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Facts about Space Hurricane🌀

Facts about Space Hurricane🌀

According to the data, the hurricane appeared over the North Pole, extending to a diameter of 1,000 kilometres (621 miles). It reached from 110 kilometres to 860 kilometres in altitude, and consisted of plasma with multiple spiral arms, swirling in an anticlockwise direction at speeds up to 2,100 metres per second (6,900 feet per second).

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MORE IDEAS FROM For The First Time, A 'Space Hurricane' Has Been Detected Over The North Pole

Comparison to other Hurricane

Unlike other hurricanes, however, the space hurricane rained electrons into the ionosphere. This had a stunning effect: a huge, cyclone-shaped aurora below the hurricane. The whole thing lasted nearly eight hours, depositing vast amounts of energy and momentum into the ionosphere.

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‘Space Hurricane‘ detected in the North Pole for the first time

For the first time, a hurricane has been detected in Earth's upper atmosphere. Satellites recorded a huge flowing swirl of plasma extending high into the magnetosphere that lasted for hours before dispersing.Although we've never seen anything like this before, its detection suggests that space hurricanes, as they are known could be a common planetary phenomenon.

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Plasma Ruckus

A rain of charged particles into the ionosphere from the solar wind is what usually produces glowing green aurorae at Earth's higher latitudes but solar conditions at the time were relatively quiet. So the team turned to modelling to determine what caused the plasma ruckus.

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The northern lights, or aurora borealis

The magnetic fields of the sun distort and twist as the Earth rotates on its axis. When these fields become knotted together, they create sunspots. Usually, these sunspots occur in pairs.

As the temperature on the surface of the sun rises and falls, the sun boils and bubbles. Particles escape from the sun from the sunspot regions on the surface, throwing particles of plasma, known as solar wind, into space. These winds take about 40 hours to reach Earth, causing the magical displays.

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The Sun’s atmosphere is hotter than its surface

The visible surface of the Sun (the photosphere) is around 6,000°C. But a few thousand kilometers above it – a small distance when we consider the size of the Sun – the solar atmosphere (the corona) is hundreds of times hotter, reaching a million degrees Celsius or higher.

The reason why has been puzzling scientists for decades, having finally been confirmed experimentally for the first time: Alfvén waves, first proposed in 1942, for which the Swedish scientist Hannes Alfvén won the Noble prize in 1970.

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SpaceX

On May 30, 2020 the private company SpaceX launched astronauts to the International Space Station. This is said to be not only a huge step for the humanity, but also a sign that USA has become able to transport its astronauts to space without Russians' help.

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