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Re: Is The Sun Emitting A Mystery Particle?

From: Michael Tarbell <mtarbell.nul>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2011 09:43:25 -0600
Archived: Tue, 24 May 2011 12:48:14 -0400
Subject: Re: Is The Sun Emitting A Mystery Particle?


>From: Dave Haith <visions1.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
>Date: Mon, 23 May 2011 08:13:05 +0100
>Subject: Is The Sun Emitting A Mystery Particle?

>Source: Discovery.Com

>http://news.discovery.com/space/is-the-sun-emitting-a-mystery-particle.html

>Wed Aug 25, 2010

>Is The Sun Emitting A Mystery Particle?

>When probing the deepest reaches of the Cosmos or magnifying our
>understanding of the quantum world, a whole host of mysteries
>present themselves. This is to be expected when pushing our
>knowledge of the Universe to the limit.

>But what if a well-known - and apparently constant -
>characteristic of matter starts behaving mysteriously?

>This is exactly what has been noticed in recent years; the decay
>rates of radioactive elements are changing. This is especially
>mysterious as we are talking about elements with "constant"
>decay rates - these valuesaren't supposed to change. School
>textbooks teach us this from an early age.

>This is the conclusion that researchers from Stanford and Purdue
>University have arrived at, but the only explanation they have
>is even weirder than the phenomenon itself: The sun might be
>emitting a previously unknown particle that is meddling with the
>decay rates of matter. Or, at the very least, we are seeing some
>new physics.


This is quite intriguing. Supposing this effect were indeed due
to the flux of some weakly interacting particle (e.g.,
neutrinos) from the sun, then in principle there should be a
measurable and monotonic variation in isotopic abundances as a
function of range from the sun, e.g., in crustal samples from
Venus, Earth, and Mars, respectively.

It would also imply that our current age estimates for
meteoritic/cometary material, at least those based on isotopic
ratios, are too low.


Mike



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