HINODE captures record-breaking solar magnetic field

HINODE captures record-breaking solar magnetic field

From Science Daily Astronomers at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) using the HINODE spacecraft observed the strongest magnetic field ever directly measured on the surface of the Sun. Analyzing data for 5 days around the appearance of this record breaking magnetic field, the astronomers determined that it was generated as a result of […]

Magnetic oceans contribute to our electric Earth

Magnetic oceans contribute to our electric Earth

STEAM Register Editorial Team The Sun continually bombards Earth with dangerous cosmic radiation and charged particles. Thankfully, Earth’s magnetic shield is there to protect us. Without it, the atmosphere as we know it would not exist, rendering life virtually impossible. But that magnetic field is changing and weakening. The magnetic field originates in different parts […]