posted on Feb, 28 2009 @ 11:28 AM
reply to post by el_bloom
It's not my task to prove you wrong. It is your task to prove the claim that the pulsar has affected the sun and/or the magnetosphere and atmosphere.
I'm pointing to problems with your evidence. If you can resolve the problems it will help your case.
Please read your sources more closely and pay more attention before trying to connect them with the topic (you should have started a new thread, btw).
They are both referring to cosmic rays. The pulsar has flared in its output of gamma and x-rays. Cosmic rays are not the same as x-rays. Cosmic rays
are high energy particles. X-rays are electromagnetic radiation. Completely different animals.
The gamma and x-rays were detected by extremely sensitive instruments. Though very "bright" in comparison to other sources, the actual amount of
energy is very small after having traveled 30,000 light years.
As I pointed out, a much more powerful flare in 2004 did have a very small effect on the ionosphere. It did not affect the lower atmosphere or the
magnetosphere in any appreciable way.
Can you show me any evidence of an increase in cosmic ray count attributable to the pulsar?
Why is there apparently no effect shown in the magnetosphere simulator by other bright flares in this series from the neutron star?
I'm not an astrophysicist. I wouldn't begin to claim to know all the things that can affect the magnetosphere but since the October pulse seems to
come from the same direction as the solar wind, I would guess that the Sun burped, as it often does.
But as I said, you claim it is related to the pulsar, it is up to you to prove the relationship. To do this you must explain how gamma and x-rays
moving at the speed of light can affect the shape of the magnetosphere (or affect the sun). You must then demonstrate that the radiation from the
pulsar was sufficiently intense (and coming from the right direction) to cause what you claim are the effects.
Because two things happen at the same time is not enough to prove they are related.
[edit on 2/28/2009 by Phage]