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Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 26th September 2022, 08:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,060
Posted By Mike Helland
There was a parody account of DART the Asteroid...

There was a parody account of DART the Asteroid Slayer, live tweeting its supposed adventure.

The second to last tweet before impact is gold.

"THIS ONE IS FOR THE DINOSAURS!"
...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 26th September 2022, 04:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,060
Posted By Mike Helland
This Twitter account updates you every time JWST...

This Twitter account updates you every time JWST starts looking at something new. It was watching:

https://twitter.com/JWSTObservation/status/1574536368814018576
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 26th September 2022, 03:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,060
Posted By Mike Helland
Not much to see on that feed. Just a black screen...

Not much to see on that feed. Just a black screen with a white dot.

Here is more of an event, with NASA staff.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RA8Tfa6Sck
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 26th September 2022, 01:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,060
Posted By Mike Helland
Live Feed from NASA’s DART Spacecraft on Approach to Asteroid Dimorphos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6Z1E0mW2ag

12.5 hours from now

Description:

NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) has one single instrument onboard – the Didymos Reconnaissance and...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 25th September 2022, 02:58 PM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 82,995
Posted By Mike Helland
https://blogs.nasa.gov/webb/2022/09/13/webbs-scien...

https://blogs.nasa.gov/webb/2022/09/13/webbs-scientific-method-what-to-expect/

"Starting the week of Sep. 19, NASA will share a new Webb image or spectrum at least every other week. Check the Webb...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 23rd September 2022, 08:39 AM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 82,995
Posted By Mike Helland
It appears to wander around the night sky. ...

It appears to wander around the night sky.

It drifts like an internet thread.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 19th September 2022, 06:25 AM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 82,995
Posted By Mike Helland
Looking at Mars: ...

Looking at Mars:

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2338519-james-webb-space-telescope-captures-its-first-pictures-of-mars/
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 18th September 2022, 05:47 PM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 82,995
Posted By Mike Helland
There's 1,430 now. In a few days there will be...

There's 1,430 now. In a few days there will be more.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 18th September 2022, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 82,995
Posted By Mike Helland
None taken. I check this every day: ...

None taken.

I check this every day:

https://arxiv.org/search/?query=jwst&searchtype=all&source=header
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 18th September 2022, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 82,995
Posted By Mike Helland
I fell for expanding universe. Then the inflating...

I fell for expanding universe. Then the inflating universe. Then the accelerating universe.

Now I doubt them.

If anyone has fallen for an origin story, it'd be the one that thinks cosmology...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 18th September 2022, 07:24 AM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 82,995
Posted By Mike Helland
My point wasn't about Lerner though. While Sabine...

My point wasn't about Lerner though. While Sabine sends up Lerner's article, she actually praised the SciAm one:

https://twitter.com/skdh/status/1570024514028707841

As did many others. While...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 16th September 2022, 07:56 AM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 82,995
Posted By Mike Helland
Everyone likes a good origin story.

Everyone likes a good origin story.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 16th September 2022, 06:28 AM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 82,995
Posted By Mike Helland
Study of the cosmos.

Study of the cosmos.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 16th September 2022, 06:24 AM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 82,995
Posted By Mike Helland
I think the cosmologists are quite sober about...

I think the cosmologists are quite sober about the state of their field.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 16th September 2022, 06:17 AM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 82,995
Posted By Mike Helland
I make conjectures. I don't believe in them. ...

I make conjectures. I don't believe in them.

I write software, I write stories, I write songs. Not all of them work.




Of course.

Cosmology exists specifically to tell us how...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 16th September 2022, 06:14 AM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 82,995
Posted By Mike Helland
Here's Sabine's take on "the big bang didn't...

Here's Sabine's take on "the big bang didn't happen" articles:

https://nautil.us/the-trouble-with-the-big-bang-238547/

And here's her take on the SciAm article:
...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 16th September 2022, 06:05 AM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 82,995
Posted By Mike Helland
Are you referring to this: "That completely...

Are you referring to this:

"That completely overlooks the part that may be "revolutionary", their size and structure."

I don't think you've been paying attention. That's exactly the issue here....
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 16th September 2022, 05:54 AM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 82,995
Posted By Mike Helland
I am very selective. Science, to me, has a...

I am very selective.

Science, to me, has a lot to do with controlled experiments. Repeatability. Practical technology. Impractical wizardry even.

This "theory" tells us how existence was born....
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 15th September 2022, 09:40 PM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 82,995
Posted By Mike Helland
Agreed

Agreed
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 15th September 2022, 09:13 PM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 82,995
Posted By Mike Helland
It simply is not When they pointed HST at...

It simply is not

When they pointed HST at dark sky most experts thought it was a waste of time.

The cosmos consistently out performs our expectations.

I get the feeling defending the big...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 15th September 2022, 09:02 PM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 82,995
Posted By Mike Helland
That's not true. The number, and maturity...

That's not true.

The number, and maturity and size of the galaxies was not expected.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 15th September 2022, 03:38 PM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 82,995
Posted By Mike Helland
It's the title and subtitle of the article.

It's the title and subtitle of the article.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 15th September 2022, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 82,995
Posted By Mike Helland
JWST’s First Glimpses of Early Galaxies Could...

JWST’s First Glimpses of Early Galaxies Could Break Cosmology

The James Webb Space Telescope’s first images of the distant universe shocked astronomers. Is the discovery of unimaginably distant...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 11th September 2022, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 82,995
Posted By Mike Helland
I doubt that too. There's a chance that...

I doubt that too.

There's a chance that planet is as far away from the star as astronomers say.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 11th September 2022, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 82,995
Posted By Mike Helland
I somehow doubt that the planet in the image is...

I somehow doubt that the planet in the image is behind it's parent star.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 25th August 2022, 02:25 PM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 82,995
Posted By Mike Helland
CO2 was expected to be found. What's demonstrated...

CO2 was expected to be found. What's demonstrated here is that the 2 blue data points represent what we knew through Spitzer, compared to the red dots from JWST (and their very small error bars)
...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 25th August 2022, 02:01 PM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 82,995
Posted By Mike Helland
This is worth checking out, comparing the 2 data...

This is worth checking out, comparing the 2 data points of Spitzer against Webb's data:

https://twitter.com/nbatalha/status/1562876626127310848
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 25th August 2022, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 82,995
Posted By Mike Helland
CO2 in an exoplanet ...

CO2 in an exoplanet

https://www.universetoday.com/157304/jwst-finds-a-clear-unambiguous-signal-for-carbon-dioxide-in-an-exoplanets-atmosphere/
...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 24th August 2022, 04:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 383
Posted By Mike Helland
Rewriting the proton?

Evidence for intrinsic charm quarks in the proton

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-022-04998-2

Anton Petrov:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1biTR-zJtfk
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 16th August 2022, 10:26 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 7,824
Posted By Mike Helland
Beating up this conjecture isn't really the...

Beating up this conjecture isn't really the point.

But the redshifted energy, in one version is absorbed by the vacuum. Any wavelength, perfect absorber.

And when it reaches equilibrium with...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 16th August 2022, 09:40 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 7,824
Posted By Mike Helland
The idea is that the light we are seeing in IR is...

The idea is that the light we are seeing in IR is there at high z because it has redshifted into that range. The energy lost in that process is what's detected as the CMB.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 16th August 2022, 09:10 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 7,824
Posted By Mike Helland
The CMB is received as 3 microwatts per square...

The CMB is received as 3 microwatts per square meter.

Any galaxy z>1 will have redshifted at least half its energy. For a few trillion galaxies, that lost energy adds up.

But there's really no...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 16th August 2022, 06:40 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 7,824
Posted By Mike Helland
Here's the exchange: ...

Here's the exchange:

http://www.internationalskeptics.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=13443030#post13443030

Zig said the theory is falsified because there's not enough redshifted galaxies out...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 16th August 2022, 06:28 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 7,824
Posted By Mike Helland
Ha, ok. Then why did you say it? The...

Ha, ok.



Then why did you say it? The context was I said JWST was going to show us there's a whole lot more galaxies out there than estimated.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 16th August 2022, 04:27 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 7,824
Posted By Mike Helland
Can't wait to see 'em.

Can't wait to see 'em.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 16th August 2022, 03:51 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 7,824
Posted By Mike Helland
Other way around. The models say that there...

Other way around.

The models say that there are first stars and galaxies waiting to be discovered.

I'll believe it if it happens.

Until then, it's looking more and more like an endless...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 16th August 2022, 03:35 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 7,824
Posted By Mike Helland
One test that others (including Z) suggested for...

One test that others (including Z) suggested for my CMB hypothesis is that:

"A pretty simple next step would be to see if the lost energy and the excess energy were equal in value. If they turned...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 16th August 2022, 03:26 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 7,824
Posted By Mike Helland
Ziggurat posted a curve of what is expected by...

Ziggurat posted a curve of what is expected by the theory.

That's not a fact. That's not what the measurements say.

You may say they will. But so far they haven't. And I suspect they might not.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 16th August 2022, 12:50 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 7,824
Posted By Mike Helland
If the farther we look back we see more and more...

If the farther we look back we see more and more galaxies, and then it peaks and there's a fall off, that would be great. Some are expecting JWST to even show us the first stars and galaxies.

That...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 16th August 2022, 12:42 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 7,824
Posted By Mike Helland
It says the spheroids merge, while the disks...

It says the spheroids merge, while the disks rarely do.

"This would challenge our
ideas about mergers being a very common process, and
it might be the case that mergers are only a dominant...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 16th August 2022, 12:30 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 7,824
Posted By Mike Helland
Understood. Of course, depending on the...

Understood.

Of course, depending on the actual curve, if the peak was a bit lower, and value it settles down to a little higher, and depending on how long the dark ages lasts, it could go the...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 16th August 2022, 12:01 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 7,824
Posted By Mike Helland
I'm not ignoring them. "This implies that...

I'm not ignoring them.


"This implies that disk galaxies have existed in large
numbers for quite a significant amount of time. This
may mean that the morphologies of some disk galaxies,
such...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 16th August 2022, 11:49 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 7,824
Posted By Mike Helland
The dark ages was my primary point of reasoning,...

The dark ages was my primary point of reasoning, message #8:

"If z=1 is halfway to the big bang, and the dark ages are in z>1, then there should be more galaxies at z<1 than z>1. That's not...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 16th August 2022, 11:41 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 7,824
Posted By Mike Helland
Using your figures of "(12.094 billion ly and...

Using your figures of "(12.094 billion ly and 12.469 billion ly, at the time that light was emitted)" over a volume with r=13.8:

((4/3*Math.PI*Math.pow(12.469, 3)) - (4/3*Math.PI*Math.pow(12.094,...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 16th August 2022, 11:28 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 7,824
Posted By Mike Helland
Because when the number of galaxies goes to zero,...

Because when the number of galaxies goes to zero, so does the density.

https://mikehelland.github.io/hubbles-law/img/cosmicinflation.jpg

What z do you expect the dark ages to end at?
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 16th August 2022, 11:20 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 7,824
Posted By Mike Helland
Fair enough. 4<z<5 does represent just 3.33%...

Fair enough.

4<z<5 does represent just 3.33% of the history of the universe, correct?
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 16th August 2022, 10:51 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 7,824
Posted By Mike Helland
You asked for the ratio. It's easy to make...

You asked for the ratio.

It's easy to make someone look silly when you flat up lie.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 16th August 2022, 10:50 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 7,824
Posted By Mike Helland
I thought you were talking about circles with...

I thought you were talking about circles with radius of 1 and 2.

In any case, the volume's you are comparing here have a z of 1 and infinity.

The CMB is at z=1100, so there aren't galaxies...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 16th August 2022, 10:37 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 7,824
Posted By Mike Helland
Ok then. How many of the universe's...

Ok then.

How many of the universe's galaxies should have a z between 4 and 5?
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 16th August 2022, 10:27 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 7,824
Posted By Mike Helland
I guess I am pretty dumb. Somehow I get 2. ...

I guess I am pretty dumb. Somehow I get 2.



If 0>z>1 represents 50% of the universe, and 1>z>2 represents 16.6% of the universe, in which range would one expect to find more galaxies?

4>z>5...
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