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Tracking 'Killer Electrons' Help Predict Risks To Satellites

Thu, April 18, 2013 7:53pm

Story by Lauren Sommer

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Scientists say the sun is now in an active period, creating more space weather that could interfere with the satellites we depend on for TV, cellphones and weather forecasts. From member station KQED, Lauren Sommer reports that researchers are taking advantage of the weather to learn more about the Earth's magnetic field.

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