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171. Monitor [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... 24 July, p.311), considers the idea that Jupiter may once have been a neutron star a most amusing one. Well, as he says, it's a free world. But is it?" JUPITER'S X-RAYS- New Scientist 14/8/80 p.522 Results from the orbiting Einstein observatory have indicated that Jupiter emits X-rays. It is therefore the only planet so far to be detected to emit X-rays, other than Earth itself. It is thought that the X-rays are produced when highspeed electrons trapped in the Jovian magnetic field spiral downwards and hit gas atoms in the atmosphere. RELATIVITY RULES O.K.?- New Scientist Space does not permit us to go into any great detail on the subject of Einstein and his theories of relativity, but we mention here a debate which has been carried in the pages of this august magazine. It will be of interest to historians of science as well as physicists. On 7/8/80 there appeared an article by Prof. Davies of Newcastle entitled:"Why pick on Einstein?" (pp. ...
172. Society News [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... relationships of the planets proposed to explain the polar configuration deduced by Talbott from world mythology. For those who have not discarded the mythology, Zysman's theory that the polar configuration was a mirage, and the mechanics suggested as having produced this mirage make a very acceptable alternative. Zysman firstly reminded us of the basic symbols which any scenario must adequately explain- the stationary God at the zenith with a surrounding ring, the crescent usually presented in boat like form on top of the world pillar or mountain, the cross and the curl or spiral. Although the Talbott Saturn scenario does fairly adequately explain all these it can only do so by postulating a whole new pattern of celestial mechanics, and Zysman, among others, had found he could not accept this. What he could accept was the Vail canopy theory, whereby Earth had at some stage been surrounded by a shell of water, or ice crystals. As Earth regularly passes through the orbits of comets and in consequence picks up large amounts of debris in the form of meteor showers, it is reasonable to hypothesise ...
173. Mysterious Circles [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... is a sudden current discharge sustained by accumulated charge in clouds. There is an atmospheric voltage gradient producing a very small steady leakage current under normal conditions which can increase very rapidly and locally to produce lightning in storm conditions. Is it possible that there are intermediate stages between these extremes, due to certain atmospheric conditions or for other reasons, where a greatly increased flow of current is produced by a whirlwind, leading to the results described in these books? The current flowing would interact with the Earth's magnetic field and travel in a spiral path, adding to the momentum of the whirlwind, if not producing it. Of course, this requires the positive ions to move (in the opposite direction to electrons) and this is either not known or not accepted by most scientists. Some process is required to produce a local reduction of atmospheric ohmic resistance and this might be an ionised path of a falling object, like a meteorite or a particle of debris from a burnt-out space vehicle. Even if these did not travel as far as the ground, their ionised ...
174. Three Views on Orbital Circularisation [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... in relying on computer models to solve these problems. A computer is only a means for doing some sums: what is more important is the theory the sums are based on, and it would be helpful if Ragnar and Eric could explain their theoretical assumptions so that these can be compared. If an orbiting planet passes through a stationary gas cloud around the Sun, this would tend to slow it down but it would not have very much effect on the eccentricity of the orbit- if the drag was severe the planet would simply spiral in an irregular fashion towards the Sun. Was this what Eric analysed? If, as Ragnar says, the gas cloud was rotating (at the same average angular velocity as the planet?), then its effects would be different. It would not tend to slow the planet's orbital motion, because there would be no drag on this, but the planet's eccentric excursions towards and away from the Sun would cut across the rotating gas cloud and thus suffer drag- so it would tend to circularise the planet's orbit, until ...
175. The Knossos Labyrinth - a new view of the 'Palace of Minos' at Knossos [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... axe reminds us of the unknown megalithic goddess, guardian of the tomb, and represented by a monolith often carved with breasts and an axe symbol. The other powerful symbol at Knossos, the bull, will need little further consideration by catastrophists to place it squarely as the bull of heaven. Even its obvious connection with Poseidon as bull of the sea only raises it once more to the mythological waters above the Earth. Significantly, at Knossos both bulls horns and double axes appear again and again aloft on pillars, sometimes associated with spiral decorations or even surmounted by a tree. Castleden investigates the history of destructions of Knossos and other centres on Crete. He appears to have great sympathy with the idea that the second major destruction at around 1450 BC was caused by the Thera eruption and could have given rise to the Atlantis legend, but he is at great pains to show that there is little decisive evidence to choose between any of the several theories regarding the final abandonment of Knossos some time later. I was left with the feeling that the Minoans lived in ...
176. Dead Water [Science Frontiers Website]
... Nansen wrote, 'turned sometimes right around, tried all sorts of antics to get clear of it, but to very little purpose.'" Nansen asked the noted physicist and meteorologist V. Bjerknes to look into the frustrating phenomenon. Bjerknes found that the energy of the ship's propeller was, in essence, being siphoned off to create internal waves along the interface between the light fresh water and dense ocean water underneath rather than propelling the ship forward. (Walker, J.M.; "Farthest North, Dead Water and the Ekman Spiral," Weather, 46:158, 1991.) Reference. Dead water and "slippery seas" are cataloged in GHC5 in: Earthquakes, Tides. This book is described here. From Science Frontiers #80, MAR-APR 1992.© 1992-2000 William R. Corliss Other Sites of Interest SIS. Catastrophism, archaeoastronomy, ancient history, mythology and astronomy. Lobster. The journal of intelligence and political conspiracy (CIA, FBI, JFK, MI5, NSA, etc) Homeworking.com. Free resource for people thinking about working ...
177. Whirlwind spirals in cereal fields: quintuplet formations [Science Frontiers Website]
... . 36: Nov-Dec 1984 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Whirlwind spirals in cereal fields: quintuplet formations "In 1983, as British meteorologists are well aware, Britain had one of its better summers of the century, with July proving to be the hottest in the 300-year record. At the same time, 1983 proved to be a bumper summer for the production of 'mystery spirals' (and for heat whirlwinds generally). Moreover, and entirely unexpectedly, some of the spiral formations turned out to be symmetrically complex systems in an extraordinary manner: as many as four sets in different parts of southern England were found to consist of a single circle attended by four smaller satellite ones. "The beauty of these sets of circles caught the attention of the national newspapers, and thence the imagination of the general public. The story about the manner and the sequence of several of the 1983 discoveries has been given by Ian Mrzyglod (Probe Report, vol. 4, 4-11). Here, we shall ...
178. Crop Circle Found Inside A Fenced Compound In Japan [Science Frontiers Website]
... 31 August 1991 when the survey protection equipment (electromagnetic-noise warning detector) of the transmitting system of the Radio Nippon station in Kisarazu, Chiba prefecture, worked seventeen times during 40 minutes from 2.00 a.m. (that is, on 1 September). This is a wholly abnormal occurrence because the survey protection goes off only once a week on average. Next morning one of the staff discovered a 10-metre circle in the doubly-fenced ground of the Radio Nippon station. The grass in the ground was pushed down, but without leaving a clear spiral mark. The ground area is approximately 20,000 m 2, and three antenna towers are located in the ground. The fences are formed by 2.5-m-high wire netting and the station was watching for 24 hours. There were only two men in the station, and they were in a watching room for eight hours from 10.00 p.m. to 6.00 a.m.. Moreover, I can add that neither of the men had ever heard of the circles effect at that time, so that after the discovery of the grass circle the ...
179. Galactic Shell Game [Science Frontiers Website]
... astronomers insist that redshifts be interpreted as Doppler shifts due to the expanding universe. Quantized redshifts just don't fit into this view of the cosmos, for they imply concentric shells of galaxies expanding away from a central point-- earth! Even though more recent redshift data have supported the notion of quantized redshifts, cosmologists find them undigestible, even pathogenic. But replication and non-replication are the essence of science, so B. Guthrie and W.M. Napier, at the Royal Observatory at Edinburgh, undertook another study. They selected 89 nearby spiral galaxies that had not been incorporated in any of the previous surveys. These galaxies had very accurately measured redshifts and were distributed all over the celestial sphere. "As expected, the galaxies' redshifts showed a smooth distribution. Clearly, no quantization was being introduced by the radio telescopes or the data reduction process. But after Guthrie and Napier corrected each redshift to account for the Earth's motion around the center of the Milky Way-- a different correction for each location in the sky-- out popped a periodicity of 37 ...
180. WHERE HAVE ALL THE BLACK HOLES GONE? [Science Frontiers Website]
... massive black holes weighing in at millions of solar masses is not overwhelming either. These are supposed to lurk in the centers of galaxies. To find them, astronomers look for intensely bright spots in galaxies, around which swirl stars at speeds approaching the speed of light as they are sucked into the black hole's maw. Such fantastic celestial maelstroms do seem to exist, as evidenced by "something" in the giant elliptical galaxy M87. (Ref. 1) New claims for massive black holes are always being put forward. The spiral galaxy NGC 4328, for example, is thought to harbor a supermassive black hole weighing in at 40 million solar masses! (Ref. 3) However, claims for massive black holes are also being shot down all the time. Several have thought they had found a massive black hole at the center of our own galaxy. This no longer seems likely. (Ref. 4) Conclusion. Don't be too quick to accept such bizarre constructs as black holes, whether small or massive. References Parker, Barry; " ...
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