AstroBlog Follow Friday & Weekly Stumbles For 2012-07-13

Solar Flare: Another M-Class Flare from Sunspot 1515

Active Region 1515 has now spit out 12 M-class flares since July 3. Early in the morning of July 5, 2012 there was an M6.1 flare. It peaked at 7:44 AM EDT. This caused a moderate — classified as R2 on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s space weather scale — radio blackout that has since subsided. Continue reading

What’s the Deal With GPS Devices?

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Over the years, GPS devices have become standard technology in new vehicles rolling off of the assembly line. Whether you’re trying to navigate an unfamiliar place or you’re looking for that new coffee shop in the city, the GPS device has completely replaced the map in terms of navigation. Continue reading