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New Research Provides Insights Into Space Weather, Could Benefit Satellites, Aircraft
October 20, 2010
New space research published in the journal Nature has settled decades of scientific debate, with benefits for the satellite, power grid and aviation industries.
University of California, Los Angeles
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