Joseph Weber’s eponymous Weber Bars are 2 metres in length, 1 metre in diameter and were engineered to resonate at a frequency of 1,661 hertz [or 1,660 hertz according to Wikipedia].
A Weber bar is a device used in the detection of gravitational waves first devised and constructed by physicist Joseph Weber at the University of Maryland.
The device consisted of multiple aluminium cylinders, 2 meters in length and 1 meter in diameter, antennae for detecting theoretical gravitational waves.
These massive aluminium cylinders rated at a resonance frequency of 1660 hertz and were designed to be set in motion by gravitational waves predicted by Weber.
Because these waves were supposed to be so weak, the cylinders had to be massive the piezoelectric sensors had to be very sensitive, capable of detecting a change in the cylinders’ lengths by about 10−16 meters
In 1969 these large resonating bars detected a “large anisotropy” every 718 minutes that pointed towards the galactic centre.
Large anisotropy is observed for gravitational-radiation-detector intensity as a function of sidereal time, with peaks in the direction of the galactic center and in the opposite direction consistent with 12-h antenna symmetry.
The 12-h sidereal-time histograms exhibit anisotropy exceeding 6 standard deviations from the mean.
Received 8 September 1969
Anisotropy and Polarization in the Gravitational-Radiation Experiments – J. Weber
Phys. Rev. Lett. 25, 180 – Published 20 July 1970
Effects of the local environments can, however, be minimized when two detectors are used which are a considerable distance apart.
For this reason coincidence experiments at 1,661 Hz were carried out with two antennae, one situated at the University of Maryland and the other 1,000 km away at the Argonne National Laboratory.
Computer Analyses of Gravitational Radiation Detector Coincidences – J. Weber
Letters to Nature – Nature 240 – 03 November 1972
Anisotropy is the property of being directionally dependent, as opposed to isotropy, which implies identical properties in all directions.
It can be defined as a difference, when measured along different axes, in a material’s physical or mechanical properties (absorbance, refractive index, conductivity, tensile strength, etc.)
An example of anisotropy is the light coming through a polarizer.
Another is wood, which is easier to split along its grain than against it.
This regular 718 minute pulse from the galactic centre of the Milky Way strongly suggests the galaxy is driven by a pulsar [and not a “supermassive black hole” as imagined by the mainstream].
The Milky Way is a barred spiral galaxy that has a diameter usually considered to be roughly 100,000–120,000 light-years but may be 150,000–180,000 light-years.
The Milky Way is estimated to contain 100–400 billion stars, although this number may be as high as one trillion.
There are probably at least 100 billion planets in the Milky Way.
The Solar System is located within the disk, about 27,000 light-years from the Galactic Center, on the inner edge of one of the spiral-shaped concentrations of gas and dust called the Orion Arm.
The stars in the inner ≈10,000 light-years form a bulge and one or more bars that radiate from the bulge.
The very center is marked by an intense radio source, named Sagittarius A*, which is likely to be a supermassive black hole.
Sagittarius A* (pronounced “Sagittarius A-star”, standard abbreviation Sgr A*) is a bright and very compact astronomical radio source at the center of the Milky Way, near the border of the constellations Sagittarius and Scorpius.
It is part of a larger astronomical feature known as Sagittarius A.
Sagittarius A* is believed to be the location of a supermassive black hole, like those that are now generally accepted to be at the centers of most spiral and elliptical galaxies.
The mainstream obscuration of the 718 minute pulsations from the galactic centre very much mirrors the mainstream obscuration of the 160 minute solar oscillation that strongly suggests the Solar System is driven by a central pulsar.
Therefore, the 160 minute solar oscillation period supports Professor O. K. Manuel thesis that the Sun is a pulsar [that rotates slowly].
Knowing about the 160 minute solar pulse and the 718 minute galactic pulse are very important pieces of information when [for example] Earth Scientists are analyzing [or trying to predict] earthquakes.
However, the 160 minute [circa 2.65 hour] oscillations continued to be reported and were further underlined by “evidence for the existence of a 2.65-hr oscillation in the Earth’s magnetic field.
Moreover, the cylinders at Rome and Geneva were shaken simultaneously, seeming to rule out the likelihood that a passing truck or some other local disturbance was responsible for the perturbation.
Unfortunately, the Italians’ equipment has found too much evidence and too often.
Whatever is happening occurs every 718 minutes, or twice a day – to be exact, twice a sidereal day, or one complete rotation of the earth with respect to the stars.
Gravity: Did Einstein Get It Right? – Walter Sullivan
The New York Times – 17 January 1984
However, the most startling aspect of the 718 minute galactic pulse is that it caused Joseph Weber’s aluminium bars to resonate at 1,661 hertz which is equivalent to 1.661 kilohertz.
The hertz is equivalent to cycles per second.
1.661 kilohertz is a very interesting figure for anyone belonging to the Why Phi? school of scientific enquiry because it is just 2.66% larger than the value of Phi: φ = 1.618.
In other words, every 718 minutes the Earth resonates at frequency very close to Phi.
Joseph Weber specifically designed his Weber Bars to resonate at a frequency of 1.661 kilohertz so we can only speculate [at the moment] whether Joseph Weber’s results would have been even more spectacular if he had designed his Weber Bars to resonate at a frequency of 1.618 kilohertz.
However, the proximity of the Joseph Weber’s results suggests that we probably live in a Phyllotactic Solar System that resonates at [or very close to] the Phi Frequency of 1.618 kilohertz every 718 minutes.
John N. Harris put it all back together in 2007:
THE PHYLLOTACTIC SOLAR SYSTEM
The essential question to be investigated here is whether Benjamin Peirce was correct concerning the phyllotactic structure of the Solar System.
I suggest that the answer is undoubtedly yes, but nevertheless there is a difference between the approaches adopted by Peirce and myself.
Both utilized Time (mean sidereal periods of revolution) rather than mean heliocentric Distances, but my also own included the successive intermediate synodic periods (i.e., lap times) between adjacent planets.
It was this step that earlier — as described in Part II of Spira Solaris Archytas-Mirabilis — resulted in the determination of the underlying constant of linearity for the Solar System, which for successive periods (synodic lap cycles included) turned out to be the ubiquitous constant Phi = 1.6180339887949 and for planet-to-planet increases the square of this value, i.e, Phi 2 = 2.6180339887949 (see Part II).
This produced in turn to a number of similar Phi-based planetary frameworks including a variant that owed its origin to the use of mean orbital velocities and complex inverse velocity relationships that linked the superior and inferior planets.
Phyllotactic spirals form a distinctive class of patterns in nature.
Now that’s something Earth Shaking to contemplate this weekend.
Waves with periods of from 718 to 144 min are discovered in astronomical determination of time.
Some of these waves are multiples of the sidereal day.
The wave with a period of 159.56 m, which is close to the period of global oscillation of the solar surface, has the largest amplitude.
The short-period waves are analyzed in the report, and paths for further research into the intradiurnal nonuniformity of the earth’s rotation are indicated.
Multiple Harmonics in the Diurnal Rotation of the Earth
G. P. Pilnik – Journal: Soviet Astronomy, vol. 28, Jan.-Feb. 1984, p. 112-114.
As shown in our previous experiments fine structure of histograms of α-activity measurements serve as a sensitive tool for investigation of cosmo-physical influences.
Particularly, the histograms structure is changed with the period equal to sidereal (1436 min) and solar (1440) day.
It is similar with the high probability in different geographic points at the same local (longitude) time.
More recently investigations were carried out with collimators, cutting out separate flows of total α-particles flying out at radioactive decay of 239Pu.
These experiments revealed sharp dependence the histogram structure on the direction of α-particles flow.
Experiments with rotating collimators cutting out pencil of α-particles at radioactive decay of 239Pu evidence sharp anisotropy of space.
S. E. Shnoll, I. A .Rubinshtejn, K. I. Zenchenko, V. A. Shlekhtarev, A. V. Kaminsky, A. A. Konradov and N. V. Udaltsova