Archive for November, 2010

Nov 29 2010

Lensing Answer

Published by under Astrophysics

Received an email back from Doug Finkbeiner with a reference and a calculation.  I did have to look up the definition of a parsec and multiply by 180/pi to get his parsecs per degree factor and understand better.  In any case, lensing does not need to be considered with the gamma ray bubbles of the Milky Way.

The answer was detailed, informative, and polite.  Could be enough encouragement for me to continue contacting scientists again.  Emails sent out Friday and Saturday were the first in over two years; for a long time I was too discouraged to even click a send button.

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Nov 25 2010

Light Lensing and the Gamma Ray Bubbles

Published by under Astrophysics

Something that needs to be considered relating to the size of the massive gamma ray emitting bubbles at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy is light lensing, – gravitational, and by many other wavelengths.  This is because light bends light.

Doug Finkbeiner of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and Harvard graduate students Meng Su and Tracy Slatyer “made the discovery while processing publicly available data from NASA’s Fermi Large Area Telescope (LAT).” *  So as not to make assumptions, the three may have already considered light lensing, and the massive bubbles of the Milky Way may indeed be 50,000 light years across as published.  If not considered, on the other hand, the bubbles may be smaller than thought, though still quite massive.

As is already estimated by scientists, the bubbles volumetrically are mostly gas, with rocks, dust, stars, and other items intermixed in places.  If scientists are spectrum analyzing for the gaseous elements present, that will be very interesting and we can all look forward to the results.


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Nov 15 2010

Giant Bubbles

Published by under Astrophysics

Just bubbles of mass with atoms and molecules present:

These bubbles would help keep the spiral structure of the Milky Way on a plane.

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Nov 04 2010

Coulomb Force by Phonon Transmission

Published by under Astrophysics,Quantum Mechanics

After seven years of study, five involving gravity, and pretty much getting ostracized by the physics community in 2010, I have started to ramp down my math and physics study time.  Helping students is still a fairly common occurrence and I am hoping this, with the engineering also, will be enough to keep me sharp.

One thing that I may not get to in the near future then is the concept of the Coulomb force by phonon transmission through a gravitational field, similar to phonon transmission in a crystal.  It was alluded to earlier with the phrase “shouldering through the gravitons in a highly relativistic sense” *, and the mathematics, I suppose, would utilize that already existing within quantum mechanics relating to phonon transmission.

In areas of deep space where the gravitational field is very weak, the Coulomb force may not transmit effectively.  Nevertheless, it is irrelevant because protons and electrons cannot exist without enough gravitational pressure. 


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Nov 04 2010

Mathematical Proof

Published by under Quantum Mechanics

When a PhD researcher in Finland found in the early 1990’s that a gravitational field is altered by a strong magnetic field, he lost his job and sort of went into hiding, – no mathematical proof that gravity is electromagnetic at the time.  On this web site is mathematical proof, and I did not know about the Finland experiment until around January 2006.

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