Earth’s Magnetic North Pole Is Shifting South… So What Now?

You may have heard that the earth’s magnetic poles tend to move around. I mean, so do the geographic poles, but magnetic North and South are really mobile…and magnetic North in particular is moving real fast. Like, way faster than we thought it would. And the scientific community is coming up with some really exciting […]

Astronomers Captured Our Sun in the Highest Resolution Ever | SciShow News

[♪ INTRO] When you think about highlights of the night sky, you’re probably not thinking about the Sun. But depending on where you are in the world, the Sun can create some of the most dramatic displays out there. Near the poles, charged particles from the Sun create incredible light shows called auroras, also known […]

Solar Orbiter Will Take Mankind’s First Images of the Sun’s Poles | Countdown to Launch

For the last year, Parker Solar Probe has broken records in speed, collected unprecedented data, and achieved the closest approaches to the sun ever. But none of these insights were detailed images of the sun directly, I mean, if we’re heading to the only star in our planetary system, we want to see it, up […]

Electricity and Magnetism -Magnetism

When an electric current flows through a coil of wire, a magnetic field is produced. This relationship between electricity and magnetism is called electromagnetism. The magnetism of an electromagnet can be controlled by switching the electric current on or off. Electromagnets are used in many devices including computers, doorbells, and cranes that pick up heavy […]

What if Earth Was Hit by a Giant Solar Flare?

[♪ INTRO] Every now and then, you’ll hear a story on the news about a new solar storm. They happen all the time, but they’re usually not intense enough to affect Earth beyond some neat light shows around the poles. But sometimes, they can be really powerful, and they have the potential to wreak all […]

First Results from the Probe That Went to the Sun

[♪ INTRO] The Sun is a pretty big deal. It affects pretty much everything that happens here on Earth as well as all the other planets in the solar system. But in some ways, we know shockingly little about what the Sun is actually like. Now, that’s about to change, thanks to the first results […]

The First Results Are in From NASA’s Closest Flyby of the Sun

The Parker Solar Probe team is kind of blowing everyone away with some unprecedented findings about the behavior of our sun, solar wind and the star’s peculiar magnetic field. Since its launch in 2018, the Parker Solar Probe has been busy collecting data to help answer some of the biggest unsolved mysteries about the star […]

Solar probe touches the sun

(mysterious music) – [Narrator] The sun has sustained the earth, and fascinated humans since the beginning of time. And as our understanding of physics, and our space technology have advanced, so too, have scientists tried to tackle more questions about the sun, and its effects on the earth. On baffling matter has to do with […]

Electric Energy

♪♪♪ -Turn on, turn off. Plug in, unplug. Gestures we perform every day whenever we need to. Electric energy is such an integral part of our lives that we forget about it in the end. But just what is electricity? To better understand this phenomenon, we need to think about the world at the atomic […]

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 […]