Giant Veil of "Cold Plasma" Discovered High Above Earth
There is a lot more to this then meets the eye.
Clouds of charged particles stretch a quarter the way to the moon, experts say. Researchers had suspected these hard-to-detect particles might influence incoming space weather, such as this week's solar flare and resulting geomagnetic storm. That's because solar storms barrage Earth with similar but high-speed charged particles. Cold plasma makes up between 50 and 70 percent of all charged particles within the farther reaches of Earth's magnetic field. [link to news.nationalgeographic.com]
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