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... current flowing from Io to Jupiter. (15) However, the tidal stresses of Jupiter on Io is also generating great heat inside this satellite, and Io's internal temperature is gradually rising. This rising temperature is weakening the piezomagnetic lattice and this should show up in the orbit of the body. It has recently been reported that Io is spiraling inward to Jupiter at a rate of about 13 centimeters per year. (16) As its lattice is deformed by the growing temperature, the electromagnetic repulsion between Io and Jupiter is being reduced, and we maintain that this is the cause of its orbital decay. Thomas A. Van Flandern of the U. S. Naval Observatory ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 27  -  30 Jul 2008  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/aeon/vol0103/005solar.htm
... . In essence, their theory boils down to very infrequent, but periodic, disturbances to the Solar System in its wanderings through the Galaxy on encountering "dusty" (i .e ., debris-littered) regions. This is shown to be statistically probable and compatible with current theories of the Galaxy. On its last encounter with a dusty spiral arm of the Galaxy, in the Gould Belt ~10-12 million years ago, the Solar System would have acquired comets and meteors, causing irregular collision activity that has been declining ever since. On a notable previous encounter, at the Cretaceous-Tertiary divide, there was a massive asteroidal or cometary impact on Earth, with enormous consequences for all ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 25  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/kronos/vol0804/059cosmc.htm
... women gave birth prematurely out of fear of such celestial appearances; it is only a small step from this to an apotropaion. It is a widely held and very ancient belief that whatever hurts heals, and that which opens wounds also closes them. From the examples presented by Blackman and Kriss, (83) we know that the apotropaic spiral pendants were worn as protective measures against miscarriages until the time for delivery had come - only thereafter were they removed. Today, as many centuries ago, these spiral pendants merely represent the primitive surrogate for a religious symbol. The considerable prevalence of this sign, with its significance as a "lightning symbol", also explains the acceptance ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 25  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/kronos/vol0801/038comet.htm
94. Nemesis for Evolutionary Gradualism? [Journals] [SIS Review]
... 4th, 1984. Possible explanations of the periodicity were soon suggested [11, 30, 53, 54]. Several explanations centred on the possibility that the comets of the Solar System might be disrupted at regular intervals. Victor Clube and Bill Napier had previously suggested that comets would be captured by the Solar System as it passes through a spiral arm of the galaxy every 50-400 Myr [2 , 55, 56] leading to a period of increased cometary activity during which several comets or cometary-derived asteroids [55-59] might collide with the Earth. However, the periodicity involved here would be greater than that indicated by the data of Raup and Sepkoski. David Raup and Jack Sepkoski ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 25  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/review/v1988/57grad.htm
95. The Bumblebee Learms to Fly [Journals] [Aeon]
... lift than the fixed wings of an airplane lay in the eddies generated around the insect's wings. But that is as far as they could go since they had been unable to determine which of several suggested mechanisms was the correct one. According to Ellington, the extra (hitherto missing) lift has now been found to be generated by a spiral vortex that travels along the leading edge of the bee's wing, from base to tip, during its downstroke. Because previous wind-tunnel studies of insect flight had looked at the subjects from the side, this spiral vortex had been missed. Ellington finally managed to visualize it by using the Flapper- a computer-activated robotic hawkmoth that had been scaled-up ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 25  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/aeon/vol0502/95bee.htm
... focus attention on the alterations in their orbits. Figure 2 shows an object of 1.5 Solar mass traversing from left to right, parallel to the X-axis at avelocity of 0.001c. The major effect here is that the Sun was displaced from its position as it started to track with the object. In turn, the planets spiralled upward to keep "in step" with the Sun. Although this is a relatively slow moving object (approximately 63 AU/yr), it is far removed from the Solar System at the time this view was recorded. A note on the plotting method is in order here. The optimal method of observing the simulation is by ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 25  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/kronos/vol1002/032gravt.htm
97. Electro-gravitic cosmology [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... given that matter, energy and space have always existed and are changing form in a Universe that is eternal. The theory is based on the concept of fissioning; it offers that black holes containing masses of millions to hundred of billions of stars spin to instability and eject out of their poles masses that evolve into stars in the arms of spiral barred galaxies. These galaxies evolve to spiral galaxies and then to elliptical galaxies. Ellipticals may congregate in great clusters, such as the Virgo cluster where at the center a black hole takes these galaxies into itself and then throws off black holes that start the process over again. Some galaxies of the elliptical type may repeat the process outside ...
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98. Galactic Space Charge and Stellar Energy [Journals] [SIS Review]
... and radio astronomy provide the scale for the model. For simplicity, let us assume that the galaxy as a whole is a sphere 100,000 light-years, or say, 10^21 metres in diameter. Bruce provides a clue to the kind of electrical structure the model must incorporate. In his theory of cosmic electrical discharges, the spiral arms lying in the equatorial plane of the galaxy are discharge channels bound up in the proper magnetic fields of the electric currents coursing through them. Recent findings, unnecessary to enumerate here, tend to support this view (17). The clear implication of this explanation for the spiral arms of the galaxy is that there must exist a ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 25  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/review/v0104/26extra.htm
99. The Big Bang Never Happened [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... just gravitation - it is, in fact, incomprehensible without electrical currents and magnetic fields' (p . 41). Alfven's laboratory work on electro-magnetic containment fields for controlled fusion had shown how passing huge (momentary) currents along two parallel conductors resulted in their twisting together in a helix. As the conductors vaporised the resulting plasma formed various spiral shapes reminiscent of galaxies. Subsequent computer simulation of this experiment generated patterns matching almost all observed forms of spiral galaxy, (pp. 47, 233). Lerner suggests that the observation of magnetic and electrical fields and currents within the solar wind strongly suggests that electromagnetism may well have a role between stars and even between galaxies. The ...
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100. The Pyramid Age [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... associated with the 12th Dynasty Labyrinth and its parallels in the early palaces on Crete during the Middle Bronze period. The argument could then be made that Herodotus began Egyptian history in the Middle Kingdom and half a millennium after Dynasty 4 and the Pyramid age. Amun Re rose to prominence in the Middle Kingdom associated with ram's horns (horns that spiralled): see also Eric Crew's review of The Goddess of the Stones, Workshop 1991:2 , p. 13. Cup and ring carvings on megalithic age stones, the spiral as a symbol, horns and rosettes etc became favourite motifs in diverse lands. Emmet, on p. 16, actually mentions the decapitation legend of Perseus ...
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