National Astronomy Meeting: Tuesday
I find out how the British Geological Survey is investigating the threat that solar storms pose to the world's electricity grids. David Southwood, President of the RAS, tells me that astronomy is about much more than just understanding the Universe: it also has a huge economical impact. And, how is the Dark Energy Survey pinning down the make up of the Universe?
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A new survey is monitoring how solar storms trigger unusual electric fields on Earth, to help understand how to protect the National Grid.
David Southwood tells me why astronomy is about much more than understanding the Universe: it also has a tremendous economic impact
The Dark Energy Survey has found 200 candidate supernovae at great distances, providing a test for dark energy.
Until now, it was thought red dwarf stars could host habitable planets. But are their solar winds too strong?