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Originally posted by aorAki
Edit: aww, should have read the whole thread first
Originally posted by XPLodER
trying to think about the number and speeds of the directions we are currently traveling in .........my head hurts
Originally posted by dontaskme
I'm wondering if all this has anything to do with the fact that at present, Mars has an extremely minimal magnetic field. Perhaps this so-called "cosmic lightning" did strike Mars, causing a weakening of it's magnetic field, leading to it's current desolation.
Originally posted by Devino
Does the Sun create magnetic fields found around planets over time? Mars, Venus and Mercury have little to no magnetic fields. Could these be an indication that they are either new or have recently experienced a discharge of their electrical energy? Keep in mind that currently the nature of Earth's, and other planet's, magnetic field(s) is (are) explained by means that don't require the Sun. And thus, the Sun's magnetic field is explained by means that don't require the galaxy. I believe we are missing the big picture here.
December 23, 2009: The solar system is passing through an interstellar cloud that physics says should not exist. In the Dec. 24th issue of Nature, a team of scientists reveal how NASA's Voyager spacecraft have solved the mystery. "Using data from Voyager, we have discovered a strong magnetic field just outside the solar system," explains lead author Merav Opher, a NASA Heliophysics Guest Investigator from George Mason University. "This magnetic field holds the interstellar cloud together and solves the long-standing puzzle of how it can exist at all."