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Stealth storm erupts from the sun

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posted on May, 19 2009 @ 12:50 PM
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Stealth storm erupts from the sun


www.newscientist.com

The twin STEREO probes that image the sun's activity have caught sight of a burp of ionised gas that blasted into space from our star's surface without warning.

The find confirms suspicions that some solar ejections can occur even though the surface of the sun looks tranquil.

The sun ordinarily gives some warning when it is about to let loose a CME. Plasma filaments, flares, dim areas, and bright S-shaped sigmoids are often associated with the events.

However, in the past decade or so, solar physicists have measured a number of mild magnetic storms around Earth

(visit the link for the full news article)



[edit on 19-5-2009 by theflashor]




posted on May, 19 2009 @ 12:50 PM
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Solar Maximum here we come..

Scientists tell us that solar maximum in 2012 could be serious. If you dont allready know about the earths magnetic field and the suns coronal ejections i suggest you do your research. Its a ticking time bomb to be honest. 2012 is when the next solar maximum is, and earths natural defence is seriously weak at the moment.

www.newscientist.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on May, 19 2009 @ 01:04 PM
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Well, now it does seem that Solar Maximum is not going to be as bad as predictions once said according to NOAA...

Here is an image on how strong they predict Solar Cycle 24 will be.

The latest prediction on May 2009 is the bottom image .





standeyo.com...

They are predicting Solar Cycle 24 will be the weakest since Solar Cycle 16 which peaked with 78 Sunspots in 1928.

Here is the original link where Stan Deyo got some of his info.

www.spaceweather.com...


[edit on 19-5-2009 by ElectricUniverse]



posted on May, 19 2009 @ 01:23 PM
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well to be honest they havnt got a clue have they. Thats only based on what we have seen so far but as we know the sun activity is highly unpredictable. All we know is that it has 12 year cycles.



posted on May, 19 2009 @ 01:30 PM
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So wait a sec
the sun is a star

if the sun collapses it becomes a massive black hole correct?
and then... there goes our solar system?




posted on May, 19 2009 @ 02:22 PM
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Originally posted by theflashor
well to be honest they havnt got a clue have they. Thats only based on what we have seen so far but as we know the sun activity is highly unpredictable. All we know is that it has 12 year cycles.


The average is 11 year cycles. Which is, most of the time, how long Solar Cycles last. But they have been known to last longer.



posted on May, 19 2009 @ 02:24 PM
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Originally posted by ModernAcademia
So wait a sec
the sun is a star

if the sun collapses it becomes a massive black hole correct?
and then... there goes our solar system?



It is generally thought that a star would have to be approximatly 3 times the size of our sun to collapse into a black hole. Reguardless, our sun still has approximatly 5 billon years of life left, so I think were good! For now...




Our sun is about 5 billion years old. It is nearly half way through its life. Five billion years from now the sun will run out of hydrogen gas. When that happens the sun will grow about one hundred times bigger than it is right now. And then it will start to become a white dwarf. Our sun will become a glowing hot ember, about the size of Earth. It will eventually cool down.


-E-



posted on May, 19 2009 @ 02:24 PM
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Originally posted by theflashor
well to be honest they havnt got a clue have they.


That is why they are called projections, just like the GCMs trying to project Climate Change.

However, observational data does support the fact that the Sun has been in a phase of very low activity, with the Solar conveyor belt having slowed down to a crawl to levels not seen in over a century. But as i have said in the past, for all we know this could just be the clam before the storm phase.



posted on May, 19 2009 @ 02:25 PM
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well we dont really know what happens after death, or what happens when you get sucked into a exploded star. But yes what you say is the general conception.



posted on May, 19 2009 @ 02:31 PM
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Here is a pic from today with the storms, now there is a third one. These were taken from SOHO (Solar and Heliospheric Observatory NASA.GOV). This is the site to watch. It states that the storms are not powerful enough to be considered sunspots.


STEREO (Behind) observed as two sizeable active regions sported arcing loops and magnetic interactions with each other (May 8-9, 2009). The regions were not sufficiently intense enough to be sunspots, but we have not even seen many active regions for many quiet months. The strong magnetic fields did spawn numerous dancing loops that reveal particles spinning along magnetic field lines above the Sun. These are viewed in extreme UV light at 171 Angstroms. One string of connections appears to link the magnetic fields of both the areas for some of the two-day period.


SOHO



Sunspots Today....




posted on May, 19 2009 @ 02:43 PM
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Originally posted by MysterE
Reguardless, our sun still has approximatly 5 billon years of life left, so I think were good! For now...

Between now and 5 billion years is massive heat!
So WE are good, but to say humans are good for 5 billion yrs is incorrect




Our sun is about 5 billion years old. It is nearly half way through its life. Five billion years from now the sun will run out of hydrogen gas. When that happens the sun will grow about one hundred times bigger than it is right now. And then it will start to become a white dwarf. Our sun will become a glowing hot ember, about the size of Earth. It will eventually cool down.

It's radius will grow about 400 times bigger than it is now while it turns into a red star.

When it turns into a red giant, it will eat up nearby planets and maybe even earth.

[edit on 19-5-2009 by ModernAcademia]



posted on May, 19 2009 @ 02:58 PM
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Originally posted by ModernAcademia

Originally posted by MysterE
Reguardless, our sun still has approximatly 5 billon years of life left, so I think were good! For now...

Between now and 5 billion years is massive heat!
So WE are good, but to say humans are good for 5 billion yrs is incorrect

I believe what I said was "Reguardless, our sun still has approximatly 5 billon years of life left, so I think were good! For now..."

-E-



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