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NASA Scientists Answer Top Space Weather Questions

NASA scientists answer some common questions about the sun, space weather, and how they affect the Earth. This is a two-part series.

Part One addresses:

1. What is space weather?

2. What are coronal mass ejections?

3. What are solar flares?

4. What are solar energetic particles?

5. What causes flares and CMEs?

Part Two addresses:

1. Do all flares and CMEs affect the Earth?

2. What happens when a flare or CME hits the Earth?

3. How quickly can we feel the effects of space weather?

4. Why are there more flares and CMEs happening now?

For more information about all these questions and more, visit NASA's Space Weather FAQ.

For individual interview responses to frequently asked space weather questions, go here.




Walt Feimer (HTSI): Animator
Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Animator
Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC): Animator
Tom Bridgman (Global Science and Technology, Inc.): Animator
Megan Willy (IRC/UMBC): Animator
Scott Wiessinger (USRA): Video Editor
Holly Gilbert (NASA/GSFC): Interviewee
C. Alex Young (ADNET): Interviewee
Phil Chamberlin (NASA/GSFC): Interviewee
Scott Wiessinger (USRA): Producer
Genna Duberstein (USRA): Producer
Rob Andreoli (Advocates in Manpower Management, Inc.): Videographer
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