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.
Unravelling Earth’s magnetic field21 March 2017
Unravelling Earth’s magnetic field21 March 2017 ESA’s Swarm satellites are seeing fine details in one of the most difficult layers of Earth’s magnetic field to unpick – as well as our planet’s magnetic history imprinted on Earth’s crust.
To the Arctic for CryoSat and beyond20 March 2017
To the Arctic for CryoSat and beyond20 March 2017 After the relative quiet of the long dark winter months, the Arctic will be a tad busier over the coming weeks as numerous researchers descend on this harsh, yet fragile environment. Their aim is not to disturb its beauty, but to join forces in an all...
Two radar eyes are better than one23 February 2017
Two radar eyes are better than one23 February 2017 A novel airborne experiment over the flat agricultural landscape of the Netherlands recently simulated, for the first time, images that could be taken by radar satellites orbiting in tandem.
CryoSat reveals lake outbursts beneath Antarctic ice08 February 2017
CryoSat reveals lake outbursts beneath Antarctic ice08 February 2017 A novel way of using ESA’s CryoSat mission has revealed how lakes beneath Thwaites Glacier drained into the Amundsen Sea – potentially the largest such outflow ever reported in this region of West Antarctica.