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261. News from the Internet [Journals] [SIS Review]
... astronomers assure us that the solar system is both stable and predictable. But new vistas in the sciences often expose flaws in notions that once seemed obvious. Only a few decades ago, all well-trained, feet-on-the-ground scientists "knew" that- Space is empty and cannot conduct electricity; Magnetic fields do not exist in space; The tails of comets are pushed away from the Sun by the pressure of light; Jupiter and Saturn have been cold and inactive since the early history of the solar system; The planet Mars has been geologically dead for more than a billion years; Venus is our "sister planet," with temperatures close to those of the Earth; There are no ...
262. Cuneiform Astronomical Records and Celestial Instability [Books] [de Grazia books]
... de doctrina temporum), we do not have any right to deny that these traditions have a core of historical truth. ' Like Velikovsky, Kugler studies both the ancient writers of chronology and the chronological investigations of Renaissance scholars. Velikovsky quotes a number of Renaissance writers who stress that ancient sources make the cataclysm contemporary with the appearance of the comet Typhon, and observe that, although this was called a comet, it had a circular shape. These Renaissance writers quote, among others, a passage of Pliny (II, XXIII, 91-92) from which one can gather that it had been disputed whether Typhon was a comet or a planet. The passage reads: Some comets ...
263. Thoth Vol III, No. 2: Jan 31, 1999 [Journals] [Thoth]
... meteorites is that of Judith Bjorkman. Bjorkman showed that the ancient Babylonians, among others, held surprisingly sophisticated views about the nature of meteorites. Bjorkman summarized her findings as follows: "The texts show that the peoples of the ancient Near East knew of and were able to describe shooting stars, meteors, fireballs, meteor showers, and comets. They were also aware of the extra- terrestrial origin of meteorites, including iron meteorites." While there are many points of interest in these ancient texts, not the least of which is the association of meteorites with eclipses of the Sun, we are primarily interested here in reports concerning Mars. Suffice it to say that the ...
264. Thoth Vol I, No. 16: June 15, 1997 [Journals] [Thoth]
... show how plasma physics enables us to understand these events dynamically, in ways that can be replicated in the laboratory. Processes that have mystified astronomers and planetary geologists need not remain obscure any longer.- Date: Mon, 02 Jun 1997 12:14:03 -0400 (EDT) From: Benny J Peiser Subject: LOUIS FRANK'S MINI COMETS STIR DEBATE LOUIS FRANK'S MINI COMETS STIR NEW CONTROVERSY Last week's press release about Louis Frank's latest research findings about watery and icy mini comets which are claimed to impact our atmosphere at a rate of one every three seconds(!), has provoked a new scientific controversy among astrophysicists. For the non-astronomer, it remains extremely difficult to assess ...
265. Letters [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... own thoughts on the subject for many years, I hesitated to write about so uncertain a matter until I read a reference to the Tunguska event in WORKSHOP 5:1 , p. 33, in which it is reported that a team of US scientists have concluded that the Tunguska impact was caused by a meteoric fragment which originated from the comet Encke. This comet has been with us since its discovery in 1786, but was named Encke much later (J . F. Encke 1791-1865) when Encke found that its orbit was shortened by 2.5 hours every circuit a fact which has been contested. There was, indeed, a definite change in Encke's orbit, but ...
266. More Trouble for Frank's Mini-comets Theory [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... astro.utoronto.ca> Public Information Office American Geophysical Union 2000 Florida Avenue, N.W . Washington, D.C . 20009 Tel (202) 462-6900 / FAX 202-328-0566 September 8, 1998 Contact: Harvey Leifert AGU RELEASE NO. 98-31 (202) 939-3212 For Immediate Release firstname.lastname@example.org "Snowball comets" are just camera noise, Berkeley researchers say after analyzing dark pixels in Iowa data WASHINGTON, D.C .- Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley have concluded that "atmospheric holes" in satellite imagery are caused by instrument noise in the spacecraft's own cameras, not by the presence of comets the size of a house ...
... From: The Mysterious Comet by Comyns Beaumont CD Home | Contents Part One: Meteors And Weather I - New Atmospherics Celestial In Origin WEATHER conditions figure so prominently and continually in our lives that few among us pause to consider the fons et origo of the atmosphere we breathe or the rain that descends sometimes as a blinding and furious storm, at others as a gentle shower. The state of the weather is always a subject of interest and often of importance, but not many can advance an intelligent explanation of it. We accept the occurrence of great storms, gales, hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, or severe frosts without as a rule probing deeper than to explain that ...
268. Interstellar "Comets" [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... From: SIS Internet Digest 1998:1 (June 1998) Home | Issue Contents Interstellar "Comets"Thoth Vol II, No. 3 February 15, 1998 Amy Acheson wrote: Seems like every time I surf the astronomy pages on the Web they have something that screams "electrical phenomena." For example,, a picture from Hubble of the Orion Nebula, in particular the Trapezium cluster. And the text mentions that many of the smaller stars have dust clouds that point away from the larger stars. So I'd like to know, can these be "coma" in the same sense but much larger scale as cometary tails? They don't mention it, but ...
269. The MacCecht and Cuchulainn [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... reference to the evaporative powers of the heat of the sun and goes on to claim that morning may originally have read evening, primarily because the words make no sense, as the sun does not shine at night. It did not occur to O'Rahilly that the MacCecht was not the sun but another body traversing the sky, such as a comet. MacCecht and Cuchulainn bear some similarities such as a sword which shone at night [2 ]. This was Calad-bolg, which has the meaning of hard or crushing lightning, a thunderbolt of extraordinary proportions, the perfect description of a Clube & Napier-style fireball explosion, the blast pressing downwards on the human world below. In Welsh, ...
270. Monitor [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... degree tilt could explain why it is the only one of the four giant planets not to give out more heat than it receives from the Sun. Because this means its poles get heated this may cause an instability inside the planet which causes heat to be carried more efficiently to its surface to be radiated into space. The return of the comet New Scientist 4.6 .94, p. 14 A comet observed last year may be the same as that observed by the Chinese in 574. This would make it the comet with the longest known orbital period. Melted moons New Scientist 18.6 .94 A reader suggests that early impacts on Jupiter could have caused flash ...
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