Category Archives: Solar

Auroral Mystery Solved – Auroras Caused by Charged Particles

I’m not sure what discovery warrants the title of ‘mystery’, but it was accepted and published in the Journal of Geophysical Research. I guess we have all become aware that ECMs research is ahead of its time, but to frame … Continue reading

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Sun Could Release Flares 1000x Greater than Previously Recorded

The Sun demonstrates the potential to superflare, new research into stellar flaring suggests. New research has found a stellar superflare on a star observed by NASA’s Kepler space telescope with wave patterns similar to those that have been observed in … Continue reading

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New Insights On Solar Flare Particle Acceleration Mechanism

Astronomers have made a significant step toward confirming a proposed explanation for how solar flares accelerate charged particles to speeds nearly that of light. This important advance was made possible by the new capabilities of the National Science Foundation’s Karl … Continue reading

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Solar Wind Stripping Martian Atmosphere

NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission has identified the process that appears to have played a key role in the transition of the Martian climate from an early, warm and wet environment that might have supported surface life … Continue reading

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New Discoveries of Interstellar Dust – Otherwise Known as ‘Charged Particles’

The Ulysses spacecraft was launched into space 25 years ago. Now, for the first time its complete set of measurements of interstellar dust has been analyzed. When launched in 1990, the main focus of the mission was to study the … Continue reading

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Solar Storms Particles Release Spectacular Phenomena

Solar storms and the particles they release result in spectacular phenomena such as auroras, but they can also pose a serious risk to our society. In extreme cases they have caused major power outages, and they could also lead to … Continue reading

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First Look at Sun Stars Inner Magnetic Core

Astronomers have for the first time probed the magnetic fields in the mysterious inner regions of stars, finding they are strongly magnetized. Using a technique called asteroseismology, the scientists were able to calculate the magnetic field strengths in the fusion-powered … Continue reading

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