Earlier this month NASA had posted the photo of Pluto’s heart. Now they have released the weather that surrounds Pluto. We may be get mesmerized by thinking about cosmic weather, and an obvious question will arise, what is the cosmic weather is like, especially around more distant worlds?
NASA recently published a model of the Solar System’s weather (specifically the Sun’s blazes, winds, and other behaviors) which surround Pluto. The color is coded by the imaginary view, which reflects the density, pressure and temperature of outgoing plasma which is more than a little fascinating, the plasma slowly curved out, with coronal mass ejections creating shockwaves (the blue part) that voyage to the utmost reaches of the system.
The model isn’t perfect overall. Other teams are putting larger values on different physics in their own models, which have produced models whose results can vary from NASA’s. However, many of those questions should be answered once New Horizons returns its own space weather data. NASA will know which model was contiguous and improves by leaps and bounds.