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The Sun's Magnetic Field is About to Flip

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#1    Waspie_Dwarf

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 07:42 AM


ScienceCasts: The Sun's Magnetic Field is About to Flip

Visit http://science.nasa.gov/ for breaking science news.

Something big is happening on the sun. The sun's global magnetic field is about to flip, a sign that Solar Max has arrived.

Source: Science@NASA - YouTube Channel

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 12:19 PM

Cool. I just read the article this morning and I have to admit I wasn't aware that a pole reversal for the sun was so frequent.
But since this has obviously happened 11 years before, I am not sure we will be experiencing too much of a repercussion.

...maybe.

Still, we discover more and more about the space around us.


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Posted 06 August 2013 - 01:46 PM

it is cool..   and mysterious?   It would seem that there must be external, and completely UN understood, influences at play in these flips?

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 02:10 AM

I had no idea about a Flip and that it occurs every 11 years either. When NASA said they weren't sure why this flip wasn't behaving like the others I must admit I thought, maybe this IS how it will all end. I just want enough of a heads up so I can get totally trashed prior to the Big Bang.

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 02:18 AM

regardless of this being the end of the world or not, that website is cool and I'd encourage everyone to go see it

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 03:41 PM

Well, if it does turn out apocalyptic, I propose we all re t out an island and go out with the biggest bloody bang in the history of the world! Hurra!


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Posted 08 August 2013 - 04:25 PM

I'll second that!!


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Posted 08 August 2013 - 04:48 PM

Apparently, it happens every 11 years. So I have been through thia 5 times in my life. It is going to be a yawn.

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 05:22 PM

Maybe this is just how the sun recharges itself.


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Posted 08 August 2013 - 05:47 PM

View Postmoonshadow60, on 08 August 2013 - 05:22 PM, said:

Maybe this is just how the sun recharges itself.
It will be a long time before the sun needs recharging, it has enough hydrogen fuel for another 5 billion years or so.

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 05:53 PM

Maybe the sun is nervous about its power source and flips just to make sure

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 06:58 PM

Everyone on the Sun using a compass is gonna get lost.


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Posted 08 August 2013 - 10:29 PM

This also happens with planets (Earth included), though it's far less frequent.


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Posted 09 August 2013 - 09:05 AM

Is thus what Frank Vidal was worried about ?


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Posted 09 August 2013 - 09:47 AM

Is it me or does the overly reassuring tone of this article start to have a reverse psychology effect?
Don't worrrrry. Everything is under control. :rolleyes: :yes:

WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE !!!

Edited by Ad hoc, 09 August 2013 - 09:48 AM.





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