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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

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 'Are We There Yet?' Host

Brendan covers space news for WMFE, everything from rocket launches to the latest scientific discoveries in our universe. He hosts WMFE's weekly radio show and podcast "Are We There Yet?" which explores human space exploration. Brendan is a native Floridian, born and raised in Broward County. He moved to ... Read Full Bio »