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Wanted: Cosmo-centric Ideas

  Nov 30, 2016 Currently accepted theories have evolved a long way toward catastrophics from their ancestry in uniformism. Assumptions of actualism and gradualism-that present-day processes acting over long times could explain the changing morphology of rocks and species-have been displaced. Impacts from space have broken the continuously gradual action …

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Double Layer Flare-up

  Nov 7, 2016 Electricity in space explains anomalous energy curves. Cosmologists often find it difficult to reconcile theory with observation. So-called “gamma-ray bursts” (GRB) are a case in point. GRBs were discovered first in galaxies with high redshift—some seeming to be 12 billion light-years away. If they are that …

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Ripples in Clear Space

Frontier Fields image of galaxy cluster MACS J0416. Credits: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO/G. Ogrean et al.; Optical: NASA/STScI; Radio: NSF/NRAO/VLA

  Nov 3, 2016 Where do galactic clumps and filaments come from? One proposal suggests that galaxies are drawn toward the center of galactic clusters through gravitational attraction. What is termed, “blow-back force” by astronomers supposedly pushes galaxies out and away from the direction of travel like a vast comet tail. …

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Old and Far Away

"Macro Galaxy" by zy0rg at DeviantArt

  Oct 27, 2016 The Big Bang theory states that for some reason (not explained) an irruption of energy from some other realm replaced “nothingness” with what was to become the present Universe. The theory was proposed because Edwin Hubble, using the recently completed 100-inch telescope at Mt. Wilson observatory, …

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Electric Reticulation

Milky Way filament G64. Credit: ESA/Herschel/PACS/SPIRE/Ke Wang et al. 2015.

  Oct 11, 2016 Braided filaments stitch the Universe together. The Herschel Space Observatory was launched on May 14, 2009 into an orbit around LaGrange point L2 (behind Earth in relation to the Sun). Herschel’s supercooled infrared detectors were built to last only three years, so its cooling system has long since failed. The …

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