Holy Moly!

  Dec 14, 2017 Why do coronal holes accelerate the solar wind? Recently, the Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded a coronal hole as it moved across the Sun’s photosphere, causing a storm of charged particles to blast toward Earth. Heliophysicists believe that coronal holes are regions of “open magnetic fields”. The …

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Love the Light

  Dec 11, 2017 Dark theories challenged again. “It cannot be seen, cannot be felt, Cannot be heard, cannot be smelt, It lies behind stars and under hills, And empty holes it fills, It comes first and follows after, Ends life, kills laughter.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien Previous Picture of the …

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Not Enough Time

Dec 8, 2017 How long it takes things to form in space is a complete mystery. Black holes continue to elude detection by the most powerful telescopes and radiation sensors, but the consensus community insists that they exist, because they say that they can be inferred by their effect on …

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Disconnected Theories

  Dec 5, 2017 Magnetic reconnection is in the news again. On February 17, 2007 NASA launched the The Time History of Events and Macroscale Interactions during Substorms (THEMIS) on a mission to study Earth’s aurorae. The fleet of five satellites monitored changes in auroral brightness and morphology, in order …

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The Strokes of Night

Dec 1, 2017 Lightning phenomena are scaleable. Transverse electric currents accompany a main discharge channel. That channel is often seen by most people as a terrestrial lightning bolt. Slow-motion videos show that multiple leader strokes descend from the clouds, while less visible potential contacts rise from the ground. Once two …

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