dust on Mars

The latest Thunderbolts video is something of a beauty - dust in the atmosphere of Mars, and aurorae. Go https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KVV-hob3e4&feature_youtu.be

models and climate

If you thought C14 was useless for dating purposes, as some revisionists declare, you may take onboard that it is now being incorporated into climate models. The increasing complexity of climate models is mind boggling. They are guzzling all kinds of data from different sources, from aerosols to feedback mechanisms, from tree rings to thermometers to satellite measurements, and yet all they have to show for it all - is noise. Noise as in a statistical gully situated between the positive and the negative.

a video of the cracking up of the Earth

If you saw the video of the expanding earth scenario some months ago at this space and then you might be interested in the rival, the same thing but with a constant Earth size and a busting apart at the seams as the tectonic plates push pieces of continent around - or roughly as it is thought to have happened. Treat it as a comparison with the expanding earth video - go to www.news.sciencemag.org/earth/2015/03/earths-tectonic-plates-skitter-abo...

If link doesn't work go to www.sciencemag.org and click on News and then click on the story

dust in the galaxy

An interesting insight into how scientists sometimes think at http://phys.org/print345994897.html

experiments on experiments in science

At www.newyorker.com/magazine/2010/12/13/the-truth-wears-off .... I stumbled across this article as it was quoted on the Internet in a comments section. It is very illuminating. How science seems to work - all too often. It is the underlying human dimension. Not a purposeful slew of the data but a human failing, a small but significant factor when replicating experiments. Experiments may produce unusual results - even freak results. People can get very excited - but why do some experiments produce such outliers?

Mons Olympus and the three volcanoes on Mars

Emilio Spedicato is a well known figure in catastrophist circles and over the years has come up with some very good ideas. Over at www.q-mag.org/the-pyramids-of-giza-the-belt-of-orion-and-three-volcanoes... ... he has come out with an alternative to the Bauval and Gilbert interpretation of the lay-out of the three main pyramids in Egypt. Apparently, La Violette and others have claimed they do not exactly match the alignment of the three stars in the Belt of Orion and therefore our friend and his associates looked around for an alternative astronomical phenomenon.

A history of the Moon

The Chinese Yutu moon rover found evidence of at least nine distinct rock layers beneath its wheels - on one small stretch of the lunar surface - see www.space.com/28810-moon-history-chinese-moon-rover.html

This suggests the Moon has been geologically active according to Long Xiao, and volcanoes may be part of that activity. Yutu was equipped with 3 cameras designed to cary out different tasks such as penetrating radar, near infrared spectrometry and X-ray spectrometry. The initial round of research was published in the journal Science (march 12th).

The Rosetta comet is really rather dull

The presence of ice on Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko is no surprise. Its very cold on the rock racing through space - colder than your worst dreams might imagine. At http://phys.org/print345465855.html ... the ice, or what looks like water ice, is located in the neck region, between the head and the body of the comet. This is the region where jets of dust and gas are issuing from - creating the neck in the process. The interpretation is therefore not without a certain amount of doubt although frozen water must be present as water vapour has been seen to jet off the comet.

dating by foraminifera fossils

Dating,periods of time, even cycles of the ebb and flow of global temperatures, have been aided and abetted by the lowly foraminifera, or rather, the shells of tiny sea creatures (marine plankton). It was always assumed foraminifera isotopes record the temperatures above where they are found on the ocean or sea floor. They are embedded, most importantly, in Ice Age theory and the idea of 100,000 year cycles of cold climate and brief warming episodes.

life on other worlds

Enceladus is currently being targeted as another location for life beyond Earth - see http://phys.org/print345364303.html

This moon of Saturn has geysers that eject plumes of water and ice. A new study has found they also contain sand (silica grains).