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The Next Big Geomagnetic Storm Poses An Astronomical Risk To Modern Man
Observatories Closed Worldwide For Unspecified Reasons HOLLY NOTE: Last Thursday we were going to post this article with clarifications, but since it'd been rotating around the Internet for several days, we figured by then everyone understood the errors. But this topic isn't going away. We're still getting questions and alarmist 'news' stories about it. Click bait. If people had read only the headline and not the article, they would have gotten a very wrong impression. Yes, the solar observatory in Sunspot, New Mexico is closed and people were evacuated and yes, there are no specifics. So imaginations are going every which way. I called the Apache observatory just a mile away on the 14th. They didn't know what's going on at Sunspot, but Apache Observatory is open for business.
So back to this article.Out of the 7 mentioned observatories, only Sunspot is closed. But the World Tribune article doesn't reveal this till the very bottom of the article. The other named sites' webcams are down'; the observatories are not closed.
In association with this story, at least one website ran the story that there's an "80% Probability of Planet-Wide 'Carrington Event' Within Weeks; That's Why Solar Observatories Closed". This is the response we gave to one concerned site reader:
"This is nonsense. First, we're in a solar minimum of very low solar activity and it's declining more quickly than forecast. See graph here. Read current analysis here. Second, a planet-wide CME event isn't possible because particles can only affect Earth where they strike directly. One side of Earth faces the Sun, the other doesn't. They can't 'wrap around." That's why when solar flares and CMEs occur, scientists are only concerned if they're Earth-directed.
No Aliens? Mysterious FBI Closing of Sunspot Solar Observatory Is Finally Explained HOLLY NOTE: If this is a decent explanation then Obama is a saint. At the very least, the 'explanation' leaves a lot to the imagination.
“The Magnificent Seven’ Hubble Detects a Neutron Star With Features Never Seen Before in a Group of Strange X-ray Pulsars
SEPNo Aliens? Mysterious FBI Closing of Sunspot Solar Observatory Is Finally Explained HOLLY NOTE: If this is an explanation then Obama is a saint. At the very least, the 'explanation' leaves a lot to the imagination.TEMBER 14
Hubble Just Revealed Thousands of Hidden Galaxies in This Jaw-Dropping Photo
Scientists Mapped Jupiter’s Magnetic Field, And It’s Unlike Anything We’ve Ever Seen
Newly Discovered Asteroid 2018 RS Flew Past Earth at 0.28 LD
Planet Nine DOES Exist But It Is Too Far Away To See
Amazing Green Comet 21P to Make Closest Approach to Earth in 70 Years
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NASA Asteroid WARNING: 3 Giant Asteroids to Zip Past Earth Next Week
We Might Be About to Enter a Brand New 11-Year Solar Cycle, Earlier Than Predicted
Astronomers Capture the Highest Resolution Image Yet of a 'Monster Galaxy' 12 Billion Light Years From Earth That Creates New Stars 1,000 Times Faster Than the Milky Way
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Life on Jupiter: NASA Close To Discovery Of Water on the Striped Planet
Meteor Explodes Over Australia, Freaks People Out video
Strong G3 Geomagnetic Storm Hits Earth Right Now video
'Potentially Hazardous,' 500-Foot Asteroid Set To Zoom Past Earth at 20,000 MPH
US Astronauts Could Fly to Moon-Orbiting Station by 2024, Pence Tells NASA
Meteor Crashing Towards Earth Shines 40 times Brighter Than the Moon
“Beyond the Big Bang” A New Field ‘The Erebon’ Makes Up Dark Matter, Hints at a Prior Universe
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New Horizons Just Found Hints of a Huge Structure at The Edge of Our Solar System
Mind Blown: Oldest Galaxies in the Universe Discovered
The Hottest Planet Ever Found: Temperatures Exceeding 4,000°C Found on Kelt-9B Making Its Atmosphere So Hot Iron And Titanium Glow In It
Gamma-Ray Bursts Might Have a Really Weird Time-Reversible Mirroring Effect
This Meteor 'Exploded' Over Greenland, But Nobody Saw It. Here's Why It Matters.
Saturday Sees Third, Final and Best Solar Eclipse of 2018
Spectacular Revelations Courtesy of Hubble video of day
Massive Glowing 'Rogue' Planet Spotted 'Drifting' In Space
The 2018 Perseid Meteor Shower Promises Spectacular Views This Week
Data from Cosmic Ray Balloons Show Radiation Levels Are Increasing From Coast to Coast Over the US
Weird Volcanoes Are Erupting Across the Solar System
Tonight's Total Lunar Eclipse Will Be Longest Blood Moon Visible This Century, Until 2123
"The Big Rip" --When Matter and Spacetime are Gradually Torn Apart Through Expansion of the Universe
Mars' Discovery --Huge Lake of Liquid Water Observed Under South Pole: “We Were Not Seeing the Thing That was Right Under Our Noses"
Blood Moon: Longest Lunar Eclipse of the Century Coming Next Week
The Real Death Star: Astronomers Spot 'baby' Stellar Object Just 450 Light-Years Away That Could Be Devouring a Planet
Astronomers Just Found 12 New Moons Orbiting Jupiter Almost By Accident
NASA Reveals Rare Asteroid That Passed By Earth Last Month Was Actually TWINS
Violent Black Holes Spit Neutrinos At Earth And We Finally Caught One
NASA Releases Stunning Image of Celestial Fireworks
NASA: Cosmic Radiation From Giant Star System Heading Towards Earth
Approaching Green Comet Explodes