Solar minimum surprisingly constant

Using more than a half-century of observations, Japanese astronomers have discovered that the microwaves coming from the sun at the minimums of the past five solar cycles have been the same each time, despite large differences ...

Direct visualization of magnetoelectric domains

A novel microscopy technique called magnetoelectric force microscopy (MeFM) was developed to detect the local cross-coupling between magnetic and electric dipoles. Combined experimental observation and theoretical modeling ...

European team creates universal 'language' for space science

A consortium of European space scientists has succeeded in establishing a common data hub that allows the comparison of data from numerous space missions. A task that until now was hampered by different data processing protocols ...

The shrinking of Jupiter's Great Red Spot

(Phys.org) —Jupiter's trademark Great Red Spot—a swirling storm feature larger than Earth—is shrinking. This downsizing, which is changing the shape of the spot from an oval into a circle, has been known about since ...

GPS also helps to analyze global water resources

WaterGAP (Water Global Assessment and Prognosis) is a hydrological model used to model water shortage, groundwater depletion, and floods and droughts (e.g. as impacted by climate change) over the land area of the globe. The ...

SWARM trio hits first milestone

Reaching a significant milestone for ESA's magnetic field mission, the Swarm satellites have completed the critical first phase of their new mission.

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