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2019

Space Dynamics Lab chosen by NASA to study space weather from Int'l Space Station

March 13, 2019 – HJ News

Utah State University physics professor Mike Taylor has studied upper atmospheric gravity waves for more than three decades. Now, he can lead a project chosen by NASA to study the atmosphere from the International Space Station. A camera that will mount to the station is expected to launch in August 2022.

USU's Atmospheric Waves Experiment chosen by NASA for mission to study space weather

March 6, 2019 – KUTV

Utah State University’s Atmospheric Waves Experiment (AWE) has been chosen by NASA for a mission to study space weather from the International Space Station.The AWE experiment includes the use of an imager, known as the Advanced Mesospheric Temperature Mapper.

NASA Selects Mission to Study Space Weather from Space Station

February 25, 2019 – NASA

NASA has selected a new mission that will help scientists understand and, ultimately, forecast the vast space weather system around our planet. Space weather is important because it can have profound impacts – affecting technology and astronauts in space, disrupting radio communications and, at its most severe, overwhelming power grids.

Citizen Scientists Invited to Join Quest for New Worlds

February 19, 2019 – National Optical Astronomy Observatory

The Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 project re-launches this week, with a call to volunteer citizen scientists to join the search for cold worlds near the Sun. With its newly revamped online interface and equipped with twice as much data as before, the project offers new opportunities to discover planets lurking yet unseen in the outer reaches of the solar system (e.g., Planet 9, Planet X) as well as cold nearby "failed stars" (a.k.a. brown dwarfs).