Space Weather: Early Warnings

For much of the Space Age, the Sun, Earth,and the space in between have been studied separately. Yet scientists have long suspected that our planet and it's star form a connected, dynamic system. To better understand the connections, scientists now make coordinated observations from space and from the ground. A wide array of technology is used to monitor space weather.

Utilizing a fleet of spacecraft, scientists in dozens of countries observe the Sun,the solar wind, the near-Earth space environment, and the aurora. Ground-based telescopes, radar, and supercomputers are used alongside these spacecraft to provide a picture of current and future space weather conditions. We are learning what it means to truly live in the atmosphere of the Sun.

  The Space Weather Center is part of the National Space Weather Program, with funding provided by NASA and the National Science Foundation.  

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