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Sun's protective 'bubble' is shrinking

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posted on Oct, 22 2008 @ 01:54 AM
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New data has revealed that the heliosphere, the protective shield of energy that surrounds our solar system, has weakened by 25 per cent over the past decade and is now at it lowest level since the space race began 50 years ago.

Scientists are baffled at what could be causing the barrier to shrink in this way and are to launch mission to study the heliosphere.


www.telegraph.co.uk...


The heliosphere is created by the solar wind, a combination of electrically charged particles and magnetic fields that emanate a more than a million miles an hour from the sun, meet the intergalactic gas that fills the gaps in space between solar systems.

At the boundary where they meet a shock wave is formed that deflects interstellar radiation around the solar system as it travels through the galaxy.


Does this mean that cosmic radiation will increase on earth? Could this be a factor in global warming? Will it stabalise?

In all honesty, this truelly scares me.

[edit on 18-2-2009 by Crakeur]




posted on Oct, 22 2008 @ 01:58 AM
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There is a big discussion on this here.



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