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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
The magnetic field of the Earth is surrounded in a region called the magnetosphere. The magnetosphere prevents most of the particles from the sun, carried in solar wind, from hitting the Earth ...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
12/7 Gerard Kuiper, an American astronomer, was born on this date in 1905 Details
12/10 Ada Byron, Countess of Lovelace, a British mathematician, was born on this date in 1815 Details
12/12 Henrietta Swan Leavitt, an Americam astronomer, died on this date in 1921 Details