No I do not have a nice video or this is not written in the front of a car. This video shows that stars start off as white dwarfs and goes thru stages to eventually become planets and asteroids. Basically the star goes thru giant phases and makes molecules that goes to the center. So large giant stars are young version, the star gets smaller becomes a brown dwarf and then planets. One Whooping problem there is no evidence of this, Astronomers when they look at a star they measure the spectrum of the star. A large hot star would have a really different spectrum then a cooler star like our Sun. In the video they show the Earth as 10 billion years old but all the evidence points to about 4 billion years old. Also in other videos he explains a Beta Pictoris systems new planet as the planet being older than the star other being formed at the same time. They go on in saying planets were there before proto-planetery and that there are just clearing space as they go thru because can never get objects smashing together to make lager objects. Also in the beginning he states that there is a pulsar or quasar spinning giving off positive charge particles one direction and negative charge particles in the other. First of there pulsars and quasars are two different things. Second there a lot pulsars in our own galaxy so they are going to create more galaxies in our galaxy, going to get crowded. Another thing the particles which ever way is closest to the they are not going to travel to the other side of a star.
Most of the videos in this series either is insulting scientist or complaining that their ideas are not taking seriously by scientist. He trues to fight plate tectonics by saying that it just took over as an idea, there was a reason for it “EVIDENCE”. In another video he goes on how science is like a religion in that if you do not obey the laws they come up with you are kicked out. The laws of science were determined by observing what happened in nature people came up with a way of explaining it, most times we have had to go back and fix our ideas. Another piece of advice if you want scientist to talk to you like an equal stop with the insults.
September 18, 2016
September 8, 2016
Fifty years ago today a new myth was unleashed on the world. Instead of gods battling other gods or demons, it was humans fighting themselves, fight aliens or fighting demons inside themselves. Instead of using magical powers and objects they used their wits and machines that they built themselves. Instead of having magical beasts to fight or use they used mighty ships that were built by them, Instead of focusing how the gods created everything and fought, it was about how humans created their own future, a future where the most of the problems of the past were solved by humans like what skin color some people had or were they were from. It did use some of the themes from older myths and some religions. It explored some of the many worlds in this universe and even explored worlds in other universes. It did not stop at one series and kept on going into movies and several other series that explored many more worlds and meet many other civilizations. It has inspired many to ecplore strange new worlds and meet new civilizations, and hopefully in the future there won’t be as many places where no mans has gone before.
August 23, 2016
May 8, 2016
On the latest episode of the Merseyside Skeptics podcast Skeptics with a K, they discuss an energy saving device called z-energeia. This device claims to align the elections flowing thru the wires in your house to decrease the resistance in the wires, resulting in less electricity used and a lower electrical bill by rubbing the outside of panel with a wipe.
All atoms are made from three subatomic particles, electrons, protons and neutrons. The protons and neutrons make the nucleus in the center and the elections orbit the nucleus. Electrons can orbit only in certain orbits. This leaves one electron in the last level in a copper atom, these electrons are easily passed between atoms. To move the electrons thru the wire, power companies use turbines to spin giant magnets in the center of a large coil of wire to push the electron all in one direction. That is the classical view. The other view is that the electron is a wave but even in this view the magnet field aligns the electrons in one direction. Resistance happens when atoms absorb an electron and gives off a little heat. So basically wiping down the outside of the panel will do nothing.
April 17, 2016
I know there are plenty of places that explain how to do this but I will do it as well.
First the step is to get some potting soil, some pots and of course seeds. To start seeds the best thing to get is a set that comes with a tray with a bunch of small plastic or sometimes with disks that if you water them become pots. Also, will need some potting soil almost any will do. Then when you get home and it is warm enough to start them you should fill them about 75-80 % to the top like these.
The next step is to put a few seeds in each pot. Some big seeds like squash and pumpkins put about two seeds in each pot. Some of the smaller seeds you should put in few more because some the seeds wont germinate and later they can be seperated and put into individual pots.
After that is done cover the seeds with more potting soil.
After a couple weeks you should get a tray of plants that kind of look like this.
Place the the tray in a warm spot, does not have to in the light for until the come out of soil. Then place in a window, the best spot would have sun all day. Water as soon as you are done planting, the best way is to pour the water into the tray. The soil will absorb the water as it needs it, also it the seeds will not be be disturbed. Most plants have what referred to as seed leaves. These are actually inside the seed also are do not resemble the leaves that will the plant will eventually have. Plants of the same family such as peppers and tomatoes will have the same shape of seed leaves.
April 4, 2016
What are Shell Elliptical Galaxies
Galaxies come in three main types. One type are the irregular galaxies.these a giant blobs of stars and typical small galaxies. The nest are the spiral galaxies these have a central area with arms spiraling outward, the most famous of these is the Milky Way(us). The next type of galaxy are the elliptical galaxies, if you take a cross section it will look like an ellipse. The largest types of these lay in the middle large of clusters of galaxies and are made from the combination of smaller spiral galaxies. Some these galaxies appear to have shells around them. There are in three dimensions but do not cover the entire galaxy and are bluer than the galaxy they surround which means that they contain a lot of younger stars.
A study of galaxy NGC 3923 using the MegaCam on the CFH telescope in Hawaii has shown this galaxy has 42 shells around it. The team was looking for a shell predicted by MOND but the shell was not there. The team is saying they did not find the shell because the previous observations were in error.
March 30, 2016
One of the first steps in finding life outside of the solar system is to find a planet that life can call home. There have about 2000 planets found around other stars, some these are much larger of Jupiter and a few are the size asteroids. Location is also important because life on Earth needs liquid water, so astronomers assume the best places for life is were liquid water would exist. These areas around a star are called habitable zones. To find these planets there are two methods one is staring at a star hoping a planet passes in front of it, the Kepler space telescope was designed just to do this. The other method is the Doppler method, when a star is pulled away from you the light becomes redder and when the star approaches you the light appears bluer.
A new tool for finding these planets has been contracted by NASA to go on the WIYN 3.5 m telescope at Kitt Peak in Arizona. The NEID spectrograph, the name derive from the Tohona O’ordham tribes word for to visualize or discover, Kitt Peak resides on their land. The spectrograph was designed and being built by Penn State university.
March 22, 2016
For the first time astronomers have seen a star explode or go supernova. There are two different types of supernova. The first type is when material from the atmosphere of one star is drawn onto the surface of an orbit white Dwarf and after too much material lands on its surface it explodes. The second type is when at the end of a large stars life and runs out of material to burn it explodes.The stars that were caught in this very rapid process were 300 times the size of the sun at a distance of 700 million light years away and the other was 500 times the sun and 1.2 billion light years away. They were caught by the Kepler Space telescope, it was designed to look at a small patch of sky to see planets moving in front of the stars. Peter Garnavich and his team took advantage of this constant staring at the same patch of sky. In the field of view there were 500 galaxies with 50 trillion stars in them.
March 21, 2016
Where did all that gold that all those gold miners come from. The lightest of elements come were formed during the Big Bang. The elements up to iron were made in the cores of stars. Even the most massive of stars so not have enough gravitational energy to squeeze more protons into the nucleus of the atom to create more massive elements. These heavier atoms are created by neutron capture, after the nucleus absorbs the neutron it decays into a proton, electron/positron and a neutrino.One way this could happen is the supernova explosion of the larger stars the neutron capture. Another way is when two neutron stars collide. Neutron stars are the cores of much larger stars that lost there outer atmospheres after burning their nuclear fuel and are mostly made of neutrons, The evidence supporting this has come from an ancient faint galaxy orbiting our own called Reticulum II.
March 17, 2016
For over 20 years people have discovering fully formed planets around other stars. Now in a proto-planetary disk around star HL tau some 450 lightyears away and only 1 million years old, there has been found what maybe the early stages of planetary formation. The Karl G. Jansky VLA telescope has found a 3 to 8 Earth mass clump This was done in the radio part of the electromagnetic spectrum. because shorter wavelengths like visible light is scattered by the dust in this giant dust cloud and radio waves just goes around the dust. This might help in the understanding how planets are formed and how solar systems evolve over time.