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Non Life Sciences => Physics, Astronomy & Cosmology => Topic started by: annie123 on 07/12/2019 21:59:46

Title: WIll the rogue waves from the sun affect auroras?
Post by: annie123 on 07/12/2019 21:59:46
Nasa's Parker Solar probe is recording some strange sun activity. WIll the 'rogue' characteristics of this activity affect the aurora?
Title: Re: WIll the rogue waves from the sun affect auroras?
Post by: Halc on 07/12/2019 22:13:51
Nasa's Parker Solar probe is recording some strange sun activity. WIll the 'rogue' characteristics of this activity affect the aurora?
The activity is 'strange' in that this is the first data sent back from a probe exploring places never before measured.  The probe seems to have measured these 'rogue [plasma] waves' on its first passes through the atmosphere, indicating that these waves are quite commonplace, just not ever measured before.  As such I'd think it not likely to affect aurora as would more exceptional activity such as would be measurable directly from Earth as opposed to only this local probe.