Millions of Satellites Could Have a Profound Effect on the Earth’s Ionosphere

Hardly a day goes by where a story hits the headlines about our abuse of the Earth’s precious environment be…

4 months ago

Earth’s Past and Future Habitability Depends on Our Protection from Space Weather

A bewildering number of factors and variables led up to the planet we occupy today, where life finds a way…

5 months ago

Jupiter’s “Stripes” Change Color. Now We Might Know Why

While Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is one of the most well-known spectacles in the solar system, Jupiter’s clouds and stripes…

11 months ago

An Astronomical First! A Radiation Belt Seen Outside the Solar System

For the first time, a team of astronomers has imaged the radiation belt of an object from beyond the Solar…

11 months ago

The Earth's Magnetosphere Could be Used as a Gravitational Wave Observatory

The magnetospheres of Earth and Jupiter might be used to observe high-frequency gravitational waves.

11 months ago

One Exciting way to Find Planets: Detect the Signals From Their Magnetospheres

Some exoplanets could be discovered by tuning into their radio transmissions.

2 years ago

Researchers Create a Plasma Bubble With Lasers That Could Provide Propulsion or an Artificial Magnetosphere

Lasers are useful for a lot of things. They made CDs work (when they were still a thing). They also…

2 years ago

Marsquakes are Caused by Shifting Magma

Before the InSight Lander arrived on Mars, scientists could only estimate what the planet's internal structure might be. Its size,…

2 years ago

We Might Know Why Mars Lost its Magnetic Field

Mars is a parched planet ruled by global dust storms. It's also a frigid world, where night-time winter temperatures fall…

2 years ago

An Exoplanet Found Protected by a Magnetosphere

Using the Hubble Space Telescope, an international team of astronomers has spotted the magnetosphere of an exoplanet for the first…

2 years ago