Posts Tagged ‘plasma’

Plasmaspheric Wind

Monday, July 8th, 2013
heliosphere, space wind, earth, magnetic field, magnetosphere, plasmasphere, plasma, magnetic activity, cluster spacecraft, charged particles, atmosphere, wind, solar system

Scientists proposed the existence of a space wind surrounding Earth about 20 years ago, but direct detection has eluded scientists until now.

IRIS Spacecraft Launch

Thursday, June 27th, 2013
sun, atmosphere, corona, temperature, interface region imaging spectrograph, IRIS, plasma, chromosphere, solar eclipse, ultraviolet spectra, polar orbit, energy, stellar atmosphere, launch, Vandenberg air force base

The Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) spacecraft launches on June 27th to study how the sun’s corona gets so hot.

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