Originally posted by Phage
There isn't really any "ring" developing. There are two (at least) quite separate filaments which can be seen more clearly in the 193nm image.
In any case, filaments do not really produce very strong CMEs and they don't connect to each other.
edit on 10/17/2010 by Phage because: (no reason given)
Stated as if it were fact, that these are "filaments",created by random magnetic fields, and the fact that they appear almost in a ring means
Almost every time they observe the sun, "scientists are baffled" by what they see. This is because the theories have not progressed much past the
"campfire in the sky" theory, just substituting a theoretical "fusion" which has never been observed in any way, or created in a lab. The quoted
article here states "The birth and death of filaments is a mystery and the subject of ongoing study by solar scientists." These so called
scientists, much like your supposed "expert" above, have no idea what they are looking at, and just make things up. The article further states
filaments and prominences are the same thing, and are created by magnetic fields that just unexplained exist at random, in a "ball of gas" that is
"heated up by its own gravity". Saying they are a mystery is admitting they have no idea and are just arbitrarily coming up with explanations to
make the observations fit their theories, instead of the other way around. Sometimes these "magnetic fields" make "filaments" that turn into
"prominences" and then even into Coronal Mass Ejections, sort of like huge burps out of the Sun. CMEs are another thing that "astronomers are
baffled" by all the time. Current accepted theories have no explanation for what they are or what causes them.
Magnetic fields are created by electric currents. This is a fact. There is no other observed way of creating a magnetic field, other than a
permanent magnet. However, magnetic fields just floating around in space, and on the surface of the Sun, are just assumed, without asking about the
cause of them. Hmm.
This could be making this ring shape because we are effectively looking down the barrel of a cannon, as a large CME is forming. CMEs have been
observed that would have incinerated planets out to the orbit of Mars, but just happened to be pointing the other way at the time. At ANY TIME this
could happen and just by bad luck happen to be pointed right at us when it does. This could be what happened to Mars to explain why it is a barren
wasteland with no atmosphere. There could have been millions of years of advanced civilization on Mars suddenly eradicated completely by a CME,
burning away any trace.
Even if a large CME coming our way was observed, it will definitely NOT be reported in the media. Most CMEs aren't that strong and at worst would
screw up communications. If there were a huge, planet burning sized one coming, some fatcats will find out and try to retreat to their underground
bunkers, and count on the seed vault at the Arctic Circle to revive agriculture, but it won't save them. There will be no point in telling the
world, just cause a day or two of panic and everyone gets roasted either way.
The Earth is eight light minutes from the sun. A CME does not travel at the speed of light, so there usually will be a day or two of warning. There
have even been CMEs observed arriving to the Earth in 30 minutes, another thing that baffled scientists who find it unable to be shoehorned into