SPACE WEATHER: A new study just published in the journal Space Science
Reviews outlines some of the surprising ways human activity can affect
space weather. A key example involves VLF radio waves, which are used
to communicate with submarines. These waves have formed an
unintentional bubble around our planet, clearing out "killer electrons"
from Earth's radiation belts. Learn more on today's edition of
SOLAR WIND STORM PREDICTED: The solar wind
around Earth is about to speed up. Velocities could top 700 km/s on May
19th when a stream of gaseous material flowing from a hole the sun's
atmosphere reaches our planet. G2-class geomagnetic storms and
high-latitude auroras are possible on May 19th and 20th. Stay tuned to
Spaceweather.com for updates.