In the past week two new reports have appeared on the popular website, http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/
The first tells of a team of scientists led by the heliophysics group at Southwest Research Institute using NASA’s Solar and Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO), to reveal that the solar wind flows through the vacuum of interplanetary space much as the wind blows on Earth: not smoothly, but with gusting turbulence and swirling vortices. That turbulence helps explain two of the wind’s most curious features: its variable nature and unexpectedly high temperatures. Our scientists know a lot about the properties and behavior of the solar wind but don’t agree about how it is accelerated, especially at its fastest speeds. As well as being highly variable, it is also very hot – hotter than they expected at such great distances from the Sun’s corona. These observations provide a preview of what NASA plans to observe more directly with the Solar Probe Plus mission, which will travel within 10 solar radii of the Sun.
(Information source: "Turbulence in the Solar Wind Measured with Comet Tail Test Particles" - C. E. DeForest and W. H. Matthaeus and T. A. Howard and D. R. Rice - The Astrophysical Journal - October 13, 2015 - DOI:10.1088/0004-637X/812/2/108 )
The second report relates how joint US and German research teams have discovered a “new” form of solar ejection involving high energy blast waves and helium-3 based particle matter. They have discovered that large-scale waves in the Sun's atmosphere are accompanied by energetic particle emissions rich in helium-3 (a light form of the inert gas helium), accelerating them into space. Once again the NASA spacecraft, STEREO A and ACE, played a major role in this discovery by viewing the Sun from two different directions at once. (STEREO A is the only solar observatory in space which does not remain close to Earth, but travels around the Sun). The average solar eruption is accompanied by other solar phenomena like Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) where a plasma of electrons, protons, and a few heavy atoms is hurled into space, as well as short, collimated solar flares. But, unlike those phenomena, CMEs did not act as a trigger for the newly discovered waves, which have nothing in common with this typical form of solar radiation – our earth scientists have been unable to explain this phenomenon so far.
(Information sources: "Observations of EUV Waves in 3He-rich Solar Energetic Particle Events" - R. Bucík, D. E. Innes, L. Guo, G. M. Mason and M. E. Wiedenbeck - The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 812, Number 1, 7 October 2015 - doi:10.1088/0004-637X/812/1/53
& "Blast waves in the Sun’s atmosphere" - article published by Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in Germany)
What remains now is for humanity to gain greater insight in how the Sun supplies our Life Force on both the visible and intelligible planes. Our physical bodies and our Psyches are far more efficient at processing Solar rays than any photovoltaic equipment invented so far.