Ionospheric Plasma Blobs

The Blob movie poster

I have absolutely no earthly idea what ionospheric plasma blobs are, but I’m pretty sure they’re a serious threat to life as we know it, or possibly they’re associated with the villain in a 1950s science fiction film, or else I read about them in Zippy the Pinhead. Whatever, I’m pretty excited that Pimenta and colleagues have not only seen them for the first time, but measured their zonal drift velocities! Science can save us!