Sunday, October 14, 2007
Sunquakes may disurpt the Earth
A new debate among scientists is whether or not vibrations on the Sun can "shake" the Earth. One study claims p-modes and g-modes on the Sun reach the Earth and cause general disruptions like dropped cell phone calls, interference with undersea communications, and issues with electricity. Those who disagree with the theory claim it is impossible for the modes to leave the Sun or that solar winds negate any mode traveling to Earth. However, if true, study of the modes would allow for a better understanding for the interior of the Sun.