Swarm details energetic coupling15 February 2018
Swarm details energetic coupling15 February 2018 The Sun bathes our planet in the light and heat it needs to sustain life, but it also bombards us with dangerous charged particles in solar wind. Our magnetic field largely shields from this onslaught, but like many a relationship, it’s somewhat compl...
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.