reply to post by brandiwine14
Just snuck back on to post a reply, but wow that huffingtonpost link is incredible!
I too have watched the whole series, and boy is it a lot of information to take in. I read somewhere that if a magnetar was the 93,000,000 miles from
us (distance from Earth to the Sun) it would begin to wipe all data from computers, debit cards, ect. If it were any closer it would then begin to
pull on alloys (earrings, necklaces, ect.) And within a few million miles it would begin to pull apart atoms. Let's hope they stay at a distance
In reply to InverseLookingGlass: "Ideas simply compete with other ideas until one idea completely destroys the others."
It's a lot like Copernicus, Hubble, Galileo, Newton, Einstein, Kepler, Georges Lemaitre, Alan Guth, and so on. Each one of these people postulated
theories and worked off prior theories to improve data. Georges Lemaitre squashed the Steady State theory overnight. We are constantly changing ideas
and running into dead end, but that's the beauty about science. It will never cease to discover new theories or information.
I mean Gravity is
still a theory but 99% of people have accepted it as a fact.
In reply to Americanist: I'm sorry I don't have sound but wil be sure to check out that video after work. Thank you
In reply to Wildespace: Thank you for the additional information on the topic.
"The gravitational acceleration on the surface of a neutron star is 100 billion g's. If you were to hypothetically jump from the height of 1 meter,
you'd hit the ground at an incredible speed of thousands of km per second."--- This statement really helps give magnitude to how strong the magnetic
force really is. Thank you for that again!
I will be back to add to my OP after work. Hopefully they don't kill me for taking a 15 minute smoke break
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