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Space mystery as scientists baffled by bizarre temperature changes recorded on Neptune

Space mystery as scientists baffled by bizarre temperature changes recorded on Neptune

Led from the University of Leicester, the team found unseasonal cooling followed by “dramatic” warming at the south pole. As it orbits around the Sun, Neptune experiences seasons, much like on Earth. Unlike our seasons, however, those on Neptune each lasts more than 40 Earth years, as the planet takes nearly 165 years to complete…

Solar storm warning as ‘major blackouts’ threaten life on Earth – scientists raise alarm

Solar storm warning as ‘major blackouts’ threaten life on Earth – scientists raise alarm

Using data from the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Cluster and Swarm missions, scientists were able to establish a link between the oddly named bursty bulk flows and sudden changes in the Earth’s magnetic field. According to a paper published in Geophysical Research Letters, researchers studied bursty bulk flows, which are fast bursts of ions with…