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Why space weather matters

The volatile surface of the sun is responsible for “space weather” that can affect Earth. Our atmosphere and magnetic field protect what’s below it from almost all such events, so solar weather went unnoticed until the 1859. However, humans and their technology did not stay on the ground, making us increasingly vulnerable to the unpredictabilities of the sun. Read related article.

The volatile surface of the sun is responsible for “space weather” that can affect Earth.
NASA. Bonnie Berkowitz And Alberto Cuadra / The Washington Pos. Published on January 23, 2012, 12:44 p.m.
 
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