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81. When Asteroids Become Comets [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 Orbits of the three known main-belt comets (red lines), the five innermost planets (black lines; from the center outward: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars,and Jupiter), a sample of 100 main-belt asteroids (orange lines), and two "typical" comets (Halley's Comet, and Tempel 1, target of the recent Deep Impact mission) as blue lines. Positions of the main-belt comets and planets on March 1, 2006, are plotted with black dots. Image credit: Pedro Lacerda (Univ. Hawaii; Univ. Coimbra, Portugal) Nov 09, 2006 When Asteroids Become Comets The surprising discovery of asteroids with comet tails supports the longstanding claim of the electrical theorists — that the essential difference between asteroids and comets is the shape of their orbits. According to a recent story in USA Today, astronomers are “rethinking long-held beliefs about the distant domains of comets and asteroids, ...
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82. When Venus Was A Comet [Kronos $]
... From: Kronos Vol. XII No. 1 (Winter 1987) Home¦ Issue Contents When Venus Was A Comet Ev Cochrane and David Talbott INTRODUCTION For the past several years, the world had been anxiously awaiting the arrival of history's most famous comet, that named after Edmund Halley. In anticipation of this rare event, a number of books were rushed into print; ocean cruises were organized intent on optimum viewing, while hundreds of "souvenirs" flooded the market. A casual observer of the Halley phenomenon might well wonder why all this fuss over a "celestial snowball". Aside from the obvious scientific importance of Halley's visit, the fact is that mankind has always been fascinated by the appearance of comets, especially one as reputable as Halley's. The occasion also served as a powerful reminder of the fundamental mystery of the Cosmos about us, and of human nature as well. The reader need hardly be reminded of the bizarre behaviour which has traditionally greeted Halley's appearances in the past, including mass hysteria, murder, and suicide. Neither should the ...
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83. Comets And Life [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 63: May-Jun 1989 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Comets And Life A comet impact: Cross-sectional view 0.637s after impact of a comet into a 3km-deep ocean (light dots) underlain by basaltic crust (darker grid) in the smoothed particle hydrodynamic model of Thomas et al. Small vertical ticks are 1 km apart, small horizontal ticks 1.25 km apart. The comet in this figure has a radius of 1 kilometer and an impact velocity of 15 km/s and is shown by dark dots in the ocean. The initial spherical comet has become flattened, and parts of it have separated from the main body. The back side of the comet and most of the separated particles are much lower in temperature than the impacting side, and in an impact of a smaller comet (which would look much the same), organic material at the rear of the comet would survive intact. Figure provided by Paul Thomas. "New simulations suggest that large amounts of the organic ...
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84. Deep Impact—First Impressions [Thunderbolts Website]
... was an amazing show, and there will be much more information to come. In advance of the event we set forth our expectations as explicitly as possible. Therefore, we urge readers of this page to refer to our previous Picture of the Day. We also eagerly await the first pictures of the impact site, which have not been seen due to a huge surprise: The energy of the “impact” was much greater than NASA scientists had expected and — as predicted by Wallace Thornhill — was strongly reminiscent of the early Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 impact events at Jupiter. Indeed, the luminous glow that persisted occluded the impact site to a degree that shocked observers and will make it difficult to determine the size of the resulting crater through the glare. Of course, a prime aim of the experiment was to observe the crater before the spacecraft had moved out of the required position. So here we see another example of the potential cost of asking the wrong questions. We had said that the flare or explosion would be more energetic than expected, due to ...
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... by Victor Clube and Bill Napier (Basil Blackwell, 1990) reviewed by Dick Atkinson Dick Atkinson graduated from Newcastle University with a B.A. in Philosophy (1968) and is now Head of English at Harton Comprehensive School, South Shields. He has a special interest in ancient science and civilisation and describes himself as an avid collector of books, especially on astronomy and history. The Cosmic Winter is the 1990 sequel to Clube and Napier's 1982 publication, The Cosmic Serpent [1, in which they aimed to show that a huge comet had terrified our ancestors, caused global disasters, and been largely forgotten in a general dislocation of Mediterranean history/chronology. The original super-comet gradually degraded, leaving behind such remnants as certain meteor streams (most notably the Southern, Northern and Beta Taurids), some active comets (principally Encke's comet), a number of Apollo asteroids (notably Hephaistos), and the dusty solar halo known as the Zodiacal Light. A variety of impacts in historical times (including the Tunguska event) are attributed to the same cause, ...
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... THOTH -A Catastrophics Newsletter- VOL I, No. 20 August 3, 1997 EDITOR: Michael Armstrong PUBLISHER: Brian Stewart CONTENTS: EDITORIAL...Michael Armstrong FAR APART, TWO PARTICLES RESPOND FASTER THAN Malcolm W. Browne FROM SUN TO EARTH: TRACKING A NEW STORM...Science News VELIKOVSKY'S COMET VENUS(4)...David Talbott---- Quote of the day: The more absurd the model, the better the public will like it. It will than become a "fact."...Wal Thornhill---- EDITORIAL By Michael Armstrong ( The Photon experiment referenced in the article below is just another confirmation of what John Bell has already proven logically and mathematically in his "Interconnectedness Theorem," a theorem some physicists have seen as one of the most profound developments in the history of science. In 1964, while wrestling with the famous EPR paradox, physicist John Bell came up with his Interconnectedness Theorem which he "rigorously proved", stating ...
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... 02:01 THOTH -A Catastrophics Newsletter- VOL II, No. 1 January 15, 1998 EDITOR: Michael Armstrong PUBLISHER: Brian Stewart CONTENTS: VELIKOVSKY'S COMET VENUS (12)...David Talbott IONIZING THE GALAXY COMMENTS...Wal Thornhill URL's of Interest---- Quote of the day: Is man's knowledge now nearly complete? Are only a few more steps necessary to conquer the universe...? Here begins Homo Ignoramus. He does not know what life is or how it came to be and whether it originated from inorganic matter. He does not know whether other planets of this sun or of other suns have life on them, and if they have, whether the forms of life there are like those around us, ourselves included. He does not know how this solar system came into being, although he has built up a few hypotheses about it....He does not know what this mysterious force of gravitation is that holds him and his fellow man on the other side of the planet with their feet ...
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88. The Saturn Thesis (Part 2) [Aeon Journal $]
... but you will not realize this until you pause to observe the archetypal role of the goddess' hair, and to ask questions. I am suggesting that there is a way to see beyond poetic metaphors to the cosmic history behind them. In the ancient lexicon, the most common symbol for cometary phenomena, of course, was that of streaming hair. And if you will seek out the underlying patterns, you will see that the flowing hair-- the coma of the goddess-- and the coma of the archetypal Great Comet are one and the same. AEON: But how do we move from interesting impressions to reliable conclusions? Talbott: Well, the point is that a serious researcher really can settle this question to his own satisfaction. It is often held, for example, that Aphrodite was nothing more than a projection of feminine charm onto a goddess. But the metaphors consistently point to something outside any human reference. One of the forms of Aphrodite was Comaetho, and Aphrodite Comaetho means the long-haired or flaming-haired Venus. The comparative approach will ...
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89. ABSTRACTS JULY 2005 [Thunderbolts Website]
... and plasma cosmologists will tell you (possibly in bitter tones and impolite language) that magnetic reconnection is one of the most misguided theoretical ideas that astronomers ever derived from the mistaken belief that there are no electric currents in space. Jul 19, 2005 Interim Report on Deep Impact Though many details remain to be determined, enough data is now in hand to offer a preliminary assessment of our predictions on Deep Impact. Jul 18, 2005 Deep Impact and Shoemaker-Levy 9 To place the Deep Impact events in perspective, advocates of the electric comet model remind us of the crash of the comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 into Jupiter in 1994. Jul 15, 2005 The Missing Water of Comet Tempel 1 We have long suggested that, after Deep Impact, scientists would be scratching their heads over the lack of subsurface water — the last hope of the dirty snowball theory. Early results confirm this prediction. Jul 14, 2005 Asteroids That Should Not Be Recent pictures of asteroids suggest that the survival of these bodies refutes the popular theory of their formation and history. If the largest craters ...
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90. Exodus [SIS C&C Review $]
... Israelites, or the Arabs. At the same time there is no evidence of a great catastrophe in the mid 2nd millennium BC, along the lines of Velikovsky. Chinese sources indicate that the Hsia dynasty came to an end because it had ceased to have the 'Mandate of Heaven' [3, who were replaced by the Shang dynasty, which survived until the late 2nd millennium BC,= end of LB age, when a similar set of events caused them to be replaced [4. The Chinese fail to mention a great comet in the sky that threatened the earth at the time when Velikovsky located his errant Venus comet. On that basis the Exodus phenomena cannot belong to the 2nd millennium BC. At this point it is worth asking, who were the people of the Exodus? Were the Israelites in any way different from the Canaanites? In the view of the Deuteronomist they were- but was their difference religious, the difference between post-Exile Judaism and pre-Exile pagan cults? The term 'Canaanite' appears to be derived from a variant of Akkadian kinakhu= ...
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