Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite Will Probably Fall To Earth On Friday

It looks like a giant piece of biscotti covered with gold foil and pipe cleaners. But it’s really a decommissioned weather satellite the size of a bus that NASA says will probably fall to Earth by Friday, oh, give or take a day. Most of the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (or UARS) will burn up … Continue reading

Solar Flares Could Unleash Nuclear Chaos On Planet Earth

(NaturalNews) Forget about the 2012 Mayan calendar, comet Elenin or the Rapture. The real threat to human civilization is far more mundane, and it’s right in front of our noses. If Fukushima has taught us anything, it’s that just one runaway meltdown of fissionable nuclear material can have wide-ranging and potentially devastating consequences for life … Continue reading

Brown Dwarf Brewing Up Epic Space Storm

The storm of the century? How about the largest storm since the beginning of time… Scientists have spotted some scary activity on a nearby brown dwarf which may indicate that the small celestial body could be the site of one of the most violent space storms ever witnessed. The University of Toronto, which is studying … Continue reading

NASA Photos Shows Earth Eclipsing Sun

For the next three weeks NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory satellite will be poised to watch the Earth block out the sun as part of the spacecraft’s twice-yearly eclipse season, and the spacecraft has already snapped its first stunning image for the year. The new photo shows the first eclipse from SDO’s Fall 2011 eclipse season, … Continue reading

Mega Space Weather Would Kill Satellites For A Decade

A MAJOR solar storm would not only damage Earth’s infrastructure, it could also leave a legacy of radiation that keeps killing satellites for years. When the sun belches a massive cloud of charged particles at Earth, it can damage our power grids and fry satellites’ electronics. But that’s not all. New calculations suggest that a … Continue reading