Monday, February 29, 2016
Spherical Camera Photographs the Edge of Space
Source - Space Weather News for Feb. 29, 2016: http://spaceweather.com
SPHERICAL CAMERA AT THE EDGE OF SPACE: On Feb. 27th, Spaceweather.com and the students of Earth to Sky Calculus launched a space weather balloon to monitor increasing levels of cosmic rays in the stratosphere. The payload carried something new: a spherical camera. Visit Spaceweather.com to view the first interactive 3D images of the edge of space.
CHANCE OF STORMS: NOAA forecasters estimate a 40% chance of minor geomagnetic storms on March 1st when a solar wind stream is expected to hit Earth's magnetic field. Arctic sky watchers should be alert for auroras.