Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) Current Affairs, GK & News

“Coronal holes” Phenomenon on the Sun

An image of coronal holes was shared by NASA recently. What are coronal holes? Coronal holes are regions on the Sun’s surface where the fast solar winds are spurted out into the outer space. Since they have little solar material, they have lower temperature. Therefore, they appear much darker than their surrounding regions. In these ..

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Kuafu-1: China’s first space-based solar telescope

The Advanced Space-based Solar Observatory (ASO-S) – China’s first space-based solar telescope – was launched recently. Key facts The Advanced Space-based Solar Observatory (ASO-S) was launched aboard the Long March-2D carrier rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern part of China. It is nicknamed Kuafu-1, after a mythical giant that sought to capture ..

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Computer Aided CME Tracking Software (CACTus) and Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs)

Scientists have developed a new technique for tracking the huge bubbles of gas threaded with magnetic field lines that are ejected from the Sun, disrupting space weather and causing satellite failures, geomagnetic storms, and power outages. Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) The ejections from the Sun are technically called Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs). These cause several ..

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