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... and then they start talking silly and need a coffee break!
The fact that the Fluff is strongly magnetized means that other clouds in the galactic neighborhood could be, too. Eventually, the solar system will run into some of them, and their strong magnetic fields could compress the heliosphere even more than it is compressed now. Additional compression could allow more cosmic rays to reach the inner solar system
Voyager 1 crossed the termination shock at 94 AU in December 2004 and Voyager 2 crossed at 84 AU in August 2007. Since passage through the termination shock, the spacecraft has been operating in the heliosheath environment which is still dominated by the Sun's magnetic field and particles contained in the solar wind.
Originally posted by SonoftheSun
reply to post by jadedANDcynical
I have read your reply with great interest. Thank you for a very interesting contribution !
As Section31 mentioned in her reply, something's cooking...no pun intended. The ocean waters are warming, I don't have any data on this but have read about it. The jet stream is also somewhat destabilized, no factual data here either, for the moment. But I tend to believe that something is brewing underneath us yet we continue to study and research about what is happening above us...
Some very serious food for thought.