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The high-energy electrons and protons traveling down Earth's magnetic field lines collide with the atmosphere
Originally posted by KrzYma
I'm just saying it is a lie how they explain it to us !
Originally posted by rickymouse
reply to post by ErosA433
They know how it basically seems to work. What they do know is only a hundredth at most of what can be known.
Originally posted by Bedlam
reply to post by rickymouse
However, learning new things isn't an indictment of knowledge acquired.
And yes, in the 40s they actually really did understand how electrons are perturbed by magnetic fields. To say that moving electrons won't spiral in a magnetic field is to ignore the obvious - they do.
So the OP's premise that this doesn't happen is false. Yes, that's what happens. Now, you're sort of trying to move the goalposts by saying bla bla we don't know everything about the ionosphere. No, come back to the point, which was that electrons don't cause auroras or we're being lied to because some overly simplified statement of the right hand rule's math parts says otherwise.
And that point is wrong, and we do understand the basics (and beyond) of how charged particles interact with magnetic fields.