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Scientists Predict ‘Space Weather’ With Satellite Aimed At Sun

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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

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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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Brendan Byrne

About Brendan Byrne

Space Reporter and 'Intersection' Producer

Brendan covers space news for WMFE, everything from rocket launches to the latest scientific discoveries in our universe. He hosts "Are We There Yet?", WMFE's space exploration podcast He also helps produce WMFE's twice-weekly public affairs show "Intersection," working with host Matthew Peddie to shape the ... Read Full Bio »