What Will the Sun's Magnetic Field Reversal Mean for Our Solar System?
The Sun's magnetic field will flip in three to four months, an event that will have ripple effects across the Solar System, that's detectable by even the far-away Voyager probes at the doorstep of interstellar space.
The Sun's magnetic field will flip in three to four months, an event that will have ripple effects across the Solar System, effects that are detectable by the Voyager probes at the edge of interstellar space.
This is a regular part of the solar cycle. So what does this field reversal mean? As the NASA video below explains, this could result in some stormy space weather around Earth.
Cosmic rays could affect astronauts and space probes and maybe even the cloudiness and climate of Earth.
In a breakthrough for nuclear fusion research, scientists at China's Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) reactor have produced temperatures necessary for nuclear fusion on Earth.
- The EAST reactor was able to heat hydrogen to temperatures exceeding 100 million degrees Celsius.
- Nuclear fusion could someday provide the planet with a virtually limitless supply of clean energy.
- Still, scientists have many other obstacles to pass before fusion technology becomes a viable energy source.
Giving our solar system a "slap in the face."
- A stream of galactic debris is hurtling at us, pulling dark matter along with it
- It's traveling so quickly it's been described as a hurricane of dark matter
- Scientists are excited to set their particle detectors at the onslffaught
The 116th Congress is set to break records in term of diversity among its lawmakers, though those changes are coming almost entirely from Democrats.
- Women and nonwhite candidates made record gains in the 2018 midterms.
- In total, almost half of the newly elected Congressional representatives are not white men.
- Those changes come almost entirely from Democrats; Republican members-elect are all white men except for one woman.
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