The Science Report
by Stuart Gary
Plasma plume defends Earth
I’ve just written a story for ABC Science about the detection of a plasma plume from the Earth reaching out and linking up with a coronal mass ejection shooting out from the Sun.
The research will help improve sciences ability to predict the severity of geomagnetic storms, which can overload power supplies, effect communications networks, damage spacecraft, and endanger astronauts.
If you missed my radio report on the story and want to find out more, check out the online version at: