By FatherMotherGod... - Posted on 14 October 2012
By Susanne Posel | MyScienceAcademy
Jack Scudder and his team of researchers at the University of Iowa have found “X-points”
in the Earth’s magnetosphere; a magnetic field naturally generated by
the Earth. The magnetosphere is a protective magnetic buffer between the
sun’s radiation and solar winds and the earth’s atmosphere. It also
holds the true northerly direction found with magnetic compasses.
NASA satellites have
revealed “portals” in the magnetosphere which Scudder explains are:
“places where the magnetic field of Earth connects to the magnetic field
of the Sun, creating an uninterrupted path leading from our own planet
to the sun’s atmosphere 93 million miles away.”
openings allow charged solar particles to be conducted in the planet’s
upper atmosphere. The effects of this phenomenon are seen as the aurorae
displays and geomagnetic storms we experience.
Sibeck, professor with the Goddard Spacelight Center explained in 2008
that “ten years ago I was pretty sure they didn’t exist, but now the
evidence is incontrovertible.”
which have been seen from NASA spacecraft, are now the focal point of
future missions of study to assert more detail. While they are
considered elusive, temporary structures which can form and vanish
unpredictably, NASA hopes to be lucky enough to “stumble” upon them once
more to analyze data derived from their appearance.
believes he has found a way to detect them by examining decades old
NASA data from the Polar spacecraft which was launched in 1996. It
remains in orbit around the Earth despite it’s decommission in 2008.
Scudder says: “Using Polar data, we have found five simple combinations
of magnetic field and energetic particle measurements that tell us when
we’ve come across an X-point or an electron diffusion region. A single
spacecraft, properly instrumented, can make these measurements.”
form when mingling lines of magnetic force from the sun and Earth and
join to create the actual portals. The term “X-points’ are where the
Scudder’s detection system, the time utilized to locate X-points would
be greatly diminished. Without it, the location process could take up to
a year or more. Finding X-points now should be done with ease and
will launch a research study called the Magnetospheric Multiscale
Mission (MMS)in 2014. Fours spacecraft used for MMS will use energetic
particle detectors and magnetic sensors and spread out in the planet’s
magnetosphere and encircle the portals to observe how they work.
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