Sometimes the conditions in the solar wind can change dramatically over short distances. Satellite observations of these features show that they’re more complex than previously thought.
This prolific researcher helped us understand the interactions of the solar wind and coronal mass ejections with Earth’s magnetic field.
Comparison of magnetic field structures for 20 coronal mass ejections at eruption versus Earth arrival highlights the importance of tracking structural evolution to refine space weather predictions.
Space weather forecasting is benefiting, and can benefit much further, from concepts and tools already developed by the global meteorological community.
A new model of solar winds could reduce false alarms.
From the reporters who stared at goats to poets who tweeted haiku, eclipse watchers across the nation flaunted their weird.
From jets that will chase the Moon’s shadow to a telescope designed to mimic the eyes of a mantis shrimp, projects across the United States will pack science into mere minutes when day turns to dark.
A new study suggests that magnetic reconnection may fuel slow solar winds, which top out at speeds below 500 kilometers per second.
The Sun's plasma blasts Earth’s magnetosphere at more than a million miles per hour. The fastest pours from holes in the corona, but until recently the source of the "slow" solar wind was a mystery.
Lightning strikes are more frequent when Earth encounters a polarity switch in the solar magnetic field.