Raining Plasma

6 May 2020

It's raining plasma on the sun. A massive prominence is jutting out and its leaking plasma - see https://spaceweather.com (5th May 2020). Mysteriously, some of the 'raindrops' plummet faster than ambient magnetic forces seem to allow. The theory of magnetic diffusion as applied to solar prominences predicts much slower speeds. The rainstorm is breaking the speed limit. See https://vimeo.com/414939863

Meanwhile, at https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/05/03/gravitational-waves-could-prove-t... ... gravitational waves could prove the existence of quark gluon plasma. WattsUp comes with lots of comments - some downright barmy, others rigidly mainstream, but there are also a lot of gems among them. Neutron stars, we are told, are amongst the densest of objects in the universe. It says this quite nonchalantly as if it was a fact rather than a theory. In 2017 it was found that two merging neutron stars sent out what are called gravitational waves (not to be confused with gravity waves) that can be detected on earth. Lots of simulated modelling involved but otherwise an interesting piece of research - enquiring minds in full flow.