Posts Tagged ‘Charged Particles’

We’ve created a ‘bubble’ around the Earth

The effects of human activity have long been cited as a primary cause of global climate change, but new research from NASA has revealed that our use of technology also appears to be having an impact not just on the planet, but on Earth’s near-space environment as well. As the US space agency announced on […]

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Astronauts risk ‘fried brains’ during journey to Mars, study finds

A trip to Mars is more dangerous than previously thought as a new study has found contact with highly charged particles, like those found in deep space, leads to considerable long-term brain damage, cognitive problems, and dementia in rodents. Published in the journal Scientific Reports, the study follows another report published last year that showed […]

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Is Pluto a planet? New finding calls Pluto’s status into question

Those arguing for Pluto to be classified as a planet just got a stronger case as a new study found Pluto interacts with the stream of particles known as the solar wind more like a planet than a comet. Published in the Journal of Geophysical Research – Space Physics, the new study is based on […]

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BigPic: The Northern Lights Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before

In pictures and in person, the Earth’s aurora looks sorta like wispy clouds made of emerald fuzz. That’s gorgeous and all, but we need a clearer picture for scientific study. Auroras, which happen when charged particles from the sun enter Earth’s magne…

BigPic: The Northern Lights Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before

In pictures and in person, the Earth’s aurora looks sorta like wispy clouds made of emerald fuzz. That’s gorgeous and all, but we need a clearer picture for scientific study. Auroras, which happen when charged particles from the sun enter Earth’s magne…

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