Thursday, September 10, 2015

astro picture for the day

Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute

recent mosaic of Pluto

Here's another one!

Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute

and another new image put together,

Image Credits: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute/Marco Di Lorenzo/Ken Kremer/

Saturday, September 5, 2015

astro picture for the day/ thought for the day extra - Plank data on Cosmic Neutrino background detection

ESA/Hubble & NASA and the LEGUS Team
Acknowledgement: R. Gendler

Here's a pretty good article suggesting intelligence in this sector of the universe might be able to confirm the cosmic neutrino background --> CONFIRMED: The Last Great Prediction Of The Big Bang!

The article does a pretty good job explaining the significance of this scientific work. The Big Bang theory was confirmed by the detection of a cosmic background radiation; you can think of it like detecting the heat after a bomb went off.  But, even scientists like to constrain theory and try to find more.  One idea cosmologists came up with a long time ago(as far as things go in the scientific world these days), is to find the neutrino background.

The Neutrino background would push things past the recombination event.  Matter and electromagnetic radiation(light/photons) were coupled together for hundreds of thousands of years after the Big Bang.  Detecting the cosmic background radiation was a detection of when this light/matter coupling de-coupled, and the universe could be seen for the first time. Detecting the Cosmic Neutrino background would allow us to see things at a lot closer to when the Big Bang happened(although, there's still a lot that happened before the Neutrinoes decouples from the matter of the universe).

Gravity meters are also advancing.  They should detect gravity waves which can push cosmology even deeper into the big bang. But anyways,

The Plank satellite scientists seem to be able to derive through mathematics here, the Cosmic Neutrino background radiation!

- Ope, I should say more about those Neutrinoes.  Neutrinoes come out of the week nuclear force.  Quantum physicists have found four fundamental forces - gravitation, strong and week nuclear forces, and the electromagnetic force.  The neutrino comes from the weak nuclear force which actually comes from some w particles. Neutrinoes generally don't interact with anything.  They are one evidence that 'dark matter' can exist.  Cosmologists have mathematically shown that Neutrinoes cannot account for all the 'dark matter.'  So, to derive the cosmic neutrino background is a great accomplishment!  As exciting as the CERN/LHC detection of the Higgs particle just a few years ago!

Friday, August 28, 2015

astro picture for the day/ Albert Einstein: Atomic Physics and Reality video documentary

ESA/Hubble & NASA
Acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt

This looks like a redo of an older Hubble Space Telescope image; but, why not?

Here's an article argueing that quantum entanglement exists without a shadow of a doubt. Link here --> Quantum ‘spookiness’ passes toughest test yet

And someone recently unearthed this great video documentary on "Quantum Spookiness."

General/Special Relativity and Quantum Mechanics brought up questions about the nature of science - causality and whether we can predict everything.  Before then, Mathematics had raised questions about knowledge in the discovery of non-Euclidean geometries, and then abstract algebras, quaternions and so on.  In 1931, Kurt Gödel published his inconsistency/incompleteness theorems.  Jacob Bronowski's "Origins of Knowledge and Imagination" in my opinion perhaps, unifies and explains all these problems.  See my Origins of and Nature of Mathematical Knowledge post, third post of this blog for an introduction to these ideas.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

astro picture for the day/ Lucretius quote

Image Credit: Apollo 17 Crew, NASA

Quote for the day,

"This terror then and darkness of mind must be dispelled not by the rays of the sun and glittering shafts of light, but by the aspect and law of nature." - Lucretius

Lucretius lived in B.C. times . . . forty years before the supposed life of Jesus Christ, which I show in my "Gospel of Truth" is just a sungod, the one sungod to rule them all(kind of like in "Lord of the Rings", one ring to rule them all!); but, it's kind of interesting that Lucretius says darkness of mind should be dispelled by reason and not by poetic references to the sun.

astro picture for the day/Aristotle Quote for the day

Image Credit & Copyright: Matteo Dunchi

Someone photographed the Andromeda galaxy as you'd see it . . . if you could see it with your naked eye.  Which, most people can't make out the Andromeda galaxy quite like that.  I can't.  I've taken a eight inch reflector telescope to it, and all I can make out in the central coma.

"Since then reason is divine in comparison with man's whole nature, the life according to reason must be divine in comparison with usual human life." - Aristotle

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

astro picture for the day/ mathematicians find pentagon that tiles the plain /quote for the day

ESA/Hubble & NASA
Acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt

Quote for the day:

"We have, over again, the fact that criticism of the mathematicians procedure, if it wishes to be relevant, must be based on thorough sympathy and understanding." - Phillip E.B. Jourdain

"In other words: It's possible that that there are dozens — hundreds, thousands even — of these convex pentagon shapes waiting to be discovered. Up until last month, only 14 had been found, and for all anyone knew, that list could have been final."
"But last month, a cluster of computers that Von Derau was using to run though different shapes spit out an intriguing possibility."

Image credit: Casey Mann

They spent two years searching for this with an algorithm they made.


Wednesday, August 12, 2015

astro picture for the day/ Ray Hagins: a Ray of Light for today!

ESA/Hubble & NASA
Acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt

Reverend Ray Hagins great speech on Serapis; he shows that the Council of Nicea was started for the most part to stop a Arius of Libya, here's a wiki on it, --> Arius of Libya

Lets be clear about the Hadrian quote that the Serapis Christ worshippers were called Christians; if there was a Jesus Christ, the Christians wouldn't be worshipping Serapis, but Jesus Christ!  But, they are not. Why?  Because Jesus Christ had not been made up yet.

Here's another speech from him, where he shows quotes from later Christian councils to the effect of "believe in us, or elese", and "don't dare change what we say or come up with anything else." -  09Oct2015 edit  - Council of Chalcedon says, "since we have formulated these things with all possible accuracy and attention, the sacred and universal synod decrees that no one is permitted to produce, or even to write down or compose, any other creed or to think or teach otherwise" Recall Duet chapter 5, where they have their god saying, "believe in no other gods but me", "do not pattern gods after the sun, moon, stars, and nature". Well, any further is a little off topic for this post/thread.  But, maybe I'll make another post, taking this in other directions.

Ray Higgin's find's a most remarkable passage of Christians converting Africans to Christianity! Edwin W. Smith, page 173(according to Ray Higgin's video above) "the Golden Stool", "To win a people for Christ, it is necessary to Europeanize them.  Behind all systems of administration lies the fundamental question of "what we intend to make of the African." . . . further, "One possible and largely practiced policy is that of repression, which means "keeping the native African in a subjected and inferior position, as a mere serf(slave) of the dominant race." . . . and further(paraphrasing), the most effective tool to do this is the Christian religion.

So good to see a ray of light!

. . . and another Jesus Christ is a SunGod video,

This one also does a good job relating Essenes, Samaritans; B.C. communities to Christian Sects of A.D. and explains evidence of Christian fathers showing how the canonical gospels were derived from previous Gospels.

- found some more of the African awakening to Sungods!