Posted September 05, 2020 08:30:33Australian space agency (AUSASA) scientists have discovered a new and more powerful type of solar flare, which is expected to be more powerful and destructive than previous eruptions of solar particles.
Key points:Scientists have discovered the new type of flare, dubbed the “space satellite wave”, and believe it is the most powerful solar flare ever seenScientists believe the new flare could lead to a more damaging solar stormA new wave of solar storms is expected over the next two weeks, with one in particular occurring on September 9, 2020.
The sunspot cycle has been in place for more than 20 years and is responsible for the large and frequent sunspot storms that often appear during the spring and fall.
“These solar storms are associated with very strong coronal mass ejections,” said Professor Stephen Hockett from the University of Adelaide.
“The coronal masses are ejected from the sun and are then transported to the Earth, where they can cause some of the major events that cause solar storms.”
Professor Hocketti said the coronal Mass Ejections (CME) are caused by the solar wind that drives the sun’s magnetic field and are produced when the solar plasma heats up.
“If we’re not careful the corona will be torn apart, so that’s what happens when you put a lot of solar plasma into the coronas.”
It can also be a very powerful release of heat into space, which can damage satellites, spacecraft, and spacecraft structures.
“The space satellite wave is a type of coronal magnetic storm.”
In the last few years, there have been a number of CMEs that have been very powerful, they have disrupted communications satellites, and they have caused disruption of satellite systems,” Professor Hockette said.”
So we’ve been looking for these new coronal events that are associated to the space satellite waves.
“He said the new CME was more powerful, and was believed to be the most damaging type of CEM that scientists had seen.”
We’ve been trying to find out what makes these solar storms so powerful,” Professor Jockett said.”[It’s] a new kind of corona, and this corona can produce large amounts of energy.
“Basically, this coronal storm is really an intense event, so it’s very destructive.”
Professor Jocketts said it was possible the new corona could be linked to another CME event, but it would be extremely difficult to tell.
“Because of the nature of the coronsals, we cannot say that these events are caused in any way by the sun,” he said.’
Space satellite wave’ is likely to be even more powerfulThe research was published in Nature Geoscience.
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