Static Electricity and Bubbles!

Frostbite Theater presents… Cold Cuts! No baloney! Just science! Hi! I’m Joanna! And I’m Steve! And this is a Van de Graaff generator! And these… are bubbles! Have you ever noticed that you tend to get shocked less in the summer by static electricity than you do in the winter? That’s because usually there’s more […]

Strange Magnetic Bubbles at the Edge of the Solar System

The two Voyager spacecraft have been traveling away from Earth for more than 33 years and they are finally in the outer edge of the solar system. This boundary is marked by the outer reaches of the sun’s magnetic field and solar wind, which form an enormous expanse called the heliosphere. As the solar wind […]