December 15, 2008 at 4:25 pm #29792
note: this is interesting new mapping – that confirms the torus/donut shape of energy flow used in Fusion2 and many qigong forms. Ions blown around the earth by the sun then snap back and circle around the earth towards the sun,where there is an opening. The question here: is that opening, most pronounced in late afternoon, beneficial spiritually to absorb? Or is it too “raw”? Answer may depend on the skill of the adept
NEW CLOAK OF PLASMA FOUND AROUND EARTH
December 12, 2008
A detailed analysis of the measurements of five different satellites has
revealed the existence of warm cloak of plasma around Earth.
This newfound feature is part of the magnetosphere, a shield of magnetic
fields and electrically charged particles that surround and protect Earth
from the onslaught of the solar wind.
The northern and southern polar lights — aurora borealis and aurora
australis — are the only parts of the magnetosphere that are visible, but
it is a critical part of Earth’s space environment.
“Although it is invisible, the magnetosphere has an impact on our everyday
lives,” said Charles “Rick” Chappell, research professor of physics and
director of the Dyer Observatory at Vanderbilt University. “For example,
solar storms agitate the magnetosphere in ways that can induce power surges
in the electrical grid that trigger black outs, interfere with radio
transmissions and mess up GPS signals. Charged particles in the
magnetosphere can also damage the electronics in satellites and affect the
temperature and motion of the upper atmosphere.”
The study was detailed recently in the Journal of Geophysical Research.
Chappell and his colleagues pieced together a “natural cycle of
energization” that accelerates the low-energy ions that originate from
Earth’s atmosphere up to the higher energy levels characteristic of the
different regions in the magnetosphere. This brought the existence of the
new region into focus.
The warm plasma cloak is a tenuous region that starts on the night side of
the planet and wraps around the dayside but then gradually fades away on the
afternoon side. As a result, it only reaches about three-quarters of the way
around the planet. It is fed by low-energy charged particles that are lifted
into space over Earth’s poles, carried behind the Earth in its magnetic tail
but then jerked around 180 degrees by a kink in the magnetic fields that
boosts the particles back toward Earth in a region called the plasma sheet.
Chappell and his colleagues — Mathew M. Huddleston from Trevecca
University, Tom Moore and Barbara Giles from the National Aeronautics and
Space Administration, and Dominique Delcourt from the Centre d’etude des
Environments Terrestre et Planetaires, Observatoire de Saint-Maur in France
used satellite observations to measure the properties of the ions in
different locations in the magnetosphere.
An important part of their analysis was a computer program developed by
Delcourt that can predict how ions move in the earth’s magnetic field.
“These motions are very complicated. Ions spiral around in the magnetic
field. They bounce and drift. A lot of things can happen, but Dominic
developed a mathematical code that can predict where they go,” said
When the researchers applied this computer code to the satellite
observations some patterns became clear for the first time. One was the
prediction of how ions could move upward from the ionosphere to form the
warm plasma cloak.
“We have recognized all the other regions for a long time, but the plasma
cloak was a fuzzy thing in the background which we didn’t have enough
information about to make it stand out. When we got enough pieces, there it
was!” said Chappell.
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