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Did you know that our system of wind speed measurement has roots in seafaring history? Understanding wind speed was critical for sailors. Check out this video from the Little Shop of Physics ...Read more Brought to you by CMMAP
Computer models help scientists study all aspects of space weather. Models help us understand activity on the Sun, the flow of the solar wind in space, and planetary magnetospheres ...Read more Brought to you by CISM
Earthquakes happen as large blocks of the Earth’s crust move suddenly past one another because of the force of plate tectonics. These blocks of the Earth’s crust meet at cracks called faults ...Read more
Venus is the hottest planet in our Solar System, with temperatures over 460° C (860° F) at its surface. Venus is the 2nd closest planet to the Sun. It is the planet most like Earth in terms of size ...Read more
3/27 Birthday of Wilhelm Roentgen (discovered x-rays in 1895), German physicist, in 1845 Details
3/27 Great Alaska Earthquake, magnitude 9.2, 1964
3/28 Earthquake with magnitude 8.6 hits Sumatra, Indonesia in 2005