It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane, No…It’s A Space Hurricane
Scientists, for the very first time, have observed a space hurricane.
I have heard about hurricanes in the Gulf and from Florida all the way up the east coast of America but this is the first I have heard of a space hurricane.
According to WOOD, a group of scientists from the United States, China, Norway and the United Kingdom made the discovery after reviewing some older recordings from satellites from August of 2014.
Space scientist from the University of Reading Mike Lockwood said, "until now, it was uncertain that space plasma hurricanes even existed, so to prove this with such a striking observation is incredible."
This was a sizable hurricane that was roughly 600 miles wide. These plasma hurricanes are very similar to the hurricanes we experience on earth minus the water.
The hurricane went on for almost 8 hours, spun counterclockwise and then gradually fizzled out.
What causes the space hurricanes is when an unusually large rapid transfer of solar wind energy and charged particles enter in the Earth's atmosphere at the point of entry.
Scientists say that hurricanes that are like the ones that occur on Earth have been observed happening in lower atmospheres of Jupiter, Mars and Saturn. Even solar tornadoes have been observed in the atmosphere of the sun.
Researches assume since magnetic fields and plasma are common will most all planets atmosphere's that the space hurricanes are widespread throughout the universe.
With space hurricanes likely to be more common than not, scientists insist that monitoring the weather in space important. Apparently space weather can disrupt GPS systems.