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Dazzling new images reveal the 'impossible' on the Sun
NewScientistSpace ^ | 21 March 2007 | Hazel Muir

Posted on 03/22/2007 8:06:05 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

The restless bubbling and frothing of the Sun's chaotic surface is astonishing astronomers who have been treated to detailed new images from a Japanese space telescope called Hinode.

The observatory will have as dramatic an impact on our understanding of the Sun as the Hubble Space Telescope has had on our view of the universe beyond, scientists told a NASA press conference in Washington, DC, US, on Wednesday.

"Everything we thought we knew about X-ray images of the Sun is now out of date," says Leon Golub from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts, US. "We've seen many new and unexpected things. For that reason alone, the mission is already a success."

(Excerpt) Read more at space.newscientist.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Technical; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: science; solarflares; sun
Hot stuff.
1 posted on 03/22/2007 8:06:10 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

You mean what the scientists were telling us was true about the sun ... wasn't true?


2 posted on 03/22/2007 8:09:47 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
EARTH 2008 - STOP GLOBAL WARMING NOW!


3 posted on 03/22/2007 8:11:53 AM PDT by ricks_place
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
So....the hot burny-thingy is responsible for the temperature on our planet, not driving my car?

Somebody call ALGORE.....

4 posted on 03/22/2007 8:12:40 AM PDT by JOAT
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
The mission was formerly known as Solar-B.

It now wishes to referred to by the symbol:


5 posted on 03/22/2007 8:16:06 AM PDT by Reaganesque
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To: JOAT

algore has a disease called 'stupidity' he never looks up to the sky. The sky and the sun doesn't exist in the world of algore.


6 posted on 03/22/2007 8:17:59 AM PDT by From One - Many (Trust the Old Media At Your Own Risk)
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To: BenLurkin

Shocking, isn't it?? However, I'm sure everything they have told us about the origins of the universe, the "evolution" of species...they are like totally sure all of that is right! No...really...I mean it.


7 posted on 03/22/2007 8:18:42 AM PDT by KsSunflower
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

The Sun has a fever...


8 posted on 03/22/2007 8:19:45 AM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Championship U)
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To: ricks_place

That looks like the lining of my stomach right after I eat jalopeno peppers.


9 posted on 03/22/2007 8:19:46 AM PDT by HEY4QDEMS (Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
One word: Wow!
10 posted on 03/22/2007 8:24:00 AM PDT by TChris (The Democrat Party: A sewer into which is emptied treason, inhumanity and barbarism - O. Morton)
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To: KsSunflower

Lately it seems that every new observation is met by "surprise" or "astonishment"
by mainstream astronomy.
http://www.thunderbolts.info/tpod/00current.htm


11 posted on 03/22/2007 8:24:01 AM PDT by RazzPutin ("You have told us more than you can possibly know." -- Niels Bohr)
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To: RazzPutin

Well, you know, when you think you know everything there is to know; it can be quite startling to be smacked upside the head with totally new information...especially when it contradicts what you "knew".


12 posted on 03/22/2007 8:28:05 AM PDT by KsSunflower
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Cool as hell.


13 posted on 03/22/2007 8:29:35 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? YOU HAVE NO RATIONAL ARGUMENT. Actually, you lack even a legitimate excuse.)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

"Everything we thought we knew about X-ray images of the Sun is now out of date," says Leon Golub from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts, US. "We've seen many new and unexpected things. For that reason alone, the mission is already a success."

But my SUV is the real culprit in in GWR* ? Heritics!



*- Global Warming Religion


14 posted on 03/22/2007 8:31:13 AM PDT by Colorado Mike (Lord, help me be the Conservative my enemies think I am.)
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To: BenLurkin
"You mean what the scientists were telling us was true about the sun ... wasn't true?"
Well, I would tell you a true story. One of my former co-workers was so "proficient" in reading the basic analytic spectra that his ineptitude became proverbial. Once he was loudly wondering about the negative integration he was getting from a poorly phased NMR spectrum, and received an advice to turn the spectrum the right sway up. Similar stories abounded about much more proficient scientists of the past; the best one I've heard about concerned the prominent theoretician Jacob Frenkel - he managed to give a self-consistent explanation to the experimental curve turned on its side - and then provided another explanation of the experimental data, when they apologized and brought him a corrected one. He is our patron saint.
15 posted on 03/22/2007 8:31:24 AM PDT by GSlob
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

"Almost every day, we look at the data and we say ­ what the heck was that?"

Nonsense!

The science is IN.

We understand everything now.

Gore can predict the future!


17 posted on 03/22/2007 8:33:44 AM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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To: GSlob

right sway up = right way up.


18 posted on 03/22/2007 8:34:14 AM PDT by GSlob
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Remember the idiots who said that fluctuations in the sun's output level aren't responsible for global warming? Does this mean they were wrong?


19 posted on 03/22/2007 8:38:59 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: GSlob

My inexcusable ignorance and unmitigated incompetence is occasioned only by the prodigious thickening of my cranium, which being as hard as case hardened steel and as thick as lignum vitae, prevent all but the tiniest bits of information from permeating the ash tint tissues of my meager brain.


20 posted on 03/22/2007 8:45:51 AM PDT by nov7freedomday
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

21 posted on 03/22/2007 8:46:37 AM PDT by Gritty (The planet has a fever... Our world faces a true planetary emergency. - Al Gore)
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send the Enterprise to investigate!


22 posted on 03/22/2007 8:47:53 AM PDT by isom35
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Somebody better tell ALGORE that thet sun has an rather major effect on warming and "his" scientist apparently don't know sqat about the sun. I suspect what the the Goroid and other scientists didn't know about the sun will put a real hurt on Gore's carbon credits scam.


23 posted on 03/22/2007 8:54:50 AM PDT by rod1 (uake)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

These awards are fireproof, right?

24 posted on 03/22/2007 8:55:32 AM PDT by BigLittle
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
new images from a Japanese space telescope called Hinode

Not Hubbre?

25 posted on 03/22/2007 8:56:22 AM PDT by Teacher317 (Are you familiar with the writings of Shan Yu?)
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged

All the studies I've seen show that the Sun's heat and light output has not varied +-1.5% over millions of years. The major variable is the Sun's powerful magnetic field. When there are lot's of sunspots, the Sun's magnetic field envelops the Earth and blocks cosmic rays and causing much clearer skies. When more Cosmic rays hit the Earth they cause much more cloud formation which cools the planet.


26 posted on 03/22/2007 8:57:33 AM PDT by DJtex
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To: Teacher317

"Not Hubbre?"

We give a recommendation to the Japanese space telescope. The American telescope, unfortunately, was sadly deficient in many areas, failed the `roll-over' test, and can go pound sand."
Consumer Reports


27 posted on 03/22/2007 9:03:12 AM PDT by tumblindice (Don't worry: we're landing at night.)
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To: BigLittle

"These awards are fireproof, right?"

Fire proof? Maybe.

Sun proof? NO..

;0)


28 posted on 03/22/2007 9:15:44 AM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Are we sure these images are not the surface of Al Gore's brain?


29 posted on 03/22/2007 9:21:56 AM PDT by jonrick46
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To: From One - Many
algore has a disease called 'stupidity' he never looks up to the sky.

We know at least that he's never looked up to the sky when it was raining, because he hasn't drowned.

30 posted on 03/22/2007 9:54:47 AM PDT by Erasmus (This tagline on sabbatical.)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus; GSlob
Another surprise sighting is that of giant magnetic field loops crashing down onto the Sun's surface as if they were collapsing from exhaustion, a finding that Golub describes as "impossible". Previously, scientists thought they should emerge from the Sun and continue blowing out into space.

I guess the predictions need a little tweaking to take into account the observation of the impossible.

Science. It ain't always purty, but somebody's gotta do it.

31 posted on 03/22/2007 12:42:38 PM PDT by siunevada
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