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  1. The interesting possibility would be that if there is enough water on Mercury, and if by robotic exploration we would find out how much and accurately where water exists, a manned spacecraft could someday convert solar radiation into electricity that could dissasociate water into oxygen and hydrogen, a great rocket fuel for a return trip. This technique might also be used for a round trip to Mars and the moons of Jupiter, to get a spacecraft back, using either solar energy or atomic energy for the electricity needed to dissasociate water and create fuel. And of course water would be needed in
  2. “What surprised scientists when they looked billions of years back in time at more distant galaxies was that the sequence that we know today was much the same as far back as 11 billion years ago.” "The galaxies look remarkably mature, which is not predicted by galaxy formation models to be the case that early on in the history of the Universe." http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-08/16/hubble-galaxy-shapes Of course this is what has always been predicted by most every other cosmological model other than the Big Bang model – that the universe is either much older, or infinite i
  3. One of the problems in cosmology today is that we do not see more type II supernova blasts at these distances. In the early time of the universe, according to the present BB model, many large stars should have existed with many type II supernova explosions creating the heavier elements. On the other hand type 1a supernovas should have been very rare or non-exitent because they are supposed to involve very old white dwarf stars exploding. In fact they are seeing both types of supernovas infrequently at these distances, which contradicts the Big Bang model and how the universe was supposed
  4. Magnetism follows the inverse square law when considered as a point source of pull or push, but when considering the entire magnet as a dipole, it is more akin to a inverse cube law. http://blazelabs.com/inversecubelaw.pdf Although in both cases of magnetism and gravity the entire mass of the magnet or gravitational mass is considered in the formulations, mass is proportional to the volume and the inverse cube law may relate to the mass as it changes in relationship with the volume (4/3 pi r3 ). On the other hand the inverse square law of gravity may be more akin to surface area and em
  5. Bill Angel, "New cosmic background radiation map challenges some foundations of Cosmology" This news is several months old now but this "new" CMBR map does seem to challenge some past notions of what the CMBR was supposed to look like according to Big Bang theory. But it does not seem to clearly indicate or support other ideas or theories either, like string theory. Much Fewer theorists today look toward any possibilities of M-theory having validity, sorry Sheldon Cooper (Big Bang Theory). There are still those looking for evidence for it like in this study of observations you post
  6. Hey strange, I expect that you are correct. Entanglement would need a different explanation.as a separate conceptual obstacle to rational understandings of the quantum world. If you are interested in my simple "rational" explanation of Entanglement PM me. On the other hand maybe most of the possible conceptual problems might be corrected if the existence of a background field is confirmed and eventually incorporated into quantum theory.
  7. Hey Cleve, Haven't talked to you for a while now. How is school going? That was a great posting in the News here that I saw today concerning fluid dynamics as a future way to model the quantum world. I hadn't seen this info anywhere else yet. If you get a chance give me a hollar at forrest_forrest@netzero.net. Hope all is well with you in Oklahoma. This summer has been pretty cool so far this summer here in Southern California. Did you ever publish your paper. In any event I would like to read it if you could send it to me take care my friend, pantheory (Forrest Noble)
  8. I perceive this "discovery" to be an important part of the "big banana." Physical aether proponents like De Broglie and Maxwell would have loved to know of these results in their time, as the article implies. This below, I think, was a most relevant quote from the article concerning fluid dynamics and greatly improved quantum theory, concerning insights into the quantum world and parallels with the macro-world. . "It's the first pilot-wave system discovered and gives insight into how "rational quantum dynamics" might work, were such a thing to exist." I think this could be the beg
  9. yeh, They continue to search for dark matter. However, the more complicated proposals they make, like this one, the less likely I think their speculation will be valid. First, I think, they need to show evidence for something existing of substance other than known matter. That would be the most important aspect of theory to show that gravity appears to work differently because of a so-far undetected entity. Next, if possible, they would need to show that this entity has mass, like matter, otherwise it may simply be a type of background field that effects matter via its energy of relative m
  10. They are spending a lot of time on this new paper preparing cautious but positive claims. According to the article above there have already been 30 re-writes of the same paper that will be released soon concerning the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer and implications concerning dark matter. The spectrometer experiment is in an orbit outside the international space station. I believe that regardless of what their claims may be, arguments concerning their interpretations of the data will continue. Of course the degree of skepticism will depend upon the clarity of the asserted evidence, or lack th
  11. By far the the simplest definition of space is that it is the volume the matter encumpases, or as you said: the distance between matter. But this is not the present theoretical consensus model of space (unfortunately ) Although space is known to have energy within it, as in zero-point-energy, and hypothetical particles within it like dark matter, or theoretical particles like the Higg's and virtual particles, etc. But if present theory is valid then space, absent matter and energy, also can bend and warp like general relativity proposes, expand like the Big Bang model proposes, and acc
  12. The standard model answer to this question is simply that gravity is stronger than the force(s) that supposedly causes space to expand. Of course if space does not expand, then there's no problem Some have even proposed that such forces only operate within a collective of vacant distance intervals, or in the lowest densities of matter per large volume.
  13. Yeah, after the James Webb has been up for just a few years, I expect we will again hear more of the ideas and theories of Fred Hoyle Then I expect cosmology models of a much older universe will again be discussed.
  14. yes, this observation is just one of the very numberous problems since the inception of the BB model. Continuos observational surprises, now requiring dark matter, dark energy, dark flow, and often contradicting obervations such as this one seems to be.
  15. The Largest structure in the universe has been discovered, but the authors say it should not exist according to our present theories of how the universe began and formed. http://www.space.com/19220-universe-largest-structure-discovered.html http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/11/largest-structure-in-universe-large-quasar-group_n_2455552.html
  16. Does empty space exist? Empty space being the absence of matter certainly exists within the universe. Empty space in the absence of the ZPF probably does not exist within the universe. There is probably no such thing as "space" of any kind outside the universe based upon the definition of space (nothing has existence ouside the universe). So this is probably a third choice.
  17. I like the definition concept model of both space and time. "Space is the distance between two objects," is probably no inclusive enough. "How about space is the distance between matter, and the volume which encumpases the entire universe?" As its own entity, space might be defined as the absent volumes distinguishing substance from non-substance within the universe.
  18. This seems like a big evolution news to me. Another mechanism that can cause evolution. Like the article says, such a mechanism has been known to exist for a long time, but only fairly recently was it shown to exist as a cross over between two highly complex animals, and only until now has it been realized that it is not as rare as once thought. I'm still waiting for the "dat" or "cog," genetic manipulations resulting in a cross between a dog and a cat
  19. You are missing the point. It takes a great amount of fuel to escape a gravity well such as near a black hole, whereby it takes none to get "pulled in" by gravity, less fuel to go to Mercury than to leave it going back. This is not Sci Fi. We don't have to get stationary relative to the sun. By going opposite the rotation of the Earth the sun's gravity helps pull you toward your destination. 30km/sec is 108,000 Km per hour. We have no problem achieving half that speed. The point is that the pull of the sun's gravity can assist a craft inward toward the sun. I agree with yo
  20. DH, An extreme example is moving toward a galactic black hole from space. You need no fuel or energy to get there because you will eventually get "sucked toward it" if you are close enough to start with. But once very close to the black hole it would take a huge amount of fuel to escape its gravity well where it took no fuel at all to get there to start with. The point is that when in a stationary position relative to the sun, it would take less fuel to go 57 million miles toward the sun than it would take to start from from 36 million miles away from the sun (mean distance Mercury to su
  21. Escaping a gravity well takes a lot of fuel. Going down seemingly could take little fuel if you are willing to wait the time required. There is a continuous acceleration when going toward the sun, and Mercury if it is calculated to be in a direct line with the sun upon arrival Because of the distance we had to use gravity assist maneuvers to get there in a timely manner. But relatively little power was required for such maneuvers. Getting back would require a lot more fuel. But refueling there would change that initial fuel requirement in the distant future.
  22. I think the reason little money has been spent on Mercury is because we never saw any possibilities for human utilization of it someday. Finding water there may change all that. It may be easier to get to Mercury than it is to Mars even though it is twice as distant. Once we get out of the Earth's gravity the sun generally pulls a spacecraft inward toward the sun so less velocity is needed to go to Mercury. Once on Mercury we are in the sun's gravity well and it certainly would take more fuel to return to the Earth but maybe not more than a round trip to Mars. And like Mars and the moon, we c
  23. It would probably be easy to build a leading heat and radiation shield of solar cells in front of a ship selectively filtering solar radiation, and using it for the ships electrical needs. Once landed there would by no direct radiation if one lands behind the solar horizon. Polar underground colonies would likewise be shielded from heat and radiation. //
  24. Abell 250, involving galaxy clusters: This study contradicts an earlier study proposing an over abundance of dark matter inconsistent with theory. This study asserts that this cluster has less dark matter than originally proposed, bringing the results now within the theoretical possibilities of dark matter models. http://www.ohio.edu/research/communications/darkcore.cfm
  25. Interesting. A quark-gluon plasma/ soup, or just a gluon plasma/soup, are both theoretical entities, but to make such an assertion from this data seems like a leap involving much speculation also
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