Monday, May 12, 2014

The Speed of Light Marches On

Goodreads is giving away free copies of the book! The peer-reviewed Planetary Science paper is already free, but the book is much easier to read. Good luck!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Speed of Light by L. Riofrio

The Speed of Light

by L. Riofrio

Giveaway ends May 23, 2014.

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Thursday, May 08, 2014

Baby Bulge in Saturn Rings

Our Cassini spacecraft has spotted a bulge in Saturn's A Ring, thought to be an infant moon in the process of forming. From Time magazine:

It's a Moon! Saturn Expecting a Baby

Not long ago it was thought impossible for moons to form inside the Roche Limit, a mathematical distance within which Saturn's gravity would theoretically tear small moons apart. Since reaching Saturn in 2004 Cassini has found many satellites within the Roche Limit. The very existence of Saturn's Rings is one of the oldest mysteries in our Solar System. Without replenishment, the Rings would decay within 100 million years.

As readers of this blog know, Saturn's Rings could be home to countless tiny Black Holes, souvenirs from the Big Bang. These little objects would gather Ring materiel to them, creating moons like a pearls forming around grains of sand. Presence of microscopic Black Holes within the Rings would explain how they have endured possibly for billion of years. Saturn's Rings show conditions similar to the birth of our Solar System. Formation of the moons give clues to how our Earth and planets formed.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Book On Sale!

THE SPEED OF LIGHT is now on sale at

The Speed of Light

This book is the result of years of work. Who will be the first to review it?

Monday, May 05, 2014

Final form of paper

The paper has been published in its final form, the first peer-reviewed paper to show evidence that the speed of light is changing.

Calculation of lunar orbit anomaly

This has been years in the making. Already it has 5000 free downloads, the most ever for Planetary Science. Already it has drawn a dissenting paper, which is in the lowest 1% of viewership. Citations are always nice! Read it as often as possible.
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