Assessing the Potential Impacts of Space Weather

Space Weather Solar Flares


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Space weather, including storms on the Sun and in the magnetosphere (the region around a planet dominated by its magnetic field), affects our technology both in space and on Earth. In addition to threatening the health of space-based assets, space weather can impact ground-based and communications infrastructures including electric power grids, making space weather also a concern for terrestrial national security and economic vitality.

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