Eternal Winter

May 28, 2020 This small moon is said to be covered with powdery snow. The Cassini mission is now over. However, more data continues to be analyzed, particularly those observations of various moons, including Enceladus. Enceladus was named after one of the Gigantes, or Titans, in Greek mythology. Its name…

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A Mars Expert

May 27, 2020 Mars is a mysterious world. NASA launched the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission (MAVEN) on November 18, 2014 on a year-long investigation of Mars’ upper atmosphere, its ionosphere, and how it interacts with the solar wind. The spacecraft is fitted with instruments that measure various phenomena,…

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Equo Ne Credite

May 22, 2020 Comets are often called “dirty snowballs” by astronomers. Various space missions, such as Giotto and Deep Impact, revealed that comets are blackened, cratered, and fractured. No ice fields, reflective crust, or watery clouds. The Giotto spacecraft’s close approach to Halley’s comet, for example, discovered the blackest object…

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Ebb and Flow

May 21, 2020 Earth is affected by solar emissions. Electrical connection between charged bodies in space is a basic tenet of Electric Universe theory. The ionosphere is connected to the Sun by streamers of electric charge. Earth is connected to circuits in the Sun that drive electric forces between the…

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Boom!

May 20, 2020 Astronomers measure the Universe using ideas that are based on its expansion out of a primordial explosion. “They say it all started out with a big bang. But, what I wonder is, was it a big bang or did it just seem big because there wasn’t anything…

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The Fiery Forge

May 19, 2020 Mineral compounds form in electric fires. “I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.”— Jack London Meteorites are thought to be “relics” of the Solar System’s earliest epochs,…

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Five Dimensions

May 18, 2020 Three space coordinates and one time coordinate in a five dimensional manifold? According to Einstein, and most astrophysicists who follow after him, time and space are dynamic regions under constant change. Rather than convenient conventions, or useful tools, that help to identify the locations of objects—a.k.a. their…

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