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Space Weather FX

Welcome to the Space Weather FX vodcast series! Our team of scientists and video producers are exploring what happens when the Sun stirs up a little space weather. You'll find vodcast episodes, links to space weather information, and educational materials.

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Episode 1: Space Weather and its Effects

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What is space weather? What causes it? Can it hurt us? In this first episode of Space Weather FX we explore just what space weather is and how it can affect people and technology here on Earth. Plus, you'll learn about a familiar and surprising new way to measure what space weather does to our planet's upper atmosphere!
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Credits and Thanks

Who created the video? Where are these episodes shot and created? Where did they get those cool animations?

More Great Space Weather Resources

Are you a student wanting to learn more about space weather? A teacher looking for resources? A curious Web surfer interested in space weather? These links will help you search for additional space weather information.

This vodcast series is linked to the NASA Living With a Star Program, under the Targeted Research and Technology project award 'Multi-Instrument Investigation of Inner Magnetospheric/Ionosphere Disturbances.' The related research is being carried out by Principal Investigator Dr. John Foster, under the auspices of NASA Grant #NNX06AB86G.



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