Monday, November 23, 2009

Solar Winds Triggered By Magnetic Field



"... then yonder sun strings these worlds to himself on a thread. Now that thread is the same as the [solar] wind; and that wind is the same as this Vikarnî [Shakti]: thus when he lays down the latter, then yonder sun strings to himself these worlds on a thread." -- Yajnavalkya, gymnosophist, Satapatha Brahmana, 1st millenium B.C.

"He [Anaxagoras] asserted that the sun was a mass of burning iron...." -- Diogenes Laertius, historian, 3rd century

"... Sotion, in his Succession of the Philosophers, says, that he [Anaxagoras] was persecuted for impiety by Cleon because he said that the sun was a fiery ball of iron. And though Pericles, who had been his pupil, defended him, he was, nevertheless, fined five talents and banished ... and that he was condemned to death in his absence. " -- Diogenes Laertius, historian, 3rd century

"Favorinus, in his Univeral History, says that Democritus said of Anaxagoras, that his opinions about the sun and moon were not his own, but were old theories, and that he had stolen them." -- Diogenes Laertius, historian, 3rd century

"The form of the corona and the motion of the prominences suggest that it [the sun] is a magnet." -- George E. Hale, astronomer, 1913

Science Daily: Solar Winds Triggered by Magnetic Fields.

ScienceDaily (Nov. 22, 2009) — Solar wind generated by the sun is probably driven by a process involving powerful magnetic fields, according to a new study led by UCL (University College London) researchers based on the latest observations from the Hinode satellite.

Scientists have long speculated on the source of solar winds. The Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrometer (EIS), on board the Japanese-UK-US Hinode satellite, is now generating unprecedented observations enabling scientists to provide a new perspective on the 50-year old question of how solar wind is driven. The collaborative study, published in this month's issue of Astrophysical Journal, suggests that a process called slipping reconnection may drive these winds.

Deb Baker, lead author from UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory, says: "Solar wind is an outflow of million-degree gas and magnetic field that engulfs the Earth and other planets. It fills the entire solar system and links with the magnetic fields of the Earth and other planets. Changes in the Sun's million-mile-per-hour wind can induce disturbances within near-Earth space and our upper atmosphere and yet we still don't know what drives these outflows.

5 comments:

Arie Sheyn said...

Not a surprise. :)

Jeffery Keown said...

The ancients only knew one substance that burned as bright as the sun. Molten metal.

No surprise, then that the brightest object known (the sun) would be thought of this way by certain folks.

As for the wind reference, the skeptic in me suggests, as with many of Oil's assertions, they got lucky, and chose the same terminology we use today.

Quantum_Flux said...

Certainly.

KV said...

JK,

The damned book, satapatha, that OIM refers to, is a massive brainfuck for sacrifice. When you throw butter, animal fat, on hot fire, the freaking thing goes off like a hot wind... If you had drunk enough soma (good grass with almonds and may be other mindblowing stuff), a fire like that would be easily compared to sun..., actually even better than sun!

Now, if this fire were to be large (like Hindu festival of Holi?), and living oxen (horses, men, and any other sacrifice they can think of) were pushed into them, the stupor could bring about words that beamfucked brains like OIM would extrapolate to something real science found. Enough?

KV said...

What OIM intentionally left out on Anaxagoras…

…and that the moon contained houses, and also hills and ravines:
…and that the primary elements of everything were similarities of parts;
… and that of bodies the heavy ones, such as the earth, occupied the lower situations;
…and the light ones, such as fire, occupied the higher places,
….and that the middle spaces were assigned to water and air.
…And that the milky way was a reflection of the light of the sun when the stars did not appear.
…Earthquakes, he said, were produced by the return of the air into the earth.

The last one must have required a big blow job to get the middle stuff into a heavy…