0909 Submissions

[5] viXra:0909.0061 [pdf] submitted on 30 Sep 2009

Cosmological Redshift, Compton Effect and Age of the Stars

Authors: José Francisco García Juliá
Comments: 2 Pages.

The Compton effect, in conjunction with the age of the stars, might explain any case of light redshift.
Category: Astrophysics

[4] viXra:0909.0048 [pdf] submitted on 24 Sep 2009

Dark Matter Planets

Authors: Jack Sarfatti
Comments: 3 Pages.

The experimental scattering evidence is that electrons and quarks are truly point-like showing no extended spatial structure. A finite charge at a point has infinite energy and would create a black hole. If the charge is extended in, for example, a spherical shell, then what glues the charge together? Niels Bohr evaded this by renouncing the ontological space-time world lines that was so useful to Feynman in the creation of his diagrams. David Bohm's ontological interpretation shows that Bohr was wrong about not being able to have well defined particle trajectories and classical field configurations under the influence of nonlocal entangled quantum potentials that encode all of quantum weirdness including the double slit experiment that Feynman called the "central mystery" of the elusive quantum principle. I proposed back in 1974 that electrons and quarks are quasi-Kerr type black holes with "hair" (internal electroweak-strong charges) in which the space warp is so large that they appear as point particles to the outside observer whilst being large to the inside observer. Indeed, the virtual plasma of fermion-antifermion pairs is the strong shortrange attractive "glue" that holds the repulsive electric charge together. There appears to be a fractal scale invariance that shows a similar "geon" (J. A. Wheeler) effect at planetary and galactic scales. In this first part of a series, I only consider stable dark matter spheres of planetary size.
Category: Astrophysics

[3] viXra:0909.0037 [pdf] submitted on 15 Sep 2009

Nature of Planetary Matter and Magnetic Field Generation in the Solar System

Authors: J. Marvin Herndon
Comments: 8 Pages. Published in Current Science, Vol. 96, 25 April 2009

Understanding the nature of matter comprising the solar system is crucial for understanding the mechanism that generates the earth's geomagnetic field and magnetic fields of other planets and satellites. The commonality of matter in the solar system like that inside of earth, together with common nuclear reactor operating conditions, form the basis for generalizing the author's concept of nuclear georeactor geomagnetic field generation to planetary magnetic field generation by natural planetocentric nuclear fission reactors.
Category: Astrophysics

[2] viXra:0909.0036 [pdf] submitted on 15 Sep 2009

Internal Heat Production in Hot Jupiter Exo-Planets, Thermonuclear Ignition of Dark Galaxies, and the Basis for Galactic Luminous Star Distributions

Authors: J. Marvin Herndon
Comments: 4 Pages. Published in Current Science, Vol. 96, 10 June 2009

Geophysical and Astrophysical implications stemming from the discovery of nuclear fission just seventy years ago are only now becoming appreciated. The author's contributions are reviewed as background for his presentation here of fundamental, new concepts related to internal heat production in exo-planets, thermonuclear nuclear ignition of dark galaxies, and a basis for understanding the varied and heretofore inexplicable luminous star distributions observed in galaxies.
Category: Astrophysics

[1] viXra:0909.0021 [pdf] submitted on 7 Sep 2009

Observations of "Wisps" in Magnetohydrodynamic Simulations of the Crab Nebula

Authors: N. F. Camus, S. S. Komissarov, N. Bucciantini, P. A. Hughes
Comments: 6 pages, Accepted as a paper in MNRAS

In this letter, we describe results of new high-resolution axisymmetric relativistic MHD simulations of Pulsar Wind Nebulae. The simulations reveal strong breakdown of the equatorial symmetry and highly variable structure of the pulsar wind termination shock. The synthetic synchrotron maps, constructed using a new more accurate approach, show striking similarity with the well known images of the Crab Nebula obtained by Chandra, and the Hubble Space Telescope. In addition to the jet-torus structure, these maps reproduce the Crab's famous moving wisps whose speed and rate of production agree with the observations. The variability is then analyzed using various statistical methods, including the method of structure function and wavelet transform. The results point towards the quasi-periodic behaviour with the periods of 1.5 - 3 yr and MHD turbulence on scales below 1 yr. The full account of this study will be presented in a follow up paper.
Category: Astrophysics