Solar Storms: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Indian Scientists Discover model to predict Ionospheric Electron Density

Published: April 20, 2020

The Indian Institute of Geomagnetism researchers have developed a model that will predict electronic density of ionosphere. This is highly important for the communication and navigation on the earth. Highlights The researchers developed an Artificial Neural Networks based Global Ionospheric Model (ANNIM) to predict ionospheric electron density. The model was developed by using data collected ..

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NASA announces SUNRISE Mission

Published: March 31, 2020

On March 30, 2020, NASA announced Sun Radio Interferometer Space Experiment (SUNRISE) mission. The mission is to study about how sun creates Giant Solar Particle Storms. Highlights Studying the solar storms, the mission aims to understand the working of the solar system. The study will also aid future astronauts travelling to Mars and protect them ..

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GRAPES-3 Telescope upgraded to detect solar storms

Published: March 22, 2017

The GRAPES-3 experiment at TIFR’s (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research) Cosmic Ray Laboratory in Ootacamund in Tamil Nadu is getting upgraded to detect solar storms. GRAPES-3 (Gamma Ray Astronomy PeV EnergieS phase-3) experiment had detected the effect of a solar storm that hit the earth in June 2015. Key Facts GRAPES-3 has an important role ..

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