ANOTHER SHOCK for the scientists: Someone has set up an invisible field that protects Earth.
This protective field acts as a barrier that protects the Earth from harmful cosmic radiation, while protecting our planet from solar waves go directly toward Earth.
Scientists at MIT have found that there is an invisible field that protects our planet. This mysterious invisible field sounds like something from a science fiction movie.
It prevents harmful cosmic radiation that enters our atmosphere and was first noticed by two NASA spacecraft that are orbiting the Van Allen radiation belt at a height of 11,000 kilometers above the Earth.
This invisible force field blocks the highly radioactive electrons from the highest layer of Earth’s atmosphere. According to information from NASA, these “high energy” electrons are very aggressive and moving through space at close to the speed of light. They are very dangerous because they cannot fry anything with which they come into contact from the satellite to the spacecraft.
To learn more about this field, NASA launched two probes, the so-called Van Allen probes, wishing to research these electrons and to increase the safety of astronauts and equipment to be sent into space.
NASA states that the Earth’s magnetic field attracts these particles toward our planet. However, they cannot approach the planet to less than 10,000 kilometers, thanks to an invisible protective field that had never been detected.
This force field acts as a barrier that protects the Earth from harmful cosmic radiation, while protecting our planet from solar waves go directly toward Earth.
Scientists believe that the enigmatic field works on the principle of low-frequency electromagnetic fields, but its source is still a mystery.
Scientists at MIT have come up with several theories about the origin of this mysterious box. The first thought that has to do with the magnetic field of the Earth, but later found that the barrier is present even when the Earth’s magnetic field drops to 30%.
For example, they noted that the Earth’s magnetic field over South America, although significantly lower barriers and above that work equally protects the Earth from harmful cosmic radiation.
The researchers continued to research and found that the most likely source of barriers to the existence of long-range radio waves on the planet. However, they are wrong again after they realized that the waves tend to react with neutral electrons and are not helpful in the fight against ultra relative particles. They continued their research and found that the barrier is most likely created because of the phenomenon known as “plasmaspheric hiss” that occurs in the upper atmosphere of our planet.
This phenomenon helps orbit in repelling dangerous fast moving action of particles, directing them to the parallel road to one of the lines of the magnetic field of our planet, which is why they fall into the atmosphere and collide with neutral charged particles, which eventually disappear.
Invisible ‘Star Trek from Killer Electrons
An invisible ‘force field’ reminisce of Star-Trek’s deflector shields has been discovered 7,200 miles above Earth, protecting the planet from “killer electrons”.
The so-called force field, discovered by astronomers working at the University of Colorado, is found in the Van Allen radiation belts – two doughnut shaped rings above Earth filled with high-energy electrons and protons.
The Van Allen radiation belts were first discovered in 1958, and found to be comprised of an inner and outer belt reaching up to 25,000 miles above Earth’s surface. The belts swell and shrink in response to incoming energy disturbances from the Sun.
In 2012, Daniel Baker, director of CU-Boulder’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP), discovered a third belt that acts as a “storage ring” between the inner and outer Van Allen belts. The storage ring is transient, coming and going depending on the space weather.
New ‘force field’ layer discovered protecting Earth
Published in the journal Nature, researchers have now discovered a new layer located at the inner edge of the outer belt – 7,200 miles from Earth’s surface.
This ‘force field’ layer appears to block ultra-fast “killer” electrons from moving into Earth’s Atmosphere. The electrons moving around space have been known to fry satellites, degrade space systems, and pose a threat to astronauts.
Baker said: “It’s almost like theses electrons are running into a glass wall in space. Somewhat like the shields created by force fields on Star Trek that were used to repel alien weapons, we are seeing an invisible shield blocking these electrons. It’s an extremely puzzling phenomenon. That radiation is in the form of electrons in the outermost band of the Van Allen radiation belts that move at almost the speed of light and can damage satellites or even put astronauts in danger.
However, researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder and MIT, along with others, have discovered that these so-called ultrarelativistic electrons, despite their intense energy level, can get no closer to the Earth’s surface than about 6,800 miles above us — where something is stopping them cold.
What’s holding the high-energy radiation away from the Earth isn’t our planet’s magnetic field, the researchers have determined, but rather a phenomenon dubbed “plasmaspheric hiss” — low-frequency electromagnetic waves detected in the Earth’s upper atmosphere that, if played through a speaker, sound like white noise or static.
The scientists say they believe the waves protect us by deflecting incoming high-energy electrons, pushing them to collide with neutral gas atoms in the upper atmosphere and eventually disappear.
This natural, apparently impenetrable barrier to particle motion — the plasmasphere — appears to be extremely rigid and forms “an extremely sharp” boundary at the very inner edge of the radiation belt, they say.
“It’s a very unusual, extraordinary, and pronounced phenomenon,” says John Foster, associate director of MIT’s Haystack Observatory. “What this tells us is if you parked a satellite or an orbiting space station with humans just inside this impenetrable barrier, you would expect them to have much longer lifetimes. That’s a good thing to know.”
The researchers’ study analyzed data from twin NASA spacecraft, the Van Allen Probes, orbiting inside the harsh radiation belts to record the behavior of high-energy electrons in the region.
Almost 2 years of data gathered by the probes revealed the barrier keeping ultrarelativistic electrons away from our planet, the scientists said.
The Van Allen Probes, specially designed and built to withstand the extreme conditions in which they operate, have gathered the most detailed data yet on the behavior of the Earth’s radiation belt.