Monthly Archives: June 2013

M101 Pinwheel Galaxy

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NASA has released an amazing composite image of the M101 Pinwheel Galaxy [with a diameter of about 170,000 light-years] which is located 21 million light-years away from Earth. http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/spitzer/multimedia/pia15630.html Advertisements

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Chronology: 2 – Greenland and Oxygen Isotopes

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The mainstream chronologies and temperature reconstructions derived from the Greenland ice cores are primarily based upon the analysis of “δ18O” [aka “delta 18O”] values. The first step towards calculating a “δ18O” value is to determining the ratio of Oxygen18 to … Continue reading

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The Chalky Cretaceous: 1 – Scene Setting

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The Society for Interdisciplinary Studies is curious to know why so much chalk was formed in the Cretaceous period. This research impacts on the formation of chalk – thought to have been laid down in Cretaceous shallow seas over immense … Continue reading

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Messier 61

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NASA has just published another wonderful image of a spiral galaxy. The image of Messier 61 [NGC 4303] was captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. Reading the associated NASA article it is easy to believe that NASA have joined up … Continue reading

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Super Moon Rise over Malaga Bay

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Most “super” supermoon of 2013 on June 22-23 Full moon falls on June 23, 2013 at 11:32 UTC (6:32 a.m. CDT in the U.S.). Thus, for many, the moon appears about as full in the June 22 evening sky as … Continue reading

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Mathematical Black Holes

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All objects in the cosmos exist in the omnipresent NOW. Regrettably, mathematicians don’t believe they exist in the omnipresent NOW. Mathematicians remember the past while they exist in the omnipresent NOW. Mathematicians perceive the future while they exist in the … Continue reading

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Colliding Vortices

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NASA has released this Hubble Space Telescope composite image [taken in visible, red, and infrared light] of two galaxies colliding 326 million light years away. The collision was originally catalogued as Arp 142 by the legendary Halton C Arp in … Continue reading

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Mathematical Alchemy

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Many alchemists have dreamed of turning base metal into gold. Alchemy is an influential philosophical tradition whose early practitioners’ claims to profound powers were known from antiquity. The defining objectives of alchemy are varied; these include the creation of the … Continue reading

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Chronology: 1 – Ice Cores

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The “science” of Geology has been accumulating observations for about 2,300 years. Geology is the science comprising the study of solid Earth, the rocks of which it is composed, and the processes by which they change. … The study of … Continue reading

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The Inflating Earth: 4 – Gravity

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Stephen Hurrell is a truly remarkable scientist whose application of the scientific method has enabled him to unravel many of the mysteries that surround the history of the Earth. One of the most enduring mysteries about the dinosaurs is their … Continue reading

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The Inflating Earth: 3 – Equatorial Bulge

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The Earth evidently has a 42.72 kilometre high Equatorial Bulge. An equatorial bulge is a difference between the equatorial and polar diameters of a planet, due to the centrifugal force of its rotation. A rotating body tends to form an … Continue reading

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The Inflating Earth: 2 – Antarctica

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Antarctica is a fascinating continent because the majority of its landmass is shrouded in ice. However, the wonders of modern research are beginning to reveal the secrets of Antarctica. Bed elevation map of Antarctica. Bedmap2: Improved ice bed, surface and … Continue reading

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Gloger’s Rule: 4 – Turning the World on its Side

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In the previous posting it became apparent that the continents migrated on an inflating Earth – not the people. This conclusion is further reinforced when reconciling [see the example illustration above]: 1) Human skin colour distribution 2) Human mitochondrial DNA … Continue reading

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Tektites: 4 – Primary and Secondary Impact Craters

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The search for a fourth extraordinary “hypervelocity” impact crater [that could explain the Georgiaites tektites] led me back to Steven Dutch’s world map of impact events. Steven Dutch, Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Wisconsin – Green Bay http://www.uwgb.edu/dutchs/planets/impact1.htm Reading … Continue reading

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Four “New” Principles of Nature

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Dr. Gerald Pollack The Pollack laboratory http://faculty.washington.edu/ghp/ I have the utmost respect for Dr Gerald Pollack because he uses the scientific method. In these chapters I have tried to reverse this trend. I have returned to the traditional way of … Continue reading

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Tektites: 3 – Still Waters Run Deep

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In a previous posting the Gulf of Mexico was identified a “hypervelocity” impact site that produced the Texan Bediasite and Ivory Coast tektites about 180 million years ago. An extreme “hypervelocity” impact event occurred about 180 million years ago which … Continue reading

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Tektites: 2 – The Fairy Ring of Fire

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The Indochina “exit wound” [formed about 180 million years ago according to the mainstream chronology] provides a key insight into the subsequent growth [inflation] of the Earth, Pacific Ocean and Pacific Ring of Fire. An extreme “hypervelocity” impact event occurred … Continue reading

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