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Giant Veil of “Cold Plasma” Discovered High Above Earth
watts up with that? ^ | January 27, 2012 | justthefactswuwt

Posted on 01/30/2012 1:20:59 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

From National Geographic:

Clouds of charged particles stretch a quarter the way to the moon, experts say.

Clouds of “cold plasma” reach from the top of Earth’s atmosphere to at least a quarter the distance to the moon, according to new data from a cluster of European satellites.

Earth generates cold plasma—slow-moving charged particles—at the edge of space, where sunlight strips electrons from gas atoms, leaving only their positively charged cores, or nuclei.

(Find out how cold plasma might also help explain why Mars is missing its atmosphere.)

Researchers had suspected these hard-to-detect particles might influence incoming space weather, such as this week’s solar flare and resulting geomagnetic storm. That’s because solar storms barrage Earth with similar but high-speed charged particles.

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TOPICS: Astronomy; Science
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; climatechange; climategate; climategate2; coldplasma; globalwarminghoax; plasma; theether

1 posted on 01/30/2012 1:21:10 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Veil today, burka tomorrow ?
2 posted on 01/30/2012 1:26:39 PM PST by F.J. Mitchell (Anything but Obama!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
This "cold plasma" is a direct result of human activity on the earth.

Okay. . .it's actually just one human - Michael Moore. But he's a really big human, and he generates an awful lot of "cold plasma" which he releases into the atmosphere at regular intervals.

3 posted on 01/30/2012 1:30:11 PM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: All
From the comments at WUWT regarding the article:

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4 posted on 01/30/2012 1:30:26 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

We’re all going to die!


5 posted on 01/30/2012 1:31:25 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (When the night falls, it falls on me, and when the day breaks I'm in pieces.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Danger, danger, Will Robinson.

The massive cataclismic global warming will soon ignite this plasma and we’ll be come a second sun.

Oh noes, oh noes.

/s


6 posted on 01/30/2012 1:35:10 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

But........we’re all still gunna die from global warming, right?


7 posted on 01/30/2012 1:38:05 PM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: ClearCase_guy
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8 posted on 01/30/2012 1:38:32 PM PST by Fedupwithit ("Live free or Die: Death is not the worst of evils" - Gen. John Stark)
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To: Da Coyote
Time for a Study....need a research Grant.
9 posted on 01/30/2012 1:46:25 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: TigerLikesRooster; landsbaum; Signalman; NormsRevenge; steelyourfaith; Lancey Howard; ...

fyi


10 posted on 01/30/2012 1:49:10 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Da Coyote

The Globaal Warming Blanket is bigger than we thought!


11 posted on 01/30/2012 1:50:44 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; KevinDavis; SunkenCiv

interesting


12 posted on 01/30/2012 1:57:28 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Meanwhile, parts of Alaska and the northwest areas of Canada are having some of the coldest weather patterns they have had in some time. And of course record amounts of low temps in Europe as well a snow fall.


13 posted on 01/30/2012 2:11:30 PM PST by Marine_Uncle
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
This, of course, is where the ectoplasmic beings come from.



Be careful out there.

14 posted on 01/30/2012 2:17:09 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Wow....Giant Veil of Cold Plasma....Cool


15 posted on 01/30/2012 2:20:54 PM PST by xp38
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; TenthAmendmentChampion; SolitaryMan; Dr. Bogus Pachysandra; grey_whiskers; ...
Thanx for the ping Ernest_at_the_Beach !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

16 posted on 01/30/2012 2:23:38 PM PST by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Another effect is that the Earth is bleeding off roughly 2.2 pounds (1 kilogram) of atmospheric gas every second.

Great, we live on an anorexic rock.

17 posted on 01/30/2012 2:30:27 PM PST by SouthTexas (You cannot bargain with the devil, shut the government down.)
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To: SouthTexas
Another effect is that the Earth is bleeding off roughly 2.2 pounds (1 kilogram) of atmospheric gas every second.

That raises the question of what the atmospheric pressure was in ancient times. The question has eluded science until quite recently. Last October, Sanjoy M. Som, of the U of Washington, published a PhD thesis on the topic. He suggests the atmosphere was lighter way back when. From the abstract:

For Earth, I develop a new method of investigating atmospheric density and pressure using the size of raindrop imprints, and find that raindrop imprints preserved in the 2.7 billion year old Ventersdorp Supergroup of South Africa are consistent with precipitation falling in an atmosphere of near-surface density < 2 kg/m3 and probably > 0.1 kg/m3 , compared to a modern value of 1.2 kg/m3 , further suggesting a nitrogen level of at most twice present levels and perhaps well below present levels. To constrain this further, I re-evaluate a published paleobarometry technique using the vesicle size-distribution in simply emplaced lava flows and apply it to sea-level erupted lava flows from the 2.7 billion year old Fortescue group of Western Australia. Results from three flows suggest a range for atmospheric pressure 0.07 < Patm < 0.64 atm, which has profound consequences for our interpretation of the history of the nitrogen cycle by implying that the development of the nitrogenase enzyme necessary for nitrogen fixation happened very early on in the development of life.

18 posted on 01/30/2012 3:10:57 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: SouthTexas

Yeah but how much matter is the earth gaining from meteors and other space material. Maybe it balances out.


19 posted on 01/30/2012 5:52:23 PM PST by xp38
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To: SouthTexas

Yeah but how much matter is the earth gaining from meteors and other space material. Maybe it balances out.


20 posted on 01/30/2012 5:52:39 PM PST by xp38
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

21 posted on 01/30/2012 6:11:12 PM PST by Bratch
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To: GeronL; 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; ...

Thanks GeronL. Missed your ping to me.




22 posted on 02/04/2012 10:02:24 AM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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additional, thanks Ernest:

Giant Veil of “Cold Plasma” Discovered High Above Earth
Clouds of charged particles stretch a quarter the way to the moon, experts say.
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/01/120126-solar-storm-cold-plasma-earth-space-science/


23 posted on 02/04/2012 4:46:42 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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