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Solar Eruptions Cause Sunquakes


A study led by UCL’s Mullard Space Science Laboratory has shown for the first time that sunquakes can be produced during eruptions of magnetic field and charged particles, as the immense magnetic structure blasts off into the Solar System. The results will be presented by Dr Sergei Zharkov at the National Astronomy Meeting 2012 in Manchester on Friday 30th March 2012.

The first observation of a sunquake was reported by Kosovichev & Zharkova in the late 1990s. During the last decade it has become well established that explosions in the Sun’s atmosphere, known as solar flares, can create sunquakes through the impact of powerful beams of particles which travel into the Sun. This new study shows that eruptions of material known as coronal mass ejections are also able to produce sunquakes.

Full Story: http://www.jodrellbank.manchester.ac.uk/meetings/nam2012/pressreleases/nam16.html

  1. July 2, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    Good to see this verified and extrapolated upon.
    I wonder if the Norway spiral and its Austrailian counterpart could reflect a natural occurance?
    I am thinking about the uplifted Tibetan plateau and its missing counterpart in the Cayman Trench area.
    I you can think of the sun emitting sufficient energy to create a recoil on the opposite side of the orb, then could the Earth itself produce sufficient energy to emit an electromagnetic spril sited off the surface at the Tibetan plateau with its counterpart of vibrational energy being the Cayman Trench site where a blast out obviously occurred? Or would the production of this energy merely be a result of being hit with the sun’s super flare?

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