ago we were all going about our daily business blissfully unaware that our planet almost plunged into global catastrophe. A recent revelation by NASA explains how on July 23, 2012 Earth had a near miss with a solar flare, or Coronal Mass Ejection (CME), from the most powerful solar storm on the sun in over 150 years, but nobody decided to mention it. Err, what? Well that’s a sobering bit of news. “If it had hit, we would still be picking up the pieces,” says Daniel Baker of the University of Colorado. We managed to just avoid the...
  • 28 solar flares in the last seven days, and more may be coming(about time)

    11/01/2013 9:30:13 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 16 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 31, 2013, 4:04 p.m. | Deborah Netburn
    The sun has erupted more than two dozen times over the last week, sending radiation and solar material hurtling through space - and scientists say more eruptions may be coming. This shouldn't be unusual. After all, we are technically at solar maximum, the peak of the 11-year cycle of the sun's activity. But this has been a noticeably mellow solar maximum, with the sun staying fairly quiet throughout the summer. So when our life-giving star suddenly let loose with 24 medium strength M-class solar flares and four significantly stronger X-class flares between Oct. 23 and Oct. 30, it felt like...
  • NASA Probes Near Sun Safe from Triple Solar Eruption

    04/26/2013 7:35:42 PM PDT · by oxcart · 7 replies ^ | April 26, 2013 | Denise Chow
    Two NASA spacecraft are safe and sound, after the sun unleashed three intense back-to-back solar eruptions in their direction, scientists say. NASA's Messenger spacecraft in orbit around Mercury and the Stereo-A, which studies the sun from Earth orbit, suffered no damage from the passing solar storms. On April 20, the sun fired off a solar eruption that sent huge wave of plasma and charged particles, called a coronal mass ejection (CME), toward Mercury. The next day, the sun unleashed two more CMEs in the same direction, and managers from both the Messenger and Stereo missions were alerted of the potential...
  • SDO Fiery Looping Plasma Rain on the Sun (Full HD YouTube video, length 5m46s)

    03/10/2013 11:42:31 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 4 replies
  • Could a ‘Solar Maximum’ event spark food riots and meltdowns? (One respected scientist says ‘yes!’)

    11/25/2012 10:18:27 PM PST · by cruise_missile · 73 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 25, 2012 | Mike Opelka
    If Earth is struck by a large solar flare, some in the scientific community believe: The planet will be hit with a widespread loss of power. Air travel would be grounded. Nuclear plants would be crippled and without sufficient back-up power, dozens could meltdown. Satellites would be disabled, causing a serious loss of communication in all areas (military and civilian). Food and medicine would be in short supply, setting up the potential for food riots within days of an outage. The same scientists who believe that a large solar strike could lead to a very rapid societal breakdown say that...
  • Sun Erupts with Largest Solar Flare of the Cycle (August 9)

    08/10/2011 6:49:22 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    Universe Today ^ | August 9, 2011 | Nancy Atkinson
    Early Tuesday morning (August 9, 2011,) the Sun erupted with the largest solar flare of Cycle 24, registering as an X7-class flare. This flare had an X-ray magnitude of X6.9, meaning it was more than 3 times larger than the previous largest flare of this solar cycle – the X2.2 that occurred on Feb 15, 2011, NASA said. The source was Sunspot 1263 which is nearing the western limb of the Sun, and because of its location, scientists do not anticipate that this explosion will hit Earth directly. Therefore, the impact on communications and electric grids will likely (and luckily)...
  • Solar flare could disrupt Earth communications [But Didn't]

    06/13/2011 7:05:16 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies ^ | 06-10-2011 | Staff
    WASHINGTON: An unusual solar flare observed by a NASA space observatory on Tuesday could cause some disruptions to satellite communications and power on Earth over the next day or so, officials said. The potent blast from the Sun unleashed a firestorm of radiation on a level not witnessed since 2006, and will likely lead to moderate geomagnetic storm activity by Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. “This one was rather dramatic,” said Bill Murtagh, program coordinator at the NWS’s Space Weather Prediction Center, describing the M-2 (medium-sized) solar flare that peaked at 1:41 am Eastern time in the United...
  • Crab Nebula's gamma-ray flare mystifies astronomers

    05/11/2011 9:03:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies
    BBC News ^ | 5/11/11 | Jason Palmer
    The Crab Nebula has shocked astronomers by emitting an unprecedented blast of gamma rays, the highest-energy light in the Universe. The cause of the 12 April gamma-ray flare, described at the Third Fermi Symposium in Rome, is a total mystery. It seems to have come from a small area of the famous nebula, which is the wreckage from an exploded star. The object has long been considered a steady source of light, but the Fermi telescope hints at greater activity. The gamma-ray emission lasted for some six days, hitting levels 30 times higher than normal and varying at times from...
  • Made in the U.S. of A.

    01/23/2011 4:58:26 AM PST · by EnjoyingLife · 2 replies · 2+ views
    U.S. Department of Defense ^ | August 27, 2008 | USAF Staff Sgt. James L. Harper Jr.
    One Raptor, one flare, high above the Gulf of Mexico, U.S. of A. Via (medium, large, huge) The Photographer Staff Sgt. James L. Harper Jr., United States Air Force  
  • Suspicious Item at Palo Verde Proves to Be a Smoke Flare

    10/14/2010 4:38:41 AM PDT · by Cindy · 1 replies
    MARKET ^ | Oct. 13, 2010, 6:34 p.m. EDT | n/a
    "Suspicious Item at Palo Verde Proves to Be a Smoke Flare Plant Security, Law Enforcement Agencies Respond with Coordination and Effectiveness" SNIPPET: "PHOENIX, Oct 13, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Law enforcement officials have determined that a suspicious item found early this morning by security forces at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station is a non-explosive device that never posed a threat to plant operations or employees. The item, four to six inches long with a fuse, was a commercially produced smoke flare, according to officials at the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office who responded to the incident and later disposed of...

    08/08/2010 12:30:07 AM PDT · by Cementjungle · 47 replies ^ | 08/07/2010 |
    The eruption hurled a coronal mass ejection (CME) into space, just missing a direct sun-Earth line. Forecasters expect the cloud to deliver no more than a glancing blow to our planet's magnetic field when it billows by on August 9th or 10th--not be a major space weather event. Future eruptions could turn out differently. Active region 1093 is rotating toward Earth. By the end of this weekend, we'll be in the line of fire if its magnetic fields become unstable again. Space Weather Phone subscribers will be the first to know.
  • Severe Geomagnetic Storm Expected From Tuesday's Solar Flare (begin mid-day Thursday?)

    12/14/2006 5:41:36 AM PST · by Esther Ruth · 39 replies · 1,536+ views
    Fox ^ | Wednesday, December 13, 2006 | Robert Roy Britt
    Severe Geomagnetic Storm Expected From Tuesday's Solar Flare Wednesday, December 13, 2006 By Robert Roy Britt Space weather forecasters revised their predictions for storminess Wednesday after a major flare erupted on the Sun overnight, threatening damage to communication systems and power grids while offering up the wonder of the Northern Lights. "We're looking for very strong, severe geomagnetic storming" to begin probably around mid-day Thursday, Joe Kunches, lead forecaster at the NOAA Space Environment Center, told The storm is expected to generate aurora or Northern Lights as far south as the northern United States Thursday night. Astronauts aboard the...
  • MIDDLE LATITUDE AURORAL ACTIVITY WARNING (Northern California to North Carolina)

    12/13/2006 1:03:08 PM PST · by Strategerist · 55 replies · 522+ views
    Solar Terrestrial Dispatch ^ | December 13, 2006
  • USAF, USN, NASA Photos of the Day: Flare-Dazzle. Falling. Surfacing. Oil. Saving a 4-day-old baby!

    09/19/2006 10:54:54 PM PDT · by EnjoyingLife · 2 replies · 2,402+ views
    United States Air Force (Air Force Link - Photos) ^ | December 5, 2002 | Senior Airman Greg Davis
    Photo #1. Somewhere on planet Earth a USAF C-141B Starlifter Cargo and Troop Transport lights up the sky with a spectacular and awesome flare release. USAF Image ID: 021205-O-9999G-017. PhotographerSenior Airman Greg Davis, United States Air Force Courtesies (photo as sized above, ALT text, caption info) Photo #2. Italy, August 28, 2006: A Member of Explosive Ordnance Mobile Unit Eight (EODMU-8) practices static line parachute proficiency operations with combat equipment on board Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella, Italy. USN Image ID: 060828-N-3572Z-025. PhotographerMass Communication Specialist Seaman Chad Zenthoefer, United States Navy Courtesies (caption) (picture as sized above, ALT text)...
  • Pilot Reports 'Missile' Fired at Jetliner Near LAX

    12/02/2005 8:15:04 AM PST · by Esther Ruth · 56 replies · 3,410+ views
    Pilot Reports 'Missile' Fired at Jetliner Near LAX (11/28/05) FBI agents and Homeland Security officials spent the weekend investigating the report of a possible missile fired at an American Airlines plane taking off from Los Angeles International Airport. Sources tell ABC News the pilot of American Airlines Flight 621, en route to Chicago, radioed air traffic controllers after takeoff from LAX. He told them a missile had been fired at the aircraft and missed. The plane was over water when the pilot said he saw a smoke trail pass by the cockpit. FBI agents believe it was a flare or...

    09/07/2005 6:04:23 PM PDT · by Strategerist · 85 replies · 2,427+ views
    Solar-Terrestrial Dispatch ^ | September 7, 2005 | Cary Oler
    A very strong class X17.1 solar flare exploded on the Sun at 17:40 UTC (1:40 pm EDT). This is a significant event. Very few solar flares ever reach the X-class rating, and far fewer ever exceed an X10 level. Only a few solar flares each solar cycle (a 10-year period) exceed an X10 rating. An X17 solar flare is 17 times more intense in x-rays than a class X1.0 (which is, by itself, a very energetic event). This particular event was strong enough to saturate one of the x-ray sensors on the GOES spacecraft and very nearly saturated both sensors....
  • Sun Kicks Up Major Flare

    07/16/2004 8:48:44 PM PDT · by Denver Ditdat · 14 replies · 666+ views ^ | 15 July 2004 | Robert Roy Britt
    Earlier this month the Sun was as quiet as can be and free of the dark sunspots that generate eruptions of magnetic energy and hot gas. Now the solar surface is dotted with brooding blotches, and overnight a major flare erupted. The strong eruption, labeled an X2, involved an intense flash of radiation late Wednesday evening (East Coast time). All X-flares are considered major, and the associated number denotes just how strong they are. Major flares sometimes also hurl clouds of hot gas into space. These coronal mass ejections (CMEs) can threaten Earth-orbiting satellites and surface power grids, and also...