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2012-ISM dust-Cosmic Rays-Global/Solar System Warming-Possible beginning of ICE AGE

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posted on Mar, 11 2010 @ 06:22 PM

Global warming on Neptune's moon Triton as well as Jupiter and Pluto, and now Mars has some [scientists] scratching their heads over what could possibly be in common with the warming of all these planets

Simultaneous warming on Earth and Mars suggests that our planet's recent climate changes have a natural—and not a human-induced—cause, according to one scientist's controversial theory.

In 2005 data from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor and Odyssey missions revealed that the carbon dioxide "ice caps" near Mars's south pole had been diminishing for three summers in a row.
Even more fascinating is what NASA has not said since the launch of IBEX: By monitoring the shape and distribution of this ENA ribbon, we can see how it changes with time.

As the solar system passes through interstellar space (and the Local Fluff), this external magnetic field can squash and squeeze our heliosphere. When this happens, highly energetic (and damaging) cosmic rays can penetrate deeper into our solar system.

New data has revealed that the heliosphere, the protective shield of energy that surrounds our solar system, has weakened by 25 per cent over the past decade and is now at it lowest level since the space race began 50 years ago.
If the heliosphere continues to weaken, scientists fear that the amount of cosmic radiation reaching the inner parts of our solar system, including Earth, will increase.
In 2003, cosmic dust into our solar system recently tripled and the pace is expected to grow over the next decade. The rate is expected to stay constant until 2005, and then increase by another factor of 3 prior to 2013 2012 we will be passing through the Galactic Equator where galactic gravity is the strongest running more or less through the center of the Milky Way Galaxy.

Schoenberg (1964) has shown that dust clouds have a FAR FROM random alignment, and that they show a strong preference for apparent elongation along the plane. Dense dust clouds show a definite tendency to align themselves parallel to the galactic plane. Consider ISM that is ionized only by the solar UV, and then assess the amount of neutral interstellar hydrogen that is accreted by the Earth’s atmosphere during a single passage through a dense cloud. Case is substantial changes in the terrestrial atmosphere. In that case hydrogen acts as a chemical agent to remove oxygen atoms and to cause OZONE concentration reductions

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posted on Mar, 11 2010 @ 11:29 PM
* A growth of dark spots on Pluto
in surface material processing of outer heliosphere objects. Radiation darkening22) could
account for the reddening of spectra of outer heliosphere objects such as 5145 Pholus and
perhaps Pluto23) and other Kuiper belt objects24). The extent of processing of these
materials by the heliospheric environment may yield important clues to the evolution of
the solar nebula. One could even speculate as to whether the anomalous component could
have played a role in the processing of organic to prebiotic material at some past epoch.
Xenology: An Introduction to the Scientific Study of Extraterrestrial Life, Intelligence, and Civilization
First Edition
© 1975-1979, 2008 Robert A. Freitas Jr. All Rights Reserved.
Sol is located only ten parsecs above the Galactic Plane,20,57 and about ten kiloparsecs from the center.20,1945,1976
…They knew then where the Galactic Plane was…

posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 02:15 AM

... this article supports my belief about the ISM ... local fluff .. that it is there we are headed toward it and.. .. still everyone seem to overlook the facts when it is in plain sight.... I want to get the knowledge out there.... the links .. are to noticable to be over looked ... take time to read my post and you will find the connection ..... thanks for taking the time... I sure it will be worth it...

posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 02:15 AM

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posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 01:55 AM
...This is another link on Heliosphere and the increase of Cosmic rays...
..The local interstellar neighborhood, even shows the ISM . and G-cloud in diagram link is for cotent below...

May 11, 2007 — Our solar system is taking the road less traveled from the rest of the Milky Way galaxy, say scientists who used radio signals from two spacecraft nearing interstellar space to map the unexpected route.
The researchers determined that the magnetic field in interstellar space is propelling our solar system along at a 60-degree to 90-degree angle from the rest of the galaxy.

That's happening because the part of the interstellar magnetic field that comes closest to our system is not parallel to the spiraling arms of the galaxy, as it appears to be elsewhere.

As a result, our solar system has taken on a bullet-shaped appearance as it soars through space, say Merav Opher, with George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., who published his research in this week's issue of the journal Science.

The researchers used data from the two 30-year-old Voyager probes and computer modeling to calculate the solar system's position.
"The IBEX results are truly remarkable, with emissions not resembling any of the current theories or models of this never-before-seen region," says Dr. David J. McComas, IBEX principal investigator and assistant vice president of the Space Science and Engineering Division at Southwest Research Institute. "We expected to see small, gradual spatial variations at the interstellar boundary, some 10 billion miles away. However, IBEX is showing us a very narrow ribbon that is two to three times brighter than anything else in the sky.

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posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 03:02 AM
link +Latest+Science+News)

...Ribbon at Edge of Our Solar System: Will the Sun Enter a Million-Degree Cloud of Interstellar Gas?
ScienceDaily (May 24, 2010) — Is the Sun going to enter a million-degree galactic cloud of interstellar gas soon?

IBEX is catching matter from a hot neighboring interstellar cloud, which the Sun might enter in a hundred years.
.. this was stated in the article.... I have seen written some scientist believe could be less than 20 years... an that was said years ago.. so ?.. I doubt they would post the exact timeS.. ..notice the word MIGHT in th setence..... If you believe our knowledge of the solar vicinity, the next cloud passage could happen within 20 - 50,000 years.
Sun is presently just in the right place, within a thousand of astronomical units from the cloud boundary," explains Grzedzielski .... SO .. hmm is there a cloud .. yeah... there is
"The solar wind isn't inflating the heliosphere as much as it used to," says McComas. "That means less shielding against cosmic rays."

In addition to weakened solar wind, "Ulysses also finds that the sun's underlying magnetic field has weakened by more than 30% since the mid-1990s," says Posner. "This reduces natural shielding even more."
Sun's protective 'bubble' is shrinking
The protective bubble around the sun that helps to shield the Earth from harmful interstellar radiation is shrinking and getting weaker, Nasa scientists have warned.
The observations
Recent analysis of observations made in the far ultraviolet with Hubble's Goddard High Resolution Spectrograph (GHRS) has been carried out by the international group of scientists. By combining measurements from the Hubble Space Telescope with Voyager measurements, the scientists have not only located the interstellar bow shock, but have also discovered that the nose of the heliosphere points 120 away from the direction from which the local cloud is approaching. In this way the group has been able to determine the direction of the interstellar magnetic field which causes this 120 tilt.

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posted on Jul, 13 2010 @ 01:02 PM
Interresting indeed Vonour. Even though I myself fail to see the connection with 2012 here=) I know that most sources points towards a more or less significant change in anything from 20 - 50000 years, but even so I don't thinkn that we will be around to see these effects. But anyhow, what is your oppinion on all this? Do you think that this is something that might happen during our lifetime?

The way I see it is that we have monitored the sun for far to insignificant amount of time to actually draw any kind of conclussion about what is normal or not. I think that this increase in cosmic dust is what you would have expected to see during the last little ice age (the Dalton minimum) and doesn't have to mean that we're entering a new ice age.

I'm not saying that I'm right in my oppinions, just that these changes might be more or less normal (expected) from time to time. Anyhow, good job on gathering all the info here

posted on Jul, 13 2010 @ 01:25 PM

Originally posted by Vonour
reply to post by Anamnesis

"This article proposes that increased sun activity is related to increases in cosmic dust which is being attracted by the Sun’s magnetic field. In 2003, cosmic dust into our solar system increased threefold. Between 2005 and 2013 cosmic dust will increase by another factor of 3. If the Sun affects Earth weather, and increased cosmic dust fuels the Sun, we are in for a rough ride. Of greatest concern: volcano activity over the past 100 years has increased 500%. The timing of this increase is disturbing because the usually dependable (every 600,000 years) Yellowstone super volcano is 40,000 years late."

A 200% increase in tornadoes in unexpected areas such as Maryland from 50 years ago. Planetophysical State of the Earth and Life by Dr. Dmitriev (1997)

A 400% increase in the overall number of natural catastrophes on Earth between 1963 and 1993 (Dmitriev 1997)

A 230% increase in the strength of the Sun’s magnetic field since 1901 (Lockwood, 1998)

9 out of the 21 most severe earthquakes from 856-1999 AD occurred in the 20th century (Russian National Earthquake Information Center, 1999)

A 400% increase in the number of earthquakes over 2.5 on the Richter scale since 1973 (Manderville 1998)

A 500% increase in Earth’s volcanic activity between 1875 and 1993. For increases between 1973 and 1998 see the graph below (Mandeville 2000 )

I have to add though, that not all of these sources are reliable. I don't know if the part about Yellowstone is your or someone elses citation, but I do know that that isn't anywhere near truth. Yellowstone is not overdue for a big eruption, the fact is that USGS state that there is no frequency in the eruptions of Yellowstone thus there is no way of knowing when it will erupt again (could be this year, or a thousand years).

Further on I strongly question the part about volcanic activity in general, do you have any reliable statistics on this?

The same goes for the M2.5 quakes, any source other than Manderville (that by the way has been proven wrong by USGS earthquake assesment group on several occassions)?

Over all, there is much specualtion about this and it somewhat feels like you are fabricating a straw-man of all information available out there (not that I can blame you=)

posted on Aug, 21 2010 @ 04:22 AM

In a later analysis, with Ján Veizer of the University of Ottawa and the Ruhr University of Bochum, it was found that the cosmic ray flux reconstruction agrees with a quantitative reconstruction of the tropical temperature (Shaviv & Veizer, 2003). In fact, the correlation is so well, it was shown that cosmic ray flux variations explain about two thirds of the variance in the reconstructed temperature signal. Thus, cosmic rays undoubtedly affect climate, and on geological time scales are the most dominant climate driver.

...alot more info on cosmic rays on this link

posted on Aug, 21 2010 @ 04:24 AM
Cosmic Rays, at least at energies lower than 1015eV, are accelerated by supernova remnants. In our galaxy, most supernovae are the result of the death of massive stars. In spiral galaxies like our own, most of the star formation takes place in the spiral arms. These are waves which revolve around the galaxy at a speed different than the stars. Each time the wave passes (or is passed through), interstellar gas is shocked and forms new stars. Massive stars that end their lives with a supernova explosion, live a relatively short life of at most 30 million years, thus, they die not far form the spiral arms where they were born. As a consequence, most cosmic rays are accelerated in the vicinity of spiral arms. The solar system, however, has a much longer life span such that it periodically crosses the spiral arms of the Milky Way. Each time it does so, it should witness an elevated level of cosmic rays. In fact, the cosmic ray flux variations arising from our galactic journey are ten times larger than the cosmic ray flux variations due to solar activity modulations, at the energies responsible for the tropospheric ionization (of order 10 GeV). If the latter is responsible for a 1°K effect, spiral arm passages should be responsible for a 10°K effect—more than enough to change the state of earth from a hothouse, with temperate climates extending to the polar regions, to an icehouse, with ice-caps on its poles, as Earth is today. In fact, it is expected to be the most dominant climate driver on the 108 to 109 yr time scale.

It was shown by the author (Shaviv 2002, 2003), that these intrinsic variation in the cosmic ray flux are clearly evident in the geological paleoclimate data. To within the determinations of the period and phase of the spiral-arm climate connection, the astronomical determinations of the relative velocity agree with the geological sedimentation record for when Earth was in a hothouse or icehouse conditions.
...more from link i wanted to .. bring to all readers attention

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posted on Aug, 21 2010 @ 04:46 AM

Cosmic Cloud Could Burst Earth's 'Breathing Bubble,' New Computer Simulation Shows

Zank's startling computer simulations were initially developed to support the Voyager spacecraft, deployed as part of the Voyager Interstellar Mission. Even as the sun rolls freely through wide-open space, he explains, the Earth's ever-changing bubble generates shock waves and an enormous wall of hydrogen gas. The wall, he says, will sweep past Voyager 1 around 2015--several years later than previously estimated.

Every 66 million years or so, the solar system traces a regular path through the galaxy, oscillating up and down as it sails through "all sorts of environments," Zank reports. Over the past 5 million years, he says, "We've had incredibly smooth sailing" because the sun was lolling through an interstellar medium containing less than one atom per cubic inch of space. That's empty space, indeed: Even wispy clouds are 100 times more dense. Currently, Zank says, the solar system is in a region of space containing between 3 and 4 particles per cubic inch

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posted on Aug, 21 2010 @ 04:54 AM

A study of astronomical and geological data reveals that cosmic ray electrons and electromagnetic radiation from a similar outburst of our own Galactic core (Figure 1-b), impacted our Solar System near the end of the last ice age. This cosmic ray event spanned a period of several thousand years and climaxed around 14,200 years ago. Although far less intense than the PG 0052+251 quasar outburst, it was, nevertheless, able to substantially affect the Earth's climate and trigger a solar-terrestrial conflagration the initiated the worst animal extinction episode of the Tertiary period.

The effects on the Sun and on the Earth's climate were not due to the Galactic cosmic rays themselves, but to the cosmic dust that these cosmic rays transported into the Solar System.

However, a nearby supernova is not the only way to increase the cosmic ray intensity. As our Sun orbits around the galactic center, it regularly passes through one of the galaxy's spiral arms where the cosmic ray radiation is higher than average, says Ferrari. Some researchers speculate that each passage through a spiral arm spawns an Ice Age on Earth through cosmic-ray-induced cloud formation.

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posted on Aug, 21 2010 @ 05:16 AM

A supernova going off 30 light years away could cause such a jump in radiation on our planet that could directly, or indirectly, wipe out huge numbers of species. Currently researchers are looking for possible evidence for this sort of cosmic foul play

Exopolitics: Has the Galactic Superwave of 2012 Begun?
VANCOUVER, B.C. - This article summarizes the evidence upon which to hypothesize that the Asian Tsunami of December 26, 2004 (Boxing Day) may have been caused by gravity waves from the Galactic Center of the Milky Way Galaxy, which accompanied a gamma ray burst caused by the explosion of a Neutron Star in the Constellation Saggitarius, some 45,000 light years from Earth. The article also summarizes analysis of whether the December 27, 2004 event may be an indicator that a cyclical Galactic Superwave event, recurrent every 13,000 and 26,000 years, may have begun. The Mayan Calendar's current TUN, or organic unit of Galactic time, ends on December 21, 2012.

According to one analyst, "both our species' recent history and that of the crust of our planet, have been both gradual and catastrophic. However, the catastrophes are of first and most immediate concern, since they relate to periodic "superwaves" or volleys of cosmic rays from the Galactic Center itself. The Galactic Center is an incredibly superdense region only about as big as the sphere enclosing Jupiter's orbit: it is about 23,000 light-years away in the constellation of Sagittarius

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posted on Aug, 21 2010 @ 05:24 AM

Surprises from the Edge of the Solar System

Anomalous Cosmic Rays: "This one takes a little explaining," he says. "While the heliosheath protects us from deep-space cosmic rays, at the same time it is busy producing some cosmic rays of its own. A shock wave at the inner boundary of the heliosheath imparts energy to subatomic particles which zip, cosmic-ray-like, into the inner solar system. "We call them 'anomalous cosmic rays.' They're not as dangerous as galactic cosmic rays because they are not so energetic."

Galactic Cosmic Rays May Be Responsible For The Antarctic Ozone Hole

This Letter reports reliable satellite data in the period of 1980–2007 covering two full 11-yr cosmic ray (CR) cycles, clearly showing the correlation between CRs and ozone depletion, especially the polar ozone loss (hole) over Antarctica. The results provide strong evidence of the physical mechanism that the CR driven electron-induced reaction of halogenated molecules plays the dominant role in causing the ozone hole. Moreover, this mechanism predicts one of the severest ozone losses in 2008–2009 and probably another large hole around 2019–2020, according to the 11-yr CR cycle.

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posted on Aug, 21 2010 @ 05:30 AM
i read the OP text, avidly......until i came upon this:

In Dec. 2011 into 2012 we will be passing through the Galactic Equator where galactic gravity is the strongest running more or less through the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. "The most striking feature is the ribbon that appears to be controlled by the magnetic field of our galaxy," says Schwadron...

from all accounts i read... the solar system/heliosphere is light-years
above the theoretical Galactic Equator (band)
and it will be another 20-30 million years to when the solar system actually crosses this Galactic plane in its' sine-wave orbit (+240MY
million years) of the Galactic center

posted on Aug, 21 2010 @ 05:39 AM
reply to post by St Udio

We are much closer to the galactic plane than you realize and.. and we do not need to be actually aligned to it for it to have an effect.. upon our solar system and it is not the .. plane in general we have to worry about..but the denser regions of the ISM that... align along the plane

you still have to realize that... we are talking about .. galactic scales here.. not .. inches.. .. miles....upon miles....upon miles

the nearest ISM .. is over 20 thousand light years...?

Every 66 million years or so, the solar system traces a regular path through the galaxy, oscillating up and down as it sails through "all sorts of environments," Zank reports. Over the past 5 million years, he says, "We've had incredibly smooth sailing" because the sun was lolling through an interstellar medium containing less than one atom per cubic inch of space. That's empty space, indeed: Even wispy clouds are 100 times more dense. Currently, Zank says, the solar system is in a region of space containing between 3 and 4 particles per cubic inch
...I refer you to .. the paragraph.. and.. .. the .. end...of it..
.. What I am trying to.. say in is..simple.. We are entering into a more dense area of the ISM we are currently SURROUNDED by the whole solar system is... INSIDE AN ISM CLOUD right this minute.. and it is getting THICKER as we get NEARER tOO the GALACTIC PLANE ..

..In the past Decades the ISM has increased in density and is still increasing now.. and as you read this all planets in our solar system are warming

Sol is located only ten parsecs above the Galactic Plane,20,57 and about ten kiloparsecs from the center.20,1945,1976
…They knew then where the Galactic Plane was…

.. In 2009 the cosmic dust within our solar system had increased x6 and is estimated to increase by another factor of x3 by 2013... now that is or can be by 2012......the ISM is growing denser and more of the dust is getting past our Heliosphere which is also... dented and is 25percent less than it was in th 60s...?... you do the math...

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posted on Aug, 21 2010 @ 06:03 AM

Cosmic rays are atomic nuclei – atoms stripped of their electrons – of chemical elements, mainly hydrogen and helium. The atmosphere prevents them from hitting Earth, and even if they could, they would zip through a person unnoticed. But if a single ultrahigh-energy cosmic ray could hit your head, it would feel like a fast-pitched baseball.

RELEASE : 05-066
NASA Study Suggests Giant Space Clouds Iced Earth

Sudden, small changes in the uranium 235/238-ratio in rock layers would be proof interstellar material is present that originated from supernovae. Collisions of the solar system with dense space clouds are rare, but according to Pavlov’s research, more frequent solar system collisions, with moderately dense space clouds, can be devastating. He outlined a complex series of events that would result in loss of much of Earth's protective ozone layer, if the solar system collided with a moderately dense space cloud.

posted on Aug, 21 2010 @ 06:18 AM

Blazing Speed: The Fastest Stuff in the Universe

Ponder the power of the fast moving superheated gas, known as plasma:

"To accelerate a bowling ball to the speed newly measured in these blazars would require all the energy produced in the world for an entire week," Piner said. "And the blobs of plasma in these jets are at least as massive as a large planet."

The blazar jets are running around the universe in some fast company. Slightly faster, in fact.

In another study presented at the meeting, ultra high-energy cosmic rays thought to originate in a collision of galaxy clusters are slamming into Earth's atmosphere at more than 99.9 percent of the speed of light. Measurements put the number at 99.9 followed by 19 more nines -- about as close to light-speed as you can get without splitting hairs

posted on Aug, 21 2010 @ 06:29 AM

Sunspots leave telltale marks in trees

The Sun is in the thick of one of the longest and stormiest periods in 8000 years, say researchers who have tracked down an 11,400-year record of stormy sunspot activity in tree rings.

Until now, scientists could only study sunspot records back to 1610, when astronomers started keeping track of sunspots by direct observation.

Now thanks to the new method, reported in the current issue of the journal Nature, the 400-year sunspot record can be extended back to the Ice Age.

Most striking in this new sunspot archive is how much today's ongoing stormy period stands out from past periods, the researchers said.

"During the last eight millennia, the episode with the highest average sunspot number is the ongoing one that started about 60 years ago," reported Solanki.

And although 11,400 years is merely a moment in the multi-billion-year life of the Sun, it is enough to contain a record of 31 high sunspot periods that average about 30 years in length, the researchers said.

The longest is 90 years long. That is enough of a sample to enable the researchers to estimate how long the current stormy period will last.

"The probability that it will continue until the end of the 21st century is below 1%," the researchers said.

As for whether the last few decades of storminess on the Sun is the cause of global warming over the same period, it's not likely, said Reimer.

posted on Aug, 21 2010 @ 06:35 AM

Glacial records depict ice age climate in synch worldwide

Using a new technique to gauge the effects of cosmic rays on minerals found in boulders carried by South American glaciers thousands of years ago, a group of scientists from UW-Madison has demonstrated that the Earth's most recent ice ages were global events, likely driven by change in the atmosphere.

Because the Earth is oriented in space in such a way that the hemispheres are out of phase in terms of the amount of solar radiation they receive, it is surprising to find that the climate in the Southern Hemisphere cooled off repeatedly during a period when it received its largest dose of solar radiation," says Singer. "Moreover, this rapid synchronization of atmospheric temperature between the polar hemispheres appears to have occurred during both of the last major ice ages that gripped the Earth."

Scientists announce cosmic ray theory breakthrough

In a paper published this month in The Astrophysical Journal Letters, the scientists explain how magnetic field reconnection may be responsible for the acceleration of relativistic electrons within large intergalactic volumes. That is, the movement of charged particles in space that are originally energized by massive black holes.

"If our understanding of this process is correct," says Los Alamos astrophysicist Philipp Kronberg, "it could be a paradigm shift in current thinking about the nature of GRGs and cosmic rays."
January 6, 2004: Cosmic rays made by explosions that form black holes and gamma-ray bursts --
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