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Humans Accidentally Created a Protective Bubble Around Earth

Original story at The Atlantic• 2 mentions • 6 days ago

The Atlantic 6 days ago

The next time someone says you’re living in a bubble, remind them that we all are. A pair of NASA space probes have detected an artificial bubble around Earth that forms when radio communications from the ground interact with high-energy radiation particles in space, the agency announced this week. The bubble forms a protective barrier around Earth, shielding the planet from potentially dangerous space weather, like solar flares and other ejections from the sun. Earth already has its own protective bubble, a magnetosphere stretched by powerful solar winds. The artificial bubble that NASA found is an accident, an unintended result ...
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18 May
Ed Yong @edyong209
Goddamn earthlings, living in their bubble https://t.co/CQgKYnjWI1