Bottling the world’s coldest plasma

Laser-cooled plasma-in-a-bottle could answer questions about the sun, fusion power RICE UNIVERSITY Research News HOUSTON – (March 1, 2021) – Rice University physicists have discovered a way to trap the…

Weak solar convection – approximately 100 times slower than scientists had previously projected

From New York University:  Researchers create ‘MRI’ of the sun’s interior motions A team of scientists has created an “MRI” of the Sun’s interior plasma motions, shedding light on how…

Giant Veil of "Cold Plasma" Discovered High Above Earth

From National Geographic: Clouds of charged particles stretch a quarter the way to the moon, experts say. Clouds of “cold plasma” reach from the top of Earth’s atmosphere to at…

NRL Scientists Develop 3D Model of the Ionosphere F-region

From the Naval Research Lab, not our normal fare, but interesting for its uniqueness. The first global simulation study of equatorial spread F (ESF) bubble evolution using a comprehensive 3D…