July 6, 2012
NASA finally concedes that what was once considered science fiction is now a reality. A recent announcement by NASA of an upcoming probe called MMS will study these Space–Time Portals.
Space–Time portals have been talked about for decades in science fiction and the alternative media communities have presented many theories on their existence. Something tells me that someday soon NASA will admit that Crop Circles are in fact made by Extraterrestrial Technology – but I digress.
The article posted June 29th on the NASA Science News site begins,
“A favorite theme of science fiction is “the portal”–an extraordinary opening in space or time that connects travelers to distant realms. A good portal is a shortcut, a guide, a door into the unknown. If only they actually existed….
It turns out that they do, sort of, and a NASA-funded researcher at the University of Iowa has figured out how to find them.”
In the article, University of Iowa plasma physicist Jack Scudder describes the portals as X-points or electron diffusion regions. He goes on to say, “They’re places where the magnetic field of Earth connects to the magnetic field of the Sun, creating an uninterrupted path leading from our own planet to the sun’s atmosphere 93 million miles away.”
A few important excerpts from the article follow. reads,
“Observations by NASA’s THEMIS spacecraft and Europe’s Cluster probes suggest that these magnetic portals open and close dozens of times each day. They’re typically located a few tens of thousands of kilometers from Earth where the geomagnetic field meets the onrushing solar wind. Most portals are small and short-lived; others are yawning, vast, and sustained. Tons of energetic particles can flow through the openings, heating Earth’s upper atmosphere, sparking geomagnetic storms, and igniting bright polar auroras.
NASA is planning a mission called “MMS,” short for Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission, due to launch in 2014, to study the phenomenon. Bristling with energetic particle detectors and magnetic sensors, the four spacecraft of MMS will spread out in Earth’s magnetosphere and surround the portals to observe how they work.”
“In the late 1990s, NASA’s Polar spacecraft spent years in Earth’s magnetosphere,” explains Scudder, “and it encountered many X-points during its mission.”
It’s a shortcut worthy of the best portals of fiction, only this time the portals are real. And with the new “signposts” we know how to find them.
The work of Scudder and colleagues is described in complete detail in the June 1 issue of the Physical Review Letters.”
Published on Jun 28, 2012 by ScienceAtNASA
A NASA-sponsored researcher at the University of Iowa has developed a way for spacecraft to hunt down hidden magnetic portals in the vicinity of Earth. These portals link the magnetic field of our planet to that of the sun.
What is not mentioned in the article is the fact that no definitive definition of Magnetism exists – it remains a mystery of science. Even Albert Einstein’s famous Energy Equation E = MC2 doesn’t directly address magnetism, and was the catalyst for his lifelong ambition to discover the Unified Field Theory.
In my view, Magnetism plays the central role in Energy and Nikola Tesla was able to utilize that force in his inventions of the Electric Motor, Alternating Current, Radio and some would argue HAARP. Incidentally, a recent article on Eletro–Gravidic Propulsion posted at AlienDigest.com is based on the belief that EG&G was tasked with reverse engineering Alien Electro–Gravidic Propulsion Technology, which is the propulsion system that is being kept for Advanced US Military use exclusively.
Further research on Electromagnetic Waves and Magnetism, although basic is available on Wikipedia – note the similarity. Theoretical Physics describes Magnetism as the Strong-Force, an example of which is the negligible magnetic energy required to overcome the Gravitational Weak-Force. An interesting field of research still exists whose goal is an understanding of the Photoelectric Effect.
To learn more about the MMS program visit http://science.nasa.gov/
The introduction from the MMS site summarizes the mission:
“The Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission is a Solar-Terrestrial Probe mission comprising four identically instrumented spacecraft that will use Earth’s magnetosphere as a laboratory to study the microphysics of magnetic reconnection, a fundamental plasma-physical process that converts magnetic energy into heat and the kinetic energy of charged particles.** In addition to seeking to solve the mystery of the small-scale physics of the reconnection process, MMS will also investigate how the energy conversion that occurs in magnetic reconnection accelerates particles to high energies and what role plasma turbulence plays in reconnection events. These processes — magnetic reconnection, particle acceleration, turbulence — occur in all astrophysical plasma systems but can be studied in situ only in our solar system and most efficiently only in Earth’s magnetosphere, where they control the dynamics of the geospace environment and play an important role in the phenomena known as “space weather.”
“SMART, for “Solving Magnetospheric Acceleration, Reconnection, and Turbulence,” is the name of the MMS science investigation. SMART will be carried out by a team headed by Principal Investigator James L. Burch of Southwest Research Institute and consisting of researchers from a number of U.S. and foreign institutions.
The MMS spacecraft are being developed at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, Maryland. GSFC is also responsible for the overall management of the MMS mission and mission operations. MMS is scheduled for launch in 2014.
MMS was ranked as the highest-priority moderate-size mission in National Research Council’s 2002 Solar and Space Physics Decadal Survey.” Credit: http://mms.space.swri.edu/
SOURCE & RESEARCH
Professor Patricia H. Reiff is a Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and Director of the Rice Space Institute at Rice University. Her research focuses on space plasma physics, mostly in the area of magnetospheric physics: “space weather“. Her research includes study of the aurora borealis, solar wind-magnetosphere coupling (including solar wind control of magnetospheric and ionospheric convection), and magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling. She was a Co-I on the “IMAGE” magnetospheric imaging mission (launched March, 2000), Jim Burch, SWRI, P.I. She was the first person to prove, using Dynamics Explorer dual spacecraft data, that the aurora is caused by a mid-altitude electric field, and to propose radio sounding of the magnetosphere, which that spacecraft included as a key instrument. She is a Co-Investigator on the “Peace” plasma instrument on the ESA “Cluster 2″ 4-spacecraft suite which were launched in July and August 2000. She is a Co-Investigator for science and EPO on the “Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission” which is under construction, scheduled to launch in August 2014. She is instrumental in bringing real-time space weather forecasts and “Space Weather” information to the public. (SOURCE)