Indian scientists have unravelled the science behind the jets of plasma. In their research they have attested that the 4th state of matter consisting of electrically-charged particles that occur just everywhere in the sun’s chromosphere. This is the atmospheric layer just above the Sun’s visible surface. Read below to know all about the researcher that the Indian astronomers curated.
What were the findings made by the researchers?
A team of interdisciplinary researchers from India and UK have explained the origin of ‘spicules’ on the Sun, using laboratory experiments as an analogy. They found that the physics underlying paint jets when excited on a speaker is analogous to the solar plasma jets.
These jets, or spicules, appear as thin grass-like plasma structures that constantly shoot up from the surface and are then brought down by gravity.
The amount of energy and momentum that these spicules can carry is of fundamental interest in solar and plasma astrophysics The processes by which plasma is supplied to the solar wind, and the solar atmosphere is heated to a million degrees Celsius To date this still remains a mystery
Led by #astronomers @IIABengaluru , a team of interdisciplinary #researchers from India & UK, unravel #science behind jets of plasma occurring all over Suns chromosphere@DrJitendraSingh @srivaric @fiddlingstars @azimpremjiuniv
— DSTIndia (@IndiaDST) March 7, 2022
About the researchers who came up with the finding
Led by astronomers at the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, an autonomous institute of the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt of India a team comprising of Sahel Dey, a Ph
D student at IIA and IISc, Dr Piyali Chatterjee from IIA and Dr
Murthy O V
from the Azim Premji University came up with the research They were also assisted by UK based researchers namely Dr Marianna Korsós from Aberystwyth University and Drs Jiajia Liu and Chris Nelson from the Queen’s University Belfast, and Prof Robertus Erdelyi from the University of Sheffield, UK
The study challenges this widespread belief to show that solar convection can by itself form all kinds of jets which can either be short as well as tall
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