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BY ANTHONY MARTINEZ

 

Sci-fi fans, hope you’re ready for this, but ‘wormholes’ or for you gamer fans, ‘portals,’ actually exist. Leading researcher for the study, plasma physicist Jack Scudder of the University of Iowa says electron diffusion regions – or X-points –are capable of transporting energetic particles using magnetic fields. Space Fellowship explains...

“They’re places where the magnetic field of Earth connect to the magnetic field of the sun creating an uninterrupted path from our own planet to the sun’s atmosphere 93 million miles away.”

Scudder first discovered these portals after studying magnetic atmosphere results collected by several NASA spacecraft in the late 1990s. Their ‘X-point’ name, comes from their criss-cross like pattern. TG Daily reports...

“...portals form via the process of magnetic reconnection - as mingling lines of magnetic force from the sun and Earth criss-cross, joining to create the openings.”



Minor detail--but wormholes are also invisible and remain ‘elusive,’ opening and closing dozens of times a day. But Scudder says--there’s a way to locate them. Gizmodo reports...

“Using Polar data, we have found five simple combinations of magnetic field and energetic particle measurements that tell us when we've come across an X-point or an electron diffusion region. A single spacecraft, properly instrumented, can make these measurements.”

So, if you’re thinking of making a cross-galaxy space jump, you might want to keep your space suits hanging. NASA reports the agency...

“is planning a mission called "MMS," short for Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission... 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.”

The mission is set to launch in 2014.

 

NASA Discusses Evidence of Real-Life 'Portals'

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NASA Discusses Evidence of Real-Life 'Portals'

 

(Image Source: VentureBeat)

 

BY ANTHONY MARTINEZ

 

Sci-fi fans, hope you’re ready for this, but ‘wormholes’ or for you gamer fans, ‘portals,’ actually exist. Leading researcher for the study, plasma physicist Jack Scudder of the University of Iowa says electron diffusion regions – or X-points –are capable of transporting energetic particles using magnetic fields. Space Fellowship explains...

“They’re places where the magnetic field of Earth connect to the magnetic field of the sun creating an uninterrupted path from our own planet to the sun’s atmosphere 93 million miles away.”

Scudder first discovered these portals after studying magnetic atmosphere results collected by several NASA spacecraft in the late 1990s. Their ‘X-point’ name, comes from their criss-cross like pattern. TG Daily reports...

“...portals form via the process of magnetic reconnection - as mingling lines of magnetic force from the sun and Earth criss-cross, joining to create the openings.”



Minor detail--but wormholes are also invisible and remain ‘elusive,’ opening and closing dozens of times a day. But Scudder says--there’s a way to locate them. Gizmodo reports...

“Using Polar data, we have found five simple combinations of magnetic field and energetic particle measurements that tell us when we've come across an X-point or an electron diffusion region. A single spacecraft, properly instrumented, can make these measurements.”

So, if you’re thinking of making a cross-galaxy space jump, you might want to keep your space suits hanging. NASA reports the agency...

“is planning a mission called "MMS," short for Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission... 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.”

The mission is set to launch in 2014.

 

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