plasma physics

  • NASA captures enormous aurora on the largest planet in the solar system

    NASA captures enormous aurora on the largest planet in the solar system

    Days before the Juno spacecraft is scheduled to arrive, astronomers have captured an enormous aurora at the north pole of Jupiter. The imagery, released this week, was taken back on May 19 using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope as part of a program to study how solar wind affects auroras on Jupiter. The video above was created by pairing many far-ultraviolet images from Hubble with a… Read More

  • Astronomers Find Evidence Of A Ninth Planet

    Astronomers Find Evidence Of A Ninth Planet

    Two astronomers at Caltech have found evidence that indicates the presence of a ninth planet in our solar system. If confirmed, it would transform the model of our solar system as we know it. While the proposed planet has yet to be directly imaged, its gravitational influence on other known objects has allowed astronomers to detect its presence and determine its characteristics. Read More

  • German researchers debunk ball lightning myth

    The existence of ball lightnings as atmospheric phenomena is still a controversial topic among meteorologists, with many scientists even calling them a hoax. Now plasma physicists from Humboldt University in Berlin seem to have developed a way to artificially create these objects in a laboratory environment. The main findings: Ball lightnings are very simple phenomena and, contrary to… Read More