Cold War data reveals impact of nuclear tests on space weather

The Cold War may have been over for a quarter of a century, but its effects that reached far beyond just geopolitics are still being uncovered. One case in point is a NASA study that used recently declassified US government data to show how high-altitude nuclear tests altered the weather – not on Earth, but in space. According to the space agency, the explosions changed the planet's magnetic field and even produced artificial aurorae near the equator... Continue Reading Cold War data reveals impact of nuclear tests on space weather Category: Space Tags: NASA Nuclear weapons Related Articles: The truth about Satan: Nuclear war in the 21st century First A-bomb casts light on Moon's origin Low-energy imaging peers through steel containers to spot nuclear material Britain's latest ballistic missile sub named as construction begins

Cold War data reveals impact of nuclear tests on space weather

The Cold War may have been over for a quarter of a century, but its effects that reached far beyond just geopolitics are still being uncovered. One case in point is a NASA study that ...

Fri 19 May 17 from Gizmag

Cold War-era Nuclear Tests Created Belts of Charged Particles Around the Earth

Up until 1963, both the U.S. and Soviet governments conducted over 500 atmospheric nuclear weapons tests. They blew up these weapons anywhere from 16 miles above Earth to 250, well into space. ...

Thu 18 May 17 from Discover Magazine

Space weather events linked to human activity

Wed 17 May 17 from Phys.org

A new research paper looks at the history of human-induced space weather, assessing short-term effects as well as others that may have created permanent alterations.

Credit: Yuri Arcurs/Getty ImagesSome of the tests even created artificial radiation belts, somewhat similar to the natural Van Allen radiation belts, a layer of charged particles ...

Tue 23 May 17 from Discovery News

Nuclear Explosions and Submarine Comms Distort Space Weather Near Earth

Space weather typically refers to charged particles ejected by the sun that can interact with the Earth's atmosphere and magnetic field. However, a new study shows that humans also can change ...

Mon 22 May 17 from Livescience

Nuclear Explosions and Submarine Comms Distort Space Weather Near Earth, Mon 22 May 17 from SPACE.com

Earth's radio signals may be protecting it from space radiation

The Earth's atmosphere bears precious little resemblance to what it looked like at the start of the Industrial Revolution. As radio technology has advanced and spread, the signals ...

Fri 19 May 17 from Engadget

We’ve (unknowingly) created a radiation shield around the Earth using radios

Can your Internet landline do this? No.

Fri 19 May 17 from ZME Science

Cold War-era nuclear tests spurred space weather events

A new study found that these tests triggered changes similar to those resulting from naturally-occurring space weather, creating temporary radiation belts and artificial auroras.

Thu 18 May 17 from Daily Mail

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