solar storm space weather: Solar Coronal Mass Ejection Affects Space Weather: Solar storms affect space weather
Satellites play many important roles, from communication to navigation on Earth. Therefore, it is important to know what can harm them so far from the ground and who can be at risk. A study by Indian scientists has described how the Sun’s atmosphere affects the space weather where these satellites are orbiting.
The good thing is that the data from India’s first solar mission Aditya-L1, which will start soon, will be able to make the effect of the sun’s atmosphere and satellites more clear.
technology can have an impact
According to The Weather Channel, the region of space near the Earth and the solar winds determine the weather of space. This can have an impact on the performance of equipment moving in space and on the technical systems located on Earth. Space weather near Earth is determined by CME (Coronal Mass Ejection). It is the magnetized plasma produced by the explosions on the sun, which travels in space and comes towards the earth.
Look at the properties of Plasma
In the latest study, the team of Dr. Vagish Mishra of the Indian Institute of Astrophysics showed that the properties of plasma and the time to reach Earth can be different. Different CMEs and ICMEs (interplanetary counterparts of CMEs) arriving at different places in space were studied. One of these ICMEs reached Earth on 11 March and one on 6 August 2011.
At the time of their arrival at different places in space, the features of the plasma and the magnetic field were studied. The team found that the solar wind blows from the sun, in which charged particles come, and their effect varies from place to place. The study says that it is a big challenge to accurately determine the time of CME’s arrival and its weather in space and it can have an impact on the satellite.
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