SPACE WEATHER ON PLUTO: As NASA's New Horizons spacecraft prepares to buzz Pluto on July 14th,
space weather forecasters have released long distance predictions for
the distant dwarf planet. A region of merged CMEs could be on the verge
of hitting Pluto and compressing its atmosphere, but this is expected
to happen well after the flyby. Meanwhile, New Horizons has just taken
its best picture of Pluto's farside, which is dotted with mysterious
dark spots. Check http://spaceweather.com for more information.
AURORA ALERTS: On July 10th and 11th, a G1-class geomagnetic storm
sparked auroras over multiple US states including Michigan, Vermont,
Maine, Massachusetts and the Dakotas.