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conceptual animation depicting an MMS observation of magnetic reconnection. Credit: NASA/Goddard/Conceptual Image Lab

NASA keeps watch over space explosions

In near-space, everything seems calm but not always. Now and then the scanty particles and vitality there, offers a considerable show: a single mighty explosion,...
A major motivation for moving to MIT from his research position, Nuno Loureiro says, was working with students. Image: Jared Charney

Probing the world of plasmas

Plasma is a kind of the fourth phase of matter, like a gas yet with the particles stripped separated into a sort of soup...
Scientists Sheds Light on Turbulence in Astrophysical Plasmas

Scientists Sheds Light on Turbulence in Astrophysical Plasmas

Almost 99 percent of the visible matter in the universe is actually originated from plasma. A large portion of these plasmas, including the sun-powered breeze...

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