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by cigarshaped
Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: CLUES ABOUT MISSING GALAXIES
Replies: 0
Views: 2195

CLUES ABOUT MISSING GALAXIES

This month's bulletin No.443 includes an article "CLUES ABOUT MISSING GALAXIES". A peculiar discussion of the effects that UV light has on the production of galaxies. There is a revealing line The UV radiation excites the gas in the Universe, causing it to emit red (H-alpha) light in a somewhat simi...
by cigarshaped
Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:43 am
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: Can you find an error in the theory?
Replies: 4
Views: 3581

Re: Can you find an error in the theory?

If gravity alone ruled then things would be very dicey. Fortunately an electrical system quickly stabilises, and humans have experienced 1500 years of relative calm. We have to wonder what transpires in the solar circuit just recently. Interesting that a pretty good prediction of weather comes from ...
by cigarshaped
Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: Is the velocity of light constant?
Replies: 6
Views: 4609

Re: Is the velocity of light constant?

Velocity has magnitude and direction, being a vector quantity. Whereas speed is a scalar quantity, only having magnitude. The usual question is whether the speed of light is the same in any direction or location, so I would guess that means it's velocity is isotropic. The Michelson-Morley experimen...
by cigarshaped
Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: Can you find an error in the theory?
Replies: 4
Views: 3581

Re: Can you find an error in the theory?

Since your link fails to work I have a link which does, and a theory that works rather well. Can you find any errors in this theory?
by cigarshaped
Sun Jul 31, 2011 5:59 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Betelgeuse's nebula ..
Replies: 11
Views: 1775

Betelgeuse ready to blow?

What's with the frenzy for explosions and collisions? :?: Too much Hollywood astronomy thinking. ..the bright reddish star in the constellation Orion, has steadily shrunk over the past 15 years, according to researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. “We do not know why the star is shrin...
by cigarshaped
Sat Apr 28, 2007 12:44 am
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: Quasars: Near or far?
Replies: 19
Views: 10614

Quasars: Near or far?

Paul S: joe wrote: if these offspring galaxies are ejected at speed along our line of sight then we should find some of them blue-shifted. Are there any? Joe: Good point. It'd have to be a bizarre phenomenon for it only ever to happen pointing away from us. We've wandered off target here slightly. Y...
by cigarshaped
Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:46 pm
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: Universities
Replies: 9
Views: 5578

Universities

While you prepare for the course you might consider buying some essential reading. A book that stands out as trend breaker is
The Electric Sky. Don't expect many lecturers to support Don Scott's ideas, unless they are more broadminded than most.
Chris
by cigarshaped
Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:36 pm
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: Quasars: Near or far?
Replies: 19
Views: 10614

Quasars: Near or far?

Paul S The likelihood of some being behind a galaxy are quite good, IMO. And how do you decide that they are BEHIND a galaxy and not co-located? Would I be right - classical method to assume low brightness and high redshift? So if an object is dimmer and apparently more energetic (Hi z) it MUST be f...
by cigarshaped
Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:51 pm
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: Quasars: Near or far?
Replies: 19
Views: 10614

Quasars: Near or far?

Paul S What are the statistical odds of this happening more than once? Infinitesimal! In the vastness of space with the distances involved we are bending all the statistical chances as Don Scott suggests below: Gravitational Lensing Misused Again and again: Gravitational Lensing or Death of a Theory...
by cigarshaped
Fri Apr 20, 2007 11:30 pm
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: Quasars: Near or far?
Replies: 19
Views: 10614

Quasars: Near or far?

Hi Icy & Joe, Another step from distant quasar to daughter galaxy is the "Gravitational lensing" idea. This tries to suggest that coincidentally a distant quasar has been lensed into 2 or sometimes 4 images, symmetrically around the galaxy. Apart from the statistical odds against such an event happe...
by cigarshaped
Sat Feb 03, 2007 5:33 pm
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: New Book
Replies: 5
Views: 3946

New Book

In John W's quote above, he hadn't left.
Yes Joe, but he did blur the boundaries later, didn't he? Not interested in splitting hairs.

Anyway what do you think of the book review?
by cigarshaped
Fri Feb 02, 2007 11:26 pm
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: New Book
Replies: 5
Views: 3946

New Book

" the book tells the full story of the the Universe from the very beginning."
How about a book that explains things as they are NOW first?

Try "The Electric Sky"for size. That should blow Asimov back to his science fiction stuff!

http://www.thunderbolts.info/resources.htm
by cigarshaped
Sun Jan 21, 2007 5:08 pm
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: big bang theory made by idiots?
Replies: 103
Views: 41484

Big bang theory made by idiots?

Joe: ..wrong because they know nothing of plasma physics. It is not suggested that they are mistaken, they are snearingly dismissed. I guess a certain amount of frustration must creep into the Electric Universe arguments when so much effort seems to be spent on keeping controversial ideas out of the...
by cigarshaped
Sun Jan 21, 2007 1:05 am
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: Big Bang PROVEN!
Replies: 25
Views: 13117

Big Bang PROVEN!

You forgot a slightly important ± sign in the only number you quoted.
Sorry? What?
by cigarshaped
Sun Jan 21, 2007 1:02 am
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: big bang theory made by idiots?
Replies: 103
Views: 41484

Big bang theory made by idiots?

Guess I better answer questions too. Are accretion discs that "off the wall"? Even I can grasp the concept. They have even been photographed. There's nothing 'off the wall', just the opposite. They are very down to earth mechanically minded ideas. You could probably make a very nice CGI movie to dem...