Solar Storms were expected to hit Earth last July. However, the predictions of various scientists and other experts were incorrect since the space activity didn't hit the planet.
However, some space researchers still claimed that solar storms could hit Earth anytime and even geomagnetic storms. They added that these could cause massive global internet blackouts.
Because of this, the University of Sydney researchers and space experts in the United States developed a new sun modeling that could predict space weather. If their new technology is proven effective, NASA and other space agencies would have more time to prepare for massive solar storms.
Involved researchers explained that the sun's internal magnetic field is directly responsible for space weather. Specifically, solar storms happen when streams of high-energy particles from the sun are triggered by sunspots, solar flares, and coronal mass ejections.
Once that happens, it could even produce geomagnetic storms. As of the moment, scientists still haven't found the root cause of these space events. They also haven't identified if solar and geomagnetic storms are predictable.
Anti-Solar Storms Sun Modelling
According to Sydney Edu AU's latest report, the new sun modeling was featured in a new study titled "Rotation suppresses giant-scale solar convection." This research was also published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.
"We don't know very much about the inside of the Sun, but it is hugely important if we want to understand solar weather that can directly impact Earth," explained Dr. Geoffrey Vasil from the School of Mathematics and Statistics.
The lead researcher said that he collaborated with various experts from different universities. These include University of Colorado Professor Keith Julien and Southwest Research Institute Dr. Nicholas Feathrestone.
They claimed that the new model could predict rapid rotations inside the sun. After that, they could also identify when massive solar storms will happen and their chances to hit Earth. However, the model is not yet used by NASA or other independent space companies.
Experts Discovered New Star Similar to Sun!
Interesting Engineering reported that a new star, which is similar to the solar system's sun, has been discovered. NASA's space researchers claimed that this new heavenly body could help them know more about Earth's life.
However, they didn't confirm if there are also other Earth-like planets orbiting that sun-like star.
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Written by: Griffin Davis