It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
“We’ve just learned that some flares are many times stronger than previously thought,” says University of Colorado physicist Tom Woods who led the research team. “Solar flares were already the biggest explosions in the solar system—and this discovery makes them even bigger.”
NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), launched in February 2010, made the finding: About 1 in 7 flares experience an “aftershock.”
About ninety minutes after the flare dies down, it springs to life again, producing an extra surge of extreme ultraviolet radiation.
The extra energy from the late phase can have a big effect on Earth. Extreme ultraviolet wavelengths are particularly good at heating and ionizing Earth’s upper atmosphere. When our planet’s atmosphere is heated by extreme UV radiation, it puffs up, accelerating the decay of low-orbiting satellites. Furthermore, the ionizing action of extreme UV can bend radio signals and disrupt the normal operation of GPS.
Originally posted by jadedANDcynical
reply to post by CLPrime
Something else that bubbled to the surface of my awareness is this:
What if the larger earthquakes are like the early part of the time when the disk is spinning slowly (relative to what it ramps up to) then as smaller quakes happen, that seismic energy goes out while there is still a fair amount of "free floating" energy released by an earlier quake.
This additional (minor) energy released might reach a point which causes a type of free oscillation of the earth.
This is like he explanation of why it takes a while for the ringing to build up wih the crystal goblet and a finger.
When science has no absolute formula, mathematics has to rely on the laws of chance to find a probable answer which so far has technically provided a workable accuracy in today’s world. Jung’s investigation into synchronicity will perhaps be further researched from his initial stage of abstractional discovery before we can grasp a new scientific truth. From past experiences we become aware that by chance, synchronicities are likely to happen when certain patterns leading-up to an event draw near. Finally, we may enable these synchronicities to affect our decisions which gradually become unconsciously accepted, guiding our destiny along with the future patterns of events.
is the transfer of thermal energy between regions of matter due to a temperature gradient. Heat spontaneously flows from a region of higher temperature to a region of lower temperature, temperature differences over time, approaching thermal equilibrium
Convection is the movement of molecules within fluids (i.e. liquids, gases) and rheids. It cannot take place in solids, since neither bulk current flows nor significant diffusion can take place in solids.
Convection is one of the major modes of heat transfer and mass transfer. Convective heat and mass transfer take place through both diffusion – the random Brownian motion of individual particles in the fluid – and by advection, in which matter or heat is transported by the larger-scale motion of currents in the fluid. In the context of heat and mass transfer, the term "convection" is used to refer to the sum of advective and diffusive transfer. Note that a common use of the term convection refers specifically to heat transfer by convection, as opposed to convection in general.
Thermal radiation is electromagnetic radiation generated by the thermal motion of charged particles in matter. All matter with a temperature greater than absolute zero emits thermal radiation.
Examples of thermal radiation include visible light emitted by an incandescent light bulb, infrared radiation emitted by animals and detectable with an infrared camera, and the cosmic microwave background radiation. Thermal radiation is different from thermal convection and thermal conduction--a person near a raging bonfire feels radiant heating from the fire, even if the surrounding air is very cold.