Pushing the solar envelope

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posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 09:36 PM
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Blast Wave Blows Through the Solar System

Remember all those CME's from late last year?
Some were of recordsetting size.

Well, they are still influencing our solar system, and in some respects, they
may make it "technically larger" by 400 million miles.
If you read the articles, you'll see what I mean by that last statement.

We were lucky enough to have multiple observatories in space to document
these effects..If only we could teach our spacecraft to "surf" the
solar winds.


Space.com
Nasa




posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 09:53 PM
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It's incredible how the Earth's magnetic shield protects us from these winds. The erosion and radiation would be crazy!

Also, think of the bigger objects being pushed along with it, kind of helps the chaos theory along...



posted on Jul, 9 2004 @ 06:10 AM
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Quadricle,

Those velocities.
This solar blast was pretty fast..I mean, in a few months time
it managed to get from the Sun, to the same distances as our Voyager spacecraft. Those were launched in the late 70's.



posted on Jul, 9 2004 @ 06:17 AM
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Isnt it true people dont really know how strong these storms can get?


E_T

posted on Jul, 9 2004 @ 12:01 PM
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Originally posted by quadricle
It's incredible how the Earth's magnetic shield protects us from these winds. The erosion and radiation would be crazy!

If those CMEs would have been directed to earth it's very propable that they would have shutted down all satellite communications... and damage to many satellite would have been very propable.
Also power networks in ground would have been in danger.


www.space.com...
www.space.com...



posted on Jul, 9 2004 @ 06:50 PM
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Speaking of the sun and CME's - did you check out SOHO today? Looks like the sun has been pretty active:

LASCO2 7-9





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