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Pluto’s Moons

21 March 2016

At http://phys.org/print377424973.html … dazzling red flashes emitted from a distant galaxy are being associated with a theoretical black hole. No other phenomenon in mainstream cosmology would seem to fit the bill. Each flash witnessed by space cameras was very intense – short and sharp. What is going on at the heart of distant galaxies? (see also www.ras.org.uk/images/stories/press/Black_Holes/mnras.stw571.full.pdf

At http://phys.org/print377433496.html … Hubble spots massive stars

At http://phys.org/print377446110.html … Pluto reveals more secrets (but see also http://crev.info/2016/03/first-pluto-papers-published/ ). Apparently, it was thought Pluto and its moons, Charon and four smaller moons were all formed at the same time – as a result of some kind of impact. This no longer holds together – which must demonstrate that making up explanations before the evidence has been analysed is not scientific. Say you don't know – but we will look into the situation. They have just done that and it seems the four smaller moons are much older that Charon (out of the window goes the hastily conceived explanation) and they rotate in an unusual way, apidly around the axis which itself is titled heavily sideways. The gravitational tides from Pluto should have slowed down the moons we are told and reorientated the spin – but that has not happened.

Pluto's atmosphere also caused surprises. It has a multi layered blue haze that extents to altitudes above 200km high. The upper atmosphere is extremely cold – colder than expected. The temperatures in the lower atmosphere varies with location.


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