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Earth Keeps Pulsating Every 26 Seconds. No One Knows Why.
Popular Mechanics ^ | 10/30/2020 | CAROLINE DELBERT

Posted on 11/04/2020 10:57:01 PM PST by Viking2002

Why is Earth pulsating every 26 seconds, and why can’t scientists explain it after 60 years? This is an enigma wrapped in a periodically predictable mystery motion. It could be a harmonic phenomenon, a regular seismic chirp caused by the sun’s energy, or a beacon drawing scientists to its source to begin a treasure hunt.

➡ The world is weird. We'll show you how it works.

In the early 1960s, a geologist named Jack Oliver first documented the pulse, also known as a "microseism," according to Discover. Oliver, who worked at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory at the time, heard the noise, but didn't have the advanced instruments seismologists have now at his disposal.

Since then, scientists have spent a lot of time listening to the pulse and even finding out where it comes from: “a part of the Gulf of Guinea called the Bight of Bonny,” Discover says.


TOPICS: Humor; Miscellaneous; Outdoors; Science
KEYWORDS: bightofbonny; catastrophism; chariotofthegods; columbiau; earth; geology; godsgravesglyphs; gulfofguinea; humor; jackoliver; lamontdoherty; microseism; misc; mountcameroon; notmyfault; outdoors; periplusofhanno; science
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She's gonna blow!

C'mon, folks. Time to lighten up a little.

1 posted on 11/04/2020 10:57:01 PM PST by Viking2002
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To: Viking2002
I wonder if this is the antipode to Java (location of most of the world's deep earthquakes)


2 posted on 11/04/2020 11:03:13 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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To: Viking2002

Because the center is gaseous and the poles are magnetic?


3 posted on 11/04/2020 11:03:40 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Viking2002

Mother is big, it makes sense she’d have a slow pulse.


4 posted on 11/04/2020 11:05:04 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: SunkenCiv
Pseudo-Science ping


5 posted on 11/04/2020 11:05:07 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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To: Viking2002

I dunno either, but I wish they’d cut it out. it’s keeping me up all night.


6 posted on 11/04/2020 11:08:06 PM PST by JohnBrowdie
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To: Viking2002

Maybe it is the Earth’s heartbeat.


7 posted on 11/04/2020 11:09:17 PM PST by Slyfox (Not my circus, not my monkeys)
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To: Viking2002
It says, "Keep away, they be crazy here".
8 posted on 11/04/2020 11:09:35 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (And lead us not into hysteria, but deliver us from the handwashers. Amen!)
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To: Viking2002

So THAT’s why I can’t sleep.


9 posted on 11/04/2020 11:10:45 PM PST by Don W (When blacks riot, neighbourhoods and cities burn. When whites riot, nations and continents burn.)
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To: BenLurkin

https://www.geodatos.net/en/antipodes/indonesia/surakarta


10 posted on 11/04/2020 11:11:39 PM PST by Henry Cavendish
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To: Viking2002

I blame that guy over there.


11 posted on 11/04/2020 11:12:31 PM PST by Darksheare (Those who support liberal "Republicans" summarily support every action by same.)
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To: Henry Cavendish

Very cool. Thank you!


12 posted on 11/04/2020 11:14:19 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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Forgot to check that it’s an excerpt. Full article at the link with more info.


13 posted on 11/04/2020 11:14:19 PM PST by Viking2002 (When aliens fly past Earth, they probably lock their doors.)
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To: Viking2002

The treasure hunt suggestion is the most entertaining.


14 posted on 11/04/2020 11:16:07 PM PST by Arcadian Empire
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To: Viking2002

Me too at fifteen anytime I saw a bare dainty ankle or cleavage ....


15 posted on 11/04/2020 11:16:11 PM PST by wardaddy (I applaud Jim Robinson for his comments on the Southern Monuments decision ...thank you run the tra)
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To: Viking2002

60 years ago the Earth asked if it could go to its room, with a Sears Catalog.


16 posted on 11/04/2020 11:18:15 PM PST by fwdude (Pass up too many hills to die on, and you will eventually fall off the edge of the world.)
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To: Viking2002

One of my life’s loves got her PhD at Lamont Dogherty

BS Skidmore.....at 18

M.A. Cornell

She was blonde and smart

Talked funny...Jamaican

God love her


17 posted on 11/04/2020 11:19:04 PM PST by wardaddy (I applaud Jim Robinson for his comments on the Southern Monuments decision ...thank you run the tra)
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To: Viking2002

“For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky”?


18 posted on 11/04/2020 11:21:20 PM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Viking2002

A-fib?


19 posted on 11/04/2020 11:23:01 PM PST by TBP (Progressives lack compassion and tolerance. Their self-aggrandizement is all that matters.)
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To: wardaddy

Oh, that’s so sad. By the time I was fifteen I was going for the full monte, and got it. *chuckle*


20 posted on 11/04/2020 11:30:05 PM PST by Viking2002 (When aliens fly past Earth, they probably lock their doors.)
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