What's New Under The Sun?

An ominous new look at solar storms.

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What is this pictured above coming from the sun? Well, if you’re waiting for NASA to give you an answer, don’t hold your breath because NASA took the image from its websites and will not allow you see it. I first became aware of this unusual ‘storm’ after visiting the Enterprisemission website. The image above I received after going to the European Space Agency website and conducting a search for any SOHO images from September 22, 1999. I found a few, in fact, only the same images available from the NASA site. The ESA website was also missing the image I was interested in. I then emailed the indicated webmaster about the image. His first email back indicated there was an image acquired by the SOHO spacecraft on that date, at that time, and with the indicated instrument; but that they had ‘lost’ it. The final email is below:

 From: Doug Biesecker [doug@sungrazer.nascom.nasa.gov]

To: Jeff Behnke; willbh@clintoncc.suny.edu

CC: Zarro, Dominic M.

Subject: missing image, now it's found

The image that was lost has now been retrieved. I've put a

full-resolution and a half-resolution version on my web page

http://sungrazer.nascom.nasa.gov/990922/ --broken 7/31/2007

What is it? I have no idea. Although the word `slinky' comes to mind.



Douglas Biesecker - SM&A Corp., NASA/GSFC, Code 682.3, Greenbelt, MD 20771

Phone: +1 301 286 3116; Fax: +1 301 286 0264

E-mail: doug@sungrazer.nascom.nasa.gov; WWW: http://sungrazer.nascom.nasa.gov  --broken 7/31/2007

As indicated, he checked the tape backup system and the above image is what I downloaded from the web address indicated in his email. It clearly shows the "Slinky Sun Storm"

What would happen if this storm was aimed at the Earth? Is this what happened to Mars’ atmosphere? What could form such a storm? Is it natural or was it created by some type of huge mechanism we can’t even begin to imagine the size of? Why isn’t NASA telling the rest of the world? Is this why our weather has been so wierd lately?

Reality must be truthful to be useful.

Below is the full color version retreived from Enterprisemission:

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Below is text taken directly from NASA.GOV from a news release dated December 13,1999:

Don Savage Headquarters, Washington, DC December 13, 1999 (Phone: 202/358-1547) EMBARGOED UNTIL 2 P.M. EST William Steigerwald Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD (Phone: 301/286-5017) RELEASE: 99-145 ON THE DAY THE SOLAR WIND DISAPPEARED, SCIENTISTS SAMPLE PARTICLES DIRECTLY FROM THE SUN From May 10-12, 1999, the solar wind that blows constantly from the Sun virtually disappeared -- the most drastic and longest-lasting decrease ever observed. Dropping to a fraction of its normal density and to half its normal speed, the solar wind died down enough to allow physicists to observe particles flowing directly from the Sun's corona to Earth. This severe change in the solar wind also changed the shape of Earth's magnetic field and produced an unusual auroral display at the North Pole. Starting late on May 10 and continuing through the early hours of May 12, NASA's ACE and Wind spacecraft each observed that the density of the solar wind dropped by more than 98%. Because of the decrease, energetic electrons from the Sun were able to flow to Earth in narrow beams, known as the strahl. Under normal conditions, electrons from the Sun are diluted, mixed, and redirected in interplanetary space and by Earth's magnetic field (the magnetosphere). But in May 1999, several satellites detected electrons arriving at Earth with properties similar to those of electrons in the Sun's corona, suggesting that they were a direct sample of particles from the Sun. "This event provides a window to see the Sun's corona directly," said Dr. Keith Ogilvie, project scientist for NASA's Wind spacecraft and a space physicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD. "The beams from the corona do not get broken up or scattered as they do under normal circumstances, and the temperature of the electrons is very similar to their original state on the Sun." "Normally, our view of the corona from Earth is like seeing the Sun on an overcast, cloudy day," said Dr. Jack Scudder, space physicist from the University of Iowa and principal investigator for the Hot Plasma Analyzer on NASA's Polar spacecraft. "On May 11, the clouds broke and we could see clearly." Fourteen years ago, Scudder and Dr. Don Fairfield of Goddard predicted the details of an event such as occurred on May 11, saying that it would produce an intense "polar rain" of electrons over one of the polar caps of Earth. The polar caps typically do not receive enough energetic electrons to produce visible aurora. But in an intense polar rain event, Scudder and Fairfield theorized, the "strahl" electrons would flow unimpeded along the Sun's magnetic field lines to Earth and precipitate directly into the polar caps, inside the normal auroral oval. Such a polar rain event was observed for the first time in May when Polar detected a steady glow over the North Pole in X-ray images. In parallel with the polar rain event, Earth's magnetosphere swelled to five to six times its normal size. NASA's Wind, IMP-8, and Lunar Prospector spacecraft, the Russian INTERBALL satellite and the Japanese Geotail satellite observed the most distant bow shock ever recorded by satellites. Earth's bow shock is the shock front where the solar wind slams into the sunward edge of the magnetosphere. According to observations from the ACE spacecraft, the density of helium in the solar wind dropped to less than 0.1% of its normal value, and heavier ions, held back by the Sun's gravity, apparently could not escape from the Sun at all. Data from NASA's SAMPEX spacecraft reveal that in the wake of this event, Earth's outer electron radiation belts dissipated and were severely depleted for several months afterward. "The May event provides unique conditions to test ideas about solar-terrestrial interactions," Ogilvie noted. "It also strengthens our belief that we're beginning to understand how the Sun-Earth connection works." - end - EDITOR'S NOTE: Images, movies, captions, and more detailed background information associated with this release are available on the Internet at: http://www-spof.gsfc.nasa.gov/istp/news/9912 A NASA Video File relating to this story will air on December 13 at Noon EDT. NASA Television is available on GE-2, transponder 9C at 85 degrees West longitude, with vertical polarization. Frequency is on 3880.0 megahertz, with audio on 6.8 megahertz. Video File Advisories can be found at ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/tv-advisory/nasa-tv.txt

The above news release was available from :


It is still available (as of 5/27/2001) at the above link (unlike the originals from the sunchaser.gov site between the pictures). 

Update 7/31/2007:

PS It is STILL available at the above link for 99-145.txt


There were no images available showing this 'strahl' from the May 10-12, 1999 incident,  like the 'strahls' below that were caught from




We also were just treated to a Hubble image finally released that was taken in the summer of 1997!!  The Hubble has taken over 250,000 images but less than 1% of these images are available for the public to view! WHY?????

There is so much strange and weird stuff going on in our solar system and NASA is keeping it from us.  


Just like the government does NOT want you to know which foods you have been eating are genetically altered, they do not want you to know they have sold radioactive nickel to make spoons and other eating utensils (1/4/2000 newscasts).  We get so upset and protest over some of the most strange stuff, but we seem to have lost the ability to protest to our government over the important stuff, like lying to us.  Government works best when the PEOPLE are involved.   WAKE UP AMERICA!  WAKE UP WORLD!!!

2 more weird sun beams pried from NASA's grip:

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