Search found 346 matches

by big_kev
Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:31 pm
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: Are "standard candle" supernovae reliable?
Replies: 1
Views: 2033

Re: Are "standard candle" supernovae reliable?

Interesting, however if the supernovae are 30% closer isn't this the same as them being approx 30% fainter, upon which the theory of dark energy is based. In other words it was assumed that because these "standard candles" appeared approx. 30% fainter than expected then they must be further away tha...
by big_kev
Sun Oct 09, 2011 6:34 am
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: Is the velocity of light constant?
Replies: 6
Views: 4609

As a little afterthought.

Should it be "speed" of light rather than velocity.

Velocity may actually vary.
by big_kev
Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: Is the velocity of light constant?
Replies: 6
Views: 4609

Re: Is the velocity of light constant?

I propose that gravitational fields influence, if not provide, the means of the propagation of light, and that a gravitational field acts as a vibrating medium for light. So you are suggestting that both relativity and quantum physics are completely incorrect. How would this then fit in with your t...
by big_kev
Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: Cern - faster than light?
Replies: 9
Views: 5871

joe wrote:Email them and tell them not to worry, Kev.
Details of email in quotes below...



"vous se sont trompés garçons français"



They haven't replied yet
by big_kev
Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:16 pm
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: Cern - faster than light?
Replies: 9
Views: 5871

Its just a revisit to the old neutrino problem....when you measure the speed of a neutrino it appears to travel faster then light....this has been done many times and always brings the same result. The margin for error however means that the innacuracy of the measurement would allow it to actually f...
by big_kev
Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:09 pm
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: How did the Universe as we know it come to be?
Replies: 7
Views: 4046

Re: Speculation

rcurrell wrote:
If one looks for Divine Acts alone, one would never see them through the Physical Processes. If one looks for Physical Processes alone, one would never see the Divine Acts behind them.
Ah !

The old wave / particle duallity theory.

I actually understand this.
by big_kev
Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: The Universe is Open
Replies: 1
Views: 2476

Re: The Universe is Open

The State of the Universe Ronald G. Currell The Universe is open. The acceleration of the expansion of the Universe is so huge that the Universe can never be overcome by the gravitational attraction of all the various kinds of matter in the Universe. The Universe can never collapse into itself. Mayb...
by big_kev
Sun Jul 03, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: Error propagation of distance modulus and parallax
Replies: 2
Views: 2928

Is it just me or is something missing from this question.
by big_kev
Sun Jul 03, 2011 2:44 pm
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: Speed of Light
Replies: 16
Views: 8098

Re: Speed of Light

Back to the original question ! So as we all know, as we approach the speed of light, time slows down... Actually it doesn't slow down, it just appears to slow down. Consider a clock in front of you ticking away in time with your wrist watch. You look at your watch and then at the clock and they are...
by big_kev
Sat Jul 02, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: Speed of Light
Replies: 16
Views: 8098

M54 wrote:
What's the problem with the universe being infinite?
Makes sense for it to be so.
It makes no sense for the universe to be infinite.
Think of the consequences of this.
by big_kev
Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:19 pm
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: Earths position in the Universe
Replies: 63
Views: 25389

You said the Universe is mathematically flat. Prove it. Show me your mathematical proof for your conclusion. It is not sufficient to quote others. Show me your line by line proof of this or your mathematical reasons for your hypothesis. David. This may help. Proof that the universe is mathematicall...
by big_kev
Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:30 pm
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: Does anyone know the answer to this question?
Replies: 1
Views: 2391

Below,...Everything you wanted to know about the sun but were afraid to ask. :)

http://helios.gsfc.nasa.gov/qa_sun.html
by big_kev
Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:22 pm
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: Earths position in the Universe
Replies: 63
Views: 25389

Does that mean in that scenario that the whole Universe is very old perhaps infinitely old? But I presume nobody is claiming that they actually know the answer to this question in a factual sense. I know the answer and it is NO ! Does that also mean that in this scenario the whole universe is infin...
by big_kev
Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:30 pm
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: Fact or inference? ..
Replies: 9
Views: 4965

Re: Fact or inference? ..

I happen to have a German son-in-law with a doctorate in quantum mechanics......He assured me that there's no concrete evidence yet for the existence of virtual particles and antimatter. Antimatter has been seen to exist since the 1930's in the case of the positron, the evidence for this is as conc...
by big_kev
Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:08 pm
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: What happens to mass at different speeds
Replies: 24
Views: 9763

Re: What happens to mass at different speeds

According to Hawkins: "the mass of an object traveling at 10% of the speed of light is roughly 0.5% 'more' than it is at rest, and traveling at 90% of the speed of light its mass has more than doubled" He is wrong...mass does not increase.....it just appears to as our means of measuring mass are af...