Mystery at the sun’s south pole: Nasa reveals huge ‘coronal hole’ on the solar surface where winds reach 500 miles per SECOND

This could have an unprecedented effect on electronics on Earth, which could in turn cause further devastating effects on human life.

For those that follow Bible prophecy, look no further than Revelation 8:2.


Coronal holes are regions of the corona where the magnetic field reaches out into space rather than looping back down onto the surface - and eject solar winds far faster than other parts of the sun.


  • Coronal holes are regions of the corona where the magnetic field reaches out into space
  • Particles moving along those magnetic fields can leave the sun rather than being trapped near the surface
  • Polar coronal hole can remain visible for five years or longer, although constantly changes shape

There were no fireworks on the sun to welcome in the New Year – and in fact, scientists say the end of the year was relatively quiet on the solar surface.

However, the sun has started 2015 with a mysterious event – a huge hole has appeared.

Known as a coronal hole, the phenomenon occurred near the south pole – and is seen as a dark area covered all of its base in these stunning images.

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Security backdoor found in China-made US military chip

As discussed in numerous previous posts, China (and Russia) has made it known that they can toy with our electrical grid, nuclear deterrent, water/sewage systems via SCADAs, infiltrate government and military computers at will and pop nuclear submarines up in the middle of US Navy exercises… undetected. The “manchurian microchip” is nothing new, but this nevertheless adds credibility to how dire the situation is — yet the public is too busy paying attention the non-news of the day in ‘keeping up’ with the Kardashians. The implanting of such devices is no accident as it takes time and technological know-how, thus readers should take caution when whitewashing attempts continuously downplay the threat as evidenced in this article. This has gone on for decades and sooner rather than later America might see itself hit with One Clenched Fist. Sleep tight.

A microchip used by the US military and manufactured in China contains a secret “backdoor” that means it can be shut off or reprogrammed without the user knowing, according to researchers at Cambridge University’s Computing Laboratory.

The discovery was made during testing of a new technique to extract the encryption key from chips, developed by Cambridge spin-off Quo Vadis Labs. The “bug” is in the actual chip itself, Skorobogatov wrote, rather than the firmware installed on the devices that use it, meaning there is no way to fix it than to replace the chip altogether.

“The discovery of a backdoor in a military grade chip raises some serious questions about hardware assurance in the semiconductor industry,” wrote Skorobogatov.

However, Robert Graham, of US security consultancy Errata Security, wrote yesterday that the backdoor is unlikely to have been added maliciously. He claims that the entry route discovered by Skorobogotov is likely to be a debugging tool deliberately installed by the manufacturer.

“It’s remotely possible that the Chinese manufacturer added the functionality, but highly improbable. It’s prohibitively difficult to change a chip design to add functionality of this complexity.”

He also questioned the description of the chip as “military grade”. “The military uses a lot of commercial, off-the-shelf products. That doesn’t mean there is anything special about it.”

Graham writes that the backdoor could pose a security threat, however. “It not only allows the original manufacturer to steal intellectual-property, but any other secrets you tried to protect with the original [encryption] key.”

Full article: Security backdoor found in China-made US military chip (Information Age)