Daily Archives: June 16th, 2009

An Alternative Universe

A Clockwork Moon?

One of the most outstanding indications of a deliberate design actually lies a short way out in space, with our nearest neighbor, the Moon. The Moon is about 240,000 miles from the Earth on average. Its diameter is 2160 miles, and it subtends an angle of 0.527 degrees, on average, as seen from the Earth. That’s about the apparent size of a dime seen from 6 feet away.

The Sun is about 93 million miles away, and about 865,000 miles in diameter. Its average apparent diameter, seen from the Earth, is 0.533 degrees. Compare that to the Moon’s 0.527 degrees. They’re essentially the same, 0.53 degrees across. That’s why a total solar eclipse is possible: The Moon is precisely the right apparent size. Put another way, the Moon is at precisely the right distance from the Earth, on average, to totally eclipse the Sun.

The Moon, the experts say with the absolute confidence of exacting research and extensive calculations, was blasted out of the Earth itself, very early in the history of Earth’s development. The Moon is still receding from the Earth, very slowly, they say. So it wasn’t always at just the right distance to totally eclipse the Sun, as it is now. This makes it even more astounding that, just by chance, after nearly 4.5 billion years of slow recession from the Earth, it should be at just the right distance from the Earth, throughout the recorded history of man (the last 6,000 years or so), to so precisely match the Sun in the sky, and figure so prominently in ancient man’s religiously-held beliefs.

Furthermore, the Moon goes through phases, from new to full and back again, every month. (That’s why we call it a “month”; it’s a “moonth” – “moon’s” – period, get it? Well, I bet 20% of you do.) These phases mimic the progression of a total eclipse, and underscore the total eclipse as the single recognizable theme of the Moon’s design. Because that’s what this “cosmic coincidence” obviously is, a deliberate design, made with deliberate intent: To emphasize, and memorialize, the total eclipse – as a once-upon-a-time catastrophic extinguishing of the Sun’s light by another body, perhaps. When the Sun “died”, as the world’s myths in fact claimed. That’s why the eclipse was universally feared, up to modern times. (In the Norse myths, at Ragnarok the Sun was overtaken and eaten by a “wolf”; in the Greek, the Sun’s chariot was driven out of its accustomed path by Phaethon, the Sun god’s son, who was hurled down to destruction – and in both accounts, the surface of the Earth was largely burned up.)

Dr. Huffman isn’t the only person to bring up the theory that our Moon may be artificial. Dr. Noel Huntley, a scientist devoted to the study of Fortean subjects, wrote four years ago the Moon might be a very ancient space vessel and suggesting that it might have a connection to the ancient Sumerian’s Nibiru/Anunnaki legends.

Can the Moon be artificial, thus proving the existence of a very ancient human or alien culture and confirming the theory of the Biological Universe?

Or is it more New Age hogwash in a different wrapper?

The Clockwork Moon Science Ignores

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More dark matter mysticism?

Stars born in that early period were so hot and dense that they lived for a mere 100,000 years, consuming their hydrogen and fusing it into helium and other heavier elements. According to a recent announcement from the Paris Institute for Astrophysics, however, some of those early stars might actually still exist within our own Milky Way galaxy. The preserving factor? Dark matter might have dampened stellar fusion to such minimal activity that the aging process of those stars was suspended and they stopped evolving.

The original stars are known as population III stars and, as the press release states, many of them could have formed within vast clouds of dark matter that preserved them for a practical eternity. According to Gianfranco Bertone of the Paris Institute: “These stars can be frozen for timescales longer than the age of the universe.”

If dark matter particles called Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPS) are made from heavier versions of normal matter, they might be drawn down to stellar cores through gravitational attraction. The dark matter could then act like other thermonuclear phenomena and undergo violent collisions with normal particles, emitting radiation and elementary fragments that appear to be based on conventional theories of stellar evolution. Dark matter would put a halt to nuclear fusion and “freeze” the star in its aging process for hundreds of thousands of years. Once the dark matter was burned up the star would then go back to fusing hydrogen into helium as prevailing theories assert.

Indeed, dark matter might have the ability to bring dead stars back to life. If a white dwarf (the supposed husk of a yellow star like the Sun) entered a dense dark matter cloud, it might actually begin to burn dark matter and start to shine as if it were a white star. Some researchers suggest they could become many times brighter than before.

Building a theory on another theory and relying on the conclusions of one speculation to prop up the conclusions of another is tantamount to science fiction. In the case of “dark matter burners” and stars almost as old as the universe we are dealing with a step-by-step descent into sheer irony.

Since dark matter is unseen and undetectable and has been inferred from mathematical manipulations, could it be that something else is taking place? From the perspective of the Electric Universe theory galaxies and stars are all driven by electric currents flowing through dusty plasma.

Astrophysics during the past 40 years or so has suffered from the lack of sufficient funding necessary to carry out empirical observations needed for verification of hypotheses. So instead mathematical modeling became prevalent, because it is cheaper than building particle accelerators and telescopes.

And this is the result; far out mathematics that few people can decipher and invention of imaginary entities necessary to make some equations make sense.

Hopefully when the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) and improvements in telescope software become available, some hard empirical data will either answer some questions.

Or ask new ones.

Frozen in the Dark


“Failed” black-holes = gamma-ray bursts?


Gamma-ray bursts are the most massive explosions in the universe since the Big Bang, and yet scientists still know relatively little about them. Dark bursts, such as the one in the center of the artist’s rendering above, remain especially mysterious.

New research published last week on the arXiv website, and not yet peer reviewed, suggests that gamma-ray bursts may be the result of a strange effect that can stop a black hole from forming.

The current thinking is any star more than three times the size of the sun will eventually collapse into a black hole. But Ilya Rozen of the P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow thinks a phase change of matter into a very different form creates a vacuum in an imploding star that results in a burning wall he predicts would stop a black hole from forming and emit powerful gamma-ray bursts.

Hmm, what if the gauge in which we measure intergalactic distances, red-shift of the ‘expanding’ universe is wrong?

That would mean those gamma-ray bursts might be a lot closer than we think and our theory of the gravity driven universe and black-holes could be wrong also.

Mysterious Gamma-Ray Bursts May Have Ties to Failed Black Holes