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There are quite a number of theories related to cosmic radiation that we may soon be able to test now that there has been a galactic flare at the center of our galaxy.
First and foremost of these is the assumption that galactic flares produce cosmic radiation. High energy particles, traveling at speeds in excess of 99.98% of the speed of light should arrive at our solar system this fall and winter.
If this radiation proves significant, we will have the opportunity to test several more theories, of which Henrik Svensmark’s theory of cloud formation may be the most well known. He contends that cosmic radiation causes clouds to form, and that more cosmic rays result in more clouds. A significant up-tick in cosmic radiation should therefore result in more cloudy weather.
If the Electric Universe community is right in their position that storms as well as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are due to cosmic radiation, we should not only see more clouds, but more thunder, extreme weather, earthquakes and volcanic activity.
If our sun is electric and externally powered through cosmic radiation and electric plasma, as is generally believed by the Electric Universe crowd, we should also see an up-tick in solar activity. There should be more sun spots and more solar flares. Electric grids, satellites, and sensitive electronics may get hit. Communication networks may go down, and there may be widespread blackouts.
While more clouds on their own, due to less solar activity, means lower global temperatures as per Henrik Svensmark’s theory, an up-tic in both cloud formation and solar activity is likely to produce warmer weather. This would certainly be true if the galactic super-wave theory proves correct, as it rests entirely on the premise that large scale galactic flaring has put an end to every major ice age up through the ages. If large scale flaring heats our planet, it seems reasonable to assume that small scale flaring does the same, only at a smaller scale.
If we are really lucky, we might see detectable changes to gravity and inertial mass due to mass condensation. Possibly also a sufficient up-tick in the expansion rate of our planet to verify the expanding Earth hypothesis. Most sublime of all would be a new moon ejected from Jupiter, or a sufficient change in the red spot to verify this theory.
For all these reasons, it will be interesting to follow the news through the winter to see if any of these predictions come true.