Friday, July 12, 2013

Star Passage

This is really neat information. What we discover is that the sun is leaving a plume of uncharged neutrons in its wake. Even better, we are able to track it to some degree. Importantly it is a stable marker of our passage around the galaxy as well as a natural mapper of any intervening changes that we may wish to discover and know about.

I also do not think that it will necessarily dissipate so easily. Rather I think it likely to slowly re-concentrate to provide an even stronger marker.

It should also be possible to discover these traces throughout space from other stars in their own passage. Since it is also plausible that we presently are on an orbit around the Sirius Cluster, it may be possible to even back track along that orbit to understand its dynamics. How we might do that remains to be seen.

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