Solar Sleuths Solve 60-Year-Old Mystery of Sun’s Magnetic Waves

Sun's Chromosphere


“This new research opens the door to providing a new understanding of the mystery surrounding the Sun’s magnetic waves. This is a crucial step towards explaining the coronal heating problem—where the temperature a few thousand kilometers from the surface—is hotter than the heat source itself,” said Dr. Ben Snow, from the University of Exeter and a co-author of a new study that led to the ground-breaking discovery of why the Sun’s magnetic waves strengthen and grow as they emerge from its surface, which could help to solve the mystery of how the corona of the Sun maintains its multi-million degree temperatures.


“Biology’s Hubble Telescope” –A Time Machine To Explore Evolution of Life



“What we’ve made lets us dig ten times deeper than what we’ve been able to do before, helping us to see hundreds of millions of years into the past,” says Evan Floden, a researcher at the Center for Genomic Regulation in Barcelona who led on developing a new tool that simultaneously compares 1.4 million genetic sequences. “Our technology is essentially a time machine that tells us how ancient constraints influenced genes in a way that resulted in life as we know today, much like how the Hubble Space Telescope observes things that happened millions of years ago to help us understand the Universe we live in today.”


Planet Earth Report –“CIA’s Mad Scientist to Cracks in the Cosmos”

Earth from ISS


The “Planet Earth Report” connects you to headline news on the science, technology, discoveries, people and events changing our planet and the future of the human species.


Last Week’s Top 5 Space & Science Headlines –“The Oumuamua Paradox to Antarctic Ice Prophesy”


ESO Observatories Chile



The Galaxy Report –“Supernova at the Bottom of the Sea to Unsolved Mysteries of the Cosmos”

Saturn's South Pole Aurora


“The Galaxy Report” connects you to headline news on the science, technology, discoveries, people and events changing our knowledge of the Milky Way and Universe beyond.


At the Far Side of the Milky Way –Colossal New Black Hole & Orbiting Star (Weekend Feature)

Black Hole


A new gargantua, a black hole known as LB-1, has been discovered lurking at the far side of the Milky Way with a mass that is around 70 times larger than our sun with an orbiting blue monster, a star eight times the size of the sun.