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91. "Doomsday Asteroids" Enchant Astronomers [Thunderbolts Website]
... " Enchant Astronomers On July 3, 2006, our planet experienced an astronomical "close brush" with a very large asteroid. Though we were never in danger from the passing body, the near-encounter prompted a series of news reports on the global threat posed by such intruders. The majority of astronomers whom the media interview about cometary or asteroidal threats express the same sentiment: It is not a question of if Earth will be decimated by a giant asteroid, but when. Some remind us of the "wake-up" call provided by Comet Shoemaker-Levy in 1994, when a stream of comet fragments plowed into Jupiter. NASA and other space agencies around the world have lobbied for increased funding for asteroid defense. From the perspective of most astronomers and planetary scientists, asteroids are the most likely culprits to cause a global extinction event for any planet, including Earth. But when scrutinized, the legitimacy of this concern becomes suspect. Planetary scientists gaze at the features on rocky bodies in our solar system and see craters lots and lots of craters. In their thinking, ...
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92. Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 Disintegrates [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 Nov 28, 2006 Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 Disintegrates (Note: TPOD originally ran on May 05, 2006) It is happening for "no apparent reasons", scientists say, but the comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 has been rapidly breaking apart, provoking another round of second-guessing by astronomers. The images above, captured by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, are the best pictures yet of an event that has astronomers scratching their heads. The comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3, otherwise known as Comet 73P, is disintegrating in front of their eyes. But what is the cause of this extraordinary event? Not one of the theoretical surmises offered so far has satisfied the community of astronomers as a whole. From all standard vantage points such an event presents inherent some would say insurmountable dilemmas. Schwassmann-Wachmann 3, first observed in 1930 and named after its two German discoverers, completes an orbit every 5.4 years. Following its discovery it was little more ...
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93. Comets and the Bronze Age Collapse [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... when the Virgin ascending and the Sun fastening the girdle round his forehead dominates the whole firmament; there shall be a great conflagration from the sky, falling on the earth;" Are these lines from Book V of the Sibylline Oracles eschatological nonsense? Contemporary astronomical evidence suggests a historic basis for words describing cosmic calamity. British astronomers, Victor Clube and Bill Napier, in The Cosmic Winter (1990) and other recent works, provide students of the past with newly discovered celestial clues which indicate that Earth has been periodically pelleted with comet fragments throughout the Holocene period. The evidence for the break-up of a large (> 50 km), short period (approximately 3.3 years), Earth-orbit-crossing comet is substantial and should be considered as hard as anything a trowel might turn up. What astronomical information cannot convey is the actual effect these periodic bombardment episodes had on human culture; only further digging and sifting will illuminate that aspect. Some of what can be uncovered has been buried by prior premise and so can be brought to light by review of literature published over ...
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94. TPOD Archive [Thunderbolts Website]
... 2006 Etched Mars Dec 26, 2006 Driving Forces of the Milky Way Dec 22, 2006 The “Impossible” Twin Peaks Dec 21, 2006 In the Dark on Matter Dec 20, 2006 The Moon and Its Rilles (3) Dec 19, 2006 The Moon and Its Rilles (2) Dec 18, 2006 The Moon and Its Rilles Dec 15, 2006 One Crater, Many “Puzzles” Dec 14, 2006 The Ever-Elusive "Dark Energy" Dec 13, 2006 Bull s-Eye Craters Dec 12, 2006 Stardust Shatters Comet Theory (3) Dec 11, 2006 Unsolved Mysteries of a “Starburst” Galaxy Dec 08, 2006 Saturn s Monstrous Polar Storm Dec 07, 2006 Stardust Shatters Comet Theory (2) Dec 06, 2006 The Dendritic Ridges of Valles Marineris Dec 05, 2006 “Stardust” Shatters Comet Theory Dec 04, 2006 New Evidence for Quasar Ejection Dec 01, 2006 Son of M81 Nov 30, 2006 Comet Schwassman-Wachmann 3 Disintegrates (2) Nov 29, 2006 The “Dunes” of Rabe Crater Nov 28, 2006 ...
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95. Solar System Studies [Aeon Journal $]
... . Venus has little or no magnetic field despite its size and molten interior, but does emit a lot of radio noise. Due to its lack of a magnetosphere Venus has only a very small bow shock against Solar Wind and an extensive slipstream of atmospheric gasses in the anti-Sun direction. The orbits of Venus and Earth/Moon are in a stable state of resonance with Venus returning to the same point in its orbit every eight Earth years, which is the same as every five synodic periods of Venus. Was Venus once a comet? More than anything else, it was Velikovsky's claim of a cometary Venus that created controversy among scientists. Yet much of the evidence gathered since Worlds in Collision does indicate that Venus is a hot, young planet with an origin unlike any other terrestrial body investigated so far. Perhaps the researches of Talbott and Cochrane into the cometary themes and symbols associated with Venus will help to further illuminate the planet's physical profile. All told, Venus should be a major focus of discussion. MARS Mars is the nearest thing to a sister ...
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... of Celestial Motion," also clearly explain the behavior of comets, meteors, asteroids and natural satellites. Can the theory account for the unusual rotational and orbital characteristics of these bodies left unexplained by traditional celestial mechanics? And most importantly, are the explanations of the theory self-consistent and in accord with observational data? We have previously concluded that small bodies such as comets, when characterized by relatively large electromagnetic fields, will pursue highly elliptical orbits. It is known that while some comets possess decaying, increasingly circular orbits (as Encke's Comet), others are becoming more elliptical. The noted astronomer Fred L. Whipple, of the Harvard Observatory, has proposed a model to explain these non-gravitational motions, and his explanation has heretofore been generally accepted. Dr. Whipple's jet action view is as follows: The icy nucleus provides a simple explanation for the wayward motion of comets. In the glare of solar radiation the ices evaporate and send out molecules at speeds of several hundred feet per second. The molecules are ejected on the sunny side of the nucleus and generate ...
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97. A Comet Grazing the Sun [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... A Comet Grazing the Sun The problem between Einstein and myself was always the same, and we were equally obstinate: he because the mathematical model coincided with such unimaginable precision with the natural events, nowhere better observable than in the celestial sphere with the planets and their satellites on the prescribed paths; I, because it appeared to me that these exact coincidences between theory and nature had been achieved at the cost of a grievous omission of electrical charges and fields. Natural catastrophes which I discovered to have taken place were my starting point, but these catastrophes were denied, and my description of the phenomena that accompanied them evoked the accusation that I had committed an outrage against the entire house of science. Yet even independently of what I read in ancient sources, historical or legendary, the picture of the solar system in which electricity and magnetism were absent and denied a role was strange to me. Once I read that the Jewish people produced the geniuses of Marx, Freud, and Einstein the three men who so greatly influenced the world of today because by ...
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... From: Kronos Vol. X No. 1 (Fall 1984) Home¦ Issue Contents The Origin of Velikovsky's Comet David Talbott and Ev Cochrane Copyright (c) 1984 by David Talbott and Ev Cochrane 1. Introduction It has been nearly 35 years since Immanuel Velikovsky published Worlds in Collision, thus provoking one of the great scientific controversies of the twentieth century. In the intervening years, most of the world's leading astronomers have registered their opinions on the subject. Their consensus boils down to this: A) Velikovsky was treated poorly, but B) that is no reason to take his claims seriously. Not so long ago, however, much of the present speculation among astronomers themselves would have been considered dangerously Velikovskian. Now, we see "respectable" publications not only dignifying the general principles of catastrophism but introducing the once-unthinkable possibility of recent catastrophes- world-shattering events within the memory of man.(1) Velikovsky, of course, did not look to astronomy for his evidence of interplanetary disturbances, but to history. Ancient religious and mythological texts provided ...
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99. The Comet and the Chicago Fire [Thunderbolts Website]
... pic of the day archive subject index abstract archive Links: Holoscience Electric Cosmos The Universe Plasma Cosmology Society for Interdisciplinary Studies educational resources Aeon Journal Thunderbolts of the Gods is a 108 page 8-1/2 x 11 full color monograph based on the life work of the two authors --a revolutionary synthesis of comparative mythology and the newly-discovered "Electric Universe". The Monograph includes an hour-long DVD introducing various aspects of the Electric Universe explained by members of the Thunderbolts Group. More Information Book Synopsis Read Chapter One Order Link Feb 06, 2006 The Comet and the Chicago Fire For nearly one and a half centuries, the cause of the most notorious fire in U.S. history has been a source of “heated” controversy. Some researchers suggest that a disintegrating comet ignited the blaze. But the electrical theorists say that evidence most often ignored offers the best clues. “With the heat increased the wind, which came howling across the prairie, until at last there arose a perfect hurricane. Mighty flakes of fire, hot cinders, black, stifling smoke, were driven fiercely ...
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100. Second SIS Cambridge Conference Report [SIS Internet Digest $]
... SIS Internet Digest 1997:2 (Feb 1998) Home¦ Issue Contents Second SIS Cambridge Conference Report This report by Mark E. Bailey, first appeared in Meteorite! Magazine, November 1997, and at their Web site (see previous page). Nearly a hundred astronomers, historians, archaeologists and others gathered at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge from 11-13 July 1997 for the second international conference of the Society for Interdisciplinary Studies. The purpose- to discuss the near-simultaneous ending of Bronze Age civilizations world-wide, in particular whether the "giant comet" hypothesis, associated principally with the names of Clube& Napier and Hoyle& Wickramasinghe, could be substantiated by ground truth in the archaeological, geological, climatological and historical records. Depending on one's chronology and the geographic region under discussion, the Bronze Age started c.3500 BC and continued for two or three thousand years until approximately 1500-500 BC, encompassing not only the main construction phases of Stonehenge and its megalithic counterparts elsewhere, but also the genesis of kingship, priesthood, human and animal sacrifice, the evolution of religious views from ...
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