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(NASA)   According to data from NASA-supported observatories, the sun's global magnetic field is about to reverse polarity, causing ripple effects throughout the solar system. EVERYBODY PANIC   (science.nasa.gov) divider line 90
    More: Interesting, NASA, ripple effect, Solar Cycle 24, Supernova, earth sciences, observatory, voyager spacecraft  
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2013-08-05 11:41:46 PM  
This is a regular part of the solar cycle.

Good thing that this is Fark and not a theater,  submitter.
 
2013-08-06 12:23:08 AM  
Yes, but will the neutron flow have its polarity reversed?
 
2013-08-06 12:34:09 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-08-06 12:34:23 AM  
This happens 11 years, and last time I checked we weren't Ocampan
 
2013-08-06 12:54:18 AM  
"It looks like we're no more than 3 to 4 months away from a complete field reversal," says solar physicist Todd Hoeksema of Stanford University. "This change will have ripple effects throughout the solar system."

These crackpots with their blog. Dot gov? Never even heard of it.

Call me when you've got a reliable source. Like this.
 
2013-08-06 01:04:24 AM  
Somebody must have crossed the streams.

Thanks a lot, Ray.
 
2013-08-06 01:07:14 AM  
¡sǝou ɥo
 
2013-08-06 01:40:21 AM  
WAIT
this happens every 11 years?
panic
 
2013-08-06 01:59:36 AM  

SilentStrider: Yes, but will the neutron flow have its polarity reversed?


www.celbcelb.com
 
2013-08-06 02:06:05 AM  

cman: This happens 11 years, and last time I checked we weren't Ocampan



Hey, alot has changed on Earth over the past 11 years.

For instance, if you had used the word "alot" (as above) 11 years ago, you may well have been ridiculed.

These days, a lot of people use the word "alot" as an alternative to "a lot", and it seems that no one has thoroughly studied what potential impacts the solar polar shift might have these vernacular variations.


/Food for thought
 
2013-08-06 02:07:18 AM  
So THAT'S Al-Qaida's plan!
 
2013-08-06 02:09:45 AM  
Is Superman gonna turn evil?
 
2013-08-06 02:11:49 AM  
Everybody needs reverse polarity.
 
2013-08-06 02:12:49 AM  
Let's burn down the observatory so this can never happen again!
 
2013-08-06 02:12:57 AM  

Sgygus: This is a regular part of the solar cycle.

Good thing that this is Fark and not a theater,  submitter.


Fark has turned into the very thing it was made to mock.

That, or we're doing it ironically.
 
2013-08-06 02:13:27 AM  
I'm sorry, but this:

wso.stanford.edu

Is awesome.
 
2013-08-06 02:14:05 AM  
fc06.deviantart.net
 
2013-08-06 02:15:30 AM  
It would be cool if the sun just went out.
 
2013-08-06 02:18:49 AM  

stryed: [fc06.deviantart.net image 850x637]


Earth is a top heavy Muffin top wench
 
2013-08-06 02:19:11 AM  
What a burning observatory might look like:
i.usatoday.net
 
2013-08-06 02:23:47 AM  

blottoman: Is Superman gonna turn evil?


From what I understand he was already a commie once so maybe. Although would that men Bizzaro Superman would turn good?
 
2013-08-06 02:27:48 AM  
The man made global warming nuts don't think the sun has any impact on  climate, so why would this event, which happens every 11 years, have any impact?
 
2013-08-06 02:29:08 AM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: blottoman: Is Superman gonna turn evil?

From what I understand he was already a commie once so maybe. Although would that men Bizzaro Superman would turn good?


Good point, I guess everything balances itself out.

*shakes tiny fist
 
2013-08-06 02:34:36 AM  

cman: This happens 11 years, and last time I checked we weren't Ocampan


Which is the last time I got laid, so everybody just be f*ckin' cool and let this happen.
 
2013-08-06 02:35:54 AM  

doglover: "It looks like we're no more than 3 to 4 months away from a complete field reversal," says solar physicist Todd Hoeksema of Stanford University. "This change will have ripple effects throughout the solar system."

These crackpots with their blog. Dot gov? Never even heard of it.

Call me when you've got a reliable source. Like this.


That is some crazy ass shiat right there. I like how after about 10,000 lines of that gibberish there's a giant link to "NEXT PAGE".
 
2013-08-06 02:36:01 AM  

tenpoundsofcheese: The man made global warming nuts don't think the sun has any impact on  climate, so why would this event, which happens every 11 years, have any impact?


Well if you and the other Sleestak would quit farking with the Sun Pylon and its Matrix Tables, the rest of us wouldn't have to find out.
 
2013-08-06 02:39:35 AM  

tenpoundsofcheese: The man made global warming nuts don't think the sun has any impact on  climate, so why would this event, which happens every 11 years, have any impact?


FTA: Cosmic rays are a danger to astronauts and space probes, and some researchers say they might affect the cloudiness and climate of Earth.

I'm leery of the "some researchers", but sounds legit.
 
2013-08-06 02:39:46 AM  
Thanks, Horus!
 
2013-08-06 02:41:21 AM  

super_grass: Sgygus: This is a regular part of the solar cycle.

Good thing that this is Fark and not a theater,  submitter.

Fark has turned into the very thing it was made to mock.

That, or we're doing it ironically.


We are on a collision course with YouTube comments.
 
2013-08-06 02:41:45 AM  

mizchief: PreMortem: It would be cool if the sun just went out.

It would be very cool.

===




i.imgur.com

R.I.P. THE SKY'S GONE OUT
 
2013-08-06 02:42:45 AM  

tenpoundsofcheese: The man made global warming nuts don't think the sun has any impact on  climate, so why would this event, which happens every 11 years, have any impact?


i950.photobucket.com
 
2013-08-06 02:48:40 AM  
nrqm.ca
 
2013-08-06 02:51:21 AM  
My Kerbals are enroute to the sun, so they can report on further developments.
 
2013-08-06 02:51:51 AM  

stryed: [fc06.deviantart.net image 850x637]


Dear mother of f*ck, Canada is huge. I've seen "alternate projections" before, but never one that screams Huge tracts of Canada and Alaska before. Also, why does Greenland look so small?
 
2013-08-06 02:53:17 AM  
Ripple effects?

www.drunkard.com
 
2013-08-06 02:54:12 AM  

studebaker hoch: Everybody needs reverse polarity.


I've thought at length about this, and what the ramifications will be when Earth's poles shift again. (One puzzle is that hair on a person's head typically has a whirl, with a small subset (usually homosexuals) rotating in the opposite direction.) Electromagnetic field theory has a basic principle where a flowing current in a wire generates a rotating magnetic field by the right hand rule. I wonder what a geomagnetic flip will do neurologically to society as a whole.

I also wonder what effect, if any, this heliomagnetic flip will have on a society (in America) that is more aware of information (hoaxes and pseudoscience included). Basically, will some primal response that humans have to a change in solar magnetism be amplified this time around due simply to hightened societal anxiety?

/I love thinking outside the box.
//Here comes the sunshine!
 
2013-08-06 02:55:52 AM  

Mambo Bananapatch: doglover: "It looks like we're no more than 3 to 4 months away from a complete field reversal," says solar physicist Todd Hoeksema of Stanford University. "This change will have ripple effects throughout the solar system."

These crackpots with their blog. Dot gov? Never even heard of it.

Call me when you've got a reliable source. Like this.

That is some crazy ass shiat right there. I like how after about 10,000 lines of that gibberish there's a giant link to "NEXT PAGE".


If you don't click it you're stupid and evil.

There's a youtube video or two of him being interviewed. It ablates your sanity.
 
2013-08-06 03:01:40 AM  
Thanks, Obama!

/Checkmate, Atheists...
 
2013-08-06 03:11:22 AM  
Oh my god, we're all gonna die.  Ok, everyone have apocalyptic sex immediately.
 
2013-08-06 03:13:30 AM  
The sun eats hours.

The moon eats flowers.
 
2013-08-06 03:25:47 AM  
so, global warming is half over?
 
Ral
2013-08-06 03:31:28 AM  

tenpoundsofcheese: The man made global warming nuts don't think the sun has any impact on  climate, so why would this event, which happens every 11 years, have any impact?


People who think that global warming is anthropogenic don't believe the sun has any impact on our climate?  Really?  The sun is the reason the Earth has life at all, and is the primary source of energy for the planet's biosphere.  Even crackpot scientists accept this.

/not sure if serious
 
2013-08-06 03:31:31 AM  

doglover: It ablates your sanity.


That's hands down the best turn of phrase I've seen or heard all month. Maybe all year. It's the kind of razor-thin slice of wit that Douglas Adams might have written. If you didn't coin it, I'd recommend lying and saying that you did.
 
2013-08-06 03:45:52 AM  
This should be interesting, we have a whole bevy of reasonably modern space based solar observatories to watch it happen this time.
 
2013-08-06 03:48:12 AM  
It will reverse by the end of the year, however, this happens every 11 years, so we've gone through it before.  While it is nothing to panic about, I am sure I can use it to cause a panic with my friends who don't know that it's every 11 years.  If we all work together, I'm sure we can cause a run on broccoli.  Only because I hate broccoli and wouldn't mind seeing idiots stocking up on a veggie that I don't care for.  Hell, if there is anyway to convince the stupid that nothing will come to harm when the solar poles flip if we sacrifice Bieber in the most painfully way possible I'd be all for it.
 
2013-08-06 03:50:14 AM  
Sheldon's going to get laid!
 
2013-08-06 03:55:39 AM  

Ral: tenpoundsofcheese: The man made global warming nuts don't think the sun has any impact on  climate, so why would this event, which happens every 11 years, have any impact?

People who think that global warming is anthropogenic don't believe the sun has any impact on our climate?  Really?  The sun is the reason the Earth has life at all, and is the primary source of energy for the planet's biosphere.  Even crackpot scientists accept this.

/not sure if serious


It's very hard to understand a convoluted troll like tenpoundsofcheese who I normally have on ignore. I think he was trying to be sarcastic against the global warming people who think that it is all human's fault and ignore the fact that the sun IS a major player in anything climatic and so maybe it is solar changes tht are causing earths's climate changes.
 
2013-08-06 04:00:03 AM  
"This change will have ripple effects throughout the solar system."
Scary!

"...and some researchers say they might affect the cloudiness and climate of Earth."
Uhhh, so a little overcast? Meh.
 
2013-08-06 04:08:07 AM  

KumquatMay: Let's burn down the observatory so this can never happen again!


This better be a reference to the story and not the movie!
 
2013-08-06 04:11:59 AM  

levitcleos: "This change will have ripple effects throughout the solar system."
Scary!

"...and some researchers say they might affect the cloudiness and climate of Earth."
Uhhh, so a little overcast? Meh.


It will cause global cooling, which will counteract global warming.  Of course we don't want it to get too cold, so we have to burn more fossil fuels, set fire to more oil fields, and bring back Aqua Net inspired 80s hair styles.
 
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