Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle – Magnetar – The Mechanism

“This image shows a ghostly ring extending seven light-years across around the corpse of a massive star. The collapsed star, called a magnetar, is located at the exact center of this image. NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope imaged the mysterious ring around magnetar SGR 1900+14 in infrared light. The magnetar itself is not visible in this image, as it has not been detected at infrared wavelengths (it has been seen in X-ray light).”

Good morning readers.  I’m aware most of you won’t have any interest in this and my sense is that the folks who once did read here and did have an interest no longer visit the blog.   I’m just posting it in case someone ever happens to be chasing disbelief down the same corridors I’ve been following the past several years and type the right words into a web search. 

SGR 1900+14, located 20,000 light-years away in the constellation Aquila. After a long period of low emissions (significant bursts only in 1979 and 1993) it became active in May–August 1998, and a burst detected on August 27, 1998 was of sufficient power to force NEAR Shoemaker to shut down to prevent damage and to saturate instruments on BeppoSAX, WIND and RXTE. On May 29, 2008, NASA’s Spitzer telescope discovered a ring of matter around this magnetar. It is thought that this ring formed in the 1998 burst.[15]  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetar

SGR 1900+14’s not the magnetar I’ve been testing against.  I just used this one on the post today to illustrate it’s actually possible for something 20,000 light years away to exert a subtle influence on affairs in this solar system.  That, and the fact the image is particularly impressive as it bounces off the human mind.

The one I’ve been testing things against is

1E 1048.1−5937, located 9,000 light-years away in the constellation Carina. The original star, from which the magnetar formed, had a mass 30 to 40 times that of the Sun.

The Spin-down Rate and X-Ray Flux of 1E 1048.1-5937 http://iopscience.iop.org/1538-4357/475/2/L127/fulltext/5676.text.html

If I live long enough to do it, I’ll be testing the other 20 magnetars to try to discern whether they’re involved in what’s going on here in the solar system.

I’d been trying almost all this year, and on-and-off for several years to isolate a source and a mechanism inside the solar system.  About a year ago I began to suspect the magnetic fields within the solar system were behaving as something akin to lenses for whatever the mechanism was, changing focal lengths in relation to earth as they followed their orbits.  Those changing focal lengths bore a direct relationship to specific, repetitive, securely recorded events on the surface of the earth. 

The most obvious source would seem to be Old Sol, but exhaustive testing never provided any indicators that was where it was originating.  But recently someone who knew I was interested in such matters sent me an email forward concerning a particular magnetar.  Before recieving it I’d never been aware they existed.

But I’d been having a rough time making myself continue chasing the solar system down every path imaginable, coming up with intriguing, argumentative, persuasive results along with the arrogant statement, “Screw you, bud!  You still ain’t looking in the right place for the source.”

So I pulled up the coordinates for the nearest magnetar and began running through the routines, testing it against the lenses of the planetary magnetic fields.

Voila, thinks I.

The problem with a project of this sort is that a person’s constantly having to discard everything he believes he already knows in favor of possibly learning something he doesn’t know yet.  As the song says, “You push the little key in and the music goes round and round and it comes out here.”

Old Jules

18 responses to “Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle – Magnetar – The Mechanism

  1. Far beyond my understanding; nonetheless, fascinating!

    • elroyjones: Understanding’s relative in these matters, thinks I. The pointeeheads don’t understand much about it, either, but it doesn’t keep them from making a lot of raw assertions. Gracias, J

  2. Gives one somthing to think about the solar system we call home. enjoyed your post.

  3. There are a lot of weird things out there, magnetars being one of them. I also think that neutron stars are weird, also. Just a ball of neutrons, very small but very heavy!!

  4. If a person sees Earth and the Solar system a one thread in a big piece of cloth, then everything works. If that thread is just blowing in the winds of space, then nothing works. I’m in the first camp.

  5. Nope! Never heard of a magnetar until today. This gives me something deep [space] to ponder.

    • Hi Steve: Good seeing you. With the phenomenon of time being so confusing I’m thinking you heard about it a considerable while ago but it crisscrossed so’s it only seemed like yesterday. Gracias, J

  6. You are having way too much fun with this stuff. You’ll need a supercomputer if you keep it up.

  7. You taught me a new word, “magnetar.” So glad someone else is interested in magnetic fields of the sun and the planets! It worries me that Earth’s magnetic field has almost dissipated, preparing to flip magnetic poles as it does every 23,000+ years or so. Will there be a catastrophe to accompany it? Perhaps so, perhaps not.

    • Hi Marvin: If it reverses just take a 180 turn and you’ll be headed the same direction you were before. Might be a catastrophe, but it’s the same one you’d have had anyway. Gracias, J

  8. Beyond my understanding, but read it anyway hoping that piece by piece a little will soak in. Do wonder about those other circles in the picture. Are they stars, orbs, or reflections? No question is dumb if you don’t know the answer. Reason I asked is I took a night picture in my back yard and ended up with some of those circles in it. Hmm!

  9. One reason I enjoy armchair astronomy is that I always find something that blows me away.

  10. Is this the same article I read years ago??

    On August 27 1998, the Earth was hit by an immense wave of gamma and x-ray radiation. It happened at night over the Pacific Ocean & was so powerful that it temporarily ionized the upper atmosphere just as the sun does at daytime.

    This is the most powerful burst of energy ever recorded from beyond our solar system. Astronomers said this radiation blast was equivalent to enough energy to power civilization for a billion billion years. Yet with Earth’s protective upper atmosphere most of the energy was absorbed by it. Only a miniscule amount reach the Earth’s surface and amounted to the strength of a typical single dental x-ray.

    One research physicist from UC Berkeley, Kevin Hurley, spoke at a NASA news conference Sept.29 about the phenomenom: “We’ve been monitoring things like this for 30 years and we’ve never seen anything like this before.” So this is a pretty unique event.

    Seven scientific satellites detected the massive eruption. Five are in Earth orbit, one is heading to an asteroid and one by the orbit of Jupiter. Hurley said the burst was so intense that two of the satellites had to shut down to protect their delicate electronics.

    All this energy came from a neutron star called SGR1900\+14 in the contellation Aquila. It’s some 20,000light years away. A neutron star is the collapsed core left after a massive star explodes.

    This is something I posted on an old geocities website long time ago…

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