Yearly Archives: 1999

NASA’S Xmas Coloring Book

Coloring book

NASA have just released the first images from their Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1999, closest flyby of Io. See them at http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/pictures/io [dead link 2012, try http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA02519]. My earlier prediction that the so-called volcanos would be much hotter than the … Continue reading

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Other stars, other worlds, other life?

Radiant Shell

Emeritus Professor at the Australian National University, Dr. S. Ross Taylor has concluded after a lifetime’s work on the formation of the solar system: “When the remote chances of developing a habitable planet are added to the chances of developing … Continue reading

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MORE IO CLOSEUPS

Io closeup

Jupiter’s Moon Io: a Flashback to Earth’s Volcanic Past Excerpts From A NASA/JPL Press Release November 19, 1999 Jupiter’s fiery moon Io is providing scientists with a window on volcanic activity and colossal lava flows similar to those that raged … Continue reading

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Strange Star or Strange Science?

Plasma focus

Nowhere is the gravitational paradigm of cosmology shown to exhibit more strangeness than in compact high energy phenomena in deep space. A report in the journal Nature of 15 November proposes that a recently discovered star “is made of an … Continue reading

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HAWAIIAN-STYLE VOLCANO ON IO?

Lightning strike on a golf course

Excerpts from a NASA/JPL Press Release November 5, 1999 New images from Galileo reveal unexpected details of the Prometheus volcano on Io including a caldera and lava flowing through fields of sulfur dioxide snow. It appears that the Prometheus volcano … Continue reading

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CHANDRA VS. CHANDRA

Centaurus A

NASA’s premier X-ray observatory was named the Chandra X-ray Observatory in honor of the late Indian-American Nobel laureate, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar. He was widely regarded as one of the foremost astrophysicists of the twentieth century. Early in his career he demonstrated … Continue reading

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IT HAS TO BE MOONGLOW!

Aristarchus crater region

The region around the crater Aristarchus (at lower right) has been a focus for observers searching for transient lunar phenomena. This false-color mosaic was assembled from blue, red, and near-infrared images taken by the Clementine spacecraft and represents brightness ratios … Continue reading

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GRAVITY vs PLASMA

Before leaping straight in to Mel Acheson’s Gravity vs Plasma view, I thought it would be appropriate to explain the difference between the 2 cosmologies. EXPLANATION: Accepted cosmology is based on the unique case of electrically neutral bodies embedded in … Continue reading

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CLOSEST EVER PICTURE OF IO

Io crater chains

From NASA News of 24 October 1999 The highest resolution image ever of Jupiter’s volcanic moon Io, (the black and white image at top) was taken by NASA’s Galileo spacecraft on Oct. 11, 1999, from an altitude of 617 kilometers … Continue reading

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DYING STAR, OR SERIOUS ELECTRICAL FAULT?

Rotten Egg nebula

Comment on NASA News of October 24, 1999. “The object shown in this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image is a remarkable example of a star going through death throes just as it dramatically transforms itself from a normal red giant … Continue reading

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