New Galactic Center X-ray Transient Detected by Swift: SWIFT J174540.7-290015

(Above: Crow. Ok… I get it? You can stop laughing now, you damn bird. Makes me wanna eat you even more!!) Well… One must admit when one has jumped the gun, and I may have been a tiny bit premature with my last post?? Maybe? Hell. You can’t blame me! Just read a couple posts … Continue reading

New observations of Sgr A* show Dramatic Increase in High Energy Output!

The SWIFT team has been observing the Galactic Center for three years. The observations have given us data on a new magnetar in the GC, and shows in the data as the tallest peaks, reaching almost 14 sigma above the normally observed energy output of about 3 sigma, usually less. The oddly smooth data gaps … Continue reading

Sgr A* vs. G2: Postmortem and What’s Next

A Short Review Observation of the stars in orbit around the Supermassive Black Hole (SMBH), Sgr A*, began in the early 1990s. At that time it was hypothesized that a SMBH existed at the center of our galaxy, but confirmation would not be possible until the orbits of the innermost stars could be determined. Finding … Continue reading

Draupnir: Odin’s Golden Armband

Image from the SWIFT monitoring of Sgr A*. In the stories of the Norse Religion, when Odin’s son is killed, at the funeral Odin places on his son an armband made of gold. Called Draupnir, this armband will drop 8 rings of equal weight on every 9th night. As I have watched the data from … Continue reading

National Ice Center Stops Lying, Just Stops Posting Data

So far during this year's monitoring of total ice in the Northern Hemisphere, NATICE has confirmed only ONE of the multiple rises in ice volume with a green 'gain' in weekly ice totals. The others?? They've decided to report numbers whenever it suites their needs- a day late here, three days early there. Just so … Continue reading

National Ice Center Stops Lying, Just Stops Posting Data

So far during this year's monitoring of total ice in the Northern Hemisphere, NATICE has confirmed only ONE of the multiple rises in ice volume with a green 'gain' in weekly ice totals. The others?? They've decided to report numbers whenever it suites their needs- a day late here, three days early there. Just so … Continue reading

X3 Solar Flare Moves FASTER Than Light

Our Sun has flared an X1 magnetic crochet. For the second time in less than a year, our Sun has shattered the speed of light. How no one can see this as the most important idea in all physics is beyond me. So, here is my post from November. No need to rewrite the original… … Continue reading

Esoteric Meanings of Modern and Ancient Religious Bedrocks

“Choking the Chicken” No. I do not daily (sometimes multiple times… What?!! I may be getting older but I’m not dead!) endeavor to violently strangulate poultry. I’m not one to upset PETA. A euphemism, double entantandra, metaphor, an alligorical story. Why? So as not to upset the little ones. To convey to a larger group an intent … Continue reading

Sgr A* vs. G2- Coalescence At The Galactic Center

First, Dr. Gillessen of the MPE said in his last paper “even non-detections can be rewarding. And we encourage the reporting thereof.” As generous and gracious as he has been in his papers, this subtle statement makes me wonder if someone or some government agency has approached his team and attempted to stop reporting of… … Continue reading

X3 Solar Flare Moves FASTER Than Light

The following is from spaceweather.com: SOLAR FLARE CAUSES RARE ‘MAGNETIC CROCHET’: On Nov. 5th at 22:12 UT, the magnetic canopy of sunspot AR1890 erupted, producing a brief but intense X3-class solar flare. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the extreme ultraviolet flash: Radiation from the flare caused a surge in the ionization of Earth’s upper atmosphere–and this … Continue reading