TICKLE TICKLE LITTLE STAR?
This rather interesting article was spotted by P.S.J., and when I saw it I knew immediately I would be blogging about it, because even though the story is now two years old, the story - for whatever reason - is only being reported today. As one might expect, I have some suspicions about such events:
Before we dive into my high octane speculation of the day (which I suspect regular readers here already know), it's worth pondering just the significance of the event alone, without all my added speculation, fuss, and bother:
A solar storm simultaneously hit Earth, the moon and Mars - the first time an eruption was measured on three planetary surfaces at once.
An international fleet of spacecraft detected the outburst, finding the particles were energetic enough to soar through Earth's magnetic field that typically shields our planet from such events.
The solar storm pummeled the moon and Mars due to a lack of magnetic fields, which astronomers fear could be deadly for future human exploration.
The event was captured by the European Space Agency's (ESA) ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO), NASA's Curiosity Mars rover, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) Moon lander, NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), and German Aerospace Center's (DLR) Eu:CROPIS Earth orbiter.
Now, the article mentions the obvious, and it was a major concern back in the days of the Apollo manned lunar missions: what happens if there is a massive solar ejection while humans are on there way to these planets or on their way from them back here? Answer: fried astronaut. During the relatively short Apollo missions it was not such a major factor: the trips were short, and the possibility, while there, was small. On the much longer missions where the distances and hence the time (with current rocket-borne technology) would be much larger, it's a much more risky proposition, barring the use of hidden and exotic technologies (which, indeed, I've proposed). Even with the use of such technologies, the danger might still be there, particularly on long flights.
So what happens? How does one protect against the possibility? Well, as I said, there might be technologies to do so. Ponder the following statement from the article carefully (and for those awaiting my new book, The Demon in the Ekur, you'll find a similar and even more suggestive statement there):
Scientist Jingnan Guo researched the solar event, said: 'Our calculations of the past ground level enhancement events show that on average one event every 5.5 years may have exceeded the safe dose level on the moon if no radiation protection had been provided. Understanding these events is crucial for future crewed missions to the surface of the moon.' (emphasis added)
I submit that one way to safeguard against such events is simply to damp them when they occur, or even more optimally, to stop them from occurring at all. That would not only imply "understanding these events" but the ability to manipulate them if and when they do occur. And if one can manipulate them that implies an ability to cause and to point them, to target them.
For many years I've been advancing one of my end-of-the-twig speculations that, indeed, we might have within our grasp the first versions of technologies able to do just that: that one might be able to "tickle" the Sun itself via the means of magnetic resonance (see one of today's tidbit articles). The Sun is a big hot ball of plasma within a wider system of local endothermic and galactic plasmas, and thus is part of a vast array of interlocking systems whose interactions are not precisely known, but they are available and close to hand for study. Understanding the nature of those interlocking systems and their resonances is this not only crucial for future space travel but also for planetary defense and, yes, planetary offense. Such interlocking plasmas might even function as a kind of transformer, stepping up or down any power applied at the origin point of any experiment, enabling the faintest of pulses to become a fully-fledged tickle, or even more. Understanding how such systems interlock, and how resonance phenomena actually work in practice within such systems, might also afford significant clues to unlocking the possibility of fusion. After all, if the Sun is not a big chained-up hydrogen bomb, then plasma interlock and resonance might be crucial components in "how it works".
And thus, perhaps, the solar flare event of a couple of years ago might not have been simply an observed event, but to some unknown degree, a manipulated one as well.
Oh, by the way, and just in case you missed it, M.D. sent along this little article from 2022 about HAARP:
You might have caught this rather breathtaking admission from its very first paragraph:
Researchers in Alaska have blasted a beam of radio signals some 374 million miles into space—all the way to Jupiter. Though the experiment sounds like something out of a science fiction novel, it’s just a way for scientists to test whether Earth-based radio transmitters can study electrically charged particles in the atmospheres of other planets, which they believe are brimming with useful information. (Emphasis added)
It's ok... they're just studying, not manipulating, Jupiter.
But we'll know more if "they" call for more research funding to research solar flares and to research charged particles on the gas giants ...
...oops... I forgot... they already have
See you on the flip side...
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