Monthly Archives: September 2012

Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation

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Wikipedia describes Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation as thermal radiation filling the observable universe almost uniformly at a temperature of 2.725 K. In cosmology, cosmic microwave background (CMB) radiation (also CMBR, CBR, MBR, and relic radiation) is thermal radiation filling the … Continue reading

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Olber’s Paradox

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Olber’s Paradox is explained by Wikipedia: In astrophysics and physical cosmology, Olbers’ paradox, named after the German astronomer Heinrich Wilhelm Olbers and also called the “dark night sky paradox”, is the argument that the darkness of the night sky conflicts … Continue reading

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Inventions and Deceptions – Asteroid 2010 SO16

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Wikipedia provides an introduction to “Asteroid 2010 SO16” as follows: 2010 SO16 is a near-Earth asteroid discovered by the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer space telescope. The orbit was described by Christou Apostolos and David Asher at the Armagh Observatory in … Continue reading

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Forced Vortex Demonstration

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This demonstration you can easily try for yourself. These are the ingredients I used: The method is simple: 1) Add a spoonful of the sand to the jug of water. 2) Drop the plastic bead into the jug of water. … Continue reading

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Dr. Gerald Pollack: The Fourth Phase of Water

Gerald Pollack – This paper largely comprises a draft chapter of my forthcoming book, The Fourth Phase of Water: Beyond Solid, Liquid and Vapor (Ebner and Sons, 2012). I preface it by providing some background. School children learn that water … Continue reading

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Lunar Orbit

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There is general agreement that the Moon is in orbit. However, there is no clear agreement about which object the Moon orbits. Perception and prejudice seem to determine which object is preferred. Lunarcentric Perception The lunarcentic view is one of … Continue reading

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Lunar Ephemeris

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What can be learnt from Lunar Ephermeris? Ephemeris tables contain predictions regarding the position of astronomical objects for specific times in the future. Therefore, ephemeris tables reflect a level of scientific sophistication and confidence because, with the passage of time, … Continue reading

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