in the Atmosphere of the Sun
Dr Lucie Green, Solar Researcher, Mullard Space Science Laboratory
The Sun produces huge and
powerful eruptions called coronal mass ejections, which throw masses of charged
particles into space with explosive force. Some of these inevitably reach the
Earth, creating beautiful aurora in the polar skies, but also with the potential
to wreak havoc with our telecommunications and electricity networks.
This talk will cover which satellites we use to study coronal mass ejections and our current understanding of how these events are produced.