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[16.07.2009]
Using data from the Cluster mission scientists have discovered a mechanism that can account for the heating of the solar wind. This discovery was highlighted in the 12 June 2009 issue of Physical Review Letters.
Published: 16 July 2009
The Cluster and Double Star missions have reached the milestone of 1000 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals. After almost nine years in space, the four Cluster spacecraft continue to produce new science and cross new regions of space.
Published: 18 June 2009
Combined observations with the six spacecraft of the Cluster and Double Star missions have allowed scientists to monitor in detail the impact of extreme solar events on the Earth and the near-Earth environment.
Published: 29 April 2009
[25.03.2009]
The four satellites of ESA's Cluster mission have revealed, for the first time, how turbulence develops in space just outside the Earth's magnetic environment.
Published: 25 March 2009
[14.01.2009] Cluster data have revealed that thousands of tons of hydrogen escape from the Earth's atmosphere annually. This result is detailed in the January 2009 edition of Nature Geoscience.
Published: 14 January 2009
[15.12.2008]
A recent article by Jonathan Eastwood on "The Science of Space Weather", published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, provides a timely insight into this subject which is relevant for ESA's Space Situational Awareness programme.
Published: 15 December 2008
[05.12.2008]
A recent study provides new insight into the cause of periodic substorms in Earth's magnetosphere by comparing data of these energetic events with data obtained in Jupiter's magnetosphere of similar events
Published: 5 December 2008
[17.10.2008]
Highlights from the recent First Joint Cluster-THEMIS workshop, held at the University of New Hampshire, 23-26 September, are presented in a series of summary articles
Published: 17 October 2008
[28.08.2008]
The mechanism underlying the escape of oxygen ions from Earth has been unveiled with the help of data from the Cluster constellation of spacecraft
Published: 27 August 2008
[11.08.2008]
A 3-D "magnetic snapshot" of the heart of a magnetic reconnection region has been obtained in-situ by the four satellites of the ESA Cluster mission, at one-third of the distance to the Moon from Earth.
Published: 11 August 2008
[27.06.2008]
A recent study, using Cluster data, reveals how the most powerful emission of terrestrial origin, Auroral Kilometric Radiation, is beamed into space. The result has important implications for radio studies of magnetospheres of planets.
Published: 27 June 2008
[09.06.2008]
Some of the most explosive phenomena in the Universe are due to a physical process known as magnetic reconnection. Fundamental aspects of this process are still not fully understood but new advances, using Cluster data, have recently been reported by a team led by scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Published: 9 June 2008
[07.03.2008]
In-situ observations by the multiple Cluster spacecraft, together with numerical simulations, form the first ever confirmation of the occurence of solitary waves in Earth's magnetopause and explain the spontaneous generation of these waves
Published: 7 March 2008
[23.01.2008]
First ever observations by Cluster of the actual size of the electron diffusion region at the heart of magnetic reconnection reveals the region to be much larger than previously thought, with implications for design and operations of future space missions
Published: 23 January 2008
[06.12.2007]
A recent study based on over three years of Cluster data confirms solar wind material can be accelerated simultaneously at multiple points along Earth's magnetotail axis producing high-speed ion beams
Published: 6 December 2007
[21.11.2007]
Cluster observations of the Earth's space environment being affected by a Coronal Mass Ejection from the Sun have established the existence of a mechanism for accelerating plasma in the Earth's magnetosheath other then magnetic reconnection
Published: 21 November 2007
[09.11.2007]
Cluster results published by Tony Lui et al. give new insight into the generalized Ohm's law that discribes the coupling between charged particles and a magnetic field, as applied to magnetic substorms in Earth's magnetosphere
Published: 9 November 2007
[22.10.2007]
A detailed study of six years' worth of data gathered by the EDI instruments on board the Cluster spacecraft has provided polar maps of plasma dynamics in Earth's ionosphere and its relation to solar activity
Published: 22 October 2007
Combined observations from the Cluster and Double Star missions have resulted in the discovery of a new onset mechanism for a magnetospheric phenomenon that induces bright aurorae: the magnetic substorm
Published: 11 September 2007
Simultaneous observations by multiple satellites and ground-based instruments have allowed for the generation mechanism of waves related to the creation of killer electrons in Earth's magnetosphere to be verified
Published: 26 July 2007
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