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Originally posted by UFOTECH
I know that my PM-1401GN neutron detector is often effected by cosmic rays and the only thing that stops them is a shield material with a large neutron cross section such as boron. It is supposed to only pick up gamma and neutron energies but the cosmic rays also are noticed. I have been having about the same background levels at sea level so this breach is not effecting cosmic ray levels that reach the ground.
Of course at ground level what we might think of as cosmic rays could actually be from other sources like nuclear waste stored at reactor sites. Those neutrons can travel a great distance from their source and most people are not aware of that.
Originally posted by VitriolAndAngst
>> What about the interaction of the Magnetic field to create lighting? As I understand it, they now believe that we have "space lightning" or more accurately, discharges between clouds and space. The other end -- what we see, is the discharge of the cloud to the earth. It isn't friction causing this.
We get our ozone from lightning -- and THIS is what helps the atmosphere shield us.
At a guess from what I've read, without the Magnetosphere, the ionosphere might be depleted in about 10 or more years.
Venus may have a heavy atmosphere -- but it is very different, and I don't know if it stops a lot of the UV rays with anything more than lots of sulfuric soot.
>> What do you think?
Originally posted by zorgon
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.
Now its really weird because its SNOWING heavily outside right now... fluffy white stuff... people pushing snow off their cars... I expect pictures all over the internet tomorrow...
Its a rare day we see a little snow in Vegas but THIS?
Originally posted by DangerDeath
We also get very often within Jupiter's magnetic influence.
Originally posted by unknown known
reply to post by johnsky
Are you sad about the up coming solar storms?