Authors: José Francisco García Juliá
Comments: 2 Pages.
The Compton effect, in conjunction with the age of the stars, might explain any case of
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.
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.
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.
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.