Monday, May 26, 2008

The Biggest Single "Thing" in our Solar System

Jupiter's Magnetosphere!!! (Although, I'm up to being schooled on this. This was recently learned on my part.)

Jupiter's magnetosphere is very special. It is the biggest thing in the entire solar system. Not only is it big enough to hold all of Jupiter's moons, but the sun itself could fit inside. It goes all the way to Saturn. If it could be seen at night, it would be as big in the sky as the full moon or up to five times as big.

Jupiter has a wind-sock shaped cloud which goes around inside the magnetosphere. Jupiter's magnetosphere is so powerful it also makes radio signals and other waves, called whistler waves, chorus and hiss. In fact, you can tune your radio to an empty station, late at night in the desert, and you would be able to hear the sucker. You would hear a kind of roar or weird science fiction sounding noises. People have been seriously creeped out by it's noise. The magnetic field is so intense and wide, that it influences Earths magnetic field, adding billions of watts of electrical energy to it. Essentially, Jupiter is on big nuclear power plant in the sky.

The magnetic field is generated by eddy currents in Jupiter's metallic hydrogen core. Magnetic fields are pretty interesting and intense things. If it weren't for Earth's big magnetic field, the sun's solar wind probably would have blasted our atmosphere off long ago, evaporating all the water, causing the atmosphere to become very dense and heated, sending the greenhouse effect out of control. In a couple million years, we'd be looking like Venus- a 900 degrees hell pit.

Jupiter's magnetosphere is a dangerous place. If you or I were to venture into any part of that puppy, then we'd be dead in short order. If astronauts ever try to go there, they will have to have some serious lead protected suits, not to mention a lead-lined spaceship. That would mean that we would have to build the space ship to Jupiter in space, because it would be too heavy to blast off! Also, parts of Jupiter's magnetosphere hold the hottest parts of our Solar system. Even hotter than the sun. Jupiter's magnetosphere reaches all the way to Saturn. Huge. If it were say, where Mars is in the solar system line up, we might be living in a very different world. Or not living.

6 comments:

SoD said...

The design and creation of Earth's core was and is more than just a random creation of nature. From the beginning Earth's core was Intelligently Designed and purposed for a specific celestial function …. and has now begin a timely predestined shift of it's mantle plates in the ‘at first’ gradual return back to it's original function … this has been referred to as a tectonic event …. Such regressing changes are those which has off-sit increasing earthquakes, rising surface temperature, and increasing temperature changes in ocean and sea floors which will continue heating up until all such waters reach boiling degrees and began to evaporate …. .

BUT THAT’S JUST THE BEGINNING !. The mantled core will return to such a heated state until the very surface and crust of Earth’s surface will peel away from the core as one would peal off the hull of an orange and cast it into space …. The Core of this Planet will become once again a temporary supper-heated source similar to that which scientist knew had to exist, but didn’t understand where it came from, or what it actually was that cause the accumulation of cosmic element unto the combustion of that big bang …. This in a much much smaller since makes our solar system ground zero for a very special work which will soon take place …. Earth’s Core Facility will not be working alone….

I‘m just an Old Soul passing through, with something important to say ….

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brody said...

Nerd

operamom said...

you are quite well rounded you know.

Seth Ward said...

Brody, you got that right.

operamom, especially around the belly!

A.Macaroni said...

Hmmm, well, so much for my snow globe theory.

Seth Ward said...

I like the snow globe theory! Plus, you are probably right from the way I phrased the question...