Groundbreaking Sun Observation Could Revolutionise Space Weather Prediction

Space weather forecasting—predicting the kind of energetic particles the Sun will throw at us—is years behind weather forecasting here on Earth. As solar physicist Scott McIntosh put it, “Our current model of space weather forecasting is, ‘oh shit a sunspot happened eight minutes ago, now we have to figure out what’s going to happen.” It’s a shame we’re not better at predicting space weather, since it can bust up satellites and even electronics on Earth. Read More >>