From: Michael Tarbell <mtarbell.nul> Date: Wed, 25 May 2011 10:50:13 -0600 Archived: Wed, 25 May 2011 14:08:48 -0400 Subject: Re: Is The Sun Emitting A Mystery Particle? >From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul> >To: <post.nul> >Date: Tue, 24 May 2011 21:17:25 +0100 >Subject: Re: Is The Sun Emitting A Mystery Particle? >>From: Michael Tarbell <mtarbell.nul> >>To: post.nul >>Date: Mon, 23 May 2011 09:43:25 -0600 >>Subject: Re: Is The Sun Emitting A Mystery Particle? ><snip> >>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. ><snip> >i) The observed effects correlate with the (seasonal) distance >to the Sun. As they don't know what force causes `half-life' >anyway, the most likely reason for that observed effect is that >the Sun's mass affects (modulates) that basic cause/force. So, >by Occam's Razor, there's no need for another mystery force or >`particle'.. I agree that proposing a new particle is unjustified at this point, since we have already identified a class of weakly interacting particle emitted by the sun, i.e., neutrinos. However, I can't agree that Occam's Razor favors the Sun's mass rather than its neutrino flux as the underlying mechanism of the decay rate effect. Both essentially hypothesize --without a shred of theoretical foundation-- a new 'auxiliary' effect of an existing phenomenon. Indeed, if you review the linked article again, you'll note that the effect is cyclic with a period of 33 days, very similar to the rotation period of the sun's surface (28 days). While it implies a significant differential rotation in the sun's interior, this is plausibly consistent with a rotating 'searchlight' effect, in which some asymmetry or occlusion of the neutrino-producing core is periodically sweeping across the line of sight to the Earth. On the other hand, I see no mechanism whatever by which the mass of the sun would be modulated at this rate, nor how we could possibly have failed to detect the effect of such on planetary orbits. Mike Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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