Dec. 16, 2008: NASAs five THEMIS spacecraft have discovered a breach in Earths magnetic field ten times larger than anything previously thought to exist. Solar wind can flow in through the opening to “load up” the magnetosphere for powerful geomagnetic storms. But the breach itself is not the biggest surprise. Researchers are even more amazed at the strange and unexpected way it forms, overturning long-held ideas of space physics.
“At first I didnt believe it,” says THEMIS project scientist David Sibeck of the Goddard Space Flight Center. “This finding fundamentally alters our understanding of the solar wind-magnetosphere interaction.”
OK, their ideas about physics in space might have been wrong. But that doesn’t mean that their Global Warming Consensu is.
I keep wanting to ask about which theory of physics is the “consensus” theory? Ptolemy, Newton, Einstein, Quantum? Or some other version that hasn’t been discovered yet.