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Re: Major Sci News Blog

Unread postby Lloyd » Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:00 am

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Universe is Expanding Faster than Previously Thought [It's not really expanding; bipolar jets are what redshifts are measuring]
http://www.sci-news.com/astronomy/universe-expanding-faster-than-thought-03918.html

VLA Radio Maps Reveal What’s Beneath Jupiter’s Thick Clouds
"We now see high ammonia levels like those detected by Galileo from over 60 miles (100 km) deep, where the pressure is about eight times Earth’s atmospheric pressure, all the way up to the cloud condensation levels"
http://www.sci-news.com/astronomy/vla-radio-maps-jupiter-03920.html

Canarias Einstein Ring: Astronomers Capture Rare Image of Lensed Galaxy
http://www.sci-news.com/astronomy/canarias-einstein-ring-3923.html

Ancient DNA tells of two origins for dogs
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/ancient-dna-tells-two-origins-dogs

Scientists Gain Supervolcano Insights from Wyoming Granite
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160602083250.htm

'Wasteful' galaxies launch heavy elements into surrounding halos and deep space
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160606081706.htm

Elliptical Galaxies Not Formed by Merging
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160601083920.htm

How Comets Break Up, Make Up
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160601141522.htm

the galaxy is under pressure to make stars
http://phys.org/news/2016-06-reveals-galaxy-pressure-stars.html

possible connection between the magnetic fields of supernova remnants and that of our own Milky Way Galaxy
http://phys.org/news/2016-06-milky-magnetic-field.html

Dozens of new variable stars found in a dense globular cluster
http://phys.org/news/2016-06-dozens-variable-stars-dense-globular.html

Private lunar mission 'seeks US approval'
http://phys.org/news/2016-06-private-venture-moon-mission.html

A blazing gamma-ray source [article falsely claims blazars are galaxies; they're actually similar to quasars and pulsars]
http://phys.org/news/2016-06-blazing-gamma-ray-source.html

magma buildup under New Zealand town
http://phys.org/news/2016-06-scientists-magma-buildup-zealand-town.html
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Re: Major Sci News Blog

Unread postby Lloyd » Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:59 am

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BMJ editor Fiona Godlee takes on corruption in science
http://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/other/bmj-editor-fiona-godlee-takes-on-corruption-in-science/ar-BBrXVzP

Huge landslide shaped Zion National Park
http://phys.org/news/2016-05-huge-landslide-zion-national.html

Artifacts found in Florida sinkhole could rewrite history
2016-05-13, CBS News
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ancient-artifacts-found-in-florida-sinkhole-could-rewrite-pre-clovis-history

Bones From 6,000-Year-Old Massacre Found in France
http://www.seeker.com/bones-from-6000-year-old-massacre-found-in-france-1845065999.html

Rosetta's Icy Comet Odyssey Rocks On
http://www.seeker.com/rosettas-icy-comet-odyssey-rocks-on-1845366451.html

Mammals Thrived Long Before Dinos Died
http://www.seeker.com/mammals-thrived-long-before-dinos-died-1846989936.html

700,000-Year-Old Tiny Humans Found at Hobbit Homeland
http://www.seeker.com/700000-year-old-tiny-humans-found-at-hobbit-homeland-1847236701.html

Epic Galactic 'Rainstorm' Feeds Monster Black Hole or something
http://www.seeker.com/extreme-galactic-rainstorm-feeds-supermassive-black-hole-1847237325.html

NASA's Next Mars Rover May Have Flying Sidekick
http://www.seeker.com/nasas-next-mars-rover-may-have-flying-sidekick-1847631471.html

What Is 4-Strand DNA & Why Are Scientists So Excited?
http://www.seeker.com/what-is-4-strand-dna-why-are-scientists-so-excited-1849466316.html

Mummy Shows Ancient Egyptians Bleached Their Skin
http://www.seeker.com/mummy-head-shows-ancient-egyptians-bleached-their-skin-1851531742.html

Can We Turn Asteroids into Spaceships?
http://www.seeker.com/can-we-turn-asteroids-into-spaceships-1851600014.html

Archaeologists decipher instructions for the 2,000-year-old Antikythera Mechanism
http://www.seeker.com/scholars-decode-mystery-of-the-antikythera-mechanism-1851968664.html

Where Did Marijuana Come From, And How Did It Spread?
http://www.seeker.com/where-did-marijuana-come-from-and-how-did-it-spread-1856221054.html

Astronomers discover a giant planet spinning up its star
http://phys.org/news/2016-06-astronomers-giant-planet-star.html

Scientists observe supermassive black hole or something feeding on cold gas
http://phys.org/news/2016-06-scientists-supermassive-black-hole-cold.html

Young star appears to be ripping away layers of close-orbiting 'hot Jupiter'
http://phys.org/news/2016-06-young-star-ripping-layers-close-orbiting.html

Musk explains his 'cargo route' to Mars
http://phys.org/news/2016-06-musk-cargo-route-mars.html

Kepler-1647b: New planet is largest discovered that orbits two suns
http://phys.org/news/2016-06-kepler-1647b-planet-largest-orbits-suns.html

New support for human evolution in grasslands: A 24-million-year record of African plants plumbs deep past
http://phys.org/news/2016-06-human-evolution-grasslands-million-year-african.html

Refined ‘three-parent-baby’ procedure improves chances for healthy infant
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/refined-%E2%80%98three-parent-baby%E2%80%99-procedure-improves-chances-healthy-infant?tgt=nr

Bacteria Perfected Protein Complexes More Than 3.5 Billion Years Ago
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160609134243.htm
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Re: Major Sci News Blog

Unread postby Lloyd » Fri Jun 24, 2016 3:26 pm

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(For Tech news, see http://forum.freestateproject.org/index.php?board=63.0)

Biosphere 2 Set for Big Indoor Weather Test
http://www.seeker.com/arizonas-biosphere-2-set-for-big-indoor-weather-experiment-1857937413.html

Water-Oozing Nanorods Could collect trace amounts of water vapor from desert air
http://www.seeker.com/weird-water-oozing-nanorods-quench-thirst-1858667206.html

Atomic Oxygen Found On Mars
http://www.seeker.com/atomic-oxygen-found-on-mars-what-does-it-mean-1860455821.html

More Gravitational Waves (or something) Discovered By LIGO!
http://www.seeker.com/more-gravitational-waves-discovered-by-ligo-1860493586.html

Personal Plane Fits in Your Garage
http://www.seeker.com/personal-plane-folds-up-fits-in-your-garage-1860685909.html

This Is How NASA Hopes to Voyage to Mars: Photos
http://www.seeker.com/this-is-how-nasa-hopes-to-voyage-to-mars-photos-1862875139.html

800,000-Year-Old Footprints Found in Desert
http://www.seeker.com/800000-year-old-homo-erectus-footprints-found-in-desert-1864725487.html

Jupiter Orbital Insertion: Juno's Dive Into the Unknown
http://www.seeker.com/jupiter-orbital-insertion-juno-to-dive-into-the-unknown-1864791726.html

3-D Printing Recreates Centuries-Old Shipwreck
http://www.seeker.com/3-d-printing-recreates-centuries-old-shipwreck-1866815803.html

Mars Rover Says Goodbye to Marathon Valley: Photos
http://www.seeker.com/rover-says-goodbye-to-marathon-valley-photos-1870892581.html

New Horizons Finds Clues of an Ocean on Pluto
http://www.seeker.com/new-horizons-finds-clues-of-an-ocean-on-pluto-1873655873.html

Large-Scale Motion Detected Around San Andreas Fault
http://www.seeker.com/large-scale-motion-detected-around-san-andreas-fault-1875131314.html

Black Hole (or something) Imager Gets First View of Galactic Core
http://www.seeker.com/black-hole-imager-captures-first-view-of-galactic-core-1878850941.html

Dinosaur Era Insects Found Disguised in Amber
http://www.seeker.com/dino-era-insects-found-disguised-in-amber-1880586751.html

Dark Spot Erupt on Neptune
http://www.seeker.com/hubble-spies-dark-spot-erupt-on-neptune-1880680591.html

The stability of the solar wind
http://phys.org/news/2016-06-stability-solar.html

Newborn exoplanet discovered around young star (Update)
http://phys.org/news/2016-06-discovery-newborn-exoplanet-planetary-evolution.html

'Electric wind' can strip Earth-like planets of oceans, atmospheres
http://phys.org/news/2016-06-strong-electric-planets-oceans-atmospheres.html

Newborn giant planet grazes its star
http://phys.org/news/2016-06-newborn-giant-planet-grazes-star.html

First 'wind nebula' around a magnetar
http://phys.org/news/2016-06-astronomers-nebula-magnetar.html

Giant inflated exoplanet orbiting a distant star
http://phys.org/news/2016-06-astronomers-giant-inflated-exoplanet-orbiting.html

Dormant black hole (or something) eats star, becomes X-ray flashlight
http://phys.org/news/2016-06-dormant-black-hole-star-x-ray.html

'Faint young sun paradox' in primordial asteroid impacts
http://phys.org/news/2016-06-solution-faint-young-sun-paradox.html

New giant extrasolar planet orbiting a subgiant star so closely that it should be destroyed due to tidal interactions
http://phys.org/news/2016-06-k2-39b-planet-shouldnt.html

Dutch crops grown on 'Mars' soil
http://phys.org/news/2016-06-dutch-crops-grown-mars-soil.html

200 Million-Year-Old 'British' Marine Reptile
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160614084208.htm

Something New in the Radioactive Decay of Neutrons
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160614212454.htm

First Detection of Methyl Alcohol in a Planet-Forming Disc
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160615095134.htm

Unexpected Excess of Giant Planets in Star Cluster Messier 67
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160617082530.htm

Bone Artifacts Suggest Early Adoption of Poison-Tipped Arrow Technology in Eastern Africa
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160617113639.htm

Researchers Find Highland East Asian Origin for Prehistoric Himalayan Populations
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160620161049.htm

Bees Are More Productive in the City Than in Surrounding Regions
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160622105754.htm

Sub-Saharan Africa's Legacy of Past Migrations Over Last 4,000 Years
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160622144926.htm

Unexpected Mineral on Mars
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160622170422.htm

Volcanoes Get Quiet Before They Erupt
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160623150201.htm

Cambodia's hidden cities
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/lidar-maps-vast-network-cambodia%E2%80%99s-hidden-cities?tgt=nr

Deep-sea hydrothermal vents more abundant than thought
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/deep-sea-hydrothermal-vents-more-abundant-thought?tgt=nr

Ancient meteorite granules still mystify scientists
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/ancient-meteorite-granules-still-mystify-scientists?tgt=nr
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Re: Major Sci News Blog

Unread postby Lloyd » Fri Jul 01, 2016 3:59 pm

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Disclaimer: Many of these articles likely contain opinions instead of facts. So Beware!

New Type of Meteorite Linked to Ancient Asteroid Collision
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160615135230.htm

Researchers Find 320 Million-Year-Old Plant Root Stem Cells
http://www.sci-news.com/paleontology/oldest-plant-root-stem-cells-03978.html

NGC 1569: Hubble Probes Interior of Small Star-Forming Galaxy
http://www.sci-news.com/astronomy/ngc-1569-hubble-star-forming-galaxy-03979.html

New Infrared Images, High-Resolution Maps of Jupiter [I'd like to know how deep below the top of Jupiter's atmosphere it is to the solid or liquid surface of Jupiter. Ditto regarding the other gas giants.]
http://www.sci-news.com/astronomy/infrared-images-high-resolution-maps-jupiter-03981.html

Minor Mergers of Galaxies are Important Drivers of Star Formation, Astronomer Says
http://www.sci-news.com/astronomy/minor-mergers-galaxies-star-formation-03986.html

Iberian Megalithic Tombs: 6,000-Year-Old Lensless Telescopes?
http://www.sci-news.com/astronomy/iberian-megalithic-tombs-lensless-telescopes-03987.html

Giant Helium Gas Field in Tanzania
http://www.sci-news.com/geology/helium-gas-field-tanzania-03982.html

Scientists Find Tiny Pieces of Opal in Meteorite
http://www.sci-news.com/geology/opal-meteorite-03985.html

Researchers Identify Clear Signs of Healing in Antarctic Ozone Layer [Previously Alarmed over Nothing?]
http://www.sci-news.com/othersciences/geoscience/signs-healing-antarctic-ozone-layer-03990.html

New Type of Sand Dune on Mars
http://www.sci-news.com/space/planetaryscience/new-type-sand-dune-mars-03993.html

Possible perp found in mystery of Milky Way’s missing galaxy pals
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/possible-perp-found-mystery-milky-way%E2%80%99s-missing-galaxy-pals?tgt=nr

Juno spacecraft is on its final approach to Jupiter
https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/science-ticker/juno-spacecraft-its-final-approach-jupiter?tgt=nr

Extremely Rare Galaxy Sheds Light On How Others Get Their Shapes
https://www.sciencedaily.com/videos/7dd3ed830474f72948e7a9d053d6e921.htm

Gravitational Lens Zooms in on Why Some Quasars Have the Radio Turned Down
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160630214601.htm

Physicists Find Missing Link Between Glass Formation and Crystallization
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160701095514.htm

NASA weighs use of rover to image potential Mars water sites
http://phys.org/news/2016-06-nasa-rover-image-potential-mars.html

China on schedule for launch this year of 2nd space station
http://phys.org/news/2016-06-china-year-space-station.html

Team of super bright galaxies in the early universe
http://phys.org/news/2016-06-cr7-alonea-team-super-bright.html

Hot, rocky planets may change their composition if rock components vaporize in steam atmospheres that escape to space
http://phys.org/news/2016-06-hot-rocky-planets-composition-components.html

Surface of Mercury arose from deep inside the planet
http://phys.org/news/2016-06-surface-mercury-arose-deep-planet.html

Static electricity may transport dust across airless planetary bodies
http://phys.org/news/2016-07-static-electricity-airless-planetary-bodies.html
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Re: Major Sci News Blog

Unread postby Lloyd » Fri Jul 08, 2016 6:11 am

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Crystal Movement Under Mount St Helens May Have Indicated 1980 Eruption Was Likely
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160629221839.htm

Geologists trace Mercury's origins to weird, rare meteorite, and find planet cooled dramatically shortly after
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160627132939.htm

Previously Unknown Global Ecological Disaster Discovered [250 million years ago = 4,500 years ago]
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160628072428.htm

Chondrule evidence suggests ancient low-velocity collisions between rocky planetesimals and icy bodies
http://phys.org/news/2016-07-chondrule-evidence-ancient-low-velocity-collisions.html

A giant impact: Solving the mystery of how Mars' moons formed
http://phys.org/news/2016-07-giant-impact-mystery-mars-moons.html

Scientists detect radio emission from a nearby brown dwarf
http://phys.org/news/2016-07-scientists-radio-emission-nearby-brown.html

Astronomers find evidence of water clouds in first spectrum of coldest brown dwarf
http://phys.org/news/2016-07-astronomers-evidence-clouds-spectrum-coldest.html

Newly discovered planet has 3 suns
http://phys.org/news/2016-07-newly-planet-suns.html

Mars canyons study adds clues about possible water
http://phys.org/news/2016-07-mars-canyons-clues.html

Earth's atmosphere is leaking around 90 tonnes per day
http://phys.org/news/2016-07-curious-case-earth-leaking-atmosphere.html

Warming pulses in ancient climate record link volcanoes, asteroid impact and dinosaur-killing mass extinction
http://phys.org/news/2016-07-pulses-ancient-climate-link-volcanoes.html

Possible perp found in mystery of Milky Way’s missing galaxy pals
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/possible-perp-found-mystery-milky-way%E2%80%99s-missing-galaxy-pals?tgt=nr

Mars once had many moons
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/mars-once-had-many-moons?tgt=nr

Scientists Discover New Type of Sand Dune — on Mars
http://www.sci-news.com/space/planetaryscience/new-type-sand-dune-mars-03993.html
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Re: Major Sci News Blog

Unread postby Lloyd » Sun Jul 17, 2016 7:38 am

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Over Two Thirds of Researchers Who've Never Peer Reviewed Would Like To, New Research Reveals
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160711092637.htm

Ancient supernovae buffeted Earth's biology with radiation dose, researcher says
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160711100838.htm

Astronomers discover new distant dwarf planet beyond Neptune
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160711150825.htm

Warm Jupiters not as lonely as expected
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160714110916.htm

Behind the scenes of protostellar disk formation [without electric forces?]
http://phys.org/news/2016-07-scenes-protostellar-disk-formation.html

Small elliptical galaxy actually a giant disk
http://phys.org/news/2016-07-small-elliptical-galaxy-giant-disk.html

Astronomers discover a highly inflated sub-Saturn extrasolar planet
http://phys.org/news/2016-07-astronomers-highly-inflated-sub-saturn-extrasolar.html

Scientists find that sunspots rise to the surface much more slowly than predicted
http://phys.org/news/2016-07-scientists-sunspots-surface-slowly.html

SpaceX launching space station docking port for NASA
http://phys.org/news/2016-07-spacex-space-station-docking-port.html
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Re: Major Sci News Blog

Unread postby Lloyd » Sun Jul 24, 2016 8:41 am

NASA rover findings point to a more Earth-like Martian past
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160627125731.htm

Dead Seas Scrolls Reveal that Noah’s Ark Was Shaped Like a Pyramid
http://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/dead-seas-scrolls-reveal-noahs-ark-was-shaped-pyramid-006204

Ancient Tombs May Have Doubled As Telescopes
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2016/06/29/ancient-tombs-may-have-doubled-as-telescopes

12,000-Year-Old Campsite Unearthed by First Nations archaeologists in New Brunswick, Canada
http://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/12000-year-old-campsite-and-hundreds-artifacts-unearthed-canada-006176

What lies beneath: Venus' surface revealed through the clouds
http://phys.org/news/2016-07-lies-beneath-venus-surface-revealed.html

SpaceX launches new-style space docking port into orbit
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/jul/18/spacex-launches-new-style-space-docking-port-into-orbit

Ancient Documents Reveal Sunspots, Auroras and Other Solar Activity before Galileo
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/ancient-documents-reveal-sunspots-auroras-and-other-solar-activity-before-galileo

4,300-Year-Old Woodhenge in Germany
http://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/4300-year-old-woodhenge-germany-revealed-public-first-time-006224

X-shaped structure made of stars within central bulge of Milky Way
http://phys.org/news/2016-07-center-milky-galaxy.html

Newgrange and Saqsayhuaman: Separated at Birth in 3050 BC?
http://www.ancient-origins.net/opinion-guest-authors/newgrange-and-saqsayhuaman-separated-birth-3050-bc-006266

Martian Colonists Could Be Genetically Engineered for Democracy
http://nautil.us/blog/martian-colonists-could-be-genetically-engineered-for-democracy

Vast asteroid created ‘Man in Moon’s eye’ crater
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-36847382

Two super-Earth-sized planets discovered orbiting a nearby star
http://phys.org/news/2016-07-super-earth-sized-planets-orbiting-nearby-star.html

‘Primitive Machine’ Within Great Pyramid of Giza Reconstructed
http://www.livescience.com/55347-primitive-machine-in-great-pyramid-protected-pharaoh.html

Origin of farming not from a single population
http://popular-archaeology.com/issue/summer-2016/article/origin-of-farming-not-from-a-single-population

Asteroid killed dinosaurs by setting oil alight and spreading soot
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/jul/14/asteroid-killed-dinosaurs-by-setting-oil-alight-and-spreading-soot-says-study

The “Neglected” Archaeological Mystery on the World’s Largest Lake Island
http://www.realclearscience.com/blog/2016/07/the_neglected_archaeological_mystery_on_the_worlds_largest_lake_island.html

The Oldest Known Calendar in Europe is based on the Orion Constellation
http://www.ancient-origins.net/artifacts-other-artifacts/oldest-known-calendar-europe-based-orion-constellation-006296

The coming ice age - Antarctic peninsula has been cooling not warming
https://www.sott.net/article/323047-The-coming-ice-age-Antarctic-peninsula-has-been-cooling-not-warming

Halley's comet orbit being altered by Venus instead of Jupiter
https://www.sott.net/article/322928-Halleys-comet-orbit-being-altered-by-Venus-instead-of-Jupiter

Atir-Rosenzweig-Dunning Effect: When Experts Claim to Know the Unknowable
http://bigthink.com/neurobonkers/the-atir-rosenzweig-dunning-effect-when-experts-claim-to-know-the-unknowable

Swapping analogous genes no problem among species
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/swapping-analogous-genes-no-problem-among-species?tgt=nr

Electrons have potential for mutual attraction
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/electrons-have-potential-mutual-attraction?tgt=nr

DNA testing proves genealogy of indigenous Americans is one of the most unique in the world
https://www.sott.net/article/322819-DNA-testing-proves-genealogy-of-indigenous-Americans-is-one-of-the-most-unique-in-the-world

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Re: Major Sci News Blog

Unread postby Lloyd » Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:54 am

Rapid Continental Drift between Greenland and Canada
I just posted the above sci news links, then I found an interesting comment at https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/2hm7j9/were_the_great_lakes_and_michigan_basin_created, which says:
Were the Great Lakes (and Michigan basin) created due to a meteor crater being present as the glaciers receded? self.askscience
submitted 1 year ago * by TinBurner
I was looking at aquifers and their relationship to fracking sites when I noticed the aquifer under Michigan looked like a crater impact site. Is that possible? If it is, could that be why the Great Lakes formed where they did as the glaciers receded?
link: http://pubs.usgs.gov/ha/ha730/ch_j/jpeg/J007.jpeg

I forwarded that to Mike Fischer of NewGeology.us and told him I noticed Hudson's Bay is nearby and seems to be a larger impact and it looks like Greenland was perhaps broken loose from Canada by that impact and drifted away a little, similar to the way the impact north of Madagascar apparently caused the supercontinent to break up and rapid drifting apart of the continents. So the Hudson's Bay impact would have been at a late stage of the supercontinent-breakup impact.
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Re: Major Sci News Blog

Unread postby Lloyd » Sun Jul 24, 2016 7:41 pm

Reply regarding previous post.
As yet, I have not seen support for Michigan being an impact site, although their Mesozoic strata are missing. On the other hand, I am not the first to have recognized impact craters in Hudson Bay. C. S. Beals suggested it in a Canadian mining report in 1968, but other researchers found no shock products or ejecta there, so the idea was dropped. John Klasner and two others made the case in 1981 based on a gravity anomaly map (abstract attached). Then Michael Brookfield raised the idea again in 2003. I agree with them, and as you can see in the attached image, there are signature central peaks in the more recent gravity anomaly map (note that light colors are higher while dark colors are lower). It is a larger version of a picture on ... website http://www.newgeology.us/presentation17.html. Despite all this, Hudson Bay is not considered an impact basin by most geologists. Their place in the Shock Dynamics theory is as impact basins in the protocontinent prior to the continent-dividing event. North America's move westward further opened the space they had made, while Greenland was left behind in the same way Cuba was detached in the Caribbean.


Papers Presented to the CONFERENCE ON LARGE BODY IMPACTS AND TERRESTRIAL EVOLUTION: GEOLOGICAL, CLIMATOLOGICAL, AND BIOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS ^(NASA-CR-164880) PAPERS PRESENTED TO THE CONFERENCE ON LARGE BODY IMPACTS AND TERRESTRIAL EVOLUTION: GEOLOGICAL, CLIMATOLOGICAL, AND BIOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS - N81-33520 (Luaac and Planetary Inst.)
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A LARGE-SCALE POSITIVE-GRAVITY ANOMALY IN NORTHEASTERN NORTH AMERICA: POSSIBLE EVIDENCE FOR LARGE-SCALE METEORITE IMPACT
John S. Klasner, Dept. of Geol., Western Illinois University and U.S. Geol. Surv., Macomb, IL 61-455; Wm. F. Cannon, U.S. Geol. Surv. National Center, MS. 954, Reston, VA 22092; K. J. Schulz, Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington Univ. and U.S. Geol. Surv., St. Louis, MO 63130

The Bouguer gravity anomaly map of northeastern North America has a large-amplitude positive-gravity anomaly of roughly 2,500 km. that encompasses the Superior Province of the Canadian Shield. It has a central low encircled by an annular zone of high gravity that decreases outward from about -20 to -70 mgals. The anomaly is interrupted by gravity signatures associated with the Grenville Province and Keweenawan rift and a positive gravity anomaly over Hudson Bay. Concentrically arranged foldbelts of Proterozoic rocks are parallel to the circular pattern. Most diatremes, kimberlite intrusions, carbonatite, and ultramafic bodies of the Superior Province lie beneath the annular high suggesting deep-crustal or upper-mantle petrologic affinities. Radiometric dating of Archean rocks indicate that the oldest rocks (ca. 3.-4-3.8 b.y. ) are found toward the outside of the gravity anomaly. There is no readily apparent near-surface feature that explains the total anomaly, thus suggesting that a large subjacent body of excess mass exists beneath the Superior Province. The major difference between the terrestrial anomaly and lunar mascons (l) is the central low associated with the earth's anomaly. A two-dimensional gravity model and hypothetical geologic cross section have been constructed to approximate crustal structure beneath the anomaly. Crustal thickness is on the order of 30 to 35 km. with the thickest part in the center. The gravity high is attributed to uplift of 3-0 gm/cc deep crustal rock beneath the center of the anomaly and to intrusion of relatively dense masses of ultramafic rock,.carbonatite, and" other rocks of deep crustal affinity into, the upper crust. The central gravity low is attributed to low density, subjacent granitic plutons mostly associated with greenstone-granite terrane. Intermediate density (2.8 gm/cc), tonalitic crust thickens outward from the central region of the gravity high to about 27 km. near the edge. Higher frequency positive-gravity anomalies are superimposed on the broad gravity high at the position of Proterozoic X basins. The crustal gravity and geologic model agrees well with previously proposed meteorite impact models (2,3) of- crustal evolution and structure. The intensely fractured central part of the impact structure is the area of highest gravity where dense basal crust is uplifted and intrusive bodies of deep crustal or upper mantle affinities are intruded into the highly fractured upper crust. Late stage felsic igneous activity following impact results in formation of subjacent granitic plutons and zones in the greenstone-granite terrane, mostly beneath the central low. Intermediate-stage igneous activity results in formation of relatively old tonalitic-gneissic crust. The oldest rocks are found toward the outer edge of the impact structure where the crust was least disturbed and where thermal and tectonic stability was most likely attained soon after impact relative to the central region. In structures of this size, however, an anomalous thermal regime may continue for as long as 10*2 years (3) below the major impact basin.
Muller, P. M. and Sjogren, W. L., 1968, Science, 161, p. 681-68/4. Weiblen, P. W. and Schulz, K. J., 1978, Proc. Lunar Planet, Sci. Conf. 9th, p. 27-49-2771. Grieve, Richard A. F., 1980, Precambrian Research, 10, p. 217-247.
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Re: Major Sci News Blog

Unread postby webolife » Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:56 am

Lloyd,
I have long considered and spoken of the Hudson Bay region as suggestive of large impact crater[s].
Superficially, it is very similar to the Gulf of Mexico. From the same general viewpoint, the Pacific Basin has been hypothesized in the past as an impact site relative to the formation of the moon. Not so superficially the first two areas are indeed in the vicinity of known major astroblemes. However the currently existing geology does not strongly support the premise. I tend to think that the regions were possibly initially formed by shock waves from impacts, but subsequent overflow and runoff erosion from surrounding land has removed much of the decisive evidence that might demonstrate the areas are actually impact basins. I'm not sure the gravimetric data can be used as conclusive evidence; it is open to much guesswork. If I had to put my money down, I'd go with an impact basin association, but I can't claim it is more than speculation.
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Unread postby GaryN » Tue Jul 26, 2016 11:14 am

Impact craters? So we don't believe in large scale electrical/plasma events?
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Re: Major Sci News Blog

Unread postby webolife » Tue Jul 26, 2016 11:56 am

"Believe in" is an interesting/useful choice of words.
I prefer the term "astrobleme", but I use the term "impact" to include a variety of possible mechanisms:
1. Direct contact with a planetoid [asteroid, meteor or comet]
2. Mechanical shock from an exploding planetoid
3. Discharge from a planetoid before direct contact
4. EDM or interplanetary lightning
In terms of the evidence as I see it these are arranged by most simple to most exotic... as many EU-ers see it these are arranged in reverse order. So "believe in" is the key term.
I am open to more evidence as it comes in.
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Re: Major Sci News Blog

Unread postby webolife » Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:32 pm

Lloyd wrote:the galaxy is under pressure to make stars
http://phys.org/news/2016-06-reveals-ga ... stars.html


Just saw this one.
More evidence of this type could solidly confirm the Centropic Pressure Field Theory I espouse.
Particularly interesting that the "cloud pressure" is greater than the gravitational pressure being measured.
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Re: Major Sci News Blog

Unread postby Lloyd » Sun Jul 31, 2016 8:58 am

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The Sun Could Generate a Devastating Earth-Bound Superflare
http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2016/07/its-a-frightening-possibility-our-sun-could-generate-a-devastating-superflare-that-impacts-earths-ab.html

Jupiter is so freaking massive, it doesn’t actually orbit the Sun
http://www.sciencealert.com/jupiter-is-so-freaking-massive-it-doesn-t-actually-orbit-the-sun

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot ‘roars with heat’
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-36904456

Speed of star formation in a nearby spiral galaxy centre may be much higher than previously thought
http://phys.org/news/2016-07-astronomers-uncover-hidden-stellar-birthplace.html

Ancient air bubbles could revise history of Earth’s oxygen (erroneously as usual)
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/ancient-air-bubbles-could-revise-history-earths-oxygen

A New Explanation for Ball Lightning: Microwave bubbles
http://nautil.us/blog/a-new-explanation-for-one-of-the-strangest-occurrences-in-nature-ball-lightning

The fiery birth of Earth’s largest ocean exposed
http://www.nature.com/news/the-fiery-birth-of-earth-s-largest-ocean-exposed-1.20334

World’s First Geologic Map Was Far Ahead of Its Time
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/07/cave-art-caribbean-mona-island-first-contact-archaeology/gold-mining-egypt-turin-papyrus-map-archaeology

Largest Ancient Settlement of South Caucasus Discovered from Satellite Photos
http://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/largest-ancient-settlement-south-caucasus-discovered-satellite-photos-020915

Seven new embedded clusters detected in the Galactic halo
http://phys.org/news/2016-07-embedded-clusters-galactic-halo.html

Astronomers discover dizzying spin of the Milky Way galaxy's 'halo'
http://phys.org/news/2016-07-astronomers-dizzying-milky-galaxy-halo.html

Astronomers find new, ancient source of gravitational lensing (Some lenses seem to be real)
http://phys.org/news/2016-07-astronomers-ancient-source-gravitational-lensing.html

Comet Lovejoy shows asymmetric behavior at perihelion
http://phys.org/news/2016-07-comet-lovejoy-asymmetric-behavior-perihelion.html

Scientists observe a superluminous supernova that appears to have exploded twice
http://phys.org/news/2016-07-scientists-superluminous-supernova.html

Star's intense radiation beams whip neighboring red dwarf
http://phys.org/news/2016-07-star-intense-neighboring-red-dwarf.html

Astronomers gain new insight into magnetic field of Sun and its kin
http://phys.org/news/2016-07-astronomers-gain-insight-magnetic-field.html

How comets are born (I doubt it)
http://phys.org/news/2016-07-comets-born.html

The role of magnetic fields in star formation
http://phys.org/news/2016-07-role-magnetic-fields-star-formation.html

Mars gullies likely not formed by liquid water
http://phys.org/news/2016-07-mars-gullies-liquid.html

Ancient temples in the Himalaya reveal signs of past earthquakes
http://phys.org/news/2016-07-ancient-temples-himalaya-reveal-earthquakes.html

Cataclysm at Meteor Crater: Crystal sheds light on Earth, moon, Mars (Update)
http://phys.org/news/2016-07-cataclysm-meteor-crater-crystal-earth.html
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Re: Major Sci News Blog

Unread postby Lloyd » Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:44 pm

2263
Nasa to launch probe to investigate ‘Armageddon’ asteroid
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/nasa-probe-asteroid-armageddon-bennu-space-a7164901.html

Asteroid that is set to narrowly miss Earth could come back and hit us 40 years later
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3716990/Asteroid-set-narrowly-miss-Earth-cause-immense-suffering-death-fly-tweaks-meteor-s-orbit-sends-careering-planet-s-path.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

A giant stellar void in the Milky Way
http://phys.org/news/2016-08-giant-stellar-void-milky.html

Io’s Atmosphere Just Collapsed; it collapses all the time
http://gizmodo.com/ios-atmosphere-just-collapsed-1784714705

Star Vanishes: Stellar Disappearance Could Be Evidence Of Aliens, Say Scientists
http://www.inquisitr.com/3308189/star-vanishes-stellar-disappearance-could-be-evidence-of-aliens-say-scientists

China’s Jade Rabbit moon rover dead after 31 months on surface
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2099696-chinas-jade-rabbit-moon-rover-dead-after-31-months-on-surface

How Do We Colonize Mercury?
http://www.universetoday.com/130109/how-do-we-colonize-mercury

Russia says it’s going to send a lander to the solar system’s largest moon Ganymede
http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/08/russia-says-its-going-to-send-a-lander-to-the-solar-systems-largest-moon

The federal government just approved first private mission to the Moon
http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/08/the-federal-government-just-approved-first-private-mission-to-the-moon

Death Dive! Comet Plunges into the Sun at Mind-Blowing Speed
http://www.space.com/33651-comet-death-dive-into-sun-video.html

There’s Growing [fake?] Evidence That Venus Was Once Habitable
http://gizmodo.com/theres-growing-evidence-that-venus-was-once-habitable-1784828113

Veins on Mars were formed by evaporating ancient lakes
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-08/uol-vom080516.phpc

Tightly Packed Alien System's Planets Align Every Month [like in our ancient system?]
http://www.space.com/33634-alien-planets-align-every-month-kepler.html

Scientists discover light could exist in a previously unknown form
http://phys.org/news/2016-08-scientists-previously-unknown.html

Russian and Korean Scientists Started Mammoth Cloning
http://sputniknews.com/society/20160727/1043684876/russia-korea-mammoth-cloning.html

‘Red gene’ in birds and turtles suggests dinosaurs had bird-like color vision
http://phys.org/news/2016-08-red-gene-birds-turtles-dinosaurs.html

TED Can Hold a Grudge: New Graham Hancock TEDx Talk Pasted with Disclaimer About ‘Counterfactual Assertions’
http://www.dailygrail.com/Hidden-History/2016/8/TED-Can-Hold-Grudge-New-Graham-Hancock-TEDx-Talk-Pasted-Disclaimer-About

Geologic Evidence May Support Chinese Flood Legend nearly 4,000 years ago
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/08/china-yellow-river-great-flood-xia-dynasty-yu

How to Destroy Hazardous Space Debris
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160803095216.htm

How Do Giant Impacts Make Magma?
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160803143117.htm

Perpetual 'ice water': Stable solid-liquid state revealed in nanoparticles
http://phys.org/news/2016-08-perpetual-ice-water-solid-liquid-state-revealed.html

Simulations show a single photon can simultaneously excite two atoms [What do you think, G Webb?]
http://phys.org/news/2016-08-simulations-photon-simultaneously-atoms.html

Science behind the awe-inspiring microburst over Phoenix, Arizona
https://www.sott.net/article/324305-Science-behind-the-awe-inspiring-microburst-over-Phoenix-Arizona

'Fossilized' lightning bolts are showing just how powerful storms can be
https://www.sott.net/article/324409-Fossilized-lightning-bolts-are-showing-just-how-powerful-storms-can-be

'Alien megastructure' star only gets more mysterious
https://www.sott.net/article/324423-Alien-megastructure-star-only-gets-more-mysterious

Rare minerals from Siberian mine are unlike anything found in nature
https://www.sott.net/article/324424-Rare-minerals-from-Siberian-mine-are-unlike-anything-found-in-nature
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