The First Flare Observation with a New Solar Microwave Spectrometer Working in 35–40 GHz, By Yan et al.

2023-01-31 264 views

Microwave emission of solar flares can be excited by energetic electrons through the gyrosynchrotron (GS) radiation. Thus, the microwave spectra contain valuable/unique information not only about energetic electrons accelerated during solar flares, but also about the underlying magnetic field and energy release process. The typical microwave spectra peak below or around, say, ~10 GHz, at which the spectral slope turns over from positive  — the optically thick regime — to […]

Radio Scintillation Observations of the Plasma Tail of Interstellar Comet 2I/Borisov, by P K Manoharan et al.*

2023-01-17 195 views

Comet 2I/Borisov was only the second interstellar object known to have entered the solar system. The highly eccentric, hyperbolic orbit of 2I/Borisov and its high inclination to the ecliptic plane demonstrated that the comet had an extrasolar system origin (e.g., Manzini et al. 2020). Polarimetric observations of this comet suggested a remarkably smooth, pristine coma with a high concentration of carbon monoxide, that had likely never interacted with the solar […]

Microwave imaging of quasi-periodic pulsations at flare current sheet by Yuankun Kou et al.

2023-01-03 279 views

Quasi-periodic pulsations (QPPs; also known as quasi-periodic oscillations, i.e., QPOs) are phenomena that electromagnetic emissions vary quasi-periodically with time. They appear in celestial transient events with different temporal/spatial scales, such as stellar flares, gamma ray bursts and fast radio bursts, and etc. The Sun is a normal but the closest star from us, where flares with QPPs appear frequently (e.g. Zimovets et al. 2021 as a review). In the standard […]