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'Portals' found in Earth's magnetic field


Posted on Thursday, 5 July, 2012 | Comment icon 30 comments | News tip by: Karlis


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NASA plans to launch four spacecraft to investigate hidden portals in the magnetic field of the Earth.

The portals, or "x-points", were observed in the 1990s by NASA's Polar spacecraft and are thought to connect the magnetic field of the Earth with the magnetic field of the Sun, creating an uninterrupted path between the two atmospheres. The portals appear to be highly volatile, opening and closing several times a day while proving highly elusive and difficult to locate.

"This recent discovery was actually not found by the use of new technology."

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #21 Posted by csspwns on 6 July, 2012, 3:15
After wormholes : black holes
Comment icon #22 Posted by Coffey on 6 July, 2012, 9:17
Yeah i didn't think it was that much, but more because fo the way the media made a huge deal over the cuts. like it was the end of NASA. lol
Comment icon #23 Posted by dagobert 11 on 7 July, 2012, 6:47
if anyone wants to volunteer to travel along this portal [very much doubt you could] then i would suggest an asbestos suit would be a good idea. gl
Comment icon #24 Posted by Render on 8 July, 2012, 12:27
Yeah i remember that. Maybe it was just because of the governments' fear that it would yet again be proved that private corporations are more effective than the government
Comment icon #25 Posted by Capt Amerika on 10 July, 2012, 15:37
Maybe its time to let other agencies go on with only private funding too then. Maybe they will be more successful without the BS that comes from Govt officials.
Comment icon #26 Posted by Capt Amerika on 10 July, 2012, 15:39
So what youre saying is theres chance....
Comment icon #27 Posted by hammerclaw on 15 July, 2012, 23:24
Didn't a Scientist named John Crichton disappear in an experimental craft down one of those, a few years ago?
Comment icon #28 Posted by cerberusxp on 16 July, 2012, 1:09
Hey, this is my theory, I stated long ago in here. However mine did not involve the sun.
Comment icon #29 Posted by Spectre1979 on 17 July, 2012, 6:59
woohoo, I'll be able to get to the sun and burn up super fast. lol I am actually excited about this, but had to say it.


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