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  • 'Lucky' MESSENGER data upends long-held idea about Venus' atmosphere

    04/22/2020 9:17:01 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    phys.org ^ | 04/21/2020 | by Jeremy Rehm, Johns Hopkins University
    What started as a dry run to ensure instruments on NASA's Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft worked properly later turned into a 10-year saga that resulted in a chance discovery unrelated to the mission's target planet, Mercury. It's about Venus and its atmosphere. The team reports April 20 in Nature Astronomy that data fortuitously collected by MESSENGER reveals a sudden rise in nitrogen concentrations at about 30 miles above Venus' surface, demonstrating the planet's atmosphere isn't uniformly mixed, as expected. That finding upends an understanding about Venus' atmosphere that has prevailed for decades. The story started...
  • Prophetic Utterance from Giambattista Vico

    03/20/2020 9:11:43 AM PDT · by ConservativeDude · 12 replies
    Vico, The New Science ^ | 1774 | Giambattista Vico
    But if the peoples are rotting in that ultimate civil disease and cannot agree on a monarch from within, and are not conquered and preserved by better nations from without, then providence for their extreme ill has its extreme remedy at hand....
  • The Star That Ate a Mars

    07/08/2009 6:28:16 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 18 replies · 677+ views
    Scence News ^ | 07/18/09 | Charles Petit
    For several years, UCLA astronomers have studied GD 362, a peculiarly dirty white dwarf star 165 light-years away in the constellation Hercules. Now they are pretty sure why the atmosphere of this dense, hot but slowly cooling ghost of a once much larger star is so polluted. It ate a planet.
  • Storms on Jupiter are disturbing the planet's colorful belts

    08/23/2019 6:09:05 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    www.eurekalert.org ^ | University of California - Berkeley | University of California - Berkeley
    Radio, IR and optical observations show evolution of plumes and their impact on belts and zones Storm clouds rooted deep in Jupiter's atmosphere are affecting the planet's white zones and colorful belts, creating disturbances in their flow and even changing their color. Thanks to coordinated observations of the planet in January 2017 by six ground-based optical and radio telescopes and NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, a University of California, Berkeley, astronomer and her colleagues have been able to track the effects of these storms -- visible as bright plumes above the planet's ammonia ice clouds -- on the belts in which...
  • The sun follows the rhythm of the planets

    06/05/2019 4:54:27 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 95 replies
    SpaceDaily.com ^ | May 30, 2019 | "Staff writers"
    One of the big questions in solar physics is why the Sun's activity follows a regular cycle of 11 years. Researchers from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), an independent German research institute, now present new findings, indicating that the tidal forces of Venus, Earth and Jupiter influence the solar magnetic field, thus governing the solar cycle.
  • MARS AND EARTH MAY NOT HAVE BEEN EARLY NEIGHBORS

    12/19/2017 7:27:49 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 29 replies
    Astrobiology Magazine ^ | 18 Dec, 2017 | Joelle Renstrom
    A study published in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters posits that Mars formed in what today is the Asteroid Belt, roughly one and a half times as far from the Sun as its current position, before migrating to its present location. The assumption has generally been that Mars formed near Earth from the same building blocks, but that conjecture raises a big question: why are the two planets so different in composition? Mars contains different, lighter, silicates than Earth, more akin to those found in meteorites. In an attempt to explain why the elements and isotopes on Mars...
  • Earth Must Have Another Moon, Say Astronomers

    12/22/2011 7:05:56 AM PST · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 44 replies
    Back in 2006, the Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona noticed that a mysterious body had begun orbiting the Earth. This object had a spectrum that was remarkably similar to the titanium white paint used on Saturn V rocket stages and, indeed, a number of rocket stages are known to orbit the Sun close to Earth. But this was not an object of ours. Instead, 2006 RH120, as it became known, turned out to be a tiny asteroid just a few metres across--a natural satellite like the Moon. It was captured by Earth's gravity in September 2006 and orbited us...
  • Object Survives Being Swallowed by a Star

    08/03/2006 10:40:47 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 421+ views
    Space.com on Yahoo ^ | 8/3/06 | Ker Than
    Long before the Bible's tale of Jonah being swallowed by a whale, a small wannabe star has emerged intact after being engulfed by a neighboring giant star, scientists say. The victim was a brown dwarf, a failed star too small to sustain the nuclear reactions that ignites regular stars. The purpetrator was a red giant, an ancient star that once resembled our Sun but which puffed up to enormous size after its hydrogen fuel was depleted. The red giant has since expelled most of its gas into space and transformed into a dense, Earth-sized star called a white dwarfs. Using...
  • Moving the Orbits of Planets

    02/02/2006 9:44:25 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 40 replies · 737+ views
    David Jewitt ^ | Last updated Sep 2004 | David Jewitt
    Meanwhile, the Doppler discovery of extrasolar planets orbiting very close to their parent stars has raised a different problem. Many of the planets are so close to their stars (<0.1 AU), and so hot, that they cannot be supposed to have formed where we now observe them. By inference, they could have formed at larger distances (several AU) and then migrated inwards. What would cause this inward migration? As with the solar system case, the root cause may be an exchange of angular momentum with material surrounding the planets at their formation. In particular, if the extrasolar planets formed in...
  • Baby Jupiter was likely slammed by planet 4.5 billion years ago

    08/15/2019 11:34:57 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 15, 2019 | Mike Wehner
    Scans from NASA’s Juno spacecraft have hinted that Jupiter’s core isn’t exactly what scientists once thought it was. The core isn’t as dense as researchers suspected, but determining why that is has proven to be a challenge. “This is puzzling,” Andrea Isella, co-author of a new study published in Nature, said in a statement. “It suggests that something happened that stirred up the core and that’s where the giant impact comes into play.”
  • Rare sarcophagus, Egyptian scarab found in Israel

    04/17/2014 11:05:42 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | Apr 09, 2014 | by Daniel Estrin
    Israeli archaeologists have unearthed a rare sarcophagus featuring a slender face and a scarab ring inscribed with the name of an Egyptian pharaoh, Israel's Antiquities Authority said Wednesday. The mystery man whose skeleton was found inside the sarcophagus was most likely a local Canaanite official in the service of ancient Egypt, Israeli archaeologists believe, shining a light on a period when pharaohs governed the region. "This is a really beautiful face, very serene," said Edwin van den Brink, an Egyptologist and archaeologist with Israel's government antiquities authority. "It's very appealing." Van den Brink said archaeologists dug at Tel Shadud, an...
  • How Mercury and Venus can guide our hunt for alien life on exoplanets

    06/22/2019 9:29:56 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 12 replies
    New Scientist ^ | June 19, 2019 | Leah Crane
    Earth's nearest neighbours have turned into uninhabitable hellholes. Understanding their transformation will teach us which rocky exoplanets might be fit for life CLOSE to the sun lie a pair of sizzling coals. You could be forgiven for thinking these strange worlds were two circles of hell: Mercury, a black and blasted plain, and Venus, a sweltering world beset by rain of pure acid. But for all the terror of their outward appearance, their insides are remarkably familiar. Along with Earth and Mars, they form the solar system’s only rocky planets, a stark contrast to the bloated gas giants that make...
  • Perspectives on ancient chronology and the Old Testament—part 2

    06/05/2019 11:18:07 AM PDT · by fishtank · 20 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 6-5-2019 | Murray R. Adamthwaite
    Perspectives on ancient chronology and the Old Testament—part 2 by Murray R. Adamthwaite 6-5-2019 It is well known that dates for the first millennium BC are fairly firm, and that the Assyrian Eponym Canon has a full record of years as far back as 912/911 BC. However, prior to that the chronology is very much ‘up for grabs’. For Egypt, the resort has traditionally been to the so-called ‘Sothic cycle’ and fixing dates by the few astronomical references in Egyptian records. However, the neat scheme established by this method has in recent years started to come unstuck, and serious challenges...
  • Ex-Mufti, Criminal Ally[Arabs aka palestinians saving Jews-it's calming]

    05/13/2019 4:31:57 PM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Archive.org--New York Post ^ | FEBRUARY 23, 1948
    MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1948 Ex-Mufti, Criminal Ally State Dept. Conceals Promised White Paper Book; Uses Whitewash Instead By OBSERVER On Mar. 19, 1942, the ex-Mufti of Jerusalem spoke to the Arab world by Rome radio and said: “If, God forbid, America and her allies are victorious in this war . . . then the world will become hell, God forbid. But Allah is too just and merciful to grant such murderous violators any victory.” After a long struggle and supreme sacrifices, the “murderous violators” became victors. They entered Germany while the ex-Mufti was still there with the bags of gold...
  • Mars 'remains in embryonic state'

    05/27/2011 5:31:54 PM PDT · by decimon · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | May 27, 2011 | Jennifer Carpenter
    Mars formed in record time, growing to its present size in a mere three million years, much quicker than scientists previously thought.Its rapid formation could explain why the Red Planet is about one tenth the mass of Earth. The study supports a 20-year-old theory that Mars remained small because it avoided collisions with planetary building material. The new finding is published in the journal Nature. In our early Solar System, well before planets had formed, a frisbee-shaped cloud of gas and dust encircled the Sun. Scientists believe that the planets grew from material pulled together by electrostatic charges - the...
  • Do these ruins prove the Biblical story of Exodus? Experts are testing ancient camps...

    09/28/2018 9:27:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | September 26, 2018 | Harry Pettit
    Ancient ruins found in the Israeli wilderness could solve the biblical mystery of the Exodus, archaeologists claim. According to the Bible, Moses liberated the Israelites from slavery in Egypt and led them through the wilderness of Sinai, before they crossed the River Jordan into the promised land of Canaan. Yet no historical basis for the legend exists, and experts generally agree the Israelites were in fact native to Canaan - an ancient region covering modern day Israel. However, scientists are now analysing whether ruins near the River Jordan are proof of a nomadic Israelite people crossing into the ancient land...
  • Crafty Israelites: Iron Age Crafts at Tel Hazor

    02/12/2018 8:26:49 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    Biblical Archaeology Review ^ | January 22, 2018 | Robin Ngo
    The Iron Age Israelites weren't known for their artistic tradition -- so much so that, according to the Bible, King Solomon had to outsource to the Phoenicians wood-cutting in the construction of the Jerusalem Temple and bronze-working for his other buildings (1 Kings 5:6-9; 1 Kings 7:13-14). But the discovery of an Iron Age basalt workshop at Tel Hazor in northern Israel reveals that the Israelites actually cultivated a basalt-carving craft, which they seem to have inherited from the Canaanites of the preceding Bronze Age... In 2010, the archaeologists at Tel Hazor discovered a basalt workshop dating to the ninth...
  • Rare clay sarcophagus found in Israel alongside Seti I scarab seal ring

    04/09/2014 9:02:37 PM PDT · by blueplum · 22 replies
    The Guardian ^ | April 9, 2014 14:53 EDT | AP none stated
    Archaeologists unearth 3,300-year-old coffin at Tel Shadud thought to hold Canaanite official in service of Egyptian pharaoh :snip: Found alongside the new sarcophagus was a scarab seal ring encased in gold, carved with the name of Pharaoh Seti I, who ruled ancient Egypt in the 13th century BC. Seti I conquered the region of today's Israel in the first year of his reign in order to secure Egyptian trade routes and collect taxes for Egypt, said Ron Beeri, an archaeologist who participated in the dig. The man buried in the sarcophagus might have been a tax collector for the pharaoh,...
  • Special Report: Ekron Identity Confirmed [ from 1998 ]

    11/20/2006 9:03:51 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies · 364+ views
    Archaeology ^ | January/February 1998 | Seymour Gitin, Trude Dothan, and Joseph Naveh
    An inscription carved into a limestone slab found at Tel Miqne, 23 miles southwest of Jerusalem, confirms the identification of the site as Ekron, one of the five Philistine capital cities mentioned in the Bible. The inscription is unique because it contains the name of a biblical city and five of its rulers, two of whom are mentioned as kings in texts other than the Bible. The only such inscription found in situ in a securely defined, datable archaeological context, it has far-reaching implications for our understanding of the history of Ekron and Philistia... The inscription was found in the...
  • Amazon River Once Flowed in Opposite Direction

    10/24/2006 9:54:37 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 36 replies · 505+ views
    PhysOrg ^ | October 24, 2006 | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Russell Mapes, a graduate student from Grass Valley, Calif., ...explains that these sediments of eastern origin were washed down from a highland area that formed in the Cretaceous Period, between 65 million and 145 million years ago, when the South American and African tectonic plates separated and passed each other. That highland tilted the river's flow westward, sending sediment as old as 2 billion years toward the center of the continent. A relatively low ridge, called the Purus Arch, which still exists, rose in the middle of the continent, running north and south, dividing the Amazon's flow - eastward toward...