Originally posted by tyranny22
Could anyone help me understand this?
Originally posted by DangerDeath
You can't create superscript in ATS text editor. I think that's it.
Originally posted by bluewaves11
The way I see it is, every race will die EXCEPT black people. the reason I say this is because they're the only race that can fully tolerate the suns rays. It has been proven that we came from black people. Maybe the world is just going through it's recurring cycle. I predict only black people will be standing and control the world.
Sure, people will be able to live off of batteries, generators etc. but they will be used up soon. After that, you're history.
Originally posted by Phage
Originally posted by squiz
No magnetosphere no atmosphere, so yes it does protect us. it will deflect the solar wind depending on the polarity of the interplanetary magnetic field. otherwise it redirects the particles along the field earths lines at the poles to cause aurora.
I'm a little confused at what your saying here. Or are you talking about uv radiation?
Yeah, the solar wind isn't composed of high energy particles of the likes of cosmic rays, however there are solar cosmic rays (stupid name) from flares. depends on your definition of high energy I guess, solar cosmic rays can be up to 10 billion eV. I'd call that high energy.
The magnetosphere is not the only protection from the solar wind. Venus has no planetary magnetosphere and has a dense atmosphere. In lieu of a planetary magnetic field, an induced magnetic field forms, produced by interactions between the solar wind and the ionosphere. It would take a very long time with no planetary magnetosphere for our atmosphere to be stripped away if it happened at all.
I'm talking about both UV radiation and high energy particles (both cosmic rays and the high energy particles from the sun). The magnetosphere does intercept some of these but even if it didn't, the atmosphere still would. The atmosphere can deal with high energy particles better than the magnetosphere can. Of course, in case of a gamma ray burst or some other truly awesome event, neither our magnetosphere nor our atmosphere would help. But for the ordinary, everyday stuff, the atmosphere works fine.
[edit on 12/16/2008 by Phage]
Originally posted by meaguireBased on past climate history and solar history, if in fact the suns magnetic activity slows, or collapses and we enter a prolonged period of little or no sunspot activity, we’ll see a global cooling trend.