Secular Astronomy Fails, I: Solar System

first_imgFrom planets to stars to galaxies, objects don’t fit the expectations of materialists who work as astronomers.Here are cases where secular astronomers have to rewrite textbooks again, because what they’ve been teaching is wrong. This entry looks at solar system fails. A follow-up entry will deal with stars, galaxies and cosmology.Impact bombardment chronology of the terrestrial planets from 4.5 Ga to 3.5 Ga (Icarus). Evolutionists pretend their theories of the solar system all work out just fine, but then real planets and other bodies come swooping in, disrupting the models. This paper shows that the consensus chronology of impacts in the inner solar system is wrong (again). For some strange reason, incoming impactors seem to have had a preference for the Moon and Mercury, but not for the Earth and Mars. The nice, neat timelines of impacts are going to get more complicated now. The puzzle pieces don’t fit the desired puzzle picture. Wade through the jargon to see this:The lunar timeline obtained from these dynamical simulations using nominal values for the masses of each contributing reservoir is at odds with both the calibrated Neukum (Neukum et al., 2001) and Werner (Werner et al., 2014; Werner, 2019) chronologies. For Mars, the match with its calibrated Werner chronology is no better; by increasing the mass of the E-belt by a factor of four the dynamical lunar and martian chronologies are in line with that of Werner (2019) and match constraints from the current population of Hungaria asteroids. Yet, neither of our dynamical timelines fit well with that of Neukum. The dynamical lunar and martian chronologies are also different from each other. Consequently, the usual extrapolation of such chronologies from one planetary body to the other is technically inappropriate.Dust and Snow Cover on Saturn’s Icy Moons (Geophysical Research Letters). Count the instances of “young” and “youth” in this paper. The scientists are reluctantly having to conclude that Saturn’s moons are being coated with white ice particles from the Enceladus geysers, and that the surfaces are young. The “brightness” of radar echoes confirms “youth rather than maturity”—Based on the intervariations and intravariations of radar albedos in the Saturn’s system, youth rather than maturity seems to guarantee high radar brightness, which could bring another argument for the theory that the middle‐sized satellites of Saturn are younger than previously thought (e.g., Canup & Ward, 2006). Indeed, recent Cassini results on the incoming flux of meteoroid‐dust near Saturn suggests that the rings and the suite of inner moons that likely emerged from them (Mimas, Enceladus, Tethys, Dione, and Rhea; Charnoz et al., 2011) could be as young as 100–200 Myr (Cuzzi, 2018; Kempf et al., 2017). This scenario relies on the very same idea that the rings would not be so bright (i.e., clean) if they were older and is supported by the new determination of Saturn’s effective tidal dissipation (Lainey et al., 2017).Remember that 100 million years represents only 1/45th the assumed age of the solar system. That’s not enough time for Darwinian evolution, if the rings and moons of Saturn have to fit within that upper limit.The composition and structure of Enceladus’ plume from the complete set of Cassini UVIS occultation observations (Icarus, open access). Basically, this paper shows that the geysers are still erupting at supersonic speeds (Mach 5 to 8), with no sign of slowing down. How long has this been going on? They call it a “geologically youthful surface of Saturn’s moon Enceladus” and say that Cassini’s measurements are “leading to the conclusion that over the years of Cassini’s observations Enceladus has been erupting more-or-less steadily” during 11 years of observations, varying by no more than 15%. The bulk of the plumes consist of water ice particles that are spray-painting the nearby moons, and creating the broad E-ring around Saturn. That’s a huge amount of mass this little Iowa-sized moon is putting out. It could not last for 100 million years, let alone 4.5 billion— and probably far less.Mars Soil Is Very Weird, the Mole’s Struggles Show (Space.com). JPL’s Martians are still trying to get their Insight Lander’s mole digging tool through the soil. It worked on Earth; why not on Mars? After all, Marsquakes have been measured, and should loosen up the soil, but the mole hits a hard layer just a foot down.“Where did the soil go?” he said. “Basically, it got pounded back into the ground, so it seems like it’s very cohesive, even though it’s very dusty.”And this is a weird combination of characteristics, strongly suggesting that Mars dirt is alien in more ways than one.“The soil properties are very different than anything we’ve ever seen on Earth, which is already a very interesting result,” Hoffman said.To avoid embarrassment at being wrong, scientists love to call results “interesting” or “exciting.” Here’s a suggestion. Earthworms churn up our planet’s soil. Maybe JPL needs to evolve some Marsworms. (Visited 484 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Maskanoo with a long list of Entertainment

first_img Local Atty says Govt going against public consultation; says NO to taller resort plan RitzCarlton sets up signs for 12-storey on Grace Bay Related Items:boxing day, david bowen, grace bay, mahamas junkanoo festival, maskanoo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 24 Dec 2014 – Tomorrow is Christmas Day; the day after well it will be the Maskanoo Boxing Day festivity on Grace Bay strip. This year Maksanoo starts at 6:30am with a walk and fun run from Graceway Gourmet… later, explained Culture Director David Bowen the list of entertainers is extensive including a new set of Maskanooers out of the south of the island. “Well as you know, Maskanoo is not just a parade it’s a concert. This year we have the Methodist Church Steel Pan Band, we have Carl Lewis, Kew Band Links, Keno & Kaz – Elroy & Dez, we have the Breezy Beach Dancers and we have the Ooh La La Dancers and a special surprise guest from New York doing some interesting stuff. For the second time, we have a Haitian group doing the Ra-Ra music and it’s very similar to our Maskanoo or Junkanoo we have the Filipino Group as usual and we have the Five Cays Youth Maskanoo Junkaoo group and of course Kitch Penn and We Funk leading the whole thing.” Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Public Holiday today; School in on Mondaylast_img read more

Clean water for Imperial Beach Could it be

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Tijuana Sewage Dan Plante FacebookTwitter Posted: August 22, 2018 Dan Plante, August 22, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsIMPERIAL BEACH (KUSI) – Something has happened that could change everything in Imperial Beach. Change for the better. “This is very positive. This is good for both sides of the border”, says Paloma Aguirre of Wildcoast in Imperial Beach.It’s not secret, Imperial Beach has been the favorite dumping ground for sewage plants in Baja, Mexico. For the last 40-years, beaches have been closed on a regular basis after Mexican sewage is dumped directly into the ocean.“After 40-years of surfing here, I’ve seen everything. I’ve gotten sick, I’ve had rashes and I’m tired of it. I never thought I’d see a solution during my lifetime”, says Billy Huddleston, Imperial Beach native.If things get better, and it could happen this time, it’s not for the health and welfare of the humans. It’s all about saving the “Wine Country” in Baja. “The wine country is drying up and getting smaller. It’s a world class wine and it’s known all over the world. But the drought is hurting and the wine makers have pumped all the water from the “aquifer’, says Faye Creveroshay of Wildcoast. As a result, an Isreali company has a plan. Buy the raw sewage, treat the raw sewage and sell it to the wine makers, for a profit.“If the private sector can make some money, we can spend more time on clean beaches and save the wine country, well, that’s a win, win, win. The Isrealis are the leaders in this type of thing around the world.” says Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina.After decades of working with the Mexican and U.S. governments, nothing has been done to stop the worst continuous environmental disaster in America.Perhaps profit and fine wine will finally do the trick. We should know soon. Mexican lawmakers have until the end of the month to approve a contract to move forward.If so, this would be the most productive and positve news in 40-years. Updated: 6:37 PM Clean water for Imperial Beach: Could it be?last_img read more