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Northern Lights process like untangling twisted strands of spaghetti?

Scientists have reached a milestone in describing how the northern lights work by way of a process called "magnetic reconnection." The process is best imagined as untangling twisted strands of spaghetti.
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Scientists Reach Milestone In Study Of Emergent Magnetism

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (5 years ago)

Studying simple metallic chromium, scientists have discovered a pressure-driven quantum critical regime and has achieved the first direct measurement of a "naked" quantum singularity in an elemental magnet.... Read Post

The heart of space weather observed in action

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (last year)

Two NASA spacecraft have provided the most comprehensive movie ever of a mysterious process at the heart of all explosions on the sun: magnetic reconnection. Magnetic reconnection happens when magnetic field lines come together, bre... Read Post

UI's Scudder makes first observations of process linked to northern lights

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (2 years ago)

A University of Iowa researcher wants you to visualize a plate of spaghetti when you think of the northern lights. That's because Jack Scudder, UI professor of physics and astronomy, and his colleagues have reached a milestone in de... Read Post


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