Thunderblog - davesmith_au
home     thunderblogs     forum     picture of the day     resources     team     updates     contact us
 
 

Lucky It Ain't Rocket Science II - The Sequel (LIARS II)

01/10/2008

Another example of where the peer-review process has taken us over the past 50 years of gravity-only cosmology, to the exclusion of the Electric Universe.

My comments in [square brackets]

From New Scientist 10 January 2008
Middleweight black holes roam the galaxy undetected [Oxymoronic heading]

19:43 10 January 2008
NewScientist.com news service
David Shiga, Austin [again irreverently reviewed by David Smith]

Hundreds of middleweight black holes may rove unseen through the galaxy [the lightweight and heavyweight one's stay put] after being evicted from their homes [like rebellious teenagers] in star clusters, according to calculations [of what, exactly?]. The black holes would be almost impossible to spot, [almost?] explaining why they have proven so elusive to find [if you ignore their non-existance].

Astronomers [mathematicians] have good evidence [have fudged the figures] for the existence of small black holes about as massive as the Sun, [four days ago you said small ones were about as massive as a comet] and colossal ones with masses of millions or billions of Suns. But observers [of math] have made only a few tentative detections [or a few speculations] of intermediate-mass black holes (IMBHs), weighing about 1000 Suns.

Different theories exist to explain the source of these middleweights, [These middleweights are required to prop up our theory] but some astronomers believe they grow from the mergers of stars and black holes [and I believe in the underpants gnome - science should have no room for 'beliefs'] in the densely packed [grey matter] centres of collections of stars called globular clusters. About 150 globular clusters lie in and around the Milky Way galaxy [we thought we'd throw a fact into the mix].

Now, new computer simulations [clearly more accurate than physical observatons] may explain why so few globular clusters appear to host IMBHs. Kelly Holley-Bockelmann of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, US, and colleagues say the middleweight black holes get kicked out of their birthplaces [by stuffy parents] to roam the galaxy unseen.

The study was motivated by [future funding prospects] recent groundbreaking simulations [computer games] of mergers between black holes of different masses or spin orientations. The merger generates powerful ripples in space called gravitational waves [which LIGO have successfully non-detected] that kick [with their gravity boots] the newly merged black hole away at speeds of hundreds or even thousands of kilometres per second.

'Totally invisible' ['Totally unbelievable']

Holley-Bockelmann and her team realised that the kicks received when [our funding arrived] middleweight black holes swallowed smaller neighbours could eject them from globular clusters.

The team's simulations [The team's computer games] show that 70 to 98% of the middleweight black holes at the hearts of clusters were ejected, depending on the assumptions used, [it's ALL assumption] such as the mass of the small black holes and the initial mass of the middleweight black hole [we have more variables than you can poke a stick at].

Either way, it would mean a lot [more funding] of middleweight black holes are wandering around our Milky Way galaxy [because we're surrounded by nasty globular clusters all kicking them our way]. "There should be about 100 low-mass, rogue [now these things can exercise free-will] intermediate mass black holes in the Milky Way," Holley-Bockelmann says. "And unless they're accreting gas, they're totally invisible." [They'll eat anything, surely they get gas?...]

If one of these itinerant black holes approached Earth, [we could put our heads between our legs, and kiss ... the world goodbye] its gravity could potentially disturb the orbits of comets [but not asteroids, planets or moons] and turn the solar system into a shooting gallery. But Holley-Bockelmann says ["Woo-hoo! We got the funding!"] the chances of one wandering close enough to do so are vanishingly small [nil]. "We're not in any danger," she says [because she knows it's all baloney].

Millions of orphans [Billions of dollars]

If most of the black holes really do get kicked out of their globular clusters [I'll eat my hat], this could explain why searches have had such difficulty finding them there [a search never found even one, anywhere]. There are no firm detections so far [I rest my case], but a globular cluster called G1 is the best candidate for hosting [an Amway convention in space] a middleweight black hole, based on [the figures we fudged to secure our funding] the motion of stars at its centre, Holley-Bockelmann says.

Craig Wheeler of the University of Texas in Austin, US, who is not a member of the team [who is smart enough not to own up], says it is still not known whether middleweight black holes form in globular clusters in the first place [says he doesn't believe a word of it, he's here for the pie]. But if they do, the newly described effect could well kick many of them out to roam the galaxy alone [and the underpants gnome could well eat my shorts].

He points out that the deaths of stars should also have littered our galaxy with about 100 million smaller black holes [but we've never found one], each a few times as massive as the Sun. "There are undoubtedly vastly more black holes out there than we have observed," he told New Scientist ["1000x0=0," he told New Scientist].

The results were presented on Wednesday at a meeting of [the local comedy club] the American Astronomical Society in Austin, Texas, US.

[end]

Yep, they sure are Lucky It Ain't Rocket Science (LIARS...)

Thanks again to New Scientist for making my task so easy

***No funding bodies were harmed during the writing of this parody***

 

Permalink to this article.

Public comment may be made on this article on the
Thunderbolts Forum/Thunderblogs (free membership required).

For a comprehensive central repository of links to study Plasma Cosmology/Electric Universe please visit: PlasmaResources.com


davesmith_au
Dave Smith (davesmith_au) is an independent researcher and Managing Editor of the Thunderblog.

My Archives

Chronological Archives

Archives by Author

Archives by Subject

Thunderblogs home




 
SUBSCRIBE
 
  FREE update -

Weekly digest of Picture of the Day, Thunderblog, Forum, Multimedia and more.
 

E-BOOK
 
 

An e-book series
for teachers, general readers and specialists alike.
 

VIDEO FAVORITES
(FREE viewing)
 
  Thunderbolts of the Gods

 
 
  Symbols of an Alien Sky

 

MULTIMEDIA
 
  Our NEW Multimedia page explores may diverse topics not traditionaly covered by the Thunderbolts Project.  

PREDICTIONS
 
  Follow the predictions of the Electric Universe.  

 
[ top ]
 
Disclaimer - The opinions expressed in the Thunderblog are those of the authors of
the material, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Thunderbolts Project.
The linking to material off-site in no way endorses such material and the Thunderbolts
Project has no control of nor takes any responsibility for any content on linked sites.
thunderbolts.info
home     thunderblogs     forum     picture of the day     resources     team     updates     contact us