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John Manuel
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Physics, space, and now... information.
Physics, space, and now... information.

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The Canadian Space Agency is looking for a few good scientists. Interested?

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+Doug Manuel and his team have updated their life expectancy calculator. According to the calculator, I'll live to be 92 with a 27.8% chance of seeing Halley's comet again in 2061. How about you...?

AO, AO, its off to work we go! http://asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/ao/2016-st-sda.asp

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Huge plasma waves in space, “space tsunami”, can calm the radiation belts that encircle the Earth. The radiation belts are a serious threat to spacecraft and can damage or even kill satellites.

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Thank goodness that the Earth has a strong magnetic field. Without it, perhaps the inhabitants of Jupiter's icy moon, Europa, would be wondering whether life could have evolved on Earth if it had only had a magnetic field...

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A beautiful representation of aerosol emission and transport modelling, but the simulations show that "...pollution from China affects cloud development in the North Pacific and strengthens extratropical cyclones.... these intense storms could have affected the upper-atmosphere wind pattern, called the polar jet stream."
http://climate.nasa.gov/news/2218/

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This could be interesting... keep your eyes on the skies!

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The CSA's GO Canada initiative, Canada's front row seat for observing space weather.

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There's aurora in the forecast again tonight. Use Aurorasaurus to see if it's visible near you but if it's not, check out the live and recorded feeds from YellowKnife: http://astronomynorth.com/auroramax/.

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My life expectancy is (ahem) 92.4 years, according to the quick, web-based calculator put together by Dr. +Doug Manuel and his team. What's yours?
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