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Published:April 8th, 2009 18:53 EST
NASA: Solar Storms Are Coming

NASA: Solar Storms Are Coming

By SOP newswire2

NASA will hold a Science Update at 1 p.m. EDT, Tuesday,
April 14, to present new findings and three-dimensional views
revealing the inner workings of solar storms known as coronal mass
ejections. The data will improve the ability to predict how and when
these solar tsunamis impact Earth, affecting communication systems,
power grids, and other technology. The briefing will take place in
the James E. Webb Memorial Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, 300 E
St., S.W., and will be carried live on NASA Television.

Briefing participants are:

-- Michael Kaiser, project scientist, Solar Terrestrial Relations
Observatory (STEREO), NASA`s Goddard Space Flight Center in
Greenbelt, Md.
-- Angelos Vourlidas, project scientist, Sun Earth Connection Coronal
and Heliospheric Investigation, Naval Research Laboratory in
Washington
-- Antoinette Galvin, principal investigator, Plasma and Suprathermal
Ion Composition instrument, University of New Hampshire in Durham
-- Madhulika Guhathakurta, STEREO program scientist, NASA Headquarters


Reporters may ask questions from participating NASA locations or
listen and ask questions by phone. For dial-in information,
journalists should send an e-mail to j.d.harrington@nasa.gov listing
name, media affiliation, and telephone number.

For information about NASA TV, streaming video, downlink and schedule
information, visit:



http://www.nasa.gov/ntv


For more information about the STEREO mission, visit:


http://www.nasa.gov/stereo

Dwayne Brown
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-1728
dwayne.c.brown@nasa.gov

Rani Gran
Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
301-286-2483
rani.c.gran@nasa.gov
Solar Storms