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The iSON/MARS conjunction warning has been CONFIRMED. The SUN reacted EXACTLY AS EXPECTED with a MASSIVE double filament CME blast as iSON flew past the IMF connection between MARS and the SUN. Today, October 1st, 2013, the U.S. Government has shut down. Unfortunately, many more things will be shutting down in the weeks and months ahead. PREPARE now for iSON's approach to the SUN in NOVEMBER. Time is running out!!
Government has shut down. Unfortunately, many more things will be shutting down in the weeks and months ahead. PREPARE now for iSON's approach to the SUN in NOVEMBER. Time is running out!!
The CXE mechanism requires that the observed X-ray emission is driven by the solar wind flux and that the bulk of the observed X-ray emission be in lines. Localization of the emission to the sunward half of the coma, a solar wind flux-like time dependence, and a line-emission-dominated spectral signature of the observed emission all strongly point to the solar wind charge exchange mechanism as being responsible for cometary X-rays.
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There may be an electric interaction between the two which isn't covered by the prevailing model of comet composition. Plasma discharges (like lightning) could occur.