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Scientists to help forecast space weather threats

Scientists to help forecast space weather threats

Press releases   •   Nov 06, 2020 10:18 GMT

A Northumbria University solar physicist is part of a team of scientists working on a new project to improve the ability of the Met Office to forecast space weather and its potential disruption to activities on Earth.

Reconnection Nanojets in the Solar Corona: a breakthrough shedding light on the mystery of the Sun’s million-degree atmosphere

Reconnection Nanojets in the Solar Corona: a breakthrough shedding light on the mystery of the Sun’s million-degree atmosphere

Press releases   •   Sep 21, 2020 16:20 BST

A team of scientists has discovered new activity within the Sun’s atmosphere which could explain how it reaches temperatures of more than a million degrees.

Global magnetic field of the solar corona measured for the first time

Global magnetic field of the solar corona measured for the first time

News   •   Aug 07, 2020 08:39 BST

An international team of solar physicists, including academics from Northumbria University, Newcastle, has recently measured the global magnetic field of the outer most layer of the Sun’s atmosphere, the solar corona, for the first time.

The Sun as we've never seen it before: clearest and most detailed images yet of the Sun revealed

The Sun as we've never seen it before: clearest and most detailed images yet of the Sun revealed

Press releases   •   Jan 30, 2020 09:00 GMT

The clearest and most detailed images of the Sun have been captured by the largest telescope in the world.