October 31st, 2003, 03:55 AM
X-ray bursts in the sun
I have been reading about this huge storm in the sun. (40 billion times more powerful than an atomic bomb)
It is all rather amazing to me.
I'm not going to get into the technical details of it... you can do that on your own.
news.google.com will turn up a couple dozen results for you.
What I want to point out is the awesome pics and graphics that are being created by this.
Since I can't get all the links to work properly... the CNN page will have to do.
They have several galeries setup that you can check out.
What impressed me the most was @ http://sidc.oma.be/index.php3
Right click on the movie and download it. Its 18MB... but well worth it. Its amazing. You can actaully see the explosions and the interference in the camera. WoW! (I'm such a geek! )
Hopefully they won't change it anytime soon. If they do...
http://sidc.oma.be/movies/current_eit_195.mpg is the one I'm talking about.
You can check out some more of the movies @ http://sidc.oma.be/movies/
More images and movies
Check out the spooky auroras
Check out the masterpiece in gold and light
official press release
More hotshots and press releases
Anywho... has anyone else been checking these out? I didn't see any threads about it....
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October 31st, 2003, 04:09 AM
I'ev been trying to track all of this too. I just haven't had time.
Thanks for all those links.
October 31st, 2003, 05:41 AM
I posted in Cosmos about it the other day. Amazing it is... anyone felt anything? We had a lot of interference on our cellphones last Wednesday (but then again, we're using AT&T so we're used to that).
October 31st, 2003, 11:08 AM
Yeah, I read it on cosmos and saw it on the news channels as well but havent felt anything.I heard the radiation particles were bad for those flying at this time.It was suppose to deflect compasses as well, too bad I dont have one.Glad I am not on the space station cuz you can loose you mojo over this stuff!