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Mon Aug 12, 2019, 06:23 PM

THE SUN PRODUCED A POWERFUL INTERPLANETARY SHOCKWAVEAND IT SHOOK THE WHOLE SOLAR SYSTEM



A NASA mission has observed an interplanetary shock produced by the sun and taken high resolution measurements of the phenomena for the first time.

This shock is the result of streams of charged particles that are emitted by the sun—what's known as the "solar wind."

The solar wind can travel at different speeds, and when a faster stream overtakes a slower stream, this can create a shockwave which spreads out across the solar system, according to NASA.


Interplanetary shocks are described as "collisionless" meaning that the particles involved do not transfer their energy by knocking into one another. Instead, they transfer their energy via electromagnetic fields.

These kinds of "collisionless shocks" are found throughout the universe and are associated with some of the most energetic particles known in astrophysics, which are produced by objects such as black holes and supernovae, according to a paper published in the Journal of Geophysical Research Space Physics.

https://www.newsweek.com/sun-powerful-interplanetary-shockwave-solar-system-1453829?amp=1












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Reply THE SUN PRODUCED A POWERFUL INTERPLANETARY SHOCKWAVEAND IT SHOOK THE WHOLE SOLAR SYSTEM (Original post)
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Solesurvivor Aug 2019 #1
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Response to wonderwarthog (Original post)

Mon Aug 12, 2019, 06:44 PM

1. I thought it was that taco bell i had :(

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Response to Solesurvivor (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 12, 2019, 08:27 PM

2. LOL!!!





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Response to wonderwarthog (Original post)

Mon Aug 12, 2019, 08:38 PM

3. I see what you mean

That kind of "collisionless shock" is found throughout the universe and is definitely associated with some of the most energetic particles known in astrophysics. She is most assuredly a supernovae that can create a shockwave.

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Response to oflguy (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 11:09 AM

4. My screen steamed up


from the heat of her photons slamming into it!

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