Data Recorder Malfunction Jeopardizes NASA’s Geotail Probe

Data Recorder Malfunction Jeopardizes NASA’s Geotail Probe

An illustration of the Geotail spacecraft.Drawing: NASA For the past 30 years, Geotail has been sailing through the magnetic envelope that surrounds Earth to study this region of our atmosphere. But the long-running mission may be coming to an end as NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency recently discovered that the spacecraft’s last remaining … Read more

Terrifying days ahead! Consecutive solar storms to hit the Earth; Can cause radio blackouts

Terrifying days ahead!  Consecutive solar storms to hit the Earth;  Can cause radio blackouts

The next two days are going to be concerning as a CME hits the Earth tomorrow, August 17 to cause a powerful solar storm. And it will be followed by fast-moving solar winds striking the planet on August 18. The next two days are going to be scary for the planet Earth as the Sun … Read more

STEVE phenomenon: Why the solar storm is an astronomical wonder

STEVE phenomenon: Why the solar storm is an astronomical wonder

A sudden solar storm struck the Earth’s magnetic field late on August 7 night. Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement, or STEVE for short, is a puzzling aurora-like phenomenon that appeared as a result of the storm’s collision with our planet’s outer shield. STEVE first appeared in the sky in 2017 and has been appearing often … Read more

This solar storm strike on Earth triggered a Mysterious phenomenon called ‘STEVE’

This solar storm strike on Earth triggered a Mysterious phenomenon called ‘STEVE’

On August 7 and 8, an unexpected solar storm event on Earth displayed a mysterious and rare sky phenomenon called STEVE or Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement. What is it and how can it affect us? Find out. We have always associated solar storms with aurora displays, damage to man-made satellites, radio blackouts and GPS … Read more

The Moon May Have Been Covertly Siphoning Earth’s Water For Billions of Years

The Moon May Have Been Covertly Siphoning Earth’s Water For Billions of Years

There are water molecules and ice up on the Moon, so how did they get there? Asteroid and comet collisions are likely to have produced some of it, but a new study suggests another source of lunar water: the Earth’s atmosphere. Hydrogen and oxygen ions escaping from our planet’s upper atmosphere and then combining on … Read more

Ultra-Fast ‘Electron Showers’ Hit Earth Far More Often Than We Thought, Says New Study

Ultra-Fast ‘Electron Showers’ Hit Earth Far More Often Than We Thought, Says New Study

Tomorrow’s weather may be cloudy with a chance of electrons, thanks to a newly detected phenomenon in Earth’s magnetic shield. Described as unexpected, ultra-fast “electron precipitation,” the phenomenon occurs when waves of electromagnetic energy pulse through Earth’s magnetosphere – the magnetic field generated by the churning of Earth’s core, which surrounds our planet and shields … Read more