NASA Planning Mission To Explore Life On Jupiter’s Moon Europa

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US space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is planning an ambitious mission involving international scientists to explore the possibility of life on Europa, the moon of planet Jupiter.  Continue reading

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A Mysterious Object Will Sweep Past Earth In 2017 – Scientists Have No Idea What It Is

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A mysterious object will sweep past Earth in 2017 and Scientists have no idea what it isIs this an Alien probe? The mysterious object was spotted for the first time in 1991 by Astronomer James Scotti from the University of Arizona and is referred to as 1991 VG.

The mysterious object was spotted for the first time in 1991 by Astronomer James Scotti from the University of Arizona and is referred to as 1991 VG.  Continue reading

Meet Planet Nine, The Newly Discovered Ninth Planet In Our Solar System

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There’s some debate over just how many planets our solar system has because Pluto never gets a break. But the argument is about to get a lot weirder with the announcement of a potential new planet circling the sun. Meet Planet Nine, the planet we didn’t know existed.  Continue reading

Is Planet X(Nibiru) On A Crash Course Towards Earth?

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Have you ever heard about the possibility of another planet moving through our solar system? The Authentic Enlightenment team has had the chance to interview two leading researchers on the Planet X(Nibiru) subject and what we found was astonishing. There’s more to it than just a planet. Secret black budgets, underground bunkers for the elites. What do you think is going on?

Below are the two interviews we conducted, one with Marshall Master and one with Bob Fletcher. Both of them are well worth the listen and we urge you to do so and give us some feedback. Enjoy!

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1 In 4 Americans Thinks The Sun Goes Around The Earth, Survey Says

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A quarter of Americans surveyed could not correctly answer that the Earth revolves around the sun and not the other way around, according to a report out Friday from the National Science Foundation.

The survey of 2,200 people in the United States was conducted by the NSF in 2012 and released on Friday at an annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Chicago. Continue reading

Large Hadron Collider Could Detect Extra Dimensions

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A paper in Physics Letters B has raised the possibility that the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) could make a discovery that would put its previous triumph with the Higgs Boson in the shade. The authors suggest it could detect mini black holes. Such a finding would be a matter of huge significance on its own, but might be an indication of even more important things. Continue reading

Super solar storm could leave Western nations without power ‘for months’ – report

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A power outage could leave Western nations without electricity for months in the event of a strong geomagnetic storm, a new report claims, adding that it is “almost inevitable in the future” while the sun is approaching the peak of its solar cycle.

It is a known fact that solar activity is interconnected with the our planet’s geomagnetic fields that are known to affect life on Earth, including widespread electrical disruptions.  Currently the Sun’s activity is ramping up toward what is known as solar maximum as the peak of the 11-year solar cycle is expected in 2015.

According to the report, produced by Lloyd’s in cooperation with Atmospheric and Environmental research (AER), super solar storms normally occur approximately every 150 years, the last being the Carrington Event in 1859 – a geomagnetic storm that caused disruptions in telegraph lines all over the world and the brightest auroras. However that was long before people were so dependent on electricity.

The report outlines a doomsday scenario – the cancellation of the services the public has come to depend upon every day. For example, the systems for controlling air-traffic would stop, potentially grounding entire fleets. The satellites that power the world’s telecoms networks would be knocked out.  Hospital patients dependent on electrical equipment would be put at risk.

 

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This could lead to liability claims if customers believe companies did not take enough protective measures during a blackout, which would have significant implications for the insurance industry.

Sunspots concentrate extreme magnetic activity on the sun’s surface. Magnetic field lines “looping out” of sunspot regions can reconnect and release a large amount of energy, that can cause solar storms or coronal  mass ejections (CME). During a CME the sun releases bursts of plasma , intense magnetic fluctuations, that can reach Earth’s atmosphere. This material compresses the earth’s magnetic field. It results in an increase of electric current in the atmosphere , generates electromagnetic fields that induce ground electromagnetic fields. Large amounts of geomagnetically induced currents (GIC) flowing through a power grid can damage power transformers and lead to voltage collapse, resulting in power outages

All this can occur as a result of strong geomagnetic storms – severe disturbances in the upper layers of our atmosphere caused by solar storms.  The geomagnetic storms  induce currents in long conductors such as power lines. These additional currents can trigger voltage collapse or damage extra-high voltage transformers. The economic costs would be catastrophic, according to the report.

The total cost of such a scenario today in Europe and North America is estimated at $2.6 trillion for a five-month blackout period, though it could be as low as $0.6 trillion, the Telegraph reports.

In 1859 a solar superstorm,  the so-called Carrington Event,  hit Earth’s magnetosphere and induced the largest observed geomagnetic solar storm,  causing bright auroras  that were seen around the world. People who happened to be awake in northeastern US could reportedly read a newspaper by the aurora’s light. During the storm telegraph wires in North America and Europe were reportedly destroyed , giving operators electric shocks and knocking out the telegraph network as far away as Australia and Asia for two days. That was before modern methods were used to calculate the force of the solar storms.

In March 1989, the strongest measured geomagnetic storm caused the collapse of Hydro-Québec’s electricity transmission system in Canada. More than six million people lost electric power for nine hours. That cost the government  $12.7 billion.

Historical auroral records suggest a return period of 50 years for storms like the one in Quebec and about 150 years for extreme storms such as the Carrington Event.

The researchers mapped potential effects on the US territory of an extreme solar storm much alike the Carrington Event in the report.

 

 

Geomagnetic latitude, ground conductivity and distance from the coast’s highly conducive seawater can measure  the region’s susceptibility to geomagnetic storms. For example such populated regions as New York and Washington DC strongly attract the sun’s electric energy. Other regions include the US Midwest and the Gulf Coast states.

According to the data in the report the total US population at risk of extended power outage from a Carrington-level storm is between 20-40 million, with durations of sixteen days to one or two  years.

“The duration of outages will depend largely on the availability of spare replacement transformers. If new transformers need to be ordered, the lead-time is likely to be a minimum of five months,” it says.

“They are very limited in terms of numbers of replacements and manufacturing new transformers takes quite a long period of time, up to almost two years”  said Neil Smith, Research Manager at Lloyd’s of London as quoted by  the Telegraph. “These are huge pieces of equipment. Building and transporting it is a huge job” he added.”This could take weeks, even years, in the event of a really big storm.”

There are currently four satellites that can warn Earth of the coming CME and allow grid operators to prepare and take preventative measures before the storm, though the report adds that the force of the storm can only be measured in 15-30 minutes before it hits. The satellites are also past their mission lives and need replacement.

However the cost of prevention is reportedly much smaller than the price of damage caused by a single storm. For example, after the Quebec power outage the Canadian government has taken preventative measures by  investing  $1.2 billion into protecting the Quebec grid infrastructure, potentially saving billions of dollars if the incident should occur again.

 

 

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