Is This A New Fuel Source Of The Future From The Sun?
We are aware that the Sun is constantly throwing out enormous emissions of energy into space. These consist of solar flares and coronal mass ejections. This unusual occurrence though is something new and more like an explosion. Scientists continue to study this and are excited by the phenomenon and continue to study this as very little is known about these new energy waves.
“The new phenomenon is like a kind of explosion,” said Radoslav Bucík, who led the research team.
Those waves are likely bringing with them particle flows that are much more rich in a light form of helium, helium-3, than normal.
“We believe that the blast waves accelerate the helium-3”, Davina Innes, from the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS), said in a statement.
“Our analysis shows that typical characteristics of the waves, such as their energy, influence the properties of the particles”, colleague Lijia Guo, who also stationed at the MPS, said.
Helim-3 is a light, non-radioactie isotope of helium. It’s very useful and rare on Earth, but there is lots of it in space, including on the moon.
The researchers think that the events might happen fairly often. But because of the arrangement of the sun and the Earth, scientists aren’t likely to get another look for a decade.