magnetosphere

Scientists explore invisible space around Earth


December 15th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): For the very first time, NASA's spacecraft has captured images of magnetotail structures and dynamic interactions occurring in the invisible space around Earth.Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) designed to ... Read more...

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Oxygen atmosphere found on Saturn’s moon


November 26th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 26 (ANI): Astronomers have announced that an oxygen atmosphere has been found on Saturn's second largest moon, Rhea.At about 527,000 kilometres from Saturn, Rhea orbits inside the planet's magnetic ... Read more...

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Scientists unveil secrets of exploding plasma clouds on Sun


November 9th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 09 (ANI): Scientists have shed light on the explosion of plasma clouds on the Sun.The Sun sporadically expels trillions of tons of million-degree hydrogen gas in explosions called coronal mass ... Read more...

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NASA’s Artemis mission to shed light on Moon’s space environment


October 28th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): Two micro satellites launched into the Earth's orbit by NASA in 2007 have now been redirected towards new orbits around the Moon to study its space environment in ... Read more...

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Trigger that sets off pulsating aurorae found


October 2nd, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): Scientists have discovered the elusive trigger that sets off the most striking visual outbursts, known as pulsating aurorae or blinking lights around Earth's polar regions.Though typical auroras ... Read more...

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Magnetic anomalies shielding Moon’s surface from solar winds


September 24th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 24 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that magnetized regions called magnetic anomalies, mostly on the far side of the Moon, strongly deflected the solar wind, shielding the Moon's surface.This will help ... Read more...

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Solar max ‘gloom and doom’ claims overstated: Expert


August 28th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 28 (ANI): All the hype about how disastrous the solar max could be for the entire power grid of Earth is unnecessary, a leading astronomer from Australia has said.But Dr ... Read more...

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NASA’s IBEX spacecraft reveals space as never seen before


August 17th, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) spacecraft has surpassed its mission objectives with images that reveal the interactions between our home in the galaxy and interstellar space to be ... Read more...

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NASA: Mercury is home to violent magnetic storms


July 18th, 2010 - 9:31 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, July 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to NASA's latest findings on Mercury, there is a violent magnetic storm on the smallest planet in the solar system.According to NASA, the activity ... Read more...

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Violent Magnetic Storms Discovered In Mercury


July 18th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez July 18, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new research undertaken by scientists of NASA points out that Mercury is subjected to magnetic disturbances that are far more prominent than what is experienced ... Read more...

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Why ‘cosmic clocks’ are not perfect


June 29th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): Scientists have taken a major step towards solving a 30-year-old puzzle: why the "cosmic clocks" called pulsars aren't perfect.CSIRO astronomer George Hobbs and colleagues in the UK, Germany ... Read more...

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Earth’s weak magnetic field helped Sun to steal water from planet’s early atmosphere


March 5th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 5 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that the Earth's magnetic field 3.5 billion years ago was only half as strong as it is today, and that this weakness, coupled with a ... Read more...

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How the moon gets its exospehere


January 4th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 4 (ANI): A new research by scientists has shed new light on how the moon gets its exospehere.Several decades ago, scientists discovered that the Moon, long thought to have ... Read more...

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Cassini captures ‘ghostly dance’ of Saturn’s northern lights


November 25th, 2009 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 25 (ANI): In the first video showing the auroras above the northern latitudes of Saturn, Cassini has spotted the tallest known "northern lights" in the solar system, flickering in shape ... Read more...

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Comet chaser Rosetta’s Earth swingby right on schedule


November 7th, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, November 7 (ANI): Estimates have shown that European Space Agency's (ESA) comet chaser Rosetta's Earth swingby is right on schedule, and it would pass within a few kilometers of the planned ... Read more...

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Ganymede’s magnetosphere cause auroral bright spots on Jupiter


September 17th, 2009 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 17 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have found that auroral bright spots on the planet Jupiter are caused by the magnetosphere of its innermost moon - Ganymede.As Ganymede ... Read more...

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New transient radiation belt discovered at Saturn


September 14th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 14 (ANI): Scientists, using the Cassini spacecraft's Magnetospheric Imaging instrument (MIMI), have detected a new, temporary radiation belt at Saturn, located around the orbit of its moon Dione at about ... Read more...

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Previously unknown mode of energy transfer from solar wind to Earth’s magnetosphere found


September 11th, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 11 (ANI): Atmospheric scientists from the UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) have discovered a previously unknown basic mode of energy transfer from the solar wind to the Earth's magnetosphere, ... Read more...

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Sun using Earth’s solar defense to steal its atmosphere


May 30th, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 30 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the Sun is slowly stealing Earth's atmosphere, with our planet's main solar defense acting as a double agent, aiding and abetting ... Read more...

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Alien worlds with life may snap, crackle and pop


March 25th, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 25 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have suggested that alien worlds which are friendly to life could snap, crackle and pop, in the form of radio signals crackling ... Read more...

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Scientists identify new region of magnetosphere


December 13th, 2008 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 13 (ANI): A detailed analysis of the measurements of five different satellites has revealed the existence of the warm plasma cloak, a new region of the magnetosphere.This region is ... Read more...

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Scientists study Jupiter to understand magnetic substorms on Earth


December 6th, 2008 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Dec 6 (ANI): The European Space Agency''s (ESA''s) Cluster satellites have studied the mysterious magnetic substorms on Earth and compared it with similar phenomenon on the giant planet Jupiter for ... Read more...

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NASAs Cassini probe discovers mysterious new aurora on Saturn


November 13th, 2008 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 13 (ANI): An infrared camera aboard NASAs Cassini spacecraft has discovered a unique aurora lighting up Saturns polar cap, which is unlike any other known in our solar system.Aurorae ... Read more...

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NASA probe to examine boundary between solar system and intergalactic space


October 14th, 2008 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): NASA is planning to launch a spacecraft that for the first time will be able to examine the heliosphere, the solar wind-filled bubble that delineates our solar ... Read more...

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Cassini flyby of Saturn’’s moon to offer insight into solar system history


October 7th, 2008 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): NASA''s Cassini spacecraft is scheduled to fly within 16 miles of Saturn''s moon Enceladus on October 9 and measure molecules in its space environment that could give ... Read more...

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Mercury has shrunk more than a mile


July 7th, 2008 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 7 (ANI): Studies by the Messenger spacecraft have shown that Mercury, which is the smallest planet in the solar system, has contracted by more than one mile (1.5km) in ... Read more...

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NASAs Cassini spacecraft to take a step closer to Titan and Enceladus


June 28th, 2008 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 28 (ANI): NASAs Cassini spacecraft is all set to embark on an extended two-year mission that will bring it closer to two of its most intriguing targets - Titan ... Read more...

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Military transmitter suggests new way to combat solar flares


June 9th, 2008 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne , June 9 (ANI): A chance observation by scientists studying the atmosphere above an Australian military transmitter suggests a new way to combat the damaging effects of solar flares on ... Read more...

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NASA extends Cassini mission to Saturn by 2 years


April 16th, 2008 - 12:15 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 16 (ANI): NASA has decided to extend the international Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn by two years, which might reveal further information about the planet.Cassinis mission originally had been scheduled ... Read more...

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Mercury’s magnetosphere is more similar to Earth’s than previously believed


February 1st, 2008 - 3:56 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 31 (ANI): New information obtained by the NASA Messenger spacecraft has indicated that the magnetosphere of Mercury is more similar to Earth's than previously believed.The new finding was made with ... Read more...

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Earths magnetosphere can protect astronauts from radiation on moon missions


December 12th, 2007 - 4:55 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): A new research has suggested that the magnetosphere of Earth can protect some parts of the moon as well, thus protecting astronauts from radiation on future moon missions.The ... Read more...

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NASA plans mission to probe secrets of magnetic reconnection


December 3rd, 2007 - 2:10 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): NASA has outlined a mission that will probe known magnetic reconnection sites, that might prove be an important source of energy regeneration in the universe. Magnetic fields are ... Read more...

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Solar outbursts can generate conditions for magnetic slingshot: Study


November 22nd, 2007 - 5:41 pm ICT by admin
Washington, November 22 (ANI): US scientists have uncovered evidence that solar outbursts can generate conditions that could slingshot matter into the Earth's magnetic environment at speeds higher than 1000 km/s.The findings are ... Read more...

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Comet chaser swings by Earth successfully


November 14th, 2007 - 2:21 pm ICT by admin
Paris, Nov 14 (ANI): Rosetta, the ESA's (European Space Agency) comet chaser, successfully swung by Earth on Novemeber 13, which was the scheduled date decided by astronomers for the passing by of ... Read more...

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Comet chaser ‘Rosetta’ will have close rendezvous with Earth next week


November 14th, 2007 - 10:20 am ICT by admin
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