reply to post by mars1
Thanks just stumbled onto that, there's just too much jargon, non info and whakos making comments on the other forums to decipher anything specific
relating to the images in first post. What does seem to be indicated is that the sun had a bit of a hissyfit yesterday and the magnetosphere has been
doing some unusual (but not unheard of, or so it seems) things since.
Here is one post by a member Xenus which is quite interesting
These are NOT normal CMEs...
If you go to soho
[link to sohodata.nascom.nasa.gov]
Use the 284 cam and choose 200 images you can clearly see the sun has adopted two STREAMS of energy at exactly opposite sides of the sun.
Now compare the 284 images with lasco 3 and you can see the two streams of energy. These are not normal CMEs and more like rivers of plasma flowing
off of the sun being caused by something that is pulling from BOTH SIDES.
This means it's BIGGER than our solar system which would mean it's our Galaxy or bigger.
Good reasoning and rational thinking, makes me very happy when there are still people capable of such thoughts. It indeed is bigger than our solar
system and it's already inside. It seems to be a pocket of hot plasma that we drifted into/it drifted into our solar system, or both. It's not
bigger than the galaxy, if NASA's estimates are correct, more than 10 light years across. But I am assuming that they are indeed talking about the
same dense plasma that has entered our solar system. It could be something else, it's hard to be sure when the pieces are scattered around as they
are and the terms are all changed/altered.
It could be smaller, it could be larger, regardless it's here and affecting the solar system if you haven't noticed already. Plasma, I love that
word, before last year it was merely something out of sci-fi for me, but now I know otherwise. It's real and everywhere, plasma is a state, the true
state of the universe. Gases, liquids and solids are low energy/cold plasma, we are the result of plasma. Mix dust which is abundant with plasma and
it changes structure into a crystalline one, cool that down and you get a comet/asteroid. Hence the fireballs you see as they heat up due to friction
against our atmosphere, changing the gases into plasma and perhaps even itself changing states into plasma too, like when they get close to the sun
and flare up.
Fusion = creating energy from matter
Plasma = creating matter from energy
Plasma is very, very complicated, with many variables.
In physics and chemistry, plasma is a gas, in which a certain proportion of its particles are ionized. The presence of a non-negligible number of
charge carriers makes the plasma electrically conductive so that it responds strongly to electromagnetic fields. Plasma therefore has properties quite
unlike those of solids, liquids, or gases and is considered to be a distinct state of matter. Like gas, plasma does not have a definite shape or a
definite volume unless enclosed in a container; unlike gas, in the influence of a magnetic field, it may form structures such as filaments, beams and
double layers (see section 3, below). Some common plasmas are fire, lightning, and the Sun.
[link to en.wikipedia.org]
The plasma article on Wikipedia has been updated in incorporate a lot of new information, thanks to plasma physicists and electrical engineers.
Will continue to see if I can gleam any more precise info.. regards