[A PDF FILE, CORNELL : http://arxiv.org/PS_cache/arxiv/pdf/1102/1102.0212v6.pdf]
WELL, THE MOON HAS ALSO SORT OF TILTED, AS THIS VIDEO SHOWS:
[JUST TURN OFF YOUR SOUND AND WATCH.]
EITHER OUR ILLUSTRIOUS SCIENTISTS REALLY DON'T KNOW, LIKE CORNELL'S TEAM STATED, OR, AS ALWAYS, NO ONE WANTS TO RISK PUBLIC ALARM SO FACTS ARE BURIED.
HAD SO MANY, MANY "CASUAL OBSERVERS" NOT NOTICED THE CHANGES IN THE FACE OF THE MOON, ITS NEW MORE EGGLIKE SHAPE, ITS CRAZY ORBIT NOWADAYS, CORNELL WOULD NOT HAVE DONE THE LITTLE THEY DID...WHICH IS NOTHING MORE THAN SAY, "WE DON'T KNOW, BUT, YEAH, IT'S A LITTLE OFF."
THANKS FOR NOTHING, GUYS.
BUT, AS I SAID, THE INUIT AND MANY OTHERS HAVE NOTICED CHANGES IN THE SKY, WHERE THE SUN NOW RISES AND SETS, HOW THE STARS ARE "OFF" JUST A BIT, HOW THE MOON TRAVELS ACROSS THE SKY, A DIFFERENCE IN TEMPERATURE, ETC, BUT MAYBE OUR MEDIA DECIDED "WHY TALK ABOUT IT? NO POINT. IT IS WHAT IT IS."
AND MAYBE THEY JUST DON'T WANT TO FRIGHTEN US POOR LITTLE "CHICKEN LITTLES".
WELL, THE SKY IS NOT FALLING, BUT IT HAS INDEED CHANGED.
AND SO HAS THE EARTH...
ABOUT THAT "WOBBLE"
WE KNOW THE EARTH WOBBLES AND WE'VE CALLED IT "THE CHANDLER WOBBLE" SINCE ITS DISCOVERY IN 1891.
THIS WOBBLE COMBINES WITH ANOTHER WOBBLE, THE EULER WOBBLE, AND EVERY 7 YEARS OR SO WE GET "POLAR VARIATION" THAT IS QUITE NOTICEABLE.
THERE HAVE BEEN SEVERAL VERY LARGE EARTHQUAKES WHICH WE KNOW HAVE INCREASED EARTH'S WOBBLE.
THE "SLOSHING" OF OUR OCEANS, THEIR TIDES CREATE THE WOBBLE, WE'RE TOLD, AND DIFFERENCES IN THAT CHANGE THINGS.
HOW THAT INCREASE IN WOBBLE IS AFFECTING US NOW AND HOW IT WILL AFFECT US FROM NOW ON IS ANYBODY'S GUESS.
MANY BELIEVE IT IS THIS INCREASED WOBBLE THAT IS CHANGING OUR CLIMATE.
MANY OTHERS SAY 'NO WAY'...
" The Milankovitch theory describes the collective effects of changes in the Earth's movements upon its climate. "
OR DOES IT?
EARTHQUAKES MOVE ISLANDS
THE EARTHQUAKE OFF JAPAN THAT CAUSED THE TRAGEDY AT FUKUSHIMA MOVED THE EARTH'S CRUST ABOUT 8 FEET.
CNN REPORTED THIS IN APRIL, 2011, BUT FEW TOOK NOTICE.
"The powerful earthquake that unleashed a devastating tsunami Friday appears to have moved the main island of Japan by 8 feet (2.4 meters) and shifted the Earth on its axis.
"At this point, we know that one GPS station moved (8 feet), and we have seen a map from GSI (Geospatial Information Authority) in Japan showing the pattern of shift over a large area is consistent with about that much shift of the land mass," said Kenneth Hudnut, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
The quake was the most powerful to hit the island nation in recorded history and the tsunami it unleashed traveled across the Pacific Ocean, triggering tsunami warnings and alerts for 50 countries and territories as far away as the western coasts of Canada, the U.S. and Chile. The quake triggered more than 160 aftershocks in the first 24 hours -- 141 measuring 5.0-magnitude or more."
THE NEW YORK TIMES CONCENTRATED MORE ON HOW THE QUAKE ALTERED EARTH'S SPIN, ALSO JUST DAYS AFTER THE QUAKE IN 2011...DID YOU NOTICE THE HEADLINES THEN?
Quake Moves Japan Closer to U.S. and Alters Earth’s Spin
"The magnitude-8.9 earthquake that struck northern Japan on Friday not only violently shook the ground and generated a devastating tsunami, it also moved the coastline and changed the balance of the planet.
Global positioning stations closest to the epicenter jumped eastward by up to 13 feet.
The earthquake also shifted the so-called figure axis of the Earth, which is the axis that the Earth’s mass is balanced around.
Dr. Gross said his calculations indicated a shift of 6.5 inches in where the figure axis intersects the surface of the planet.
That figure axis is near, but does not quite align with, the rotational axis that the Earth spins around.
"Earlier great earthquakes also changed the axis and shortened the day. The magnitude-8.8 earthquake in Chile last year shortened the day by 1.26 millionths of a second and moved the axis by about three inches, while the Sumatra earthquake in 2004 shortened the day by 6.8 millionths of a second," Dr. Gross said.
Meanwhile, NASA scientists calculated that the redistribution of mass by the earthquake might have shortened the day by a couple of millionths of a second and tilted the Earth’s axis slightly."
"SLIGHTLY" COUNTS FOR A LOT OF CHANGES!
A "SLIGHT" TILT MAKES AN ENORMOUS DIFFERENCE TO SOME!
ASK THE INUIT PEOPLE.
A FAIRLY GOOD VIDEO, NO DRAMA, JUST THE FACTS...
ALL THE EXPERTS AGREE THAT CMEs, THOSE NASTY SOLAR FLARES, ARE EARTH'S BIGGEST HAZARD, THAT WE HAVE SO LITTLE TIME BETWEEN AN ERUPTION ON THE SUN AND THE "DEADLY GLOB" HITTING US THAT FEW, IF ANY, WOULD SURVIVE A "REALLY BIG ONE", AND THAT EVEN A NOT SO BIG ONE WILL TAKE OUT THE POWER GRID.
AGAIN, THE U.S. GOVERNMENT DOES NOT WANT TO SHELL OUT THE MONEY FOR A BETTER GRID.
HAVE YOU NOTICED HOW SERIOUSLY, HOW FRANTICALLY ALL OUR SPACE AGENCIES ARE LOOKING FOR INHABITABLE PLANETS, AND LOOKING INTO HOW WE MIGHT BUILD COLONIES ON THE MOON, MARS, MAYBE A MOON OF JUPITER?
IS SOMETHING GOING TO HAPPEN TO OUR SUN SOON?
HAS SOMETHING HAPPENED ALREADY?
WELL, IT HAS CHANGED WHERE IT RISES AND SETS, SO MAYBE THAT'S A CLUE THAT EITHER IT OR EARTH HAVE A SCREWED-UP ORBIT, RIGHT?
AND ITS CORONA HAS CHANGED, SHOWING UP AS HUGE DARK AREAS CALLED CORONAL HOLES, AS IN THIS PHOTO FROM JANUARY OF THIS YEAR:
SOME ASKED IF THE SUN IS DYING, BUT WE WERE REASSURED IT IS NOT....THAT'S NICE.
SCIENTISTS DID COMPLAIN THAT THIS WAS THE "SLOWEST SEASON FOR SUNSPOTS IN DECADES", THAT THE SUN WAS SUPPOSED TO BE HIGHLY ACTIVE AND HAD DISAPPOINTED.
BUT THEN THE SUN UNLEASHED SEVERAL HUGE FLARES AND THEY WERE HAPPY...SCARED BRIEFLY BY THE UNUSUAL VIOLENCE OF THE X-CLASS BIG ONES, BUT HAPPY.
I POSTED SOME OF THOSE X-CLASS SHOTS HERE, REMEMBER?
SO, IS THE SUN LEAVING EARTH BEHIND, OR MOVING CLOSER?
OR IS EARTH FALLING OUT OF ORBIT?
NO ONE WILL SAY.
IT'S ONE OF THOSE THINGS WE JUST DON'T TALK ABOUT.
FEW PEOPLE REALIZE THAT EARTH AND ALL THE OTHER PLANETS ARE "CHASING" THE SUN, THAT WE ARE HURTLING THROUGH SPACE, PULLED ALONG BY THE SUN'S GRAVITY, IN AN ELLIPTICAL ORBIT, AND RELY ON THAT GRAVITATIONAL PULL TO KEEP US AT JUST THE RIGHT DISTANCE.
HOW HARD THE SUN TUGS ON US, OR FAILS TO, IS VERY IMPORTANT.
AND IF SOMETHING REALLY BIG HIT US AND DEFLECTED US OUT OF ORBIT.... OOPS!
THIS IS WHY I OFTEN MENTION OUR SMALLNESS, AND OUR DESPERATE FRAGILITY.
IF OUR "DEFLECTORS" ARE FAILING, WHAT IS CALLED EARTH'S GEOMAGNETIC FIELD, THEN ALL HELL WILL BREAK LOOSE.
THE SOLAR WINDS AND THE PARTICLES CARRIED BY IT WOULD SIMPLY WIPE US OUT.
AND THAT DEFLECTOR SYSTEM IS WEAKENING.
THE SMITHSONIAN HAD A BIT TO SAY ON THAT IN MAY, 2014:
"It is the largest spinning model of the Earth’s interior ever built and resembles the Star Wars Death Star, only shinier. Geophysicist Daniel Lathrop wants, among other things, to use it to predict when the Earth’s magnetic field will next reverse.
WELL, EVEN EINSTEIN SAID WE'D SURVIVE A SHIFT, SO NO WORRIES, RIGHT?
AS WE HURTLE ACROSS THE VASTNESS OF SPACE...
A FEW SCIENTISTS IN OTHER NATIONS, MAINLY, PERHAPS, RUSSIA ARE CONCERNED ABOUT OUR ENTRY INTO WHAT IS CALLED "THE PHOTON CLOUD".
IT HAPPENS EVERY 13,000 YEARS OR SO, IT SEEMS (SOME ESTIMATES SAY EVERY 20,000 TO 25,000 YEARS).
THERE'S A LOT OF TECHNICAL TALK ONLINE ABOUT "ELECTROMAGNETIC-MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC CHANGES" BUT I'M NOT INTO THAT SO THE LANGUAGE LEAVES ME JUST WONDERING 'WHAT THE HELL', BASICALLY.
A PHOTON CLOUD?
SOME SAY THAT IS WHY WE'VE SEEN AN UPTICK IN ASTEROIDS/METEORS LIKE THAT ONE WHICH WAS SO UNEXPECTED OVER RUSSIA NOT LONG AGO THAT BLEW OUT ALL THOSE WINDOWS AND SHOOK BUILDINGS.
I FOUND OLD "WARNINGS" ABOUT THIS "DANGEROUS AREA OF THE UNIVERSE" DATING BACK TO 1962, 1981 AND 1992.
IT WAS APPARENTLY PART OF SOME NEW AGE SPIRITUAL MOVEMENT.
I CAN'T FIND A REAL PHOTON BELT ANYWHERE OUT THERE!
OUT OF THAT "SCARE" CAME SOME PRETTY CRAZY STUFF!
SCIENTISTS WANTED TO IGNITE THE VAN ALLEN BELT TO SAVE US ALL FROM RADIATION:
"Scientists had warned that, if nuclear testing did not end by the early ’80s, radiation would commence to fall back down on earth by the year 1993.
Someone had the ’bright’ idea of resolving the matter by burning up this radiation by using linear beam weapons.
Fortunately the satellite dispatched to do this in July 1992 failed just thirty minutes before ignition time.
In May 1992 it was reported that an army of satellites had been launched in order to drain-off photons from the Photon Belt, and thereby delay entry, but again this appears to have been a cover-up."
WHATEVER...THE PLANET DID NOT COME WITH THRUSTERS NOR AIR BRAKES, SO EVEN IF THIS SCARY MONSTER WAS RIGHT IN EARTH'S PATH, WHICH IT ISN'T, ON WE GO.
NEAR EARTH OBJECTS
RUSSIA IS ALSO THE NATION WHO MOST WANTS A BETTER WATCH FOR INCOMING "KILLER ASTEROIDS", ESPECIALLY AFTER THAT ONE THAT SURPRISED THEM, BUT, NO, NOBODY IS INTO THAT IN OUR GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, SO PRIVATE CITIZENS WITH MUCH SMALLER TELESCOPES ARE ASKED TO HELP OUT.
WHAT DO WE DO? JUST SAY NO?
THERE IS A MISSION TO INTERCEPT, BUT NOT DEFLECT (REALLY???) A LARGE INCOMING "DANGEROUS" ASTEROID NAMED BENNU IN 2018.
"In the course of all of this, it will use a variety of instruments to examine Bennu’s composition and trajectory—telling us how likely it really is to hit Earth in 2180, what asteroids with a similar pedigree might be made of, and even how we might go about intercepting one of them to prevent collision.
And while this sounds very wishy-washy and theoretical, remember that we’re literally talking about intercepting a potentially dangerous near-earth asteroid. That might really come in handy one day."IT WOULD BE "HANDIER" IF WE SAW THEM COMING WAY BEFORE THEY GET HERE, FELLOWS!
HOW FAR WOULD WE HAVE GOTTEN WITH AN EARLY WARNING SYSTEM IF WE HADN'T SPENT MILLIONS SENDING A LOUSY ROCK COLLECTOR TO BENNU?
LET'S FACE IT...A LOT CAN GO WRONG, AND KNOWING THAT, MAYBE OUR DAYS SHOULD BE MORE VALUABLE TO US, OUR HECTIC LIFESTYLE SLOWED DOWN TO GIVE US A CHANCE TO APPRECIATE WHAT WE HAVE AND SAVOR EVERY SECOND.
AFTER ALL, WHAT'S MORE IMPORTANT THAN LIFE?
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