Los Alamos National Laboratory

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Frontiers in Science: Whether there’s weather in space

Jul 26, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Crossroads Bible Church
97 East Road, Los Alamos
Geoff Reeves, Los Alamos Laboratory Fellow
Linda Anderman

Event Description

Space is not a dark, cold void as many people think. Instead, it churns with energy—in the form of magnetic fields and electrically-charged particles.

The sun hurls that energy toward the Earth in a “solar wind” that blows at over two million miles per hour. Intense solar storms can disrupt communications, compromise power grids, and even influence your day-to-day life on Earth.

Join Geoff Reeves, with the Lab’s Space Science & Applications group, as he talks about his research on just how space weather impacts our planet and the discoveries still to be made.