Latest Ionosphere Stories
At the very edges of the Earth’s atmosphere, where the Earth’s magnetic field begins, solar radiation strips electrons from the tenuous gas that is slowly leaking into space.
Weather has always affected our lives, but we are increasingly reliant on technology that can be disrupted by space weather. Geomagnetic storms, which are major disturbances of the magnetosphere, cause high altitude flights to be rerouted, costing many thousands of dollars per flight; cause GPS errors of up to 151 feet; and affect the International Space Station and satellites.
Researchers announced Friday that they had successfully achieved "first light" at low frequencies using the Jansky Very Large Array (JVLA) radio astronomy telescope.
'CubeSat' will help solve mysteries of terrestrial gamma ray flashes, 1,000 times more powerful than 'northern lights'
Data gathered by ESA's Cluster mission suggests that high-energy particles which fill cavities within the Earth's magnetic field are accelerated locally within the cusps themselves as they cross through areas characterized by different electric potential.
Researchers from SRI International and the University of Michigan have taken the first-ever measurement of naturally occurring auroral turbulence recorded using a nanosatellite radar receiver.
Organic solar cells may be a step closer to market because of measurements taken at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), where a team of scientists has developed a better fundamental understanding of how to optimize the cells' performance.
On Saturday, a team of U.S. researchers launched a two-stage rocket containing some 500 pounds worth of instruments through an aurora, with the hopes that they will be able to learn more about how the northern lights are created and about the complex relationship between the Earth and the Sun.
After abandoning efforts to save the Phobos-Grunt mission, Russia is now focusing on where the blame lies for the expensive mishap. The accused: Alaska’s High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) transmitter.
Arecibo Observatory -- The Arecibo Observatory is part of the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center (NAIC), a national research center operated by Cornell University under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF is an independent federal agency whose aim is to promote scientific and engineering progress in the United States. NSF funds research and education in most fields of science and engineering. Additional support is provided by the National...
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