Sunspot activity is increasing, We think it may be because our solar system is passing threw a bar of dust in our galaxy.
We need to detonate an H-bomb powered EMP , on the far side of the Moon to ping off the inbound asteriods that bombard and heat the Sun, to predict how the Sun will be effected in the future, and then use the reflection to determine the inbound asteroid flux.
Too bad the guy who says "Don't squeeze the Charmin" just died.
LOL, Tim I recall your calculation about a current through a wrench, so I'll try a bit of math. Suppose the Earth gets 1 BIG meteor strike every
100,000,000 years. Using that as a probability base, how many would the Sun get?
The Sun is 100x Earth's diameter and thus 10,000x the Area, so it's a bigger target. The Sun is ~1,000,000 times heavier and so is 10^6 x more attractive. Putting that together makes the Sun 10^10 more likely to be hit, IOW's 100 BIG hits / year. Add to that the higher velocity of impact, make it an Iron asteroid/meteor and you get a fair clump of iron moving threw the Sun's magnetic field very fast.
That doesn't make it 10^6 times more likely to get hit, it just means that things that orbit need to do so faster for a given orbital radius. I guess that might mean it gets hit by faster objects, except that those are the same objects that threaten earth.
Have you never looked at the surface of boiling soup? Convection is quite sufficient to account for hot&cold spots.
True for internal elliptical solar system orbits., but I spec'd inter-galatic dust, and they would follow a hyperbolic trajectory. Using good ole Newton's acceleration in the direction of the Mass "M", (a= GM/r^2 ) the "a" is propotional to the Mass.
I was born in 1953 and in that ancient day there was no photos of the "far-side" of the Moon. In the 60's they became available and I was astonished that the far side was much more cratered than the side that faced Earth, wow. Why is that?
Sunspots are a mystery because they do weird things. They are cooler, have strange magnetic properties and flare up to emit ions that flood our Earth's magnetosphere generating aurora's, when interacting with the so-called ionsphere.
Solar convection theories are hard pressed to fully explain Sunspots, especially because they are so localized and do not follow any pattern.
I buried that spec in the fine print of my OP, " We think it may be because our solar system is passing threw a bar of dust in our galaxy. "
Astronomers call anything that doesn't go nuclear and shine, "dust".
An outstanding problem is that "radar-ranging" is effective at radius^4 power, (that's what I know from conventional science). If we can design a nuke powered EMP and do a ping from a satellite orbited to the far side of Moon, our Radio Telescopes will be able to get the Range and Doppler returns, to know where the hell we are going, from the reflection off that dust.
Nukes are cheap. We need to convert as much energy as possible from a nuke to EMR to consider the mission feasibility...that's an Electronics Design problem.
Comments Welcome. (But please do not comment until everyone else has;-). Ken S. Tucker