posted on Aug, 9 2006 @ 05:55 AM
Originally posted by Nygdan
What increase? Do you mean sunspot activity? Sunspot activity varies along an 11 year cycle.
True. Though there is a definite increase in solar activity and we are only half way through the 11 year cycle.
This can be attributed to many things, though it is likely that there is a major and minor cycle with the minor cycle ever 11 years and the major
cycle ever 4000 years or so. Some even speculate that our current runaway global warming could be caused by the sun reaching a major peak.
There is also speculation over whether these major cycles could be the cause of extinction cycles here on earth.
In relation to the original post, I would like to join cmdrkeenkid in saying... WHAT???!!?? HUH??? It’s news to me that all our galaxy’s stars are
increasing in activity...
I can say this much, If I ever observed a uniform increase in radiation due to a so called galaxy wide increase in solar activity, I would say that
there was something wrong with my telescope or measurement apparatus, or I just dreamed it
On a serious note, there is one very interesting discovery recently that does have a bearing on the recent increased sun spot activity. We have
discovered that the violent magnetic storms that cause sun spots and solar flares could act in a wave.
In other words a cascade effect could occur where by one sun spot creates another that is larger, and so on until there is a very violent solar event
that could project a massive amount of corona out, in the form of a gigantic flare. This could have happened in the past and could go a long way to
explaining what happened to the atmosphere on mars.
I truly hope if this event ever were to occur again that the earth is not in line of fire so to speak, or we will see a serious light show followed
very quickly by all the seas and oceans boiling off and life on the earth would cease as we know it… There is a chance that some forms of life could
survive but they would of course be the microbial bacteria found in the sealed underground caverns that exist deep underground.
Any hoo, not to be to negative or anything lol ;p
All the best,
[edit on 9-8-2006 by Neon Haze]