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This image captures an elongated erupting prominence — Prominences are huge clouds of relatively cool dense plasma suspended in the Sun’s hot, thin corona. Photo: NASA

Scientists Predict ‘Space Weather’ With Satellite Aimed At Sun

Solar flares from the sun as far as some 92-million miles away impact the way GPS satellites work, and have the potential take down power grids here on Earth. 90.7’s Brendan Byrne spoke with NASA scientists Yari Collado-Vega about how scientists are using a satellite 1-million miles away from Earth called SOHO to predict the weather in space.
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The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket during a test for a previous mission

SpaceX Announces Return To Flight

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says the private space company will return to flight as early as December 19th. It will be SpaceX’s first launch since June, when a Falcon 9 rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station exploded about two-minutes after liftoff.
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