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Sky Map: Solar Scientists Use 'Magnetic Mirror Effect' to Reproduce IBEX Observation
ScienceDaily (Jan. 15, 2010) — Ever since NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, mission scientists released the first comprehensive sky map of our solar system's edge in particles, solar physicists have been busy revising their models to account for the discovery of a narrow "ribbon" of bright emission that was completely unexpected and not predicted by any model at the time.(This fact is stated in the Bible)

Further study by a team of scientists funded through NASA's Heliophysics Guest Investigator program has produced a revised model that explains and closely reproduces the IBEX result by incorporating a single new effect into an existing model. The new effect, put forward by the IBEX team soon after sighting of the ribbon(This effect is spoken of in the bible in the book of Job), is that the magnetic field surrounding our solar system -- called the local galactic magnetic field -- acts like a mirror for the particles that IBEX sees.

The results appear in the January 10 issue of the Astrophysical Journal Letters. Jacob Heerikhuisen, a solar physicist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, is the lead author of the paper. Heerikhuisen and his colleagues believe the orientation of the local galactic magnetic field is closely related to the location of the ribbon in the sky.(God in the book of Job speaks of clusters of stars being held or sewn together as if in a giant cord or ribbon.)

Charged particles "orbit" magnetic field lines. When they suddenly lose their charge, they fly off in a straight line maintaining their current direction. Only particles that orbit the magnetic mirror, where it faces us directly, can flow back toward us and are captured by IBEX.

These particles originate in our magnetized solar system, or heliosphere -- the region from the sun to where the solar wind meets the local interstellar medium (LISM). First these particles lose their charge and fly out of the heliosphere. At some distance they charge again and start "orbiting" a field line of the local interstellar magnetic field, where they get "recycled" by losing their charge again.

Solar physicists did not expect this "mirror effect," which is "somewhat analogous to exploring an unknown cave," says Arik Posner, IBEX program scientist at NASA Headquarters. "By activating IBEX, we suddenly see that the solar system has a lit candle and see its light reflected in the 'cave walls' shining back at us," says Posner. "What we find is that the 'cave wall' acts more like a faint mirror than like a normal wall," he adds.

What we saw with IBEX is that this "cave" we are exploring apparently has very straight and smooth magnetic walls, being shaped somewhat like a subway tunnel. IBEX can remotely observe the direction of the local interstellar magnetic field and may observe whether it stays the same or changes over time.


These two maps show the entire sky in the emission of neutral hydrogen. The energetic neutral atom (ENA) measurements by the IBEX mission (bottom image) show a ribbon feature spanning across the entire sky. A group of solar physicists led by Jacob Heerikhuisen discovered that this feature can be closely reproduced by sophisticated models (top image) after adding an unpredicted "mirror effect." The two images show modeled and observed ENAs, respectively, at comparable speeds. (Credit: Heerikhuisen et al.)

The sun's presence affects the local interstellar magnetic field, bulging the field out to form something larger that is similar to a subway station. However, the "station" itself, our heliosphere, slowly moves along the tunnel, not subway cars.

Straight magnetic field lines are only found in plasmas where the magnetic field is strong and shapes the flow of particles, such as the smooth magnetic loops observed in the sun's corona.

The IBEX results appear consistent with a recent finding by the Voyager mission that the surrounding galactic magnetic field in the LISM is much stronger than previously thought.

Assuming this "magnetic mirror effect" produces the narrow "ribbon" discovered by IBEX, then the orientation of the local galactic magnetic field is closely related to the location of the ribbon. With the help of global 3D models, this mechanism could help accurately determine the magnetic field's direction. The finding would also suggest that IBEX is detecting the particles from both inside and outside the heliopause, which is the boundary region between the outer solar system and the local interstellar medium.

"The IBEX mission has from the outset stressed both the criticality of new measurements and the collaboration between observations and theoretical research," explains Robert MacDowall, IBEX mission scientist at NASA Goddard. "The discovery by Heerikhuisen and colleagues demonstrates how successful this approach can be."

Gravitational Properties of Constellations

Science in the Bible.

By B. Walker

Gravitational Properties of Constellations

God asked Job “Can you bind the cluster of the Pleiades, Or loose the belt of Orion?” (Job 38:31). In the last century astrophysicists have discovered that the stars of Pleiades move in unison with each other, and are thus gravitationally bound.

Job 38:31 (King James Version)

31Canst thou bind the sweetinfluences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?

Hebrew word for bind” qushar this is a prime root word meaning to tie as together, gird confine, compact, to link. I.e. hold together in unity tie them together. As in hold with gravity through the idea of a cord!

Hebrew word used and translated sweet; ma-adannah meaning a bond or group influence and taken from a root word anad, meaning to lace or fasten, tie together or to bind by some fashion.

The next word used was Influences and this is the same root word used for sweet being ma-adannah obviously the translator was confused by this double word usage but in fact it was implied and made perfect as follows ;

“Can you hold together the group influence or fasten the Pleiades? “

Let’s continue with the rest of this verse shall we!

The word loose is the Hebrew word pathach this is a prim root word meaning to loosen, begin, carve out, break forth, draw out engrave, beset, ungird,

The word bands in Hebrew is mowshekah this word is contrived from another root but can mean something drawing ie as a belt, cord, ribbon or sash in the figurative sense the prime word is mashak meaning to draw, used in a great variety of applications, to sound, to sow, form, created bonds, prolong, develop, remove, continue, stretch out!

So what do we have here in this verse once we gain a better understanding? Let’s take a look at what is implied here in this last part of the verse shall we?

“Or carve out the created bonds of Orion?”

So once you put this together you have the verse that reads;


“Can you hold together the group influence or fasten the Pleiades? “

 “Or carve out the created bonds of Orion?”


See the other translations for clarity below

 1.*Job 38:31 (English Standard Version)

31"Can you bind the chains of(A) the Pleiades or loose the cords of Orion?

  2.*Job 38:31 (Contemporary English Version)

31Can you arrange stars in groups such as Orion and the Pleiades?

 3.*Job 38:31 (Amplified Bible)

31Can you bind the chains of [the cluster of stars called] Pleiades, or loose the cords of [the constellation] Orion?

4.* Job 38:31 (New International Version)

31 "Can you bind the beautiful [a] Pleiades? Can you loose the cords of Orion?

 5.* Job 38:31 (New Living Translation)

31 “Can you direct the movement of the stars—binding the cluster of the Pleiades or loosening the cords of Orion?

  6.*Job 38:31 (Young's Literal Translation)

31Dost thou bind sweet influences of Kimah? Or the attractions of Kesil dost thou open?

So what we think we have discovered in our modern science is clearly spoken of in our bible, funny how it took us so long to find what God has claimed was there for thousands of years, and yet another tribute to the testimony of our awesome and wonderful creator!