ESA’s Space Weather Probe Will Warn Us If Devastating Solar Storms Are Heading For Earth

ESA’s space weather probe will warn us if devastating solar storms are heading for Earth

From hurricanes to solar storms, weather in space has the potential to cause havoc on Earth so the European Space Agency (Esa) is planning a space-weather satellite to act like an interstellar forecaster. In 2023, Esa will send a probe to a gravitationally stable point in space, known as Langrage 5 (L5), where it will study streams of charged particles heading towards Earth. Other probes currently face the Sun, at Larange 1 (L1), so the new positioning would offer an alternative view of the star's surface and let scientists measure the speed of solar eruptions more precisely. It will be…