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Three days countdown for MMS Launch

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On March 12, 2015, NASA plans to launch the Magnetospheric Multiscale, or MMS, mission. MMS consists of four identical spacecraft that will orbit around Earth through the dynamic magnetic system surrounding our planet to study a little-understood phenomenon called magnetic reconnection. The MMS mission is a Solar Terrestrial Probes mission comprising four identically instrumented

Severe geomagnetic storms expected from X1.6 flare

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Major solar flare X1.6 erupts and sends Earth directed CME! There are currently two Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) heading toward our planet and their combined arrival is expected to spark severe geomagnetic storms. The first one, released by the long duration M4.5 solar flare on September 9, is expected to hit Earth's magnetic field early