First Ever Images of Weird PLASMA TUBES Floating Over Earth

Sunday, October 15 2017

First Ever Images of Weird PLASMA TUBES Floating Over Earth
Cleo Loi, a student in Australia , used a radio telescope in 3D that allowed astronomers to detect the existence of plasma structures that were tubular in the inner layers of the magnetosphere that surrounds the Earth.

Loi said that for more than 60 years scientists have thought that the structures were in existence, but now by imaging them they had provided evidence in a visual form that they are out there. Video Of Plasma Tubes As They Float Over Earth Seen For The First Time The Murchison Widefield Array Took Rapid Snapshots of Plasma
Loi is from the ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics at the University of Sydney, and she is the lead author of the research that was taken as part of her undergraduate thesis, which has now been published. Lou identified structures by way of the Murchison Widefield Array, and this is a radio telescope situated in the Western Australian desert. She made use of the rapid snapshot capabilities to make a movie, and this captured the plasma movements in real time and mapped large patches of the sky.


Loi said that the discovery of the structures is important because they cause signal distortions that are not wanted and which might as one example affect the civilian along with military satellite -based navigation systems. Loi went on to say that it was important to understand them and said that their position had been measured and it was around 600 km from the ground, and they were in the upper ionosphere and seemed to be going upwards into the plasmasphere. Loi continued to say that it was where the neutral atmosphere ended and the transition into the plasma of outer space starts. Ionization Of Earth’s Atmosphere Makes Multi-Layered Plasma Environment
In the journal, it went on to say that the ionization of the atmosphere of the Earth by sunlight can form a multi-layered plasma environment that is complex in the magnetosphere of Earth. It is thought that the plasmasphere has cylindrical density structures embedded in it that align to the magnetic field of the Earth, but evidence has been somewhat scarce. This is the first report of observation that is the direct wide angle of the extensive array of ducts that are field aligned that bridge the upper ionosphere and the inner plasmasphere by using a ground-based imaging technique.
It goes on to say that the motions and heights were established thanks to feature tracking along with parallax analysis. The structures were said to be organized, and they appeared as being regularly spaced, tubes that alternate of over densities and under densities that are strongly aligned with the magnetic field of the Earth. Loi said that the findings represent the first ever direct visual evidence of the existence of the structures. Loi has now been given the 205 Bok Prize by the Astronomical Society of Australia.