Friday, August 24, 2007

Strange Phenomenon Orbiting Saturn

A mysterious clump of charged particles has been found orbiting Saturn. At the European Planetary Science Congress in Potsdam, astrophysicists from John Hopkins University presented this Cassini data. The donut of charged particles surrounding Saturn is bent out of shape. Some mysterious influence is affecting the ring current.

Planets with magnetic fields can trap charged particles to form electrified clouds. Earth's ring current appears during solar flares. As we saw months ago, the moon Enceladus keeps Saturn's vicinity supplied with charged particles. The ring current can bend Saturn's magnetic field.

The biggest mystery is a "clump" of charged particles. This phenomenon is between 485,000 and 1,000,000 kilometers from the surface. It orbits synchronously with the planet every 10 hours and 47 minutes. Astronomers are at a loss to explain its origin.

We can do some math here. A synchronous orbit with Saturn would be 529,000 km above the surface, right in the middle of the phenomenon. Extra particle velocity would push the clump into an oblong shape. Whatever the source of charged particles, it forms a natural synchronous satellite. This would be a good place to look for a Black Hole.

Update from Potsdam: Using our Keck II telescope atop Mauna Kea, astronomers have captured the first glare-free images of Uranus' rings. Their findings will appear in the August 24 issue of Nature. Data shows that the rings change. The innermost zeta ring has moved several thousand miles closer to Uranus than when it was first discovered. Though the narrow rings should require "shepherd moons" to keep them in place, few such moons have been seen. This might be another place to look for unseen objects. ESO Press Release

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since the Pioneer anomaly appeared at the distance from the Sun of the orbit of Uranus,
it should be reasonable to expect to see unusual phenomena around Uranus and its two nearest-neighbor planets (Saturn and Neptune).

For example, the image at
shows the very anomalous (horizontal with respect to the orbital plane) spin axis of Uranus,
and the pretty-big deviations from vertical for Saturn and Neptune,
compared with the pretty-much-vertical spin axis of Jupiter.

My guess is that there is a c-change phase transition around the orbit of Uranus,
so that our inner solar system is in one c-phase and beyond the Uranus orbit is in another.

Since Louise's c-change model can be written in terms of conformal gravity, that is how I have phrased it in my more detailed writing at
but please bear in mind that what I write there can in my opinion equivalently be written in terms of Louise's c-change model.
Anyhow, the results are quantitatively consistent with the obersvations of the Pioneer anomaly.

Tony Smith

10:01 AM  
Blogger L. Riofrio said...

Thanks again Tony. The Pioneer anomaly is potentially so fascinating that I have long been working on a post about it. A paper would be better, but publishing about the speed of light is difficult enough.

6:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is crazy
im like scared
of the universe
i think we should
keep the universe a
secret cause im not int-
erested in getting scared

5:12 AM  

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