CSP – Solar Flares

00:00 – Intro

00:30 – Flares tangent

07:00 – News

27:00 – Solar flares

35:00 – Sun info and flare causes

51:00 – Solar wind and auroras

1:01:00 – Solar wind power?

1:04:30 – Ending and outro

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Episode Description

This week on the Conduct Science Podcast, join Mitch and Tom as they jet off to the Sun to see if it’s still wearing flares from the 90’s! As is tradition the boys get immediately side-tracked and talk about the amazing 90’s fashion that we all love and miss and talk about current AI technology developments that could change the world! When back on track though they turn their attention to our closest star and endeavour to explain what solar flares are, why they happen, how they are classified, and the effects they have on the solar system. From streams of plasma larger than 10 Earth’s to ionised particles in the plasma stream it’s all here! The boys also discuss solar wind and how the Earth protects us from this danger and even turns it into beautiful Aurora’s. Lastly… can we harness solar wind for energy? Music: MOKKA music on YouTube

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