Known as red sprites and blue jets, these electrical storms shoot lightening up into space towards the outer edges of Earth’s atmosphere instead of towards the surface of the Earth.
The earth’s magnetic field protects our world from bombarding cosmic radiation and charge particles from outer space. The field itself is in flux, constantly changing. In November of 2013, the European Space Agency launched the three satellite constellation known as Swarm. Changes in the Earth’s Magnetic Field The ESA recently released […]
ESA’s image of the week shows the coastline of southern Namibia and northern South Africa: We can clearly see the sand dunes of the Namib Desert – considered to be the oldest desert in the world. Partially located within the Namib-Naukluft National Park, it is also the site of some of […]