Earth is being protected from high speed electrons incoming from deep space.
Earth is being protected from high speed electrons incoming from deep space. It is located in between the two Van Allen belts high above the earth. Scientists are perplexed how it works but it has the effect of stopping electrons as if they slammed into a glass wall.
Before the discovery of this shield, scientists had assumed that all high speed electrons were stopped by the thickness of Earth’s atmosphere. But now they realize that they do not even make it into the upper atmosphere thanks to this invisible shield.
If scientists figure out how this shield operates, then the world of Star Trek and the shields that surrounded their spaceships could be a real possibility