Mar 8, 2007
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Nice article. The art does not match the reality however. Both the stars & the brown dwarves will be a chaotic mix of blobs & cell granules of a similar size to the Jupiter great red spot, brighter in the middle & darker at the edges, with a generally flat straight edge when butting up against neighbour cells. The stars, being internally fusing H will be hot & turbulent & as a result will be turbid from core to surface. The resulting maunder cycles will produce surface flares. These will be absent in all but the very youngest brown dwarves as a result of cessation of a lot of the deep interior turbulence & the spreading of the magnetic fields preventing flares. It may however take a very long time for the most massive brown dwarves to relax the magnetic field into a dipole. Nice to see some indication of a main sequence end. Would be very nice nowadays to take a look @ a nearby globular cluster such as M4 or the Ara cluster to see what old very low mass red dwarves with low metallicity look like with age. Should be a decent cutoff right there & rather hot too. Have a nice day: Ag (Monday Dec 16 | post #1)
A quick peruse makes more sense than the title. What they actually found was a charged noble gas molecule Argon hydride. The fomula is Ar H+. This appears to be a transient caused by a hydrogen sticking to an Ar2+ ion or alternatively a free proton sticking to an Ar+ ion, the net result in both cases is the same. Incidentally proper noble gas emissions should be much more common in nebulae. They are relatively easy to see in vacuum tubes in an electric field on Earth after all. One of the most important to see should be Neon, (should be visible in the more massive planetary nebulae & also in some luminous blue variables & WC stars). As a product of C & O fusion, the presence of a large quantity of neon should show up big time as it is a gas rather than a dusty oxide. The presence of a fair amount of Ar in an SNR should also not come as a surprise (series leading to Fe), A look for Xe concentrations would be interesting as a follow on (this should be s process, r process & fission). Have a nice day: Ag (Monday Dec 16 | post #1)
Not quite right. The proper Soylent was made from Soya & Lentils hence the name, was either yellow or orange. Green was supposed to be from a mix with cultured algae. Harry Harrison's novel actually was a comment on overcrowding caused by the "right to life brigade", beloved of the deep southern evangelists. The film was a 5* remake & was even better by adding the interesting side twist. The green stuff with people in it came later (hence the brouhaha in the film). it was however popular enough in the overcrowded city blocks to cause food riots (film again). The real point of interest however was its link with the modern food chain involving the usage of MBM in animal feeds & the subsequent outbreak of BSE (UK & surrounds) & CWD (USA & surrounds) that followed this recycle mill feedback loop. As an aside: Ever see the video B movie "The stuff"? Now that one is a must see for the BSE & CWD crisis threads. Have a nice day: Ag (Monday Dec 16 | post #1)
Another moose vid of interest: White stripes & Electric 6... "Danger High voltage". It seems appropriate. Have a nice day: Ag (Monday Dec 16 | post #17)
more fun & games. Apparently said nitwit doing sign language is a Xhosa speaker (or at least says he is). He looks nothing like any of the Mandela clan (Xhosa) & instead looks like a zimbabwean. The schizoid episode appears to be in large part because he has no real ability to speak English which was the language of choice @ the ceremony. The end result was to him @ least "Garbage in, Garbage out". Reminds me of old fashioned database programs with viral corruption on the server drives. Incidentally I also know a bit more about the Xhosa. During the conflicts with early settlers the shaman of the tribe (a young schizoid girl, believed to be a seer of the future) told them to slaughter all their cattle (their livelihood) & eat them as they would be exalted and be supported ever after by the gods of the tribe. The result was that in a year or less the Xhosa tribe was practically annihilated by conquest, starvation & export overseas for slavery. It is somewhat interesting that Nelson Mandela is a Xhosa as the current brouhaha around his death is in part the truth of the seers prophecy... But it was a mite late for the old Xhosa tribe. Have a nice day: Ag (Monday Dec 16 | post #6)
Not a fake: he appears to be a Zimbabwean govt sign language translator. Sad news is that nobody else in the world knows anything about official Zimbabwean govt sign language. have a nice day: Ag (Wednesday Dec 11 | post #2)
What a South African classic, Straight out of district 9. Have a nice day: Ag (Wednesday Dec 11 | post #1)
Nice pic. Looks like there is a nip in the air. Call the cat some new flying food on the way... Have a nice day: Ag (Wednesday Dec 11 | post #20)
One of those Christmas stories. Do occasionally hear of people being run over by sleds in Austria & Hungary. Having both happen @ the same time would be the real deal though. Have a nice day: Ag (Wednesday Dec 11 | post #12)
Hmm the Americans are getting younger in congress I see. Looks like some of them like heavy metal nowadays... A remarkable change from the goings on about 25 years ago. Have a nice day: Ag (Wednesday Dec 11 | post #13)
Interesting to see the size of the residual magma chamber following the intrusion of an "island park" size magma blob under the old residual magma chamber about 150,000 years ago. The residual magma following the 640,000 year eruption has by & large been kept heated by basaltic magma intruding into the residual magma. The basaltic magma is part of the snake river chain basalts (tending about 1Km3 per 500 years or so). The island park sized eruption failed to form a caldera 150000 years ago because of 2 things. 1: the caldera was under ice & as a result it instead produced subglacial (& then sublacustrine lava dome flows). 2: the residual magma being very large absorbed much of the gas in the small island park sized pluton & resulted in a slightly fizzy magma, able to be mobilised as lava domes. For the fun bit look instead at the uplift in the NE part of the park around Mt. Washburn, where the new large pluton is still rising @ low-mid crustal levels. The residual magma as a result of the uplift continues to flow into the SW. part of the caldera under the big domes formed 150000, 120000, and 70000 years ago. Have a nice day: Ag (Wednesday Dec 11 | post #1)
W. Antarcca is a backarc basin similar to yhe basin & range. The Hotspot driving backarc spreading is under the Mt.Erebus region. The volcanoes in the W. Antarctic peninsula are the result of backarc spreading with magma incorporated into fractures @ the base of the crust during crustal relaxation immediately after megathrust earthquakes @ the W. Antarctic peninsula where it subducts the Phoenix plate. Transfer of magma along the fractures at the rifts in the backarc results in the volcano chains where the least compressed part of the rift buts up against the edge of the backarc basin where the W. Antarctic peninsula becomes part of the W. Antarctic plate. The low velocities & residual heat are the result of magma remaining in the fracture set under the volcano. The volcano chains within the peninsula are the result of the triangular shape of the phoenix plate which is gradually thinning as Antarctica moves toward Patagonia. The situation resembles the basin & range. Have a nice day: Ag (Wednesday Dec 11 | post #1)
karate kid style... Ison...Ice off. Have a nice day: Ag (Wednesday Dec 11 | post #1)
About time too. A universe ordained by the "pointy finger of god" is a mite anthropocentric considering that religion came before science & definitely got in the way of late renaissance scientific interpretation. Have a nice day: Ag (Wednesday Dec 11 | post #1)
Interesting article. A 6000km3 volume is about the same as several of the large sillar producing supervolcanoes in the Altiplano (of which we currently see only the resurgent domes & lots of younger sillar ponded in the caldera. which lie immediately behind the arc volcanoes that came up later than the supervolcanoes & buried the arc front. The Toba supervolcano at ~7000Km3 (and sillar producing) is still the largest erupted volume (of which about 2500Km3 formed the outflow facies outside of the caldera rim of the 100*35Km graben form caldera. The rest of the erupted volume of Toba ponded in the caldera and compressed down into densely welded rhyolite tuff(which is why we see the caldera as a caldera). The Utah supervolcano appears to be a backarc/hotspot supervolcano with rather less gas then Toba and would have produced welded ash flow tuff otflow facies similar to Yellowstone. The hotspot is likely to be the current Colorado hotspot (responsible for Dotsero and hot sulphur springs). The backarc spreading is basin & range type which was initially driven by the Raton-Clayton hotspot. Exactly how much drift of the basin & range occurred since the eruption has not been measured (it may be a Raton-Clayton derived volcano. This one looks like part of the Utah caldera volcano field and indicates that this dot on the map has not yet been mapped in full. It may however be rather older & be part of the range series of the basin & range subdivided by later spreading. Would be nice to see on the geological map. Have a nice day: Ag (Wednesday Dec 11 | post #1)
Q & A with Adrian Godsafe MSc
Geologist [I'm Climate Change]
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