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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

LaA più grande eruzione solare mai vista

The solar flare—an unusually bright spot on the sun—wasn't surprising as a "moderate" event. Space observatories in the past year recorded about 70 such solar flares, each roughly ten times weaker than "extreme" flares, of which only two have occurred since 2007.
Instead, what shocked scientists was the unusual amount of material that lofted up, expanded, and fell back down over roughly half the surface area of the sun. The event's simultaneous launch of particles into space is called a coronal mass ejection (CME).
"This totally caught us by surprise. There wasn't much going on with this spot, but as it came from behind the sun, all of the sudden there was a flare and huge ejection of particles," said astrophysicist Phillip Chamberlin of NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), one of several spacecraft that recorded the event.
"We've never seen a CME this enormous."
Solar Flares May Threaten Power Grids
Chamberlin said it will take some time to calculate the energy and mass of electrons and protons blasted into space. But he noted the volume occupied a space hundreds of times bigger than a single Earth.
The ejection of particles burst from the right limb of the sun and sprayed into space, so the blast will miss Earth—though the explosion may brighten auroras near Earth's poles, Chamberlin said.
But he warned space-weather experts are concerned about future solar events.
The sun's 11-year cycle of activity, driven by tangled surface magnetic fields, will hit its maximum in late 2013 or early 2014. Magnetic messiness will peak around that time and prompt nasty solar storms.
"We'll probably see [extreme] flares every couple of months instead of years," Chamberlin said.
If one of these powerful flares—and its coronal mass ejection—faces Earth, the particles will pound satellite components with charged particles, short some out, and potentially cripple them.
On the planet's surface, extra currents of solar particles drive extra electric current through power lines and heat them up. A solar storm in 1859, for example, caused telegraph lines to burst into flames. Power companies distribute loads to avoid such a disaster, but energetic solar storms could still blow transformers and lead to power outages, especially during heat waves like the one sweeping the eastern U.S. this week.
"Despite great countermeasures, the power grid is still vulnerable. We could be in for some serious problems," Chamberlin said.

Solar Flare Sparks Biggest Eruption Ever Seen on Sun June 8, 2011

Sunday, June 5, 2011

2012 is not the end of the world

Remember the movie 2012? You surely had your heart in your mouth after watching the end of the world as shown in the movie. Speculations have been made that December 21, 2012, the supposed end date of the Maya calendar, marks the end of the world. But wait... according to latest updates, 2012 is not bringing the doomsday.

In a recent address to the world, the National Council of Elders Mayas, Xinca and Garifuna confirmed that the end of the Maya calendar has nothing to do with the end of the world. The council partnered with the California-based company, Positive Purpose Productions (P-Qubd LLC), to deliver the message of the Maya to the world as part of the Shift of the Ages project.
Through their leader Wakatel Utiw, "Wandering Wolf," also known as Don Alejandro Cirilo Perez Oxlaj, the council said in a press release, "2012 is not the end of the world, nor did we ever predict that it would end: not now, not at the end of our Long Count calendar, not on December 21, 2012. Do not trust self-proclaimed elders, gurus and pseudo scientists who, for their own personal gain, create fear in the name of the Maya."
Although people think that the Maya are an extinct civilization, the council claims that there are over 10 million living Maya, mostly in Central America and southern Mexico. They are led by a council of elders who meet and confer regularly on local and global affairs, said the council.
The Maya elders said there is much misinformation, spread mostly by self-proclaimed elders, gurus and pseudo scientists. Many of them do this for their own personal gain, to exploit the name of the Maya or to spread fear that the world is going to end in 2012, they added.
Harold Egbert Camping, a Christian radio broadcaster in California, predicted that May 21, 2011 would be the end of the world. He said New Zealand's Christmas Island would be hit by a massive earthquake at around 6 o'clock Philadelphia time. But his doomsday prediction has failed as no earthquake took place in the region even after local time 6.P.M. passed the Christmas Island.
Offering prophetic insights, the National Council of Elders Mayas, Xinca and Garifuna said it's the human actions that have created a world out of balance. According to the Mayan calendar, the council said, the world will be in great pain if humanity doesn't immediately change its destructive behaviour and restore balance to the planet.

2012 is not the end of the world, say Maya elders May 21, 2011

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