Water and Moon

2 Mar 2018

At https://phys.org/print438947055.html ... how does water change the Moon's origin story? What a beautiful question. Mainstream claims the Moon was formed 4.5 billion years ago when an object collided with proto-Earth and ripped out a hot and partly vapourised blob that became a disc of material. It proceeded to orbit around the Earth - and eventually accreted into what is now our Moon. Hydrogen, it is thought, seeped from the disc, along with other volatile elements, and were lost in space. After all the Moon is a hard rocky very dry place - yet research seems to show the Moon's chemistry is not what it was dreamed up to be. It is, or was, somewhat wetter.

At https://phys.org/print439043338.html .... 60 years of Cosmology. Russian physicist Lev Landau once said 'comsologists are often wrong but never in doubt ...'. Cosmology is based on a large number of untested physical assumptions such as dark matter and dark energy. Jayant V Narlikar of the university of Pune in India says cosmologists have increased in confidence as far as the standard model is concerned - to the extent it has become a dogma. See DOI:10.1140/epjh/e2017-80048-5

At https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/02/23/new-discovery-magnetic-cages-on-the sun-sometimes-save-us-from-experiencing-massive-solar-eruptions/ ... it seems magnetic cages on the Sun sometimes save us from experiencing massive solar eruptions, or CMEs. This is put down to a magnetic power struggle on the surface of the Sun.

The comments are interesting - especially those from Leif Svalgard. His views on plasma and the Sun are surprising as he even quote Alfven, who he knew personally. A strong magnetic field can prevent plasma flowing away freely from the Sun - so no CME event. It is the same mechanism that prevents the solar wind from reaching the surface of the Earth (the magnetic field prevents penetration, or allows little penetration as it sometimes does occur). Later, he replies to a query by saying, 'the megnetic field is maintained by electric currents generated by moving plasma across magnetic fields ...' but he also claims Alfven said the magnetic field was frozen into the plasma ... and we can see the plasma but not the magnetic field (by see I suppose he means space telescopes). He is taken to task for saying this as apparently Alfven may have changed his mind about plasma frozen into magnetic field lines. See also www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/resolving-pleiades-distance-probl...

Svalgard later says 'the cage is rooted in the photosphere where we can measure its magnetic field. The field then balloons into the much lower density corona where we can see it because of the plasma stuck to it.We can compute the magnetic field around a source so can estimate its strength in the corona using non-controversial physics. At 1.57 he says the magnetic field and plasma can decouple as electric currents do flow and all kinds of explosive phenomena can take place. An alternative view by Yirgach is at 1.45pm. See also http://electric-cosmos.org .. the web site of Donald Scott