First, THE NEWS!
MAGNETIC RAIN: There's a rainstorm underway on the sun's eastern limb. You'd better bring your asbestos umbrella, though, because the "droplets" are Texas-sized blobs of hot plasma:
This is prominence finery at its best," says photographer Pete Lawrence of Selsey, UK. "Small bright points within the prominence that were seen on the capture screen have been recorded as blurs due to the rapid motion of material in just a few seconds!"
Prominences are clouds of hydrogen held above the surface of the sun by magnetic fields. While this particular cloud appears to be raining like a summer shower on Earth, the true situation is more complicated. Look carefully: Some of the plasma raindrops are falling "up." That's because the motions are controlled by not only gravity but also magnetism, a force of little importance in terrestrial rainstorms. The solar magnetic field is rooted below the sun's visible surface; roiling motions in the body of the sun itself cause magnetic fields high overhead to shift, wriggle, and "rain" in all directions. No wonder prominences are so much fun to watch.
Earth is inside a solar wind stream flowing from the indicated coronal hole. Credit: SOHO Extreme UV Telescope
About black holes.... Whoo boy.. This might take some time and ya'll might just think ol lon lon has gone mad.. But I'll try as best as I can to explain what I think about black holes.
So black holes
are huge holes in the galaxy that are thought to be caused by MASSIVE stars exploding. Ok so we all know that, but whats on the other side of them and what is
it? Steven Hawking recently reversed his 30 year old theory about black holes and it really makes a lot of sense. More here.Steven Hawking reverses his 30 year old theory
Now in Hawkings new theorys that black holes are not just vacuums sucking matter and light into them but they might hold information and some things might even come out of a black hole. Now I'm not for 100% on this stuff and if anyone has any ideas on any of this, feel free to jump in! My mind is totally open to this stuff and I love to learn more. Now with that theory that if a large object spins in space, such as a planet/star or moon that the point where it is at its center could make a small black hole. The gravity would be so great that it would "tap" into that kind of energy. There in that black hole is another dimension, where it is or what it is we have no idea of. However I kinda like to think of it like this, if you take a flash light and turn facing up and put a box over top of it then the box cancels out the light. Take a pen or nail and poke holes in the box and you can see the light beaming out of the holes. Now all of the holes in the box are spaced at different distances apart from each other but they all have in common one thing, they get their energy/light from the flash light under the box. Everything gets energy from this kinda thing in space. Weather the light is in the same place as the black hole goes is beyond me but I think its kinda related. Torsion Physics are also related to this, more info here
I've brought this up a few times in the Global Warming thread, its the idea of growing planets. Earth could have grownYup, its nuts but ...who knows..pangea didn't exist?
More Videos:GanymedeThe MoonEarthEuropa
If its true then the Earth/planets have to be getting the mass from somewhere, it could come from a black hole.
If these videos are right then this would explain why the dinosaurs were so big back then. For some people they see dinosaur bones and think that that animal is impossible. Its simply too big to support its self. I agree, and it wasn't just dinosaurs that were huge, insects and other creatures a few hundred million years ago were massive in size. It would make sense that if the creatures actually weighed less because there wasn't as much gravity on earth at that time. And eventually.... as the planet grew the dinosaurs would weigh more and more.. eventually they would either have to evolve to be smaller and weigh less or go extinct.
About Pangea, I never really bought into that idea anyway either. When I was a kid and I read about that in text books I did a neat thing, I got a map of the world and cut out all the continence. I made Pangea the way the book showed then I put all the pieces together backwards, meaning, I took the Americas and lined them up with China, India and Australia and found they fit that way too.. I then figured out something was kinda flawed about Pangea.
Now with that theory that would mean black holes could be produced... And that is exactly what a company is trying to do..Cern in the newsmore
The scary thing about this is it might actually kill us all... The pros of this machine are 1) it works and we learn more about black holes. 2) it gives us a new kind of power source that we may be able to use. The cons are 1) IT WORKS and we learn more about black holes... really fast and in a bad way.. One danger is they make one and have no way to tell if it worked at first.. One idea of what might happen is it is made and we can't detect it at all because it is so small, it then is drawn the the center of the planet like a magnet where once it reaches it, it is shot out the other side and through the earth and into space. Once there it will sling shot back as if it was on a bungee cord and do the same out the other side. It would do this for years and each time it went through the earth it would only take 1 or 2 atoms.. After so much time it would grow larger and nothing could be done.. But that could take anywhere from 5 years to 5 million years... And thats if it even works...
About black holes in space, we know that all galaxies have a super massive black hole at its center. The Milky Way does and we are just now starting to understand what is at the heart of our own galaxy. Well... Galaxy we happen to be in at the time.
A freaky new bit of information is down right freaky! Our solar system, the Sun and all its planets are NOT FROM THIS GALAXY! Meaning the Milky Way. Here is why, first you must see this..
Soooo our Sun isn't as big as we think it is.. Its actually an oddball in the milky way. All those huge stars were perfectly normal in the milky way, small yellow suns are not.. Oddly, all the smaller stars (from the exception of neutron stars
, thats totally different) are located NEAR US! and if you follow the trail of small stars like ours they leave a trail of bread crumbs (made of similar stars) all the way to the Sagittarius Dwarf Galaxy! we arn't from here! ok well our Sun isn't anyway..
THAT is where our star came from, not the milky way. Why is this relevant to black holes? Well in each galaxies center there is a black hole, it seems black holes are drawn towards each other in such a way that a large galaxy (with a bigger black hole) will absorb smaller galaxies. And even 2 very large galaxies can merge together. Just like how the milky way is doing with our closest neighbor, Andromeda.Galactic MergerSmall movie of what the merger will look like over the course of several billion years
find out more herehttp://www.galaxydynamics.org/futuresky.html
The NEW galaxy what will be left will be called Milkamedia and is expected to form in the next 5 billion years. It was thought in earlier years when we got pictures from WAY out there and saw distant galaxies that were egg shaped that they were NEW galaxies because they were farthest from the big bang. Scientists now know that egg shaped galaxies are the end result of 2 (or more) galaxies merging together and colliding. Usually one of the massive black holes are ejected from the new galaxy if it cannot merge with the other black hole. These roaming black holes have been seen near other galaxies.
With that said, something odd about all the galaxies we have seen.. all of the spiral galaxies are spinning in a counter clock wise fashion. If it was just a point of view where it looks like that to us when we look out that far we should see 50% clock wise galaxies and 50% counter clock wise galaxies... But we don't... We only see that one way of spinning, that spin is probably because thats the rotation of the black hole in the center of the galaxy. No big deal, right? Well it is odd.. Think about it.. If all galaxies are spinning one way here that we see, don't you think there would be a place in the universe that ALL GALAXIES WOULD SPIN CLOCKWISE? Go flush your toilet, what way does it spin? depends on what hemisphere of the world your on, right? Wouldn't it make sense that some where else, somewhere FAR away they spin the other way. This is really a clue as to how big the universe is.
WARNING! MASSIVE PICTURE BELOW!OMG large picture
Save this picture and zoom in on parts. Its very interesting.
Thats a map of the universe as we currently know it. It is my guess.. (now here comes another crazy theory of mine..) That all these black holes in our part of the universe will eventually collide. Bringing with them all the stars and matter they each have captured in galaxies and such. They will then turn into one huge super galaxy. Larger than anything you can really fathom. Eventually all those black holes will either rupture space its self even more, or trigger a huge explosion. That explosion would be a NEW big bang. RE-spreading all the matter for stars and galaxies all over our part of the universe. It is my theory that the big bang isn't something that has happened just once... it happens over and over and over... and in many parts of the universe. Its just so far away we can't see it. Space its self seems to be like a liquid more than nothing
it behaves like water. Look at the holes that the black holes make, looks like water going down a drain. Astronauts train underwater before going out into space. The similarities are just too many. Perhaps the universe is actually just one part of something much much larger... But thats the subject of a different topic.
I am Lon Lon Rancher, and yes I wrote every bit of that.
And yes I'm a little crazy... hehehe