Category Archives: Astrophysics

Dennis Rawlins: Olbers’ Magic Square of Sky

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Heinrich Olbers is best remembered for discovering Pallas and Vesta. Advertisements

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The Dodwell Dead End

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The Aleppo Test provides some painfully penetrating perspectives.

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Alaskan Muck: Sol Invictus

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Buckle-up for a bumpy ride managing your cognitive dissonance as the Alaskan Muck series ends with a bang as the Solar Parallax and Sol Invictus fall into place.

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Alaskan Muck: Prime Suspects

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In the blame game the prime suspects are usually eliminated [one-by-one] from the investigation until a neatly packaged single actor scenario is revealed such as “Miss Scarlett” in the “Conservatory” with the “Dagger”.

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Alaskan Muck: Layer Cake

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For Frank Hibben code breaking was a piece of cake.

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Alaskan Muck: Dating Debacle

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The character assassination of Frank Hibben masks a Settled Science SNAFU.

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Fire and Brimstone

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Some academic topics are edited to remove anything shocking, electrifying or illuminating while other topics are cynically manipulated to support false fire-and-brimstone narratives.

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Fiery Trigons: Fire Birds

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There is one abiding mystery associated with Johannes Kepler’s Fiery Trigons.

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Fiery Trigons: 3rd Millennium Prognosis

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Esoteric astrology and modern astronomy are combined to create a long range weather forecast.

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Fiery Trigons: 1st Millennium Diagnosis

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Can Johannes Kepler’s esoteric astrology provide 1st millennium insights?

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Fiery Trigons: Great Mutation Cycle

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Kepler’s chart collects another curious climate cycle coincidence.

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Fiery Trigons: Great Conjunctions

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Could Kepler’s chart contain the key to climate cycles?

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Fiery Trigons: Kepler’s Supernova

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Serendipity supplies a surprise solution to the daytime sightings of Venus mystery.

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Yi Tae-jin Treasure

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Louis Hissink has unearthed a treasure chest stuffed full of precious observational data that was analysed and aggregated by Yi Tae-jin [College of Humanities, Seoul National University].

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Hecker Horizon: Enter The Dragon

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Sometimes spreadsheets supply several shocks.

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Hecker Horizon: Triple Conjunction

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It’s amazing what you find down the back of the sofa when you rummage through the dustier corners of the academic archives.

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The Hecker Horizon: Cometary Coincidences

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Did Comet Halley create the Hecker Horizon or was it merely a coincidental visitor?

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Schrödinger’s Sunspots

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Natural philosophers pondering the lack of sunspots during the Maunder Minimum should remember that just because the sunspots weren’t seen [from the surface of the Earth] it doesn’t mean the sunspots weren’t there.

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The Late Paleocene Event

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The most telling aspect of the Late Paleocene Event is the divergent data. The ooze on the Shatsky Rise at ≈ 32° North has an outlier δ18O high spike. The ooze on the Maud Rise at ≈ 66° South has … Continue reading

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Electric Universe: Spinning Up Gravity

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Last month Miles Mathis mauled [amongst others] the Electric Universe movement. They hook you by admitting what you already know: the upper levels of the mainstream are composed of a bunch of liars and frauds, and textbook physics is little … Continue reading

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