Earth may be sending oxygen to the Moon

Earth may be sending oxygen to the Moon

Researchers found that Japan's SELENE lunar orbiter (aka Kaguya), detected high levels of oxygen ions – positively charged oxygen molecules – while it was orbiting the Moon between 2007 and 2009.

Jan 31, 2017, 16:44 PM IST
Solar eruptions can affect planets without magnetic bubble

Solar eruptions can affect planets without magnetic bubble

The Earth's life-sustaining atmosphere would probably have been severely affected by the Sun's flares if the Blue Marble did not have magnetosphere, a NASA study has revealed.

Apr 10, 2015, 13:16 PM IST

Researchers mystified over plasma loss mechanisms from Saturn`s magnetosphere

Researchers have been left searching for potential plasma loss mechanisms from Saturn`s magnetosphere.

Dec 05, 2013, 15:56 PM IST

Source of space weather near Earth discovered

Solar storms - powerful eruptions of solar material and magnetic fields into interplanetary space - can cause what is known as "space weather" near Earth.

Sep 27, 2013, 13:19 PM IST

Sun emits Earth-directed CME on eve of summer solstice

The sun erupted with an Earth-directed coronal mass ejection or CME on June 20 at 11:24 pm.

Jun 22, 2013, 13:13 PM IST

Saturn`s magnetosphere changes with seasons

An undergraduate student from the University of Iowa has discovered that a process occurring in Saturn`s magnetosphere is linked to the planet`s seasons and changes with them.

May 04, 2013, 13:31 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

Saturn moon may affect planet’s magnetosphere

Saturn’s moon Enceladus may be causing periodic bursts of radiation in the planet’s magnetosphere.

Jan 02, 2012, 15:02 PM IST

Chandrayaan discovers mini-magnetosphere

After confirming the presence of
water on the lunar surface, India`s Chandrayaan-1 mission has,
for the first time, discovered mini-magnetosphere.

Nov 13, 2009, 22:31 PM IST