solar wind

NASA's MAVEN spacecraft reveals how Mars lost its atmosphere to space

NASA's MAVEN spacecraft reveals how Mars lost its atmosphere to space

NASA says this discovery is a significant step toward unraveling the mystery of Mars' past environments.

Mar 31, 2017, 13:36 PM IST
Pluto’s interaction with solar wind is unique: Study

Pluto’s interaction with solar wind is unique: Study

A new study has revealed that the dwarf planet Pluto's interaction with the solar wind is unique.

May 05, 2016, 10:36 AM IST
Watch: NASA begins testing of solar wind based E-sail technology

Watch: NASA begins testing of solar wind based E-sail technology

In simple words HERTS E-sail concept is a propellant-less propulsion system will make use of solar wind to travel into deep space.

Apr 12, 2016, 19:02 PM IST
Space instrument measures unexpected activity on Moon

Space instrument measures unexpected activity on Moon

In local areas with strong magnetism, the solar wind flow is restricted on the surface at the same time as adjacent areas receive an increased flow.

Dec 01, 2015, 18:29 PM IST

Earth's magnetic field is not about to flip

 The weakening intensity of the Earth's magnetic field may actually be coming down to normal rather than approaching a reversal, a new study says.

Nov 28, 2015, 23:57 PM IST
NASA's MAVEN probe reveals speed of solar winds stripping Mars atmosphere

NASA's MAVEN probe reveals speed of solar winds stripping Mars atmosphere

New data from the MAVEN have enabled researchers to determine the rate at which the Martian atmosphere currently is losing gas to space via stripping by the solar wind.  

Nov 06, 2015, 01:04 AM IST
Sun's heliosphere dominated by two solar jets: NASA

Sun's heliosphere dominated by two solar jets: NASA

Contrary to earlier visualisations, the sun's heliosphere is dominated by two giant jets of material shooting backwards over the north and south poles of the sun.

Mar 04, 2015, 15:09 PM IST

Titan behaves like Venus, Mars when exposed to raw power of solar wind

NASA's Cassini mission has recently found that Saturn's largest moon, Titan, behaves like Venus and Mars when exposed to raw power of solar wind.

Jan 30, 2015, 17:40 PM IST

Solar wind may predict earth-bound meteoroids

 Space rocks heading towards the Earth that often go undetected by telescopes could potentially be identified by spotting changes in solar wind, streams of plasma, and particles spewing from the sun, a new research has suggested.

Dec 22, 2014, 16:07 PM IST

How solar wind breaks through earth`s magnetic field

A wind of charged particles blows outwards from the sun, carrying a magnetic field with it and sometimes this solar wind can break through the earth`s magnetic field.

Jun 12, 2014, 15:52 PM IST

Will `vintage` sun explorer be saved in nick of time?

A “vintage” sun explorer satellite launched in 1978 by NASA to monitor the solar wind is going to fly past earth by mid-June next month.

May 23, 2014, 20:32 PM IST

NASA`s IBEX reveals cosmic roadmap to galactic magnetic field

NASA `s Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) has helped paint picture of the magnetic system beyond the solar wind.

Feb 15, 2014, 18:08 PM IST

Venus behaves like comet during reduced solar wind pressure

European Space Agency`s Venus Express has made unique observations of Venus during a period of reduced solar wind pressure, that the planet`s ionosphere balloons out like a comet`s tail on its nightside.

Jan 29, 2013, 19:26 PM IST

Voyager`s space observations challenge scientists’ views of physics

A new study has analysed the magnetic field fluctuations and cosmic ray intensity observed by Voyager 1 in heliosheath, the bubble created by charged particles flowing outward from the Sun.

Oct 30, 2012, 19:44 PM IST

Earth’s magnetosphere allows solar wind to leak into it

Data from European Space Agency’s Cluster mission has revealed that it is easier for the solar wind to penetrate Earth’s magnetic environment, the magnetosphere.

Oct 25, 2012, 14:11 PM IST

Origin of water ice on moon revealed

A team of researchers has concluded that the most likely source of the water locked inside soils on the moon’s surface is the constant stream of charged particles from the sun known as the solar wind.

Oct 15, 2012, 13:09 PM IST

Electric Moon jolts solar wind causing turbulence

A powerful combination of spacecraft and computer simulations has revealed that the Moon have a far-reaching, invisible influence on the Sun, or more specifically, the solar wind.

May 31, 2012, 21:22 PM IST

Fiery weather explosions detected on Venus

Researchers have observed a type of space weather outburst on Venus, which are quite common on Earth.

Mar 06, 2012, 14:27 PM IST