More Than Global Warming

Aron Schatz
August 23, 2007
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Remember that the Earth revolves around the Sun. The Sun is a huge fusion reactor that spikes at points. These flairs can manifest their waves on the Earth with strange happenings.


Churning motions inside the Sun produce various kinds of waves, including sound waves called p-modes and another type of wave called g-modes. G-modes arise when pockets of material rising up from deep within the Sun get pulled downwards again by gravity, leading to a wave motion similar to the rise and fall of waves on the surface of the ocean. Both types of waves vibrate very slowly. The p-modes vibrate with periods of a few minutes, while the periods of g-modes are even longer, lasting tens of minutes or even several hours.


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