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31. The "Iron Sun" Debate (1) [Thunderbolts Website]
... home updates news and views picture of the day resources team a role for you contact us picture of the day archive subject index subject abstracts This colorized picture is a mosaic of ultraviolet images from the orbiting TRACE satellite sensitive to light emitted by highly charged iron atoms. Growing in number, the intricate structures visible are the Sun's hot active regions(with temperatures over a million degrees Fahrenheit), all with associated magnetic loops. Credit: Trace Team, NASA Oct 02, 2006 The "Iron Sun" Debate (1) Nuclear Reactions at the Solar Surface Proponents of the "Iron Sun", a theory widely represented on the Internet in recent months, challenge the popular idea that the Sun is powered by thermonuclear reactions at its core. And they point to nuclear reactions on the Sun's surface, something considered impossible under the standard model. Scientists now supporting a new approach to solar physics — the“ Iron Sun” — mention neither the Electric Universe nor the “Electric Sun”. But their findings add powerful support to the electric model of the ...
32. From Myth to a Physical Model [Aeon Journal $]
... is why, today, I can't imagine anyone just casually glancing at the myths and finding something compelling. Each time I returned, however, the sense of coherence or underlying unity was heightened. And gradually I could see distinctive patterns that simply couldn't be explained away. The more you become aware of these patterns, the more confident you become that something incredible happened, and it is simply not useful to interpret the patterns through conventional references. Let's not forget that every previous attempt to interpret and explain myth by reference to the Sun, Moon, stars or planets today has lasted only as long as it took the critics to set pen to paper. I offer here some general observations on the character of world mythology, noting a few of the "anomalous" facts one must confront in seeking an explanation of myth as a whole. 1. No recurring mythical theme is explained by the present celestial order. This is an amazing fact, in view of many hundreds of identifiable themes. The inescapable conclusion: it is self-defeating to ignore the possibility of ...
33. Stellar Thermonuclear Energy: A False Trail? [Kronos $]
... From: Kronos Vol. IV No. 4 (Summer 1979) Home¦ Issue Contents Stellar Thermonuclear Energy: A False Trail? Ralph E. Juergens Copyright© 1979 by Ralph E. Juergens By now a full generation of highly trained specialists and theorists has devoted its time, its talents, and a substantial share of the world's public and private treasure to a search for the means to produce energy on Earth the way the Sun is said to do it- by fusing together the nuclei of light elements to form heavier ones, and in the process converting mass to energy. The inspiration for this extended effort rose from the ashes of a world war. As the pall of horror thrown up at Hiroshima and Nagasaki began to clear, atomic scientists looked up at the Sun and imagined it to brighten with promise: There shines the example to be emulated- controlled nuclear fusion- energy unlimited from now till the end of time. Of course, the violence of the fusion reaction was easily controlled by the Sun. That body was big enough and ...
34. Cosmos Without Gravitation [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... but without success in finding for it the complete physical explanation. In speaking of the diurnal and semidiurnal variations of the barometer, Lord Rayleigh says: ? The relative magnitude of the latter [semidiurnal variations, as observed at most parts of the earth ? s surface, is still a mystery, all the attempted explanations being illusory.? ? (6) One maximum is at 10 a.m., the other at 10 p.m.; the two minima are at 4 a.m. and 4 p.m. The heating effect of the sun can explain neither the time when the maxima appear nor the time of the minima of these semidiurnal variations. If the pressure becomes lower without the air becoming lighter through a lateral expansion due to heat, this must mean that the same mass of air gravitates with changing force at different hours. The lowest pressure is near the equator, in the belt of the doldrums. Yet the troposphere is highest at the equator, being on the average about 18 km. high there; it is lower in the moderate latitudes, and ...
35. The Inconstant Sun [Kronos $]
... From: Kronos Vol. V No. 3 (Spring 1980) Home¦ Issue Contents The Inconstant Sun John Gribbin Copyright (C) 1980 by John and Mary Gribbin* Reprinted from John Gribbin's The Death of the Sun (Chapter 8) by permission of Delacorte Press/Eleanor Friede-- see The Book Case elsewhere in this issue. The timescales that matter to man are those of decades, centuries, and, at the most, millennia. What happens over the next ten years is of vital importance to all of us; with a large global population and complex technological society, some plans now being made by governments and international agencies (construction of dams, roads, and other big projects) will have repercussions for several decades at least, affecting the lives of our children; and both historians and those concerned with the long-term future of mankind must be uncomfortably aware that the environment here on Earth, especially the climate, changes considerably on a timescale of a few centuries. Changes in the output of heat from the Sun, or in ...
36. The Organization of the Solar System [Aeon Journal $]
... From: Aeon I:4 (July 1988) Home¦ Issue Contents The Organization of the Solar System Donald W. Patten and Samuel B. Windsor Part I: The Sun The general subject of the organization of the solar system falls into a natural division of two parts. One part concerns the Sun, including the origin of its magnetic storms (sunspot cycles) and its rotation (spin). The second part concerns the organization of the nine planets: to these nine planets one might realistically add one relatively tiny planet like Pluto in size, which apparently fragmented, producing asteroids among other things. Thus we find one radiant star and approximately ten planets under discussion. This two-part essay will not be concerned with the origin of the mass of the Sun, although it will consider the origin of its magnetic storms and its spin, and the cyclicism of both. In like manner, this essay will not consider the origin of the mass of the nine or ten planets but it will consider the following issues: a. The origin of the ...
37. CHAOS AND CREATION: CHAPTER 05: SOLARIA BINARIA [Quantavolution Website]
... Quantavolution.Org E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org TABLE OF CONTENTS CHAOS AND CREATION by Alfred de Grazia CHAPTER FIVE SOLARIA BINARIA Searching backward for ever older memories of disasters brings one to a point where Uranus is father of the gods and corresponds to a huge heavenly body. But what kind of body is it that is close-in, luminous, draped by clouds after a period of imperceptibility, but nevertheless, from its first perception, a second glowing sun? Contemplation of this problem leads to a conjecture: the solar system might have been a binary system, which early humans could actually have experienced. "This is the heyday of the cataclysmic binary," declares Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin [1. Among the earliest products of the human mind are certain legends, statements, and symbols that may be interpreted to support the theory that a binary system occupied the sky. Most important among these is the reported occurrence of a second "sun" that can be distinguished from the present sun, a bright star, a nova, or the moon. As late as five thousand years ...
38. Saturn's Cosmos [The Saturn Myth] [Books]
... --- >> IV Saturn's Cosmos The ancients preserved more than mythical-historical accounts of Saturn's rule. From one section of the world to another the planet-god's worshippers drew pictures of the Saturnian configuration, and these pictures become the universal signs and symbols of antiquity. In the global lexicon of symbols the three most common images are the enclosed sun, the sun-cross, and the enclosed sun-cross. It appears that every ancient race revered these signs as images of the preeminent cosmic power. In Mesopotamia and Egypt the signs occur in the earliest period. Prehistoric pottery and rock carvings from Crete, China, Scandinavia, Africa, Russia, Polynesia, and the Americas suggest that numerous ancient rites centered on these simple forms-- which became the most venerated images in the first hieroglyphic alphabets. But what did these signs signify to the ancients? With scarcely a dissenting voice, scholars routinely tag them as solar symbols. They tell us that such renderings of the sun are perfectly natural (that is, they must be "natural" ways of representing the sun because ...
39. ?Star of the Sun? [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... ? Star of the Sun ? Saturn is not a conspicuous planet in the sky. Were it not for its sluggish movement, an unaided eye would hardly distinguish it from the surrounding stars. In many ancient sources Saturn is called ? sun.? The usual name for Saturn in Chaldean astronomy was Alap-Shamas, meaning ? Star of the Sun.? (1) Diodorus of Sicily reported that the Chaldeans called Cronos (Saturn) by the name Helios, or the sun, and he explained that this was because Saturn was the most conspicuous of the planets; (2) Hyginus also wrote that Saturn was called ? Sol.? (3) In the Babylonian astrological texts the word Shamash (Sun) was used to designate Saturn: ? We learn from the notes written by the astrologers that by the word ? sun ? we must understand the ? star of the sun,? i.e., Saturn.? (4) Ninib was the Babylonian name for Saturn: ? Ninib in various places is said to shine like the sun.? ...
40. Thoth Vol. I, No. 10 April 22, 1997 [Thoth Website]
... THOTH -A Catastrophics Newsletter- VOL I, No. 10 April 22, 1997 EDITOR: Michael Armstrong PUBLISHER: Walter Radtke CONTENTS: SATURN: THE ANCIENT SUN GOD...David Talbott THE ELECTRICAL SUN (Part 4)...Ralph Juergens SCHOLARS IN DESPERATION...Earl Milton Book Review of "Stephen Jay Gould and Immanuel Velikovsky: Essays in the Continuing Velikovsky Affair"---- Quote of the day: Belief in truth begins with doubting all that has hitherto been believed to be true. Nietzsche---- SATURN: THE ANCIENT SUN GOD By David Talbott (email@example.com) Many threads of Greek and Roman astronomy appear to lead back to a priestly astronomy arising in Mesopotamia some time in the first millennium B.C. The Babylonians were apparently the first to develop systematic observations of the planets, and they recorded the celestial motions with considerable skill. But in laying the foundations of later astronomy, they also preserved a crucial link with the past. Again and again they asserted a claim that could only appear preposterous ...
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