Magnetic Reconnections

Not magnetic reconnection’s

If the best example of magnetic reconnection seems to contradict peer reviewed theories, laws of nature, experimental data, nature itself … then?

“We’re looking at the best picture yet of magnetic reconnection in space,” … Magnetic reconnection is difficult to describe, but it can be loosely defined as the merger of magnetic fields that releases an astonishing amount of energy. Magnetic reconnection remains mysterious, especially since it “breaks the standard law” governing charged particles, or plasma, Egedal says.

Egedal and colleagues studied recordings from Oct. 15, 2016, when the Magnetosphere Multiscale satellite passed through the point where the solar wind meets Earth’s magnetic field. “Our data clearly show that electrons suddenly cease to follow magnetic fields and zoom off in another direction, corkscrewing and turning. That begs for explanation,” Egedal says.

The activity confirmed the theoretical descriptions of magnetic reconnection. But it violated the standard law governing the behavior of plasmas – clouds of charged particles that comprise, for example, the solar wind. “The ‘plasma frozen-in law’ says electrons and magnetic fields have to move together always, and suddenly that does not apply here,” says Egedal. “It’s the clearest example ever to be measured in space, and it blew my mind.”
Stellar magnetism: What’s behind the most brilliant lights in the sky? | University of Wisconsin

Magnetic Reconnections

Observed nature and peer reviewed theories can not tell them any more than this – that magnetic reconnection’s do not exist, do not happen. Something electromagnetic, plasma is happening but …

This visualization shows the motion of a single electron undergoing magnetic reconnection. As the spacecraft approaches the reconnection region, it detects first high-energy particles, then low-energy particles.

Elements of magnetic reconnection

Just because in a theory a magnetic reconnection is one possible explanation for the data does not mean it is the answer and only answer.

When neutron stars merge and give off X-rays, that’s magnetic reconnection. With these advanced orbiting telescopes, just about everything that’s interesting, that goes off suddenly, probably has some major reconnection element at its root.

Magnetic reconnection also underlies the auroras at both poles, Egedal says. When reconnection occurs on the sunward side of Earth, as was seen in the recent study, “it changes the magnetic energy in the system. This energy migrates to the night side, and the same thing happens there, accelerating particles to the poles, forming auroras ” …

“If we understand reconnection better, perhaps we can improve space weather forecasts,” says Egedal. “We can look at the sun to predict what may happen in two to four days, which is how long the wind from the sun takes to reach Earth.”
Stellar magnetism: What’s behind the most brilliant lights in the sky? | University of Wisconsin