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Originally posted by ElectricUniverse
Thanks everyone for all the kinds words, the stars and flags.
Another thing I wanted to post here, and show you guys, or show again those who already have heard about it, is about a diagram which appeared in the 1987 Science and Invention Encyclopedia.
Although this is not definite proof, it is kind of strange that something like this would appear in an encyclopedia back in 1987.
The following appeared in the section for "Space Probes".
In the image you can find the drawing of what is called a tenth planet, which is situated in the drawing at about 4.7 Billion miles away, and it also shows a Dark Star situated at around 50 Billion miles away.
Here is a scan of the page, and the drawing.
The diagram in specific is the one on the top left.
No one knows exactly who, or why they printed that diagram in that encyclopedia, but it is real. We even had a couple of members verify with their own copies that this diagram is for real.
edit on 7-9-2011 by ElectricUniverse because: (no reason given)
Legacy The velocity away from the Sun is now a steady 12.2 km/s, or approximately 2.6 AU per year, which is sufficient to escape the Solar System. If left undisturbed, Pioneer 10 will join the Voyager Spacecraft and will leave the solar system to wander interstellar space. The trajectory into interstellar space is expected to take it in the general direction of the star Aldebaran, currently located at a distance of about 68 light years. If Aldebaran had zero relative velocity, it would require more than 2 million years for the spacecraft to reach the star.
Originally posted by ElectricUniverse
reply to post by Xcalibur254
But if you read the research I posted you can see that the Sun, and the entire Solar System seems to be affected by the brown dwarf.
From the secular increase in the AU, distance, between the Sun and the planets in the Solar System, the fact that even the moon seems to be affected by this possible brown dwarf, it is affecting comets, and asteroids as they are arriving much earlier than they are supposed to, and it is redirecting incoming cosmic microwave radiation.
Not only that, if you look at the elliptical orbit of Sedna something powerful enough is keeping Sedna in it's unusual long elliptical orbit. If there wasn't anything, like a brown dwarf, out there, eventually Sedna would have joined the rest of the planets in the Solar System into having a more circular orbit.
The only thing that would differ between the orbits of our Sun, and the brown dwarf is that the Sun would have a more circular orbit and the brown dwarf would have a more elliptical, and longer orbit, but they both would still have a barycenter.
It would be similar to this.
edit on 7-9-2011 by ElectricUniverse because: (no reason given)
Not necessarily. It's obviously impossible to count every star and every binary system but recent statistical analyses could be throwing a wrench into the idea that binary systems are more numerous that single systems.
I'm not going to be ignorant enough to say we don't live in a binary star system, because that would be abnormal in our galaxy
In this Letter I compare recent findings suggesting a low binary star fraction for late-type stars with knowledge concerning the forms of the stellar initial and present-day mass functions for masses down to the hydrogen-burning limit. This comparison indicates that most stellar systems formed in the Galaxy are likely single and not binary, as has been often asserted. Indeed, in the current epoch two-thirds of all main-sequence stellar systems in the Galactic disk are composed of single stars. Some implications of this realization for understanding the star and planet formation process are briefly mentioned.
Originally posted by daveyboy1991
One of the best threads on ATS ive seen for a while, S&F, great read.
On one of the posts it mentions about the postulated interstellar cloud entering the solar system within the next 10,000 years, could this mean it could happen from like 100years from now to the next 10,000 years? or more directed at nearer the 10,000 year mark. Just interesting because of the changes happening on other planets in our solar system currently and to think how different they will be in a few thousand years from nowedit on 7-9-2011 by daveyboy1991 because: (no reason given)
Ribbon at Edge of Our Solar System: Will the Sun Enter a Million-Degree Cloud of Interstellar Gas?
ScienceDaily (May 24, 2010) — Is the Sun going to enter a million-degree galactic cloud of interstellar gas soon?
Scientists from the Space Research Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Southwest Research Institute, and Boston University suggest that the ribbon of enhanced emissions of energetic neutral atoms, discovered last year by the NASA Small Explorer satellite IBEX, could be explained by a geometric effect coming up because of the approach of the Sun to the boundary between the Local Cloud of interstellar gas and another cloud of a very hot gas called the Local Bubble. If this hypothesis is correct, IBEX is catching matter from a hot neighboring interstellar cloud, which the Sun might enter in a hundred years.
The Sun traveling through the Galaxy happens to cross at the present time a blob of gas about ten light-years across, with a temperature of 6-7 thousand degrees kelvin. This so-called Local Interstellar Cloud is immersed in a much larger expanse of a million-degree hot gas, named the Local Bubble. The energetic neutral atoms (ENA) are generated by charge exchange at the interface between the two gaseous media. ENA can be observed provided the Sun is close enough to the interface. The apparent Ribbon of ENA discovered by the IBEX satellite can be explained by a geometric effect: one observes many more ENA by looking along a line-of-sight almost tangent to the interface than by looking in the perpendicular direction. (Credit: SRC/Tentaris,ACh/Maciej Frolow)
Our solar system may be headed for an encounter with a dense cloud of interstellar matter
Our solar system may be headed for an encounter with a dense cloud of interstellar matter–gas and dust–that could have substantial implications for our solar systems interplanetary environment, according to University of Chicago astrophysicist Priscilla Frisch. The good news is that it probably won’t happen for 50,000 years. Frisch presented the results of her research Monday, June 10, at the meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Madison, Wisc.
Frisch has been investigating the interstellar gas in the local neighborhood of our solar system, which is called the Local Interstellar Medium (LISM). This interstellar gas is within 100 light years of the Sun. The Sun has a trajectory through space, and for most of the last five million years, said Frisch, it has been moving through a region of space between the spiral arms of the Milky Way galaxy that is almost devoid of matter. Only recently, within the last few thousand years, she estimates, the Sun has been traveling through a relatively low-density interstellar cloud.
“This cloud, although low density on average, has a tremendous amount of structure to it,” Frisch said. “And it is not inconsistent with our data that the Sun may eventually encounter a portion of the cloud that is a million times denser than what we’re in now.”
Frisch believes the interstellar cloud through which we’re traveling is a relatively narrow band of dust and gas that lies in a superbubble shell expanding outward from an active star-formation region called the Scorpius-Centaurus Association. “When this superbubble expanded around these stars, it expanded much farther into the region of our galaxy between the spiral arms, where our sun lies, because the density is very low,” Frisch said. “It didn’t expand very far in the direction parallel to the spiral arms because it ran into very dense molecular clouds.”
ESA sees stardust storms heading for Solar System
Date Released: Monday, August 18, 2003
Source: Artemis Society
Until ten years ago, most astronomers did not believe stardust could enter our Solar System. Then ESAs Ulysses spaceprobe discovered minute stardust particles leaking through the Suns magnetic shield, into the realm of Earth and the other planets. Now, the same spaceprobe has shown that a flood of dusty particles is heading our way.
Space radiation hits record high
Now, the influx of galactic cosmic rays into our solar system has reached a record high. Measurements by NASA's Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) spacecraft indicate that cosmic rays are 19 per cent more abundant than any previous level seen since space flight began a half century ago."The space era has so far experienced a time of relatively low cosmic ray activity," says Richard Mewaldt of Caltech, who is a member of the ACE team. "We may now be returning to levels typical of past centuries."
Surprise In Earth's Upper Atmosphere: Mode Of Energy Transfer From The Solar Wind
"Its like something else is heating the atmosphere besides the sun. This discovery is like finding it got hotter when the sun went down," said Larry Lyons, UCLA professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences and a co-author of the research, which is in press in two companion papers in the Journal of Geophysical Research.
"We all have thought for our entire careers — I learned it as a graduate student — that this energy transfer rate is primarily controlled by the direction of the interplanetary magnetic field," Lyons said. "The closer to southward-pointing the magnetic field is, the stronger the energy transfer rate is, and the stronger the magnetic field is in that direction. If it is both southward and big, the energy transfer rate is even bigger."
However, Lyons, Kim and their colleagues analyzed radar data that measure the strength of the interaction by measuring flows in the ionosphere, the part of Earth's upper atmosphere ionized by solar radiation. The results surprised them.
"Any space physicist, including me, would have said a year ago there could not be substorms when the interplanetary magnetic field was staying northward, but that's wrong," Lyons said. "Generally, it's correct, but when you have a fluctuating interplanetary magnetic field, you can have substorms going off once per hour.
"Heejeong used detailed statistical analysis to prove this phenomenon is real. Convection in the magnetosphere and ionosphere can be strongly driven by these fluctuations, independent of the direction of the interplanetary magnetic field."