Space storms are often heralded by dramatic auroral displays (northern and southern lights), and also are occasionally harmful, potentially disrupting satellites, radio communications and power systems.
New findings from NASA's Imager for Magnetopause to Aurora Global Exploration (IMAGE) spacecraft reveal how the Earth actively participates in space storms. These new observations will be discussed during a Space Science Update, 1 p.m. Thursday, May 9, in the James E. Webb Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, 300 E St. SW.
The panelists will be:
* Richard Fisher, division director of the Sun-Earth
Connection, Office of Space Science, NASA Headquarters,
* Stephen Fuselier, manager, Space Physics Laboratory, Lockheed-Martin Advanced Technology Center, Palo Alto, Calif.
* Donald Mitchell, principal staff physicist, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Md.
* Dr. John C. Foster, associate director, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Haystack Observatory, Westford, Mass.
* Janet Kozyra, senior research scientist, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
The Space Science Update will be carried live on NASA Television with two-way question-and-answer capability for reporters covering the briefing from NASA centers. NASA Television is broadcast on satellite GE-2, transponder 9C, at 85 degrees West longitude, vertical polarization, frequency 3880 MHz, audio of 6.8 MHz.
The briefing will also be webcast live via links at: http://www.nasa.gov