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Human Activity Impacted Space Weather

12 Sep 2017, 12:00 UTC
Human Activity Impacted Space Weather
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NASA dixit:
“Our Cold War history is now offering scientists a chance to better understand the complex space system that surrounds us. Space weather — which can include changes in Earth’s magnetic environment — are usually triggered by the sun’s activity, but recently declassified data on high-altitude nuclear explosion tests have provided a new look at the mechanisms that set off perturbations in that magnetic system. Such information can help support NASA’s efforts to protect satellites and astronauts from the natural radiation inherent in space.”
Video credit: NASA Goddard

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