If there’s one thing we should have learned about all of our theories of the universe and our solar system, it’s that we really don’t know anything.
Scientists can theorize about how events in our universe have unfolded in the past, or how they may or may not unfold in the future, but in the end, it’s all just theoretical. We may have a good idea of how some things work, but understanding the complete picture is a mystery and will likely remain one for the entire existence of the human race.
Just when we thought we had the sun all figured out, the universe threw us for another loop. In August of 2010 an unprecedented, massive eruption was detected on the sun. It was so large and out of the ordinary that NASA scientists are now having to rework their theories on how the sun functions and what the implications of such an eruption may mean:
On August 1, 2010, an entire hemisphere of the sun erupted. Filaments of magnetism snapped and exploded, shock waves raced across the stellar surface, billion-ton clouds of hot gas billowed into space. Astronomers knew they had witnessed something big.
It was so big, it may have shattered old ideas about solar activity.
“The August 1st event really opened our eyes,” says Karel Schrijver of Lockheed Martin’s Solar and Astrophysics Lab in Palo Alto, CA. “We see that solar storms can be global events, playing out on scales we scarcely imagined before.”
Video of massive eruption:
An extreme ultraviolet movie of the August 1st global eruption. Different colors represent different plasma temperatures in the range 1.0 to 2.2 million K. Credit: Solar Dynamics Observatory:
Various theories on how this could happen have been put forth, even prior to the eruption, with on of them now being looked into more seriously, suggesting the sun actually has an iron core:
The astrophysics establishment has long shunned the idea of the sun having any such iron core. But this momentous event is consistent with the theory that there is a tiny dense neutron core the size of a city powered by neutron repulsion. Professor Manuel believes there is a super-conducting iron-rich shell the size of a moon or small planet surrounding the neutron core.
This monumental solar eruption may finally challenge the accepted theories about how the key driver of Earth’s climate actually works. Manuel sagely observes, “Although NASA seems to be catching up, after decades of ‘group-think’ it will be very difficult for NASA scientists to comprehend the Sun.”
Indeed, this latest evidence is unsettling not just for accepted ideas about how our Sun works but it also impacts assumptions of how the Sun effects Earth’s climate. Oliver insists “ Science is a continuous process of ‘truthing’ without ever claiming that you have the ‘whole truth.’”
Source: Astronomy and Space – Suite 101
Another interesting theory of how the sun works revolves around the Electric Universe (click here for 60 minute documentary) and suggests that the entire universe is basically a vast electronic array. In electric universe theory, there is a belief that the sun is actually powered by an external source, invisible to our modern day detection devices. One key takeaway for those interested in this and other potential theories of the sun is that our current line of thinking doesn’t answer the question of how our sun actually works. As children, we learned that the sun is basically a big ball of nuclear energy – but this theory leaves many questions unanswered and any astronomer worth his degree will be the first to admit that modern theories are full of holes that simply can’t be explained with current physics.
The point is that scientists who suggest they know exactly how our sun, solar system and universe work aren’t being totally honest with the public. This is why we read with great interest a recent piece penned by NASA scientists titled 2012: Beginning of the End or Why the World Won’t End? in which NASA attempts to discredit any thinking of ex-planetary scenarios that may lead to doomsday-like events on earth. Here are NASA’s theories on some of the more popular doomsday event scenarios being discussed today:
Question (Q): Are there any threats to the Earth in 2012? Many Internet websites say the world will end in December 2012.
Answer (A): Nothing bad will happen to the Earth in 2012. Our planet has been getting along just fine for more than 4 billion years, and credible scientists worldwide know of no threat associated with 2012.
As scientists, shouldn’t NASA at least leave a little margin for error? To suggest that nothing bad can happen is a bit dishonest – even NASA knows that there are always possibilities. The Intel Hub recently put together an article about Comet Elenin, in which they point out that in 2003 a comet larger than the size of Jupiter swung around our sun. NASA didn’t tell anyone it was coming, and professor Nassim Haramein indicated that this event could easily have been a solar-system game changer, as the sheer size of it could have thrust Mercury into the sun and completely displaced the Earth’s orbit around the sun. According to Mr. Haramein, we got lucky.
Yes, our planet has gotten along just fine for the past 4 billion years, but we need look only at the dinosaurs and the 99% of other species on Earth that have gone extinct since its creation about how ‘fine’ things really are.
Q: Is there a planet or brown dwarf called Nibiru or Planet X or Eris that is approaching the Earth and threatening our planet with widespread destruction?
A: Nibiru and other stories about wayward planets are an Internet hoax. There is no factual basis for these claims. If Nibiru or Planet X were real and headed for an encounter with the Earth in 2012, astronomers would have been tracking it for at least the past decade, and it would be visible by now to the naked eye. Obviously, it does not exist. Eris is real, but it is a dwarf planet similar to Pluto that will remain in the outer solar system; the closest it can come to Earth is about 4 billion miles.
“Obviously, it does not exist.”
As a matter of historical record, it’s important to point out that scientists detected Uranus, Neptune and Pluto through gravitational effects on other planets decades before the planets themselves were discovered. Curiously, there is a gravitational effect on Pluto that suggests another large object beyond this dwarf planet has yet to be discovered. This is scientific fact, not conjecture. Call it Niburu, call it Planet X (10), call it what you will, but science suggests that it’s out there.
In the movie Armageddon, Billy Bob Thornton’s character, when responding to a question about why NASA didn’t detect the incoming asteroid, responded by saying, “Well, our object collision budget’s about a million dollars a year. That allows us to track about three percent of the sky, and begging your pardon sir, but it’s a big-ass sky.”
The take away is that perhaps this purported tenth planet will not be showing up in 2012, and if it were to show up at some point in the future it may not destroy earth or its population, but to suggest as a matter of record that it doesn’t exist is simply short-sighted and typical of tunnel vision science.
Q: What is the polar shift theory? Is it true that the earth’s crust does a 180-degree rotation around the core in a matter of days if not hours?
A: A reversal in the rotation of Earth is impossible. There are slow movements of the continents (for example Antarctica was near the equator hundreds of millions of years ago), but that is irrelevant to claims of reversal of the rotational poles. However, many of the disaster websites pull a bait-and-shift to fool people. They claim a relationship between the rotation and the magnetic polarity of Earth, which does change irregularly, with a magnetic reversal taking place every 400,000 years on average. As far as we know, such a magnetic reversal doesn’t cause any harm to life on Earth. A magnetic reversal is very unlikely to happen in the next few millennia, anyway.
We have been taught a traditional view of geology and earth changes that suggests everything moves at a snail’s pace. But new developments in sun theory referenced above show that not everything is as it seems or as we have been taught. Reports indicate that the recent Japanese earthquake has shifted Japan by 8 feet and actually had a global effect of shortening our 24 hour day by 1.8 microseconds. While small, this further supplements the evidence that global earth changes can happen rapidly and on a massive scale.
In the Horizon Project documentary (watch in full here), scientists present a host of theories and evidence, including geological and from human history, that suggests continental shifts can happen extremely rapidly (as in days or weeks) and violently. There are also historical records from various civilizations at around the same time that indicate a large solar body passed earth in the past, literally slowing down the earth’s rotation from the gravitational effects, which led to our modern 365-day calendar. Prior to this event, it is theorized that our years were actually 360 days. Whatever passed earth had such a large gravitational pull to it that it may have actually “stopped time.”
With regards to a magnetic reversal not happening any time in the next few millennia, we need only direct our readers to the recent shutdown of runways at Atlanta airport. At one point, the runway pointed due north. Atlanta had to make modifications because it is now 10 degrees off. A magnetic pole shift in action –during our lifetimes.
We all know about the frozen mammoth found in Russia with food still in its belly. But not many people know about the tropical forests lying frozen under Antarctica. These lush jungles, like the mammoth, are believed to have frozen rapidly – within a matter of days – suggesting again that rapid changes on earth can occur. Some have even suggested that the lost city of Atlantis may actually have existed on the Antarctic content. We may never really know (or perhaps some of us already do), but if these lush jungles really do exist, it indicates that changes can come so quickly that civilizations may not even have time to respond and evacuate. They never saw it coming.
Q: How do NASA scientists feel about claims of pending doomsday?
A: For any claims of disaster or dramatic changes in 2012, where is the science? Where is the evidence? There is none, and for all the fictional assertions, whether they are made in books, movies, documentaries or over the Internet, we cannot change that simple fact. There is no credible evidence for any of the assertions made in support of unusual events taking place in December 2012.
Q: Is there a danger from giant solar storms predicted for 2012?
A: Solar activity has a regular cycle, with peaks approximately every 11 years. Near these activity peaks, solar flares can cause some interruption of satellite communications, although engineers are learning how to build electronics that are protected against most solar storms. But there is no special risk associated with 2012. The next solar maximum will occur in the 2012-2014 time frame and is predicted to be an average solar cycle, no different than previous cycles throughout history.
Credibility, it seems, is in the eye of the beholder. While 2012 itself may not be considered a credible date for any potential doomsday scenario, there are actually several ancient calendars, including the Mayans, that point to a significant occurrence in this year. Whether we are talking about physical earth changes, or more of a transcendental transformation with respect to spirituality remains to be seen. One important consideration is that the Mayans, Sumarians, Egyptians and other civilization had extremely advanced knowledge of the solar system and timing mechanisms. How they acquired this information and capability remains a mystery. But what NASA scientists today may claim is fraud, was science to ancient civilizations. To them, their calendars, theories and advances were credible – their civilizations revolved around them.
We understand that NASA ‘predicts’ that the next solar maximum will be “average” and “no different than previous cycle in history,” we can’t help but point out that in history we have evidence for massive solar eruptions, that if they happened today, could alter our entire way of life.
In fact, while Nibiru, asteroids, magnetic pole shift, and geographic pole shift may be doomsday outliers, it is our staunch belief that damage caused by a Coronal Mass Ejection / Solar Flare is the single biggest and most serious natural threat facing modern day humans. It can happen at anytime, and without warning, wrecking havoc on our entire electric power grid. Denying that such a possibility exists, considering that individuals like Newt Gingrich, Mike Huckabee and EMPact President Peter Vincent Pry understand how great and imminent a threat we face from EMP, is simply irresponsible.
NASA scientists operate within their own little bubble, much like global warming scientists. Much of the research they undertake is based on funding and grants, and to get the money scientists have to focus on generally accepted scientific theory. That means the fringe scientists out there get no funding, are not considered credible, and are usually looked down upon for their research. This has occurred throughout history, but time and again we have seen much of this fringe research become truth and generally accepted theory.
Will 2012 be the end of human civilization? Based on historical earth evidence and the ever-changing universe we can’t discount the possibility. It’s not exactly probable based on statistics, but then again there are many threats, known and unknown, that could lead to large-scale disasters.