When Swarm met Steve21 April 2017
When Swarm met Steve21 April 2017 Thanks to social media and the power of citizen scientists chasing the northern lights, a new feature was discovered recently. Nobody knew what this strange ribbon of purple light was, so … it was called Steve.
Supersonic plasma jets discovered 23 March 2017
Supersonic plasma jets discovered 23 March 2017 Information from ESA’s magnetic field Swarm mission has led to the discovery of supersonic plasma jets high up in our atmosphere that can push temperatures up to almost 10 000°C.
Swarm detects asymmetry22 March 2017
Swarm detects asymmetry22 March 2017 Strong electric currents in the upper atmosphere are known to vary according to the season, but ESA’s Swarm mission has discovered that this seasonal variation is not the same in the north and south polar regions.