Latest Solar wind Stories

Voyager 1 Probe Detects 'Interstellar Music'
2013-11-04 03:06:34

What did NASA researchers mean when they recently stated that they had detected “interstellar music” which provided strong evidence that Voyager 1 had left the magnetic bubble surrounding the sun and planets known as the heliosphere?

How Were Biomolecules Able To Form Inside Asteroids?
2013-10-02 04:24:43

Scientists from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York have published new research which they claim definitively refutes existing theories as to how the biomolecules were able to form inside of asteroids.

Direction Change For Interstellar Winds
2013-09-06 04:15:08

Data obtained through NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) project has revealed that neutral interstellar atoms are flowing into the solar system from a different direction than previously observed.

Auroras Recreated In The Lab
2013-08-22 05:08:58

One of the most beautiful sights in North America is the Aurora Borealis, the famous Northern Lights. A team of scientists have discovered the tools necessary to recreate the colorful light show, and have brought the Northern Lights to a lab at NASA’s Langley Research Center.

IBEX First Images Heliosphere Tail
2013-07-10 13:08:59

NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) spacecraft has unveiled an unexpected structure in the first complete pictures of the solar system's heliotail.

Science Experiment Requires New Altitude For Space Station
2013-07-02 10:44:28

Crew members aboard the International Space Station had to add a little more distance between the orbiting laboratory and Earth on Sunday for a science experiment.

NASA’s IRIS Solar Mission Launch Moved To Thursday
2013-06-25 03:10:20

NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) mission is gearing up for its long-anticipated launch this week.

Latest Solar wind Reference Libraries

Solar Physics
2012-05-02 19:16:53

Solar Physics is a journal for solar and solar-stellar research and the study of solar terrestrial physics. Founded in 1967 by solar physicist Cornelis de Jager and publisher D. Reidel, the journal treats all aspects of solar physics, ranging from the internal structure of the Sun and its evolution, to outer corona and solar wind in interplanetary space. Solar Physics has four more than forty years been the principal journal for publications of fundamental research on the Sun. It is...

Ring Current
2004-10-19 04:45:44

Ring Current -- A ring current is an electric current carried by charged particles trapped in a planet's magnetosphere. It is caused by the longitudinal drift of energetic (10-200 keV) particles. Earth's Ring Current Earth's ring current is responsible for geomagnetic storms. The ring current system consists of a band, at a distance of 3-5 RE(1), which lies in the equatorial plane and circulates clockwise around the Earth (when viewed from the north). The particles of this region...

2004-10-19 04:45:41

Heliopause -- The heliopause is the boundary where our Sun's solar wind is stopped by the interstellar medium. The solar wind blows a "bubble" in the interstellar medium (the rareified hydrogen and helium gas that permeates the galaxy). The point where the solar wind's strength is no longer great enough to push back the interstellar medium is known as the heliopause, and is often considered to be the outer "border" of the solar system. The distance to the heliopause is not precisely...

2004-10-19 04:45:41

Corona -- The corona is the luminous "atmosphere" of the Sun extending millions of kilometers into space, most easily seen during a total solar eclipse. An interesting feature of the corona is the fact that it is much hotter than the visible "surface" of the Sun; the photosphere is approximately 6000°C compared to the corona at over one million °C. The corona is much less dense than the photosphere, however, and so produces less light. The exact mechanism by which the corona is...

2004-10-19 04:45:41

Aurora -- The Polar Aurora are natural displays of light in the sky that can be seen with the unaided eye only at night. An auroral display in the Northern Hemisphere is called the aurora borealis, or the northern lights; in the Southern Hemisphere it is called the aurora australis. Auroras are the most visible effect of the sun's activity on the earth's atmosphere. The beautiful and often eerie curtains of light in the night time sky have been observed by people for millennia. An aurora...

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