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Golden Bunny
07-02-2002, 08:42 PM
Reuters

WASHINGTON - A massive solar eruption, more than 30 times the length of Earth's diameter, blasted away from the sun on Monday, and a satellite captured graphic images of the event.

The eruption occurred at 9:19 a.m. EDT Monday and showed up in a picture taken by one instrument of the SOHO satellite as a fiery-looking "leg" in the lower-left corner of the image, scientists said in a statement.

Pictures taken over the following 90 minutes by another SOHO instrument show a loopy-looking eruption taking place and then dispersing.

The "leg" is what astronomers call an eruptive prominence, which is a loop of magnetic fields that trap hot gas inside. As this prominence became unstable, it erupted into the area around the sun and appeared to dissipate.

If eruptions like these are aimed at Earth, they can disturb Earth's magnetosphere, but this one was not directed at our planet, a spokesman for SOHO said by telephone.

SOHO -- short for Solar and Heliospheric Observatory -- is run by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the European Space Agency.

07/01/02 13:27 ET

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Could this be the end of the world?

ygfperson
07-02-2002, 08:46 PM
i'm shocked you even thought that.

Golden Bunny
07-02-2002, 08:52 PM
ok, sure......

Sentaku senshi
07-02-2002, 08:58 PM
No, the world will not end.

These erruptions are either positve or negitve, and the one kind bonces off the ionoshere. The other will cause your computer to fry.

Unregistered
07-02-2002, 09:51 PM
Originally posted by ygfperson
i'm shocked you even thought that.

lol i second that omg did you forget how far away the earth is from the sun?! lol this is funny as hell how misinformed some people are!

Sentaku senshi
07-02-2002, 10:00 PM
These explostions do reach far enough to effect the earth. Were far away but not that far.

Golden Bunny
07-02-2002, 10:57 PM
I know.

Govtcheez
07-03-2002, 05:51 AM
> Sun Eruption....could this be armageddon??

Probably. Find a bunker and stay there.

ober
07-03-2002, 05:55 AM
>>Find a bunker and stay there.

Better yet... take all your friends with you... and don't worry... we'll call you when it's safe to come out. ;)

Golden Bunny
07-03-2002, 09:18 AM
*resident evil zombie* not funny.......

Unregistered
07-03-2002, 09:30 AM
chicken little "The sky is falling"

Govtcheez
07-03-2002, 10:24 AM
> *resident evil zombie* not funny.......

Sorry, can't hear you. I'm already in my bunker - it's got no connection to the outside world.

Golden Bunny
07-03-2002, 12:24 PM
sure



whynot?


What?

You said something? Bunk? Funk? What?
You're mastu....what? in your.....bunk...what?

sean
07-03-2002, 12:39 PM
It could also be that magical monkeys, with the aid of flying pigs will save us all!

no-one
07-03-2002, 01:18 PM
so govt. hot much is the rent on that title?

Govtcheez
07-03-2002, 01:19 PM
You could pay in services, as -KEN- has in the past...

Maybe I'll set up an eBay auction :D

no-one
07-03-2002, 01:36 PM
>You could pay in services, as -KEN- has in the past...

for some reason this strikes me as very nasty... and in such my respect for ken has become even farther below zero. hehe hahahahahaah!! j/k ken.

>Maybe I'll set up an eBay auction

i don't think you can auction by "services" on ebay... unfortunatly.

Govtcheez
07-03-2002, 01:49 PM
Well, sure - if I did it on eBay, I'd have to charge money. Money that I could use to buy services :D

-KEN-
07-03-2002, 03:23 PM
>> Money that I could use to buy services

homer:"Aww...all I wanted was some peanuts and insteaed all I found was money"
brain:"But money can buy you lots of peanuts!"
homer:"Explain how"
brain:"Money can be exchanged for goods and services"
homer:"Woohoo!" ::holds 20 in air, 20 flies out window::
homer:"D'oh!"

>>You could pay in services, as -KEN- has in the past...

He's lying!....I did the afformentioned services out of true love! I love you, govvy-wuvvy!

Sentaku senshi
07-03-2002, 04:29 PM
I would like to take this time and applogize for any actions, previous actions, and all future actions in the future made by Govtcheez, -ken-, hillebilly, ober, and posibly others.

tim545666
07-03-2002, 06:30 PM
Better yet... take all your friends with you
I think we can safely assume by now that GB has no friends.

Commander
07-03-2002, 10:11 PM
>>Could this be the end of the world?<<
no, it's not the end of the world, i'm quit sure of that by now!
but there's one good thing about that, it sure explains the ........ing hot weather doesn't it??????? I'm boiling!!!!!!! I hafta take atleast 3 showers a day to keep breathing!

golfinguy4
07-03-2002, 11:03 PM
Commander, it didn't affect us. It was the opposite way and wouldn't have reached us anyways.

Fountain
07-04-2002, 02:59 PM
and besides, it has been pis***g it down all day in the UK where I am....so NO it has not changed the weather

Commander
07-04-2002, 04:57 PM
what is this then???/ an alien invasion on Canada? what did we do?:confused:

DiskJunky
07-05-2002, 05:07 AM
Actually, the dust and debree fired out by solar eruptions can affect thing here on earth. The ionised gases that eventually reach earth are normall bounced off by earths magnetic field and the ionoshpere. Some solar wind is redirected slightly to the magnetic poles to create the "nothern lights". This is the gases hitting the ionosphere and disapating their energy into visible light (among other parts of the electomagnetic spectrum).
Solar eruptions are particularly active about every 11 years or so when the sun magnetic pole flip, causing massive upheaval on the suns surphase. A few years ago, during such a period, a large erruption occurred that was directed towards earth. Canada to be specific. Such a large outpouring of solar gases overwhelemed the earths natural magnetic field and was able to penetrate the atmosphere. Because these gases are ionic, they generate their own very small magnetic fields (which is why the earth magnetic field can normally 'bounce' them away to the poles), and moving magnetic fields generate electric current in a conductor. When the ionised gases hit the quebic power grid, it caused a massive power surge that fried a considerable amount of electronics. This is why, now they are monitoring solar eruptions so carefully.
They are developing and have plans to launch a serieso of satelites that will continuously monitor the sorlar eruptions and be able to see them much better than the SOHO. Check a few search engines for ("space research"&&"solar eruptions") on altavista for example.

Fountain
07-07-2002, 02:41 PM
Well, fantastic reply...

Nice one disk..that shut every1 up...

now, you didnt just steal that from a web page i hope?

But, nice answer

VBprogrammer
07-07-2002, 02:47 PM
Hehe...I knew that!! I was about to say the same thing (ok in simpler terms) untill i read that post.

DiskJunky
07-08-2002, 01:30 AM
Actually, I mainly got that from various documentaries on the discovery channel and a bit of my own research thrown in. Thanks for the complement though :)

ober
07-08-2002, 06:42 AM
*climbs out of bunker*

*scratches eyes*...

damn it's bright out here.... is it over yet? :D

DiskJunky
07-08-2002, 07:16 AM
actually, I found a good site. Check;
http://www.luminet.net/~wenonah/new/magnetic.htm

Okiesmokie
07-08-2002, 07:21 AM
>>what is this then???

It can only be one thing... GLOBAL WARMING *gasp*