Big Bang theory wrong? Star older than Universe discovered

from The Daily Express

The Universe is thought to have popped into existence some 13.8 billion years ago when an infinitesimal point expanded billions of lightyears across in just a fraction of a second. The Big Bang theory has stood for the best part of 100 years after Belgian physicist Georges Lemaître first proposed in 1927 the expansion of the Universe could be traced back to a single point. However, the well-accepted model is now under the microscope after a team of researchers found a star which appears to be older than the cosmos.

A star know as “Methuselah star”, or scientifically called HD 140283, is situated about 200 million lightyears away and has stumped experts. Analysis of the star showed that it contained very little iron content, which would suggest that it formed during a period when the iron element was not abundant in the Universe. This in turn led to the discovery the star is 14.5 billion years old, some 0.7 billion years older than the Universe.

Experts met at a conference in California in July in an attempt to solve the mystery, but so far questions have just led to more questions – and it could lead to a “scientific revolution”.
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The Science Of Mistaking Fiction For Fact

Those clowns at NASA are at it again, phishing for research grants by mixing fact and science fiction. This time they think they have discovered a planet orbiting a nearby star, that may be ripe for colonisation by humans. Before we know it that retard Brian Cox will be jumping up and down on our television screens, babbling about how we must spend a trillion zillion pounds on getting to this planet (or phenomenon that might be a planet, because it will be so exciting to explore space and science is just so fucking brilliant!

Well as usual the reality is not quite a brilliant as the science.

from RT:

NASA has just discovered a potential “super-Earth” outside our solar system which is located comfortably inside its star’s habitable zone, meaning it could be ripe for human colonization.

While monitoring the star named GJ 357, which sits just 31 light years away in the constellation Hydra, the space agency’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) caught the star dimming every 3.9 days, indicating the presence of at least one transiting exoplanet.

Did you catch that distance. 31 light years. It takes light, moving at 186,000 miles per second thirty one years to get here from that star system. So travelling at a tenth the speed of light it would take us 310 years, 4 lifetimes, to get there. What a disappointment it would be if the great, great, great, great grandchildren of the astronauts who set off finally arrived to find a barren lump of rock.

And that’s if we could travel at a tenth the speed of light or 18,600 miles per second. If only. At the moment our fastest spacecraft will get up to 15 miles per second. And at that sluggish pace it would take over 300,000 years to get there. I’ve explained it all previously HERE

In spite of not needing to know much rocket science to work that out, (I did calculate the number precisely, in my head, without needing a calculator or even a pen and notebook,) I know from experience that pointing out that little snag to scientists would earn me only ridicule. “You don’t understand science,” they would say and call me an ignorant clown, a dinosaur or an arts graduate. Such things don’t bother me, but sometimes one feels trying to educate such deluded window lickers is just not worth the effort.

What we have to do, those of us lucky enough to live in nations that maintain an illusion of democracy, is take back power, vote against the establishment parties and for the realists, the people who seem competent enough to tacke the problems we have here and now, instead of spending our hard earned cash on funding lunatics to chase their impossible dreams. There is no point in exploring space, the cluer is in the name, there’s nothing there.

These NASA scientists and the saience fan boys like Brian Cox and Bill Nye the Science Guy need to go back to junior school, learn basic arithmetic and then work out exactly how long it would take us to get to the nearest star, Proxima Centuri (about 4.25 light years from the sun,) in a vehicle powered by any technology likely to become available to us in the foreseeable future.

Never mind the ‘warp speed’ engines proposed by theoretical physicists that would hurl us through space at many times the speed of light, what is possible in theory may look achievable when you work it out in equations on a computer screen, but doing it for real is a very different proposition. And currently so far beyond reality it is on a par with anything in Star Trek or Star Wars.

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again:

Scientists are wankers.

 

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The role of cosmic electric currents in earth’s climate

 

by Tapestry

If you’ve been following the growth of the Electric Universe movement, you know that this growth is due largely to the power of a new paradigm to explain things left unexplained by conventional theory. The greatest surprises of the space age are not surprises to researchers exploring the role of the electric force across the cosmos. Nor is it surprising to see the electric force at work close to home, both in the sculpting of planetary surfaces and in the evolution of life on earth. In particular, two resources have proven most helpful in orienting newcomers to this large subject:

The Beginner’s Guide to the Electric Universe introduces the behavior of charged particles—or plasma—in space. The plasma environment of the Earth, the Sun, distant stars, and galaxies now challenges the “gravity-centric” dogma of 20th-century astronomy. The new picture of space adds an indispensable component: the role of cosmic electric currents.

The Essential Guide to the Electric Universe takes the intermediate reader into the spectacular complex of electric currents, magnetic fields, and associated electromagnetic radiation that define so much of our celestial environment. In the space sciences, gravity alone is no longer king.

Supplementing this foundational material are two regular features at Thunderbolts.info—”The Picture of the Day” (TPOD) and periodic science articles called “Thunderblogs,” highlighting the essential place of electrical knowledge in 21st-century science:

“Drought to Deluge” by Stephen Smith is the theme of the TPOD Pick of the Week. In this selection, he asks: Does the Earth-Sun connection play an electrodynamic role in “climate change”? As we take up climate issues in the near future, the electrical Earth-Sun transactions will emerge as a critical topic.

Yes, Andy Hall is back. In his latest Thunderblog, “The Maars of Pinacate, Part One.” Andy describes a volcanic field deemed “the most wasted of wastelands.” It seems this feature cries out for an electrical explanation.

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US Congress Passes Bill Allowing Colonization Of Space

The for all the science tits and space wankers to involunarity ejaculate. We have blogged on the looniness of Church Of Scienology evangelists who lobby governments to commit? to spending $£€trillions on colonizing space even though getting beyond our solar system with current technology presents insurmountable obstacles.

Can you imagine the cost of getting a kilo of space dust back from some planet in even a nearby solar system

by Deirdre Fulton, Common Dreams (Reproduced under CC licence):

In a bipartisan bid to encourage commercial exploitation of outer space, the U.S. Senate this week unanimously passed the Space Act of 2015, which grants U.S. citizens or corporations the right to legally claim non-living natural resources—including water and minerals—mined in the final frontier.

The legislation — described by IGN‘s Jenna Pitcher as “a celestial ‘Finders Keepers’ law”—could be a direct affront to an international treaty that bars nations from owning property in space. The bill will now be sent back to the House of Representatives, which is expected to approve the changes, and then on to President Barack Obama for his anticipated signature.

Pitcher continued:

The new Space Act allows ventures to keep and sell any natural resources mined on planets, asteroids and other celestial bodies. Commercial operations could reap trillions of dollars from mining precious metals like platinum, common metallic elements such as iron, and water, the “oil of space.”

The vote was celebrated by the Google-backed “asteroid mining company” Planetary Resources, which lobbied hard for the legislation and says “the market in space is ripe to bloom.”

Planetary Resources president and chief engineer Chris Lewicki added: “Throughout history, governments have spurred growth in new frontiers by instituting sensible legislation. Long ago, The Homestead Act of 1862 advocated for the search for gold and timber, and today, H.R. 2262 fuels a new economy that will open many avenues for the continual growth and prosperity of humanity.”

“This off-planet economy,” he said, “will forever change our lives for the better here on Earth.”

But there could be a snag. Along with Britain, France, and Russia, the U.S. is a signatory to the 1967 Outer Space Treaty, which reads in part: “Outer space, including the moon and other celestial bodies, is not subject to national appropriation by claim of sovereignty, by means of use or occupation, or by any other means.”

As Wired noted on Thursday, “handing out the right to exploit chunks of space to your citizens sounds very much like a claim of sovereignty, despite the Space Act’s direct statement that ‘the United States does not thereby assert sovereignty or sovereign or exclusive rights or jurisdiction over, or the ownership of, any celestial body’.”

“[O]n the one hand Congress is saying to these companies, ‘Go get these rights and we’’ll defend you,’ and at the same time saying, ‘We’re making no sovereign claim of ownership’,” space lawyer Michael Listner told the Guardian.

“They’re trying to dance around the issue,” he said of U.S. lawmakers. “I tend to think it doesn’t create any rights because it conflicts with international law. The bottom line is before you can give somebody the right to harvest a resource you have to have ownership.”

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It Doesn’t Take Much To Get Scientists Excited

Space probe Philae of the Rosetta mission on the comet (or Yoda’s House?)

Yesterday we saw on television news bulletins pictures of scientists jumping up and down, screaming and shouting and generally behaving they way we would expect from Liverpool football supporters if they heard Mario Balotelli had been transferred to another club.

What was the cause of this celebrationete? You might well ask.

It seems the pointy heads were worked up because they had landed a space probe, The Rosetta Mission, on the surface of a comet. Or maybe not, later news reports said the capsule had not attached itself to the surface of the comet, some even said it had bounced back into space again.

No matter, today we hear it is down once more. The scientists are in a somewhat calmer frame of mind though still ebullient.

‘Rosetta mission could unlock key to alien life,’ says lead Philae lander scientist

“For Jean-Pierre Bibring, the astrophysicist who has worked on the Rosetta mission for over two decades, the crucial question of our very existence could be found on that relatively tiny spot in the solar system.

“When you observe the solar system now, actually we do not understand why life started here. We are convinced that really the keys were in the origin of the system itself; the process that’s really governed the modeling of different pass-ways,” Bibring said on Wednesday.”

“We are essentially convinced that these molecules, with their specific composition and structures, when they were fed in the oceans of the earth and possibly of other planets, were the missing link to the emergence of life,” he continued.

Bibring extols the “beauty” of the comet, saying it has the ability to preserve the composition of the ingredients out of which the entire solar system formed.” (Source)

There seem to be far more dogmas and established truths in that than the detached objectivity we expect from scientists.

While other scientists are chanting the “mantra “We will learn so much from this,” the way they do when asked what the moon landing actually achieved (forgetting that all we learned from putting men on the moon was that it isn’t made of cheese). Its the standard justification for flushing shitloads of taxpayers’ money down the toilet on pointless projects run by people who make no distinction between research ans science fiction of course. WTF possible benefit can there be in having another few thousand theories about the origins of life? They are emerging already.

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Last April, NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope team discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the “habitable zone” – the range of distance from a star where liquid water might pool on the surface of an orbiting planet. (Really they observed a change in the radiated light from that star which suggested a planet sized object had passed between it and earth. As it would take our fastest spacecraft about 100,000 years to reach that star system we ain’t going to be finding our for sure any time soon.

Some scientists theorize that five stars in our galaxy have Earth-sized planets in the habitable or Goldilocks Zone.

Whether life could have formed in liquid water on one of these ‘Goldilocks’ planets, or if it hitched a ride across the solar system on a comet, Philae potentially offers a key to the question of whether or not we are alone in the universe. What’s more, if life on Earth came from microbes that hitched a ride on a comet, then ironically, human beings would in fact be the alien life they have always been looking for.

I’m sure it will not dampen the excitement of science heads if I reveal that theories claiming the whole comet landing stunt was filmed in a Hollywood studio have already been posted on the internet.

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Wormholes: The science behind Interstellar Travel

In a newly released video (embedded below)physicist Dr Simon Foster explains how ‘Wormholes’ the theoretical “shortcuts” through space-time, known as Einstein – Rosen bridges could enable travel across space and time and make interstellar travel possible.

The current interesting in wormholes is inspired by Interstellar, the latest of tat genre of Sci – Fi films that encourages science tits to believe it is a fly on the wall documentary. Directed by Christopher Nolan, Interstellar tells of the adventures of a group of science tit explorers who use newly discovered wormholes to travel through different dimensions and cover vast distances in order to bring back food to their dying planet. Easy to understand how conehead could confuse it with everyday reality then.

The film makers hired acclaimed astrophysicist Kip Thorne as technical adviser. Thorne claims that, in theory, it might be possible to stabilise a wormhole and use it to cross space and time, or to cross over into other universes.

“Wormholes would allow faster than light travel, or we would be able to cheat a little bit, and break the speed of the light,” said physicist Dr Foster explains. It is had to decide what the principle scientific discipline here actually is, the science of talking theoretical bollocks or the science of flushing taxpayers money down the toilet.

And if the scenarion protrayed in this film could possibly happen how long does anyone think it woyld be before a bunch of nine armed, three headed squid like creatures turned up demanding asylum and claiming the authorities in their own dimension were persecuting them by forcing them to work for a living.

Our politicians in collusion with unelected bureaucrats working for the U N (United Nebulae) would declare that in the interests of multiculturalism and diversity we should accept all the aliens demands and pay for everything they wanted.

Watch Dr Foster explain what you would need to do to create such a wormhole, what it might look like and what could be on the other side.

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Look humans, this is not going to happen, OK. It’s bollocks, here’s why … Drag yourself six miles into the sky (tho top of Everest and unless your body has the support or prostection of a lot of expensive technology you die slowly.

Sit yourself on top of a bomb that produces thrust by means of a controlled explosion (don’t let anyone tell you rocket science is clever) and fire yourself ten miles above the earth and unless you are protected by a mini-environment costing $£€billions simulator you die very quickly.

Want to experience other worlds? Then get spiritual, study Hindu or Buddhist philosophy (not the Abrahamic religions which are all about paternalism and control freakery) ans set off on your own exploration of inner space. Imagination can put you wherever you want to be, consciousness is not tethered to a specific location or point in time.

In other words if you want to visit Jupiter – just go. Not the best choice for a beach holiday, too many noxious, gaseous vapours surrounded by some pretty uninteresting asteroids. But that’s the beauty of imagination, if you fancy a world of barren rock, with an atmosphere of toxic gas, populated by a race of beautiful alien Mermaids with three breasts bu no vagina, the human mind can create it. Why had your hard earned to science tits who are so lacking in imagination the have to go looking for Utopia.

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When Did The Daily Mirror Merge With National Enquirer?

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Mars attacks (picture source)

So when was that once upon a time respectable newspaper The Daily Mirror taken over by The National Enquirer or The Sunday Sport. I was just blogging over on Little Nicky Marchiavelli about conspiracy theories that just cannot be taken seriously and straight away I find this – the gods of blogging truly smile upon Boggart Blog …

“Retired US Marine claims he spent 17 years on MARS protecting five human colonies from Martians The – Daily Mirror

The retired officer, known only as Captain Kaye, also claims to have served in a secret ‘space fleet’ run by a multinational organisation called the Earth Defense Force.

The ex-naval infantryman, who uses the pseudonym Captain Kaye, says he was posted to the Red Planet to protect five human colonies from indigenous Martian life forms.

He claims he then spent nearly three years serving in a secret ‘space fleet’ run by a multinational organisation called the Earth Defense Force, which recruits military personnel from countries including the US, Russia and China.”

Read full article at The Daily Mirror

All I can say is maybe this soldier was involved in the US Military’s program to develop and weaponize mind bending drugs.

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Scientists Prove Science Is For The Terminally Insane

We have reported on this kind of scientific flushing-money-down-the-toilet so many times it’s a struggle to overcome the ennui.

Earth-like’ planet Kepler 78b discovered 400 light-years away

They have not discovered an “earth like” planet of course. What they have done is picked up some elecro – magnetic radiation, run it through there computer models, tweaked the data and come up with something they think will help them get their reseach grants renewed. Here’s what the report says:

“A “lava-world” orbiting 400-light years away has been discovered by scientists, who say the planet they have named Kepler 78b has a similar mass and density to Earth.

Kepler 78b is the smallest exoplanet with a known mass and size. Its orbit and mass was determined by analysing the light emitted from its star that was then blocked by the planet as it passed in front.

Scientists measuring the planets mass say it is approximately 1.2 times bigger than Earth, 1.7 times more massive, and has an almost identical density.

Like the Earth, scientists believe Kepler 78b mostly consists of rock and iron. Unlike earth, the planet hugs its parent star so closely that temperatures can reach up to 2,800C, ensuring that nothing could live on the scorching surface.

Although the planet is an uninhabitable “hellish world”, the authors of the study believe it “bodes well for the discovery and characterization of habitable planets.” (read all)

Now let’s have a little reality.

Scientists are once again creaming their knickers over a new and entirely pointless bit of space exploration via radio telescopes. Planet Kepler 87b, an earth like Planet that, even according to its discoverers, is not a bit like earth and is 400 light years away. A Light year is the distance travelled by light (at 186,000 per second) in one earth year. If we had a spacecraft capable of one tenth the speed of light (18,600 miles per second) it would take 4000 years to get to Kepler 87b. Our fastest spacecraft right now can reach ten miles per second with a following solar wind.

There is no fucking way we can get there and no way we could colonise it even if the thing exists, which is not guaranteed as the ‘evidence’ is a highly subjective interpretation of data.

Why are we giving research grants to the kind of idiots who think Star Trek was a documentary? If we were to see a scientific report proving all scientists involved in space exploration are money wasting fuckwits and should be banged up in secure units for the safety of themselves and our bank accounts, that would be something to celebrate.

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The Science Of Spoons

A few days ago I was talking on another site to one of those science heads who gets really angry when people point out that is is silly to talk about exploring space, seeking other planets capable of supporting life when the nearest of these is so far away that in our fastest space craft (10 miles per second with a following wind) it would take 17,500 years (approx) to travel as far as light travels in 1 year. Now the nearest star so far guessed to possibly, just possibly mind, have a planet that might, just might, have the right surface temperature, and possibly, just possibly, the right mix of gases in it’s atmosphere and the right radiation levels to potentially support life forms like those here on earth is forty light years away. So forty times 17,500 equals a bunch of very old intergalagtic explorers before they even get anywhere, let alone back again.

The angry, science worshipping guy then began rhyming off how science had improved our lives, we owed everything to science and would all be running around bollock naked and eating worms but for science. Yawn, hear it all before.

So today when I saw this it made me laugh:

science and the plastic spoon

You see when people get so obsessed with science they forget to use a bit of common sense (What? Did I mention Brian Cunt Cox? I did not mention Brian Cox at all!) it isn’t science any more, it’s stupidity.

I’ll get round to demolishing the new IPCC report on how to fraudulently manipulate data climate change and global warming in a few days.

Aliens Discovered Near Earth. Don’t Panic!

Douglas Adams has done it again. While the wankers at CERN were flushing shitloads of taxpayers money down the toilet in their pursuit of a chimera, while the American Church Of Scienceology cult aka SETI are talking about travelling to galaxies 100 light years distant where there might, just might, be stars that might, just might, have planets that might, just might, be capable of supporting life forms similar to those on earth if there is the right balance of oxygen, nitrogen and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and enough water on the planets surface and the day / night temperature differential is OK and about a billion other things are as they must be, another of Adams’ predictions from Hitch Hikers Guide To The Galaxy turns out to be correct.

Remember the bit in H2G2 when an invasion fleet from a highly advanced alien civilization, en route to earth on a conquer and subjugate mission arrived on our planet only to be swallowed in its entirity by a small dog?

Well read this:

British scientists believe they have found small bugs from outer space in the Earth’s atmosphere.

Tiny organisms were discovered by University of Sheffield experts on a research balloon they had sent 27km (16.7 miles) into the atmosphere during last month’s Perseids meteor shower.

The microscopic bugs were detected when the balloon landed back on the ground in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.

But the scientists insist the samples could not have been carried from the Earth’s surface into the stratosphere – the second layer of our atmosphere, which stretches up to 50km (31 miles) from the ground.

Strict tests were taken to avoid any contamination, they said.

(Full story)

So while the science worshippers’ high priest Brian Cox is talking about preparing to travel impossible distances 100 light years when light travels at 186,000 miles per second and our fastest spacecraft goes ten miles per second with a following solar wind, to meet highly advanced aliens like those in Star Trek or Doctor Who, the aliens were within reach for decades. And for once I can’t say scientists never see the big picture because while they were looking at the big Sci – Fi picture on their plasma screen or at the local multiplex, they actually needed a microscope to see our first alien encounter.

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