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The FLUFFY MAGNETIC RIBBON NEMESIS of the PLASMA UNIVERSE

 
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Methinks it's been moving towards us for some time. As it always does in cycles.

I also think the big to-do about G1.9+3.0 a couple of years ago is linked to this.

That was in my mind also.
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Supernova remnant G1.9+0.3 is the youngest known supernova remnant (SNR) in the Milky Way Galaxy.[1] The remnant's young age was established by combining data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the VLA radio observatory, and is believed to have exploded about 25,000 years ago, and the signal began reaching us 140 years ago. Prior to this discovery, the youngest-known Milky Way supernova remnant was Cassiopeia A, at about 330 years. The remnant has a radius of over 1.3 light years.
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Methinks it's been moving towards us for some time. As it always does in cycles.

I also think the big to-do about G1.9+3.0 a couple of years ago is linked to this.

That was in my mind also.
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They know where they are looking and I think they have a good idea what they are looking for. In fact, I think they are monitoring "it".

Not saying it's a planet that they are monitoring because I don't think it is.

And if the ancients offer any kind of hints, it definitely has to do with an alignment of some sort. And obviously has to do with the "south".
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Funny, he said this doesn't really have anything to do with PX and then a few days later the news came out about Nemesis. I wonder if that might be a cover story, as weird as it sounds that they would use something that they have been laughing off for ten-twenty years, but it would explain away all the comets hitting and the sun strangeness.
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MAGNETIC PORTALS CONNECTING THE EARTH and SUN

aka MAGNETIC FLUX TUBES

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Oct. 30, 2008: During the time it takes you to read this article, something will happen high overhead that until recently many scientists didn't believe in. A magnetic portal will open, linking Earth to the sun 93 million miles away. Tons of high-energy particles may flow through the opening before it closes again, around the time you reach the end of the page.

"It's called a flux transfer event or 'FTE,'" says space physicist David Sibeck of the Goddard Space Flight Center. "Ten years ago I was pretty sure they didn't exist, but now the evidence is incontrovertible."

Indeed, today Sibeck is telling an international assembly of space physicists at the 2008 Plasma Workshop in Huntsville, Alabama, that FTEs are not just common, but possibly twice as common as anyone had ever imagined.

Right: An artist's concept of Earth's magnetic field connecting to the sun's--a.k.a. a "flux transfer event"--with a spacecraft on hand to measure particles and fields. [Larger image]

Researchers have long known that the Earth and sun must be connected. Earth's magnetosphere (the magnetic bubble that surrounds our planet) is filled with particles from the sun that arrive via the solar wind and penetrate the planet's magnetic defenses. They enter by following magnetic field lines that can be traced from terra firma all the way back to the sun's atmosphere.



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"We used to think the connection was permanent and that solar wind could trickle into the near-Earth environment anytime the wind was active," says Sibeck. "We were wrong. The connections are not steady at all. They are often brief, bursty and very dynamic."
Several speakers at the Workshop have outlined how FTEs form: On the dayside of Earth (the side closest to the sun), Earth's magnetic field presses against the sun's magnetic field. Approximately every eight minutes, the two fields briefly merge or "reconnect," forming a portal through which particles can flow. The portal takes the form of a magnetic cylinder about as wide as Earth. The European Space Agency's fleet of four Cluster spacecraft and NASA's five THEMIS probes have flown through and surrounded these cylinders, measuring their dimensions and sensing the particles that shoot through. "They're real," says Sibeck.

Now that Cluster and THEMIS have directly sampled FTEs, theorists can use those measurements to simulate FTEs in their computers and predict how they might behave. Space physicist Jimmy Raeder of the University of New Hampshire presented one such simulation at the Workshop. He told his colleagues that the cylindrical portals tend to form above Earth's equator and then roll over Earth's winter pole. In December, FTEs roll over the north pole; in July they roll over the south pole.

Right: A "magnetic portal" or FTE mapped in cross-section by NASA's fleet of THEMIS spacecraft. [Larger image]

Sibeck believes this is happening twice as often as previously thought. "I think there are two varieties of FTEs: active and passive." Active FTEs are magnetic cylinders that allow particles to flow through rather easily; they are important conduits of energy for Earth's magnetosphere. Passive FTEs are magnetic cylinders that offer more resistance; their internal structure does not admit such an easy flow of particles and fields. (For experts: Active FTEs form at equatorial latitudes when the IMF tips south; passive FTEs form at higher latitudes when the IMF tips north.) Sibeck has calculated the properties of passive FTEs and he is encouraging his colleagues to hunt for signs of them in data from THEMIS and Cluster. "Passive FTEs may not be very important, but until we know more about them we can't be sure."

There are many unanswered questions: Why do the portals form every 8 minutes? How do magnetic fields inside the cylinder twist and coil? "We're doing some heavy thinking about this at the Workshop," says Sibeck.

Meanwhile, high above your head, a new portal is opening, connecting your planet to the sun.
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Funny, he said this doesn't really have anything to do with PX and then a few days later the news came out about Nemesis. I wonder if that might be a cover story, as weird as it sounds that they would use something that they have been laughing off for ten-twenty years, but it would explain away all the comets hitting and the sun strangeness.
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Focus, I noticed that also. i wonder if it might have been because he doesn't have all the 'secret' information on it. That would explain something like that. There has to be some type of misinformation floating around, especially if he is not privy to highly classified stuff.
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THIS IS THE KEY


This is the key.

I cannot say who I am but you need to put two things together.

An excitable sun + this.

Voyager Makes an Interstellar Discovery

December 23, 2009: The solar system is passing through an interstellar cloud that physics says should not exist.

My forte is Plasma Deposition.
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If I can, I will answer questions about the mechanism of event progression.

Please elaborate


The Interstellar cloud we are entering (as a solar system) changes a simple model CME discharge event into a more continuous process.

The CME will act as a trigger or switch.

The Intertellar (magnetic cloud) can support a continuous ion flow between "connected" bodies, this phenomena would be orders of magnitude beyond a simple CME discharge.


Holy crap! What an awesome thought!

Let me get this straight what you are proposing:

The magnetic flow (cloud) will make the 'ether' much more conductive, so energy will be flowing like crazy, instead of just merely on the normal currents it flows through now. So it makes the EMP effect, not only massive, but pretty much all consuming. And, due to the solar system being submerged in this magnetic could, it will make the EMPs somewhat continuous.

Wow!


Very simplistically yes. It will be a sustained process as opposed to a CME event. I won't post again here... it is like trying to discuss the theory of relativity while being covered in chimps.

For those that knoW me I will be keeping an infOrmational thread going at my site.

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Funny, he said this doesn't really have anything to do with PX and then a few days later the news came out about Nemesis. I wonder if that might be a cover story, as weird as it sounds that they would use something that they have been laughing off for ten-twenty years, but it would explain away all the comets hitting and the sun strangeness.


Focus, I noticed that also. i wonder if it might have been because he doesn't have all the 'secret' information on it. That would explain something like that. There has to be some type of misinformation floating around, especially if he is not privy to highly classified stuff.
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Yes, true and of course he won't have access to everything. i found it reallyinteresting that alot of people from NASA visit GLP. And if he says we're close, then we're really close.

I think NASA KNOWS we're screwed and just can't say anything. Welcome to the 1800's
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WE HAVE DISCOVERED A STRONG MAGNETIC FIELD JUST OUTSIDE THE SOLAR SYSTEM

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Voyager Makes an Interstellar Discovery
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December 23, 2009: The solar system is passing through an interstellar cloud that physics says should not exist. In the Dec. 24th issue of Nature, a team of scientists reveal how NASA's Voyager spacecraft have solved the mystery.

"Using data from Voyager, we have discovered a strong magnetic field just outside the solar system," explains lead author Merav Opher, a NASA Heliophysics Guest Investigator from George Mason University. "This magnetic field holds the interstellar cloud together and solves the long-standing puzzle of how it can exist at all."

Right: Voyager flies through the outer bounds of the heliosphere en route to interstellar space. A strong magnetic field reported by Opher et al in the Dec. 24, 2009, issue of Nature is delineated in yellow. Image copyright 2009, The American Museum of Natural History. [larger image]

The discovery has implications for the future when the solar system will eventually bump into other, similar clouds in our arm of the Milky Way galaxy.



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Astronomers call the cloud we're running into now the Local Interstellar Cloud or "Local Fluff" for short. It's about 30 light years wide and contains a wispy mixture of hydrogen and helium atoms at a temperature of 6000 C. The existential mystery of the Fluff has to do with its surroundings. About 10 million years ago, a cluster of supernovas exploded nearby, creating a giant bubble of million-degree gas. The Fluff is completely surrounded by this high-pressure supernova exhaust and should be crushed or dispersed by it.
"The observed temperature and density of the local cloud do not provide enough pressure to resist the 'crushing action' of the hot gas around it," says Opher.

So how does the Fluff survive? The Voyagers have found an answer.

"Voyager data show that the Fluff is much more strongly magnetized than anyone had previously suspected—between 4 and 5 microgauss*," says Opher. "This magnetic field can provide the extra pressure required to resist destruction."



Above: An artist's concept of the Local Interstellar Cloud, also known as the "Local Fluff." Credit: Linda Huff (American Scientist) and Priscilla Frisch (University of Chicago) [more]

NASA's two Voyager probes have been racing out of the solar system for more than 30 years. They are now beyond the orbit of Pluto and on the verge of entering interstellar space—but they are not there yet.

"The Voyagers are not actually inside the Local Fluff," says Opher. "But they are getting close and can sense what the cloud is like as they approach it."

The Fluff is held at bay just beyond the edge of the solar system by the sun's magnetic field, which is inflated by solar wind into a magnetic bubble more than 10 billion km wide. Called the "heliosphere," this bubble acts as a shield that helps protect the inner solar system from galactic cosmic rays and interstellar clouds. The two Voyagers are located in the outermost layer of the heliosphere, or "heliosheath," where the solar wind is slowed by the pressure of interstellar gas.

Voyager 1 entered the heliosheath in Dec. 2004; Voyager 2 followed almost 3 years later in Aug. 2007. These crossings were key to Opher et al's discovery.

Right: The anatomy of the heliosphere. Since this illustration was made, Voyager 2 has joined Voyager 1 inside the heliosheath, a thick outer layer where the solar wind is slowed by the pressure of interstellar gas. Credit: NASA/Walt Feimer. [larger image]

The size of the heliosphere is determined by a balance of forces: Solar wind inflates the bubble from the inside while the Local Fluff compresses it from the outside. Voyager's crossings into the heliosheath revealed the approximate size of the heliosphere and, thus, how much pressure the Local Fluff exerts. A portion of that pressure is magnetic and corresponds to the ~5 microgauss Opher's team has reported in Nature.

The fact that the Fluff is strongly magnetized means that other clouds in the galactic neighborhood could be, too. Eventually, the solar system will run into some of them, and their strong magnetic fields could compress the heliosphere even more than it is compressed now. Additional compression could allow more cosmic rays to reach the inner solar system, possibly affecting terrestrial climate and the ability of astronauts to travel safely through space. On the other hand, astronauts wouldn't have to travel so far because interstellar space would be closer than ever. These events would play out on time scales of tens to hundreds of thousands of years, which is how long it takes for the solar system to move from one cloud to the next.

"There could be interesting times ahead!" says Opher.

To read the original research, look in the Dec. 24, 2009, issue of Nature for Opher et al's article, "A strong, highly-tilted interstellar magnetic field near the Solar System."
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Funny, he said this doesn't really have anything to do with PX and then a few days later the news came out about Nemesis. I wonder if that might be a cover story, as weird as it sounds that they would use something that they have been laughing off for ten-twenty years, but it would explain away all the comets hitting and the sun strangeness.


Focus, I noticed that also. i wonder if it might have been because he doesn't have all the 'secret' information on it. That would explain something like that. There has to be some type of misinformation floating around, especially if he is not privy to highly classified stuff.



Yes, true and of course he won't have access to everything. i found it reallyinteresting that alot of people from NASA visit GLP. And if he says we're close, then we're really close.

I think NASA KNOWS we're screwed and just can't say anything. Welcome to the 1800's
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That thread was a HUGE eye opener to seeing these other people that are possibly 'in the know' visiting GLP. Even that one guy that wrote that series of book was on that thread. Novic or something...
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Also interesting that the new catchphrase for today has been the Magnetic Belts on the sun.

I am expecting very soon for a press conference where they tie all this stuff together. Magnetic belts, ort clouds, brown dwarfs, CME's X class flares. There has been way too much on irregularities lately for nothing to be coming.

It's like when they have a huge story coming, on the MSM, you'll see a big build-up on related information first to get the buzz words out there. Same thing with this. They are slowly preparing us for what's coming.
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Funny, he said this doesn't really have anything to do with PX and then a few days later the news came out about Nemesis. I wonder if that might be a cover story, as weird as it sounds that they would use something that they have been laughing off for ten-twenty years, but it would explain away all the comets hitting and the sun strangeness.


Focus, I noticed that also. i wonder if it might have been because he doesn't have all the 'secret' information on it. That would explain something like that. There has to be some type of misinformation floating around, especially if he is not privy to highly classified stuff.
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Correct. OP was looking for more information and was data mining to fill in his own gaps in knowledge.

I think he simply knows that something is coming and it will interact with the sund, and that will intensify the CME and possible shut down the "grid" here on earth.

To me, it simply sounds like the OP did not want his kids in an urban environment in such an event.

I have to agree with him on that.
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THIS IS THE KEY
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It's the electromagnetic energy they are keeping an eye on. It WILL affect the sun's cycle. Which, in turn, WILL affect us.

This "wave" is coming!
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[link to www.2012unlocked.com]

This guy is apparently legit. Thought it was just to make money, but alot of what is in here are things that have come to pass over the last couple of weeks.
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It's the electromagnetic energy they are keeping an eye on. It WILL affect the sun's cycle. Which, in turn, WILL affect us.

This "wave" is coming!
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on the 17th if spaceweather is correct
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GIANT RIBBON DISCOVERED AT THE EDGE OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM


FLUFFY MYSTERY AT EDGE OF SOLAR SYSTEM SOLVED




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First, Ribbon article:
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Giant Ribbon Discovered at the Edge of the Solar System

10.15.2009

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October 15, 2009: For years, researchers have known that the solar system is surrounded by a vast bubble of magnetism. Called the "heliosphere," it springs from the sun and extends far beyond the orbit of Pluto, providing a first line of defense against cosmic rays and interstellar clouds that try to enter our local space. Although the heliosphere is huge and literally fills the sky, it emits no light and no one has actually seen it.

Until now.

NASA's IBEX (Interstellar Boundary Explorer) spacecraft has made the first all-sky maps of the heliosphere and the results have taken researchers by surprise. The maps are bisected by a bright, winding ribbon of unknown origin:



Above: IBEX's all-sky map of energetic neutral atom emission reveals a bright filament of unknown origin. V1 and V2 indicate the positions of the Voyager spacecraft. [more]

"This is a shocking new result," says IBEX principal investigator Dave McComas of the Southwest Research Institute. "We had no idea this ribbon existed--or what has created it. Our previous ideas about the outer heliosphere are going to have to be revised."


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Although the ribbon looks bright in the IBEX map, it does not glow in any conventional sense. The ribbon is not a source of light, but rather a source of particles--energetic neutral atoms or ENAs. IBEX's sensors can detect these particles, which are produced in the outer heliosphere where the solar wind begins to slow down and mix with interstellar matter from outside the solar system.
"This ribbon winds between the two Voyager spacecraft and was not observed by either of them," notes Eric Christian, IBEX deputy mission scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. "It's like having two weather stations, but missing the big storm that runs between them."

Unlike the Voyager spacecraft, which have spent decades traveling to the edge of the solar system for in situ sampling, IBEX stayed closer to home. It is in Earth orbit, spinning around and collecting ENAs from all directions. This gives IBEX the unique "big picture" view necessary to discover something as vast as the ribbon.

The ribbon also has fine structure--small filaments of ENA emission no more than a few degrees wide: image. The fine structure is as much of a mystery as the ribbon itself, researchers say.

One important clue: The ribbon runs perpendicular to the direction of the galactic magnetic field just outside the heliosphere, as shown in the illustration at right.

"That cannot be a coincidence," says McComas. But what does it mean? No one knows. "We're missing some fundamental aspect of the interaction between the heliosphere and the rest of the galaxy. Theorists are working like crazy to figure this out."

Understanding the physics of the outer heliosphere is important because of the role it plays in shielding the solar system against cosmic rays. The heliosphere's size and shape are key factors in determining its shielding power and, thus, how many cosmic rays reach Earth. For the first time, IBEX is revealing how the heliosphere might respond when it bumps into interstellar clouds and galactic magnetic fields.

"IBEX is now making a second all-sky map, and we're eager to see if the ribbon is changing," says McComas. "Watching the ribbon evolve--if it is evolving--could yield more clues."

Stay tuned for updates.


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Fluffy Mystery at Edge of Solar System Solved
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posted: 23 December 2009

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Our solar system is passing through a cloud of interstellar material that shouldn't be there, astronomers say. And now the decades-old Voyager spacecraft have helped solved the mystery.

The cloud is called the "Local Fluff." It's about 30 light-years wide and holds a wispy mix of hydrogen and helium atoms, according to a NASA statement released today. Stars that exploded nearby, about 10 million years ago, should have crushed the Fluff or blown it away.

So what's holding the Fluff in place?

"Using data from Voyager, we have discovered a strong magnetic field just outside the solar system," explained Merav Opher, a NASA Heliophysics Guest Investigator from George Mason University. "This magnetic field holds the interstellar cloud together ["The Fluff"] and solves the long-standing puzzle of how it can exist at all."

The Fluff is much more strongly magnetized than anyone had previously suspected," Opher said. "This magnetic field can provide the extra pressure required to resist destruction."

Opher and colleagues detail the discovery in the Dec. 24 issue of the journal Nature.

NASA's two Voyager probes have been racing out of the solar system for more than 30 years. They are now beyond the orbit of Pluto and on the verge of entering interstellar space. During the 1990s, Voyager 1 became the farthest manmade object in space.

The Voyager craft, racing in opposite directions, have revealed among other things that the bubble around our solar system is squashed.

"The Voyagers are not actually inside the Local Fluff," Opher said. "But they are getting close and can sense what the cloud is like as they approach it."

The Fluff is held at bay just beyond the edge of the solar system by the sun's magnetic field, which is inflated by solar wind into a magnetic bubble more than 6.2 billion miles wide (10 billion km). Called the "heliosphere," this bubble protect the inner solar system from galactic cosmic rays and interstellar clouds. The two Voyagers are located in the outermost layer of the heliosphere, or "heliosheath," where the solar wind is slowed by the pressure of interstellar gas.

Voyager 1 entered the heliosheath in December 2004. Voyager 2 followed in August 2007. These crossings provided key data for the new study.

Other interstellar clouds might also be magnetized, Opher and colleagues figure. And we could eventually run into some of them.

"Their strong magnetic fields could compress the heliosphere even more than it is compressed now," according to NASA. "Additional compression could allow more cosmic rays to reach the inner solar system, possibly affecting terrestrial climate and the ability of astronauts to travel safely through space."


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Sept. 23, 2009 -- A small rocket blasted off from Virginia this weekend, carrying nothing. But the launch was carefully timed so the motor's final burst would release 200 pounds of aluminum oxide -- the white, powdery material left behind on rusting aluminum -- into the ionosphere.

The result: a magnificent cloud at the edge of space that scientists used to learn more about electrically charged dust particles, a phenomenon that plays a role in fields as diverse as semiconductor manufacturing to the study of Saturn's rings.

"There's a lot of different dusty plasmas around," said Paul Bernhardt, a physicist at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C., who heads the science team for the Charged Aerosol Release Experiment, known as CARE.

The artificial cloud hovered about 173 miles above Earth, where it was tracked by an array of ground-based radars, as well as an instrument aboard a military research satellite known as STPSat-1.

Scientists plan to use the data to learn more about the physics of charged particles. The studies also may shed light on naturally occurring high-altitude clouds, known as nocticulent or night-shining clouds, which puzzle researchers by their strong radar reflectivity.

"We're looking at the physical properties that cause radar to scatter there," said Virginia Tech researcher Wayne Scales.

"There is a possibility that we can look at the radar scatter (of the artificial cloud) and infer some useful radar characteristics that would tell us something about the natural dust layer, particle size and density," he said.

Scientists have noted an increase in the number of naturally occurring nocticulent clouds over the past decade and speculate that it might be due to changes in Earth's climate.

"This is a diagnostic tool," said Bernhardt. "Launching rockets is expensive. If you can sit on the ground with your radar, day after day, making profiles, that's great, but then you have to know what it means; how many electrons are there; what is the density of the dust; what's the air flow.

"A lot of times we push ourselves outside the normal environment to see if we really understand what's going on," he added.
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WASHINGTON -- Scientists announced Wednesday the discovery of a previously unidentified nearby source of high-energy cosmic rays. The finding was made with a NASA-funded balloon-borne instrument high over Antarctica.

Researchers from the Advanced Thin Ionization Calorimeter (ATIC) collaboration, led by scientists at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, published the results in the Nov. 20 issue of the journal Nature. The new results show an unexpected surplus of cosmic ray electrons at very high energy -- 300-800 billion electron volts -- that must come from a previously unidentified source or from the annihilation of very exotic theoretical particles used to explain dark matter.

"This electron excess cannot be explained by the standard model of cosmic ray origin," said John P. Wefel, ATIC project principal investigator and a professor at Louisiana State. "There must be another source relatively near us that is producing these additional particles."

According to the research, this source would need to be within about 3,000 light years of the sun. It could be an exotic object such as a pulsar, mini-quasar, supernova remnant or an intermediate mass black hole.

"Cosmic ray electrons lose energy during their journey through the galaxy," said Jim Adams, ATIC research lead at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. "These losses increase with the energy of the electrons. At the energies measured by our instrument, these energy losses suppress the flow of particles from distant sources, which helps nearby sources stand out."

The scientists point out, however, that there are few such objects close to our solar system.

"These results may be the first indication of a very interesting object near our solar system waiting to be studied by other instruments," Wefel said.

An alternative explanation is that the surplus of high energy electrons might result from the annihilation of very exotic particles put forward to explain dark matter. In recent decades, scientists have learned that the kind of material making up the universe around us only accounts for about five percent of its mass composition. Close to 70 percent of the universe is composed of dark energy (so called because its nature is unknown). The remaining 25 percent of the mass acts gravitationally just like regular matter, but does little else, so it is normally not visible.

The nature of dark matter is not understood, but several theories that describe how gravity works at very small, quantum distances predict exotic particles that could be good dark matter candidates.

"The annihilation of these exotic particles with each other would produce normal particles such as electrons, positrons, protons and antiprotons that can be observed by scientists," said Eun-Suk Seo, ATIC lead at the University of Maryland, College Park.

The 4,300-pound ATIC experiment was designed to be carried to an altitude of about 124,000 feet above Antarctica using a helium-filled balloon about as large as the interior of the New Orleans Superdome. The goal was to study cosmic rays that otherwise would be absorbed into the atmosphere.

ATIC is an international collaboration of researchers from Louisiana State University, the University of Maryland, Marshall Space Flight Center, Purple Mountain Observatory in China, Moscow State University in Russia and the Max-Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Germany. ATIC is supported in the United States by NASA and flights are conducted under the auspices of the Balloon Program Office at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia by the staff of the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility. Antarctic logistics are provided by the National Science Foundation.
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THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FOR DISTRIBUTION FROM THE 2000 Electric-Plasma Universe Workshop, Beaverton, OR.

IMMENSE FLOWS OF CHARGED PARTICLES DISCOVERED BETWEEN THE STARS

BEAVERTON, OR.--A plasma scientist and a radio astronomer announced the discovery of charged particle flows in interstellar space at the 1999 International Conference on Plasma Science in Monterey, California. The discovery culminated decades of speculation and debate whether or not electricity existed on the scale of hundreds of thousands of light years in the interstellar space between the stars.

According to Anthony Peratt, Scientific Advisor to the United States Department of Energy and a plasma researcher at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, the discovery was made by computer analyzing large amounts of data gathered by radio telescopes from regions in space known to be occupied by 'neutral clouds of hydrogen.' The data was processed and the results obtained by radio astronomer Gerrit Verschuur, Physics Department, University of Memphis. Verschuur found that the 'neutral hydrogen clouds' were not completely a neutral gas of hydrogen and other elements, but rather consisted of charged particles of electrons and ions, called 'plasma.'

The name plasma as applied to charged particles was borrowed from blood-plasma by Nobel laureate Irving Langmuir in 1923 because the particles interacted collectively in a lifelike manner in his laboratory experiments. "Verschuur analyzed nearly two thousand clouds, principally from the Aericibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico, but also from other radio telescopes scattered around the globe," said Peratt. Verschuur had previously found, under high resolution computer processing, that the 'clouds' were not clouds at all but were instead filaments of material which twisted and wound like helices over enormous distances between the stars.

Peratt said that the filaments between the stars are not visible themselves but are observable with radio telescopes that can observe space at much longer wavelengths than are visible to the human eye. Prof. Per Carlqvist, a researcher at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, estimated that the interstellar filaments found by Verschuur conducted electricity with currents as high as ten-thousand billion amperes.

"The individual filaments in space are often called Z-pinches. These Z-pinches occur when current-carrying plasma 'pinches' itself into a filament by a magnetic field the current produces around the plasma. Z-pinches, such as those produced on the Sandia National Laboratories 'Z' machine, are among the most prolific producers of X-rays known,Ó cited Peratt.

The United States Department of Energy funded Z-machine at Sandia has surprised the scientific community during the last few years by breaking all records in the production of high intensity X-rays from wire filaments converted into plasmas by million-volt pulses. Such filaments have already been discovered in our own solar system. For example, the aurora on Earth is known to be caused by million ampere currents flowing down the Earth's magnetic field lines at the northern and southern poles while similar were found by planetary explorer spacecraft to connect the planet Jupiter with its closest satellite Io.

That such currents existed on a much larger scale outside the solar system and beyond the reach of spacecraft has been a topic of conjecture among astronomers and space plasma scientists. According to Igor Alexeff, President of the Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society, "It's not unusual that neutral hydrogen in space should show such well organized current structures; plasma also acts in a lifelike and intelligent way in laboratory experiments and in naturally occurring plasmas such as lightning."

Plasma scientists have long known that 99.999 percent of all observable matter in the universe is matter in the plasma state, often referred to as the fourth, or fundamental, state of matter. In contrast to the first three states of matter most familiar to us on Earth: gases, liquids, and solids; plasmas generate and react strongly to electromagnetic fields. Plasmas are also prodigious producers of electromagnetic radiation. The Sun is a plasma, as are all of the stars and interstellar space, although for the latter, it was thought that the plasma was quite tenuous and spread out until the discovery of the filaments.

On Earth plasma exists in the form of lightning, fluorescent bulbs, flames, the flow of currents in conductors and semiconductors, and the aurora. The earth actually is encased in a protective shell of plasma called the ionosphere and magnetosphere, shielding life from high-energy cosmic and other electromagnetic rays from space.

The discovery was called "Exciting," by S. T. Lai, a researcher at the Air Force Research Laboratory in Hanscom, MA. Lai, an authority on a phenomena called "critical ionization velocity," who noted that the data fell precisely where predicted by the late physics Nobel laureate Hannes Alfvén (1908-1995), who in his theory about the origin of planets in 1942, calculated that if a neutral cloud in space fell through a magnetized plasma, the neutral gas would itself become ionized at discrete velocities.

Alfvén predicted that the signature of his plasma theory in space would be the observation of filaments and his discrete velocities. AlfvÈn calculated that the critical velocity of all the elements in the periodic table could be grouped into just four velocity bands, the first at 51 kilometers per second from hydrogen, the second at 34 kilometers per second from helium, the third centered around 14 kilometers per second from oxygen, neon, and carbon, and a fourth centered around 6 kilometers per second from calcium, sodium, and other heavy elements. ÒThe observed data show precisely these velocities,Ó remarked Peratt. ÒDiscrete velocity components are seen 51, 32, 14, and 5 kilometers per second. Moreover the lines cascade from higher velocity to lower velocity, as they must as the radiotelescope is sighted closer to a filament according to the theory,Ó he said.

M. Garcia, a physicist and electrical engineer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and C. Chan, director of the Plasma Science Laboratory at Northeastern University suggested the possibility of of using new high-power laser and generator facilities at the National Laboratories to further study the filamentation processes and critical velocity effects occurring in the interstellar medium. In any event, a consensus that space is far more electric than earlier imagined suggests a revision of our understanding physical processes in space as far ranging as the formation of planets to the sources of high energy particles and radiation.

ÒElectrical currents seem to play a significant role,Ó concluded Peratt. A full description of the discovery will appear In the September 1999 issue of the Astronomical Journal and the December 2000 issue of the IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science.
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I have a lot of information to share, but most of it is already on my other threads, I will keep things to just plasma here. The night before the Norway spiral I came across this;

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Dr. Anthony L. Perrat's paper regarding auroral events and ancient humans. Very interesting. See thread here;
Thread: Petroglyphs, not just simple, crude drawings from ancient man. The truth is stranger then you could ever imagine.

On the day of the spiral in Norway, I emailed him, not really expecting an answer. These are the replies I got.

An email reply from Dr. Perrat.

Regarding plasma/aurora phenomena over Norway.

>Hi, just a couple of days ago I came across your paper
>Characteristics for the Occurrence of a HighCurrent ZPinch Aurora as
>Recorded in Antiquity, it was fascinating and I was just wondering
>if th[at] was indeed one of the plasma phenomena as seen in the
>petroglyphs found all over the world. The timing of such an event
>could not have been any weirder, since I had only just found your
>paper. I would also like to know if you think this was natural or
>man made? I am curious to see if this "anomaly" was due to EISCAT
>research centre or if indeed it is caused by cosmic ray flux or some
>other kind of space event.

This event was natural and occurs when two Birkeland currents
interact, usually around 300 -500 km above Earth. Birkeland currents
most often occur in pairs because of the 1/r attractive force between
them.

This is not an EISCAT heating phenomena.



Second reply.

Today we have only very weak auroras in the upper ionosphere. In the past, as NASA's THEMIS satellites have discovered, they were a million-million times more energetic and located say, 1 million km from Earth. Petroglyphs are pictures of these, we know, from thermonuclear explosion pictures underground and very high energy experiments in canyons. Also, from supercomputer modeling.

(I have to insert my question here for this to make sense)
And one last thing, given the rise in cosmic ray flux recently and the drop in strength of the Interplanetary Magnetic Field, can we expect more of these types of events in the future?

No, the cosmic flux will not change anything but dense plasma entering the solar system, as is now happening, will.

A dusty plasma is a plasma containing nanometer or micrometer-sized particles suspended in it. Dust particles may be charged and the plasma and particles behave as a plasma,[1][2] following electromagnetic laws for particles up to about 10 nm (or 100 nm if large charges are present). Dust particles may form larger particles resulting in "grain plasmas".

Dusty plasmas are encountered in:
Industrial processing plasmas
Space plasmas

Dusty plasmas are interesting because the presence of particles significantly alters the charged particle equilibrium leading to different phenomena. It is a field of current research. Electrostatic coupling between the grains can vary over a wide range so that the states of the dusty plasma can change from weakly coupled (gaseous) to crystalline. Such plasmas are of interest as a non-Hamiltonian system of interacting particles and as a means to study generic fundamental physics of self-organization, pattern formation, phase transitions, and scaling.

The temperature of dust in a plasma may be quite different from its environment.

The electric potential of dust particles is typically 1–10 V (positive or negative). The potential is usually negative because the electrons are more mobile than the ions. The physics is essentially that of a Langmuir probe that draws no net current, including formation of a Debye sheath with a thickness of a few times the Debye length. If the electrons charging the dust grains are relativistic, then the dust may charge to several kilovolts [1]. Field electron emission, which tends to reduce the negative potential, can be important due to the small size of the particles. The photoelectric effect and the impact of positive ions may actually result in a positive potential of the dust particles.

[link to en.wikipedia.org]

Thread: Aussie Bloke was right in his warning of a dust cloud!

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It's the electromagnetic energy they are keeping an eye on. It WILL affect the sun's cycle. Which, in turn, WILL affect us.

This "wave" is coming!
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Lot's of prophecies on this "wave" or "transformation".

I prefer the keys of Enoch and Edgar Cayce.

It's fun to see astrological readers and physics matching up with hard science and not even realizing it.
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Check out LASCO C3
Watch the planet after the comet impact
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Real quick, here is a brief overview of the other thread if you guys are having a hard time sifting through it all to find information we were talking about.


Around page 45 - Dark Dwarf material

Few pages later it goes into that NASA article about the existence of NEMESIS

50 - Government intervention and what might happen during an 'event' of losing power grids

52 - Begin talks of Magnetic Flux Tubes connecting Earth and Sun

55 - Reports on effects of EMP pulse in United States and its monetary and societal aftermath.

58 - awesome quick reference to : The Intertellar (magnetic cloud) can support a continuous ion flow between "connected" bodies, this phenomena would be orders of magnitude beyond a simple CME discharge.

This is much discussed throughout a large portion because of its ramifications

60s - begin referencing connection between FLUFF, RIBBON, Magnetic Flux Tube, and what was mentioned on 58

61-62 and Further - Also explains climate changes on planetary bodies due to the magnetics outside heliosphere compressing heliosphere, which is referenced in an article by NASA, and is seen from data on the planets, AND THE SUN (though NASA never admits it messing with the sun)

63 - Person posting in the KNOW about PLASMA and its effect on this topic. Says he works with Plasma Deposition and is something we should research

65 - Topics begin spreading out towards metaphysical and ancients

70 - Power grids going down in Chile - GLPers asking if this might be an event that OP has stated about major cities and their grids going down to being a precursor type event.

72 - Esoterics and planetary alignments

75 - Finding many articles concerning new infrared detectors for space and other NASA articles relevant to OPs initial posts.

76 - OPs BACK
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Funny, he said this doesn't really have anything to do with PX and then a few days later the news came out about Nemesis. I wonder if that might be a cover story, as weird as it sounds that they would use something that they have been laughing off for ten-twenty years, but it would explain away all the comets hitting and the sun strangeness.


Focus, I noticed that also. i wonder if it might have been because he doesn't have all the 'secret' information on it. That would explain something like that. There has to be some type of misinformation floating around, especially if he is not privy to highly classified stuff.



Correct. OP was looking for more information and was data mining to fill in his own gaps in knowledge.

I think he simply knows that something is coming and it will interact with the sund, and that will intensify the CME and possible shut down the "grid" here on earth.

To me, it simply sounds like the OP did not want his kids in an urban environment in such an event.

I have to agree with him on that.
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I completely agree with you 8398. You had mentioned in the other thread his possible data mining, etc, to help fill in the gaps he had. I think we did TOO good of job. chuckle
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It's the electromagnetic energy they are keeping an eye on. It WILL affect the sun's cycle. Which, in turn, WILL affect us.

This "wave" is coming!
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Question: What is 'The Wave' you are referencing? The fluff, or the magnetics at the heliosheath?
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It's the electromagnetic energy they are keeping an eye on. It WILL affect the sun's cycle. Which, in turn, WILL affect us.

This "wave" is coming!




Lot's of prophecies on this "wave" or "transformation".

I prefer the keys of Enoch and Edgar Cayce.

It's fun to see astrological readers and physics matching up with hard science and not even realizing it.
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It is what we have been waiting for!
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LOL good point! damn...
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PLASMA, its importance and why you should know about it.
Thread: PLASMA, its importance and why you should know about it. Warning, educational.

Article which came out on December 23, 2009;

The solar system is passing through an interstellar cloud that physics says should not exist. In the Dec. 24th issue of Nature, a team of scientists reveal how NASA's Voyager spacecraft have solved the mystery.

Astronomers call the cloud we're running into now the Local Interstellar Cloud or "Local Fluff" for short. It's about 30 light years wide and contains a wispy mixture of hydrogen and helium atoms at a temperature of 6000 C. The existential mystery of the Fluff has to do with its surroundings. About 10 million years ago, a cluster of supernovas exploded nearby, creating a giant bubble of million-degree gas. The Fluff is completely surrounded by this high-pressure supernova exhaust and should be crushed or dispersed by it.


"The observed temperature and density of the local cloud do not provide enough pressure to resist the 'crushing action' of the hot gas around it," says Opher.

So how does the Fluff survive? The Voyagers have found an answer.

"Voyager data show that the Fluff is much more strongly magnetized than anyone had previously suspected—between 4 and 5 microgauss*," says Opher. "This magnetic field can provide the extra pressure required to resist destruction."

*snip*
"There could be interesting times ahead!" says Opher.
[link to science.nasa.gov]


Of course they will not tell you the whole truth and they mix in words like fluff and wispy, to calm you and dismiss the whole thing. NASA KNOW this is a dense plasma.

Sept. 7, 1999: As photographed from space, the Earth looks like it is floating in a black void. But, unseen by our eyes and most cameras, the Earth is actually surrounded by a complex system of interacting electric and magnetic fields, electric currents and charged particles called the magnetosphere.

The magnetosphere provides a barrier between our planet and particles continually given off by the Sun's corona called the "solar wind." These particles constitute a plasma - a mixture of electrons (negatively charged) and ions (atoms that have lost electrons, resulting in a positive electric charge).

Plasma is not a gas, liquid, or solid - it is the fourth state of matter. Plasma often behaves like a gas, except that it conducts electricity and is affected by magnetic fields. On an astronomical scale, plasma is common. The Sun is composed of plasma, fire is plasma, fluorescent and neon lights contain plasma.

"99.9 percent of the Universe is made up of plasma," says Dr. Dennis Gallagher, a plasma physicist at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. "Very little material in space is made of rock like the Earth."

The plasma of the magnetosphere has many different levels of temperature and concentration. The coldest magnetospheric plasma is most often found in the plasmasphere, a donut-shaped region surrounding the Earth's middle. But plasma from the plasmasphere can be detected throughout the magnetosphere because it gets blown around by electric and magnetic forces.

The plasmasphere extends out to as little as 2 to 3 Earth radii and, under quiet conditions on the evening side, perhaps more than 6 Earth radii. (Because conditions in space constantly vary and regions never have exact boundaries, plasma physicists measure the plasmasphere relative to the size of Earth: 4,000 miles [6,400 km] is about one Earth radius.) The extent of the plasmasphere depends on space weather activity. High levels of activity erode the plasmasphere; long periods of quiet allow the plasmasphere to expand.
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It's the electromagnetic energy they are keeping an eye on. It WILL affect the sun's cycle. Which, in turn, WILL affect us.

This "wave" is coming!


Question: What is 'The Wave' you are referencing? The fluff, or the magnetics at the heliosheath?
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It's both! The fluff is the physical aspect of the energy.
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Thread: PLASMA, its importance and why you should know about it. Warning, educational.

Article which came out on December 23, 2009;

The solar system is passing through an interstellar cloud that physics says should not exist. In the Dec. 24th issue of Nature, a team of scientists reveal how NASA's Voyager spacecraft have solved the mystery.

Astronomers call the cloud we're running into now the Local Interstellar Cloud or "Local Fluff" for short. It's about 30 light years wide and contains a wispy mixture of hydrogen and helium atoms at a temperature of 6000 C. The existential mystery of the Fluff has to do with its surroundings. About 10 million years ago, a cluster of supernovas exploded nearby, creating a giant bubble of million-degree gas. The Fluff is completely surrounded by this high-pressure supernova exhaust and should be crushed or dispersed by it.


"The observed temperature and density of the local cloud do not provide enough pressure to resist the 'crushing action' of the hot gas around it," says Opher.

So how does the Fluff survive? The Voyagers have found an answer.

"Voyager data show that the Fluff is much more strongly magnetized than anyone had previously suspected—between 4 and 5 microgauss*," says Opher. "This magnetic field can provide the extra pressure required to resist destruction."

*snip*
"There could be interesting times ahead!" says Opher.
[link to science.nasa.gov]


Of course they will not tell you the whole truth and they mix in words like fluff and wispy, to calm you and dismiss the whole thing. NASA KNOW this is a dense plasma.

Sept. 7, 1999: As photographed from space, the Earth looks like it is floating in a black void. But, unseen by our eyes and most cameras, the Earth is actually surrounded by a complex system of interacting electric and magnetic fields, electric currents and charged particles called the magnetosphere.

The magnetosphere provides a barrier between our planet and particles continually given off by the Sun's corona called the "solar wind." These particles constitute a plasma - a mixture of electrons (negatively charged) and ions (atoms that have lost electrons, resulting in a positive electric charge).

Plasma is not a gas, liquid, or solid - it is the fourth state of matter. Plasma often behaves like a gas, except that it conducts electricity and is affected by magnetic fields. On an astronomical scale, plasma is common. The Sun is composed of plasma, fire is plasma, fluorescent and neon lights contain plasma.

"99.9 percent of the Universe is made up of plasma," says Dr. Dennis Gallagher, a plasma physicist at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. "Very little material in space is made of rock like the Earth."

The plasma of the magnetosphere has many different levels of temperature and concentration. The coldest magnetospheric plasma is most often found in the plasmasphere, a donut-shaped region surrounding the Earth's middle. But plasma from the plasmasphere can be detected throughout the magnetosphere because it gets blown around by electric and magnetic forces.

The plasmasphere extends out to as little as 2 to 3 Earth radii and, under quiet conditions on the evening side, perhaps more than 6 Earth radii. (Because conditions in space constantly vary and regions never have exact boundaries, plasma physicists measure the plasmasphere relative to the size of Earth: 4,000 miles [6,400 km] is about one Earth radius.) The extent of the plasmasphere depends on space weather activity. High levels of activity erode the plasmasphere; long periods of quiet allow the plasmasphere to expand.
[link to science.nasa.gov]
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XENUS, thanks for your contributions! I'm going to start researching the Electric Universe and the Plasma connection more, so, thanks!
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It's the electromagnetic energy they are keeping an eye on. It WILL affect the sun's cycle. Which, in turn, WILL affect us.

This "wave" is coming!


Question: What is 'The Wave' you are referencing? The fluff, or the magnetics at the heliosheath?



It's both! The fluff is the physical aspect of the energy.
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Awesome. My thoughts too.
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It's going to take very strong and resourceful minds to make it through this.

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