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Originally posted by juniperberry
Personally I think it's a monkey-see, monkey-do situation. The Gov's have had to deal with A LOT of people lately who haven't been prepared for ANYTHING. So the easiest way to get people to help themselves is to "make them wonder".
Or at best, they know that people will emulate those who are "supposed" to look after them. If you saw your mother do something, you're likely to do that too.. Same principle.
No conspiracy here, just Governments who know that at least half their populace is not very smart..
Originally posted by Skewed
Originally posted by Angelicdefender2012
He explained to me that he was working with certain institutions across the country in a major project that was to retrofit every satellite that was built before a certain date (date unknown).
I wonder, how they plan to retrofit satellites that are already in orbit. If it only requires software updates, ok, then I get it. But, if it is actually hardware and the shuttles are being retired how exactly are we going to get people to hundreds of satellites when the only vehicle that could get them there are retired. From my logic, it would seem easier, safer and cheaper to just launch new satellites with the updated equipment rather than rendezvousing with it to make the updates. If I am not mistaken, just making repairs and upgrades to the Hubble was not an easy task as it was and was full of risk.
Originally posted by DJM8507
Now you are starting to understand the purpose of the new secret unmanned military mini-space shuttle...
Magnetic Clouds, Geomagnetic Disturbances, and Cosmic Ray Decreases
G. Zhang - Department of Mechanical Engineering, Catholic University of America, Washington, D. C. L. F. Burlaga - Laboratory for Extraterrestrial Physics, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland
Nineteen magnetic clouds are identified in the years from 1978 through 1982 and studied using superposed epoch analysis. The magnetic field intensity, proton density, and proton temperature are enhanced ahead of magnetic clouds that are preceded by a shock, while strong magnetic field intensity and low proton temperature are observed within the clouds. A relatively large (∼2.5%) decrease in cosmic ray intensity is associated with magnetic clouds that are preceded by a shock, perhaps caused by the turbulent sheath behind an interplanetary shock ahead of the magnetic cloud, whereas only a small (∼0.5%) decrease in intensity is associated with the magnetic cloud itself. Magnetic clouds can produce geomagnetic activity with a decrease in Dst index of the order of 100 γ. The magnitude of the change in the Dst index for the case when southward fields arrive first is comparable to that for the case when northward fields arrive first, and the phase is such that geomagnetic activity is associated with southward fields.
American Geophysical Union
Originally posted by TheMur
reply to post by CranialSponge
I had heard that the US goverment was asking american electricity providers to come up with an alternative or replacement of there transformers. It was said this was due to a "cloud" of magnetic energy that is set to collide with Earth some time next year. Who knows if this is true but if it is this is very hush hush.