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  1. #1 Unexplained Particle Produced By The Sun 
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    I found this article very interesting and appreciate comments.

    It remains a puzzling scientific phenomenon.

    How can radioactive decay of some elements present in earthly laboratories be influenced by the Sun's activities? Is our Sun, which is located 93 million miles away really communicating with radioactive isotopes on Earth? What is the origin and nature of the mysterious particle emitted by our Sun?
    http://www.messagetoeagle.com/index....ced-by-the-sun


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    Assuming the effect is real and further tests presumably are needed and will be made, I don't believe it is a new particle, but rather they just don't understand what's going on.


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    Well the first thing I would look at, if these changes are real and outside experimental error, is nutrino emissions as they have an extremely low capture cross-section and will easily travel trough the Earth without interaction. However they may 'stimulate' radioactive nuclei much like the laser/maser stimulation effect without an actual interaction or energy exchange.
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    Possibly something to do with Earth´s ozone layer or magnetic field, that when more high energy particles get through, radioactive decay works at a faster rate?

    If you check on how much casual radiation there is about in everything, even the food we eat and water we drink, it is quite frightening.
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    Radioactive decay is a purely statistical process. I think that the background radiation that is caused by solar activity somehow interferes with the measurement. Note that every detector has something that is called dead time. They are insensitive to radiation for a certain amount of time after one incident. Maybe this could be the cause.
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    I imagine the creationists have already leapt on it, exploiting people's ignorance and distorting the significance.

    The interesting thing is that many (perhaps all) great discoveries arise out of attempts to explain anomalies. Perhaps this will open the door to unimagined delights.
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