Space Weather News for February 6, 2010

LAST NIGHT LAUNCH OF THE SHUTTLE: On Sunday morning, February 7th, at
4:39 am EST, space shuttle Endeavour is scheduled lift off from Kennedy
Space Center on a 13-day mission to the ISS. There are only five
missions left before NASA ends the shuttle program, and this will be the
last one to launch at night. Visit for links to
blogs and live video from NASA TV.

EMERGING SUNSPOTS: Amateur astronomers with solar telescopes should
train their optics on the sun. At least two new Solar Cycle 24 sunspot
groups are rapidly emerging in the sun's northern hemisphere. Images
and updates at