Archive for November, 2007

Nov 30 2007


Published by under Astrophysics

LIGO stands for Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory, which is focused on finding long wavelength gravitational waves based on Einstein’s theory of general relativity.  According to a Wikipedia article, the funding to build it was “$365 million (in 2002 USD)” [1] through the National Science Foundation.  The antennas at Hanford, Washington and Livingston, Louisiana are one quintillion times longer than a graviton that is based on electron fractional mass and rotational kinetic energy exchange [2], and are apparently being used in an attempt to detect wavelengths at and around 756 quintillion times longer [3].
With the discovery of the graviton at very short wavelength, rather than very long, the LIGO project may have to be re-evaluated.  I am sure that the scientific skills of the effected people working on LIGO can be used on other projects, and in the end we will be better off with the advancement of science into new and exciting times.


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Nov 14 2007

GLAST Calibration

Published by under Astrophysics

The Stanford Linear Accelerator Center has an interesting article dated October 17, called “By the Light of the Moon”, by Amber Dance of SLAC Today, which can be viewed at the following site:
The article states that the moon is “an object with an absolutely known gamma-ray output”, – likely from EGRET data from the 1990’s, and notes that “The moon would be especially useful for calibrating GLAST,”.  Stanford physicist Igor Moskalenko is quoted as saying “Using the moon as a calibrator, you can always be sure that your data are accurate.”
An email I received from a NASA scientist in April 2006, in response to one of my own, said that “the gamma radiation from the Moon was consistent with a conventional model in which cosmic rays hitting the lunar surface produce neutral pi mesons that decay immediately into gamma rays.”, and recommended that I “look elsewhere for possible evidence for gravity photons”.
The question I have is how could the moon be used to calibrate GLAST if it were glowing at an energy of >100 MeV as a result of cosmic ray bombardment?  The bombardment hitting the moon could not possibly be uniform enough from all directions such that it produces a gamma ray output that is steady enough at all times, and in all places where there is a relatively quiet background, so that it can be used to calibrate an instrument.
I contend that the moon has a constant known output of gamma rays because of gravitational output, with the energy centered at 312.76 MeV.

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Nov 13 2007

The Comets

Comet McNaught, C/2006 P1, reached apogee around the Sun at the time of the local publicity on the gravity theory with the newspaper articles and an interview on television.  I think of the designation for this comet as follows:
C:  for my wife Cynthia;
2006:  the year the comet was first spotted, even though pictures from late 2005 showed it;
P:  for momentum, the increased electron momentum making the Coulomb force the final mediator of the gravitational force, and the theory a unification theory;
1:  for the quantum intrinsic spin number of a photon, though some physicists say that gravity must have an intrinsic spin of 2 to be always attractive.
Comet Holmes, on the other hand, partially blew up on October 24, 2007.  This was the two year anniversary of the day the main calculation was started.  The main calculation was finished November 12, 2005, a Saturday because I don’t get paid to be a physicist.
About the intrinsic spin, think of gravity as two separate actions after a graviton has been generated.  One is the absorption of a graviton by an electron in an atomic orbital, and the second is the resultant centripetal Coulomb force.  On average, electrons in a body would have greater mass when traveling in the direction of where the highest flux density of gravitons is coming from.  Since an electron gains mass by absorbing a massless photon, which is possible due to special relativity, an intrinsic spin of 1 works out.
Of the two hundred or so emails sent out to scientists, thank you to the small few who responded.  I am also very appreciative to the three PhD physicists who each read and analyzed my paper at some point along the way, and gave me feedback.
Just think, in the free world some of your tax dollars may still be going to support string theory!

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Nov 10 2007

Bible Passages and Verses

Published by under Bible

Psalm 103 (KJV):
1 Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and  tender mercies;
5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
6 The Lord executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.
7 He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.
8 The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.
9 He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.
10 He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
11 For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.
12 As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.
13 Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him.
14 For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.
15 As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field so he flourisheth.
16 For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.
17 But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children;
18 To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.
19 The Lord hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.
20 Bless the Lord, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.
21 Bless ye the Lord, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his that do his pleasure.
22 Bless the Lord, all his works in all places of his dominion: bless the Lord, O my soul.

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