Tag Archives: NASA

The Juno Earth Flyby QSL card

Happiness is receiving the Juno Earth Flyby QSL card in the mail: Many thanks to the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory for making the Juno Flyby such a fun experiment. To read more about the flyby, check out our post from … Continue reading

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Work the NASA Spacecraft Juno (and get a QSL card)!

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Troy, who emailed us about a really fun and unique opportunity for amateur radio operators:  to send the NASA spacecraft Juno a Morse Code greeting [specifically, “HI”] when it passes over Earth tomorrow, starting around 18:00 … Continue reading

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Massive sunspots appear, solar flares could follow

(Source: Christian Science Monitor) A colossal sunspot on the surface of the sun is large enough to swallow six Earths whole, and could trigger solar flares this week, NASA scientists say. The giant sunspot was captured on camera by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory as … Continue reading

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Wired: Listen to a Solar Flare Drown Out Radio Communications on Earth

(Source: Wired) Over the weekend, a tiny spot on the sun erupted into a moderately sized solar flare that was particularly loud in radio waves. With the sound of a roaring wave, it completely drowned out radio communication all over the … Continue reading

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