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191. Hurricanes and Cyclones [Books] [de Grazia books]
... the same moment. The atmospheric turbulence accompanying such impacts must include more than a blasting power. Its heat can provide the circulating system for a natural instantaneous chemical factory. The turbulence generates disturbing sounds and sends them over long distances and brings intolerable changes in barometric pressures. Volcanic explosions produce similar effects: whether a crater is a volcanic or meteoric effect is often contested, and both produce tornado and hurricane effects. During the Krakatoa volcanic explosion of 1883, winds stripped all the surrounding area of its lush vegetation before burning it . People heard noises of anchors being hauled up and dropped, of thunder and beating drums: the winds carried the explosions across the Indian ...
192. Early Historic Man -- Catastrophism and Calendars [Articles]
... that fascinates me, if I may turn the questions to impact craters, and the work of Juergens who was close to Velikovsky in the final years and did some work on speculation on impact craters on the Moon, is whether you attempt to differentiate between impact craters which are electrical discharge craters and ones which are an actual impact of a meteor or actual body. René Gallant: Are you referring to the electrical effects in craters of the Moon which make some believe that they are of volcanic origin? Milton Zysman: Juergens doubted that many of the impact craters on the Moon were due to the impact of bodies but they were the result of electrical discharges. One of the ...
193. Paleo-Calcinology: Destruction by Fire in Pre-historic and Ancient Times Part I [Journals] [Kronos]
... in a molten state, and solidifying after falling with a smacking sound back to the ground? --"upon impact, they are squashed out flat, and are welded together where they fall."(26) Volcanoes are not known to eject such scoriae to any considerable distance. Still another possibility needs to be added: a meteoric fall or shower, Homer's "divine-kindled fire of stones." If a large meteor had passed nearby without crashing, its immense heat would have consumed and raised into the sky the ashes of countless trees and the dust of exploded and cyclonized fields. But the people appear to have had warning, however brief. A veritable deluge of ...
194. L. Sprague de Camp: Anatomy of a Zetetic [Journals] [Kronos]
... "from reaching outer space, even if it started with the needed velocity." [But see the article by Eric Crew, "Stability of Solid Cores in Gaseous Planets", elsewhere in this issue.] 4) The mass of comets is astronomically negligible. "The nearest men have come to weighing a comet is the Tunguska meteor fall of 1908 .. .. So to call Venus a comet or an ex-comet is like confusing a rhinoceros beetle with a rhinoceros. " 5) A comet's tad is insufficient to produce significant terrestrial petroleum deposits. "If such a tail were condensed to the density of iron, I could put the whole thing in my briefcase ...
195. Falling Star [Journals] [Aeon]
... as a falling star. Here, too, there is a close parallel in the Skidi traditions surrounding Morning Star/Mars, wherein the latter (or his mother) is explicitly compared to a meteor-like agent. According to James Murie: "Now they sang of the origin of the Morning Star itself that they thought had come from a meteor."  Egyptian royal funerary procession. Very much like the Skidi Pawnee who came later, the Egyptians believed that their deceased kings aspired to return to the celestial hereafter associated with the circumpolar stars. (Illustration by John Green.) The planet Mars was compared to a "falling star" in the Old World as ...
196. Sagan's tenth problem: The circularization of the orbit of Venus (Carl Sagan & Immanuel Velikovsky) [Books]
... slightly to become more and more circular over the years. On the other hand, during "the past few decades have seen the discovery of comets with almost circular orbits which cannot be explained by capture." 21 That there are short period comets with highly circular orbits is very highly improbable. Stan Gibilisco, in his book Comets, Meteors and Asteroids, How They Affect Earth, informs us that, "The longevity of a particular comet depends on several factors. The more massive comets would live longer than the less massive ones. More dense comets would survive longer than the less dense ones. Comets with extremely small perihelia (sun grazers) would deteriorate more quickly than ...
197. Apollo of the Wolf, the Mouse and the Serpent [Journals] [Kronos]
... the meteorite? When we recall that "shafts", in Greek, always occurs in the plural, we cannot help but wonder. How often do meteorites of perceptible size fall to Earth? How often do they fall in swarms in the same locality?* [* See, for example, S. Mewhinney's letter "More on Meteor Showers" in KRONOS VIII:2 , pp. 86-88. - LMG] The city named Thunderbolt by the Egyptians was called Letopolis by the Greeks. It received that name due to the various connections which this city seemed to have with the children of Leto. The arrow was sacred to both Apollo and Artemis; the mouse solely ...
198. Evidence for the Extreme Youth of Venus [Journals] [SIS Review]
... bright) material around the rim, terraced inner walls, and central peaks. '  The central peaks are termed rebound' peaks. The largest craters may show concentric rings. Venus has a relatively low crater count which is attributed to both a global volcanic resurfacing event and the planet's thick atmosphere acting as a shield against small meteors. However, small craters do exist and are found populating the floors of the numerous linear fractures', which argues against their formation by impact. The insistence on describing craters as impact-generated is more due to the fact that it is geologists making such pronouncements and that they have difficulty matching the craters with volcanoes observed on Earth. Significantly ...
199. Monitor [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... comets, including Halley's. Others think these new objects are not cometary in nature but may be part of an asteroid belt beyond Jupiter. Could they be the remnants of Planet X, which was invented to explain the perturbation of Neptune's orbit? Interstellar debris .. .. Science Frontiers No.90, Nov-Dec 1993, p. 2 Meteors are believed to be fragments from the asteroid zone between Mars and Jupiter but many meteors hit Earth's atmosphere at speeds so great it indicates that they have come from beyond the Solar System. Interstellar space appears to be strewn with such material. .. .. and energy Science Frontiers No.88, Jul-Aug 1993, p. 1 ...
200. Society News [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... over millions of years into short period comets. It can therefore be concluded that giant comets occasionally drop into the inner Solar System every 20 to 200 thousand years. Calculations show that one such giant comet, when evolved into an Earth crossing orbit, would lose much of its surface over a period of 5,000 years, creating a meteor stream which would increase the debris in the inner Solar System and accretion of material on Earth by a factor of 10. Such dust settling in the stratosphere would cause global cooling and might take 1,000 years to disperse. Therefore there is a strong possibility that Earth is subjected every so often to great boulder streams leading to bombardment ...
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