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30 May 2018
Uluru

The geology of Ayers Rock is interesting - see for example www.ayersrockresort.com.au/uluru-and-kata-tjuta/ ... and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uluru ... but to get some really good pictures by a geologist go to https://earthly-musings.blogspot.com/2015/11/ayers-rock-uluru-and-olga-m... ... which has some fabulous views. This site also has a whole range of geological expeditions by the author and his friends, also with many pictures.

30 May 2018
Flares on an inactive Sun

This is a cracker NASA images of massive flares unleashed by the Sun. There is currently a lack of sunspots but the Sun is highly active at the moment - via coronal holes. Go to www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5784685/NASA-spacecraft-spots-ma... ... and we are told that while the Sun can influence atsmospheric activities and the climate on Earth only certain wavelengths of radiation are able to make it to the surface to actually heat it up.

30 May 2018
Standard Model of Particle Physics

At the link here the standard model of particle physics is discussed in an easy to understand manner - go to https://theconversation.com/the-standard-model-of-particle-physics-the-a... ... which begins, more than a quarter of Nobel Prizes in physics of the last century are direct inputs to or direct results of the Standard Model. We are told the standard model has predicted the results of experiment after experimentwhich includes the discovery of quarks and bosuns - as well as more famously, the Higgs Bosun.

29 May 2018
Valles Marineris

Valles Marineris on Mars (see image below sent in by Michael) is 2500 miles long yet it is claimed it was carved out by water - but appears to be a straight line, or nearly so, along a good deal of its length. The Grand Canyon on Earth has a river running through it - but the canyon is 10 miles wide and the river flows which way it wants, back and forth. Electric Universe enthusiasts think both have an electric origin rather than water flow.

29 May 2018
Brian J Ford

Sent in by Robert - an article by Brian J Ford in the magazine Spaceflight from way back in the 1960s when it cost just 4 shillings a copy - go to http://brianjford.com/wbib65.htm .... and remember the article pre-dated the EU theory or anything by mainstream on plasma. Ford foresaw the craters on the moon as having an electrical origin - but invoked static electricity. He also said there were two outstanding features which cannot be accounted for by meteorites or volcanic activity, namely the occurrence of a central peak in many of the craters (but not all of them).

29 May 2018
A Tale of Two Stratospheres

At http://spaceweather.com (clink link to 24th May 2018) we have a tale of two stratospheres. Lunar eclipses are brief but they allow scientists to see the upper atmosphere clearly. At the Global Monitoring annual conference in Boulder, Colorado, two new results were announed after analysis of two decades of lunar eclipse monitoring. The stratsophere is as clear as it has been for decades - there are very few aerosols up there. This is important, we are informed, as it is the stratosphere that allows sunlight in to warm the Earth at the surface.

28 May 2018
Jellyfish Sprites

At http://spaceweather.com May 26th 2018 jeely fish sprites over Oklahoma ....

28 May 2018
Interstellar Interloper

At www.astronomy.com/2018/05/the-first-interstellar-immigrant#.WwkdtRo80vA.... ... (link provided by Jovan). In a study published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society; Letter, astronomers announced the discovery of the first interstellar object known to have taken up permanent residence in the solar system, an asteroid. It has a peculiar yet stable orbit. It is almost in perfect resonance with Jupiter yet travels in the opposite direction.

28 May 2018
Rainfall Records

At https://phys.org/print446394010.html ... ancient rainfall records stretching back 550,000 years into the past show a monsoon pattern closely in step with the Ice Ages. The article is in the journal Science (May 25th 2018). During the northern hemisphere summer the tropics and sub-tropics north of the equator warm while the tropics and sub-tropics south of the equator cool. The Asian monsoon season brings rainfall to about a half of the world's population -between April and September.

27 May 2018
Planet Nine Update

At www.scientificamerican.com/article/looking-for-planet-nine-astronomers-g... ... sent in by Jovan this is an update on the search for planet 9 and why a group of astronomers think there is another planet out there beyond the orbit of Neptune, somewhere in the Kuiper Belt. There must be a very big something much further out - according to Brown and Betygin of Caltech. They speculate it is ten times the size of the earth and has a 20,000 year orbit. Indeed, if they fail to find it soon they are thinking it has an even more elongated orbit.