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'Magnetic Highway' Found at Solar System's Edge

Posted December 04, 2012 3:58 PM

From New Scientist - Online news:

NASA's Voyager 1 has detected a zone where charged particles can race along magnetic field lines linking the solar system with interstellar space

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12/04/2012 5:10 PM

I guess it's the skeptic in me, but I find it more satisfying to think that interstellar magnetic fields and plasmas are responsible for the spiral structure of galaxies, rather than some unseen, undetectable 'dark matter' or 'dark energy'. I suppose this attitude makes me a bit of a heretic, but so be it.

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12/05/2012 8:09 AM

Much to be learned as our understanding of the universe is incomplete, but there is empirical evidence for dark matter, which includes observed gravitational lensing.

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12/05/2012 10:28 AM

USB, I hate to break the news to you, but the Earth is FLAT & SQUARE....

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12/05/2012 5:42 PM

Actually that's not news. I've got a large world map book on my coffee table that shows the world is flat and square. Well, rectangular to be precise. I figger, they can't print it if it ain't true!

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12/05/2012 6:11 PM

LMAO @ USB's post!

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