Tag Archives: DA14

The Futile Search for Planet 9

I got interested in Planet 9 a week or so back. Planet 9 is a theoretical planet, estimated to be 3 or 4 times the size of the Earth, in a highly elliptical 20,000 year orbit around the Sun. And … Continue reading

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Bandeirantes Beach

I’m a model builder. I build models of all sorts of things. And over the last 20 or so years I’ve slowly built a model – a computer simulation model – of the solar system, with all the planets going … Continue reading

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Reproducing Global Warming

A month or so back, in Strange Journey I described an experiment that I’d conducted with my orbital simulation model, where I’d dropped a ball bearing on the surface of the rotating Earth, and watched it roll (or rather, bounce) … Continue reading

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Strange Journey

This will seem strange, like something out of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. For the past few weeks I’ve been adapting my orbital simulation model to calculate the tidal forces at the surface of the Earth due to Sun … Continue reading

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Bitter Clingers

I got interested last month by the supermoon on the 14th of November, when the Moon came nearer to the Earth than it had for nearly 70 years, and a large earthquake in New Zealand coincided with it. Did the … Continue reading

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Brexit, Media, and Asteroids

After the court ruling on Brexit, ConservativeHome: Calm down, dears – Article 50 is still going to happen In this respect, I think what matters most is who wins the US presidential election next week. If it’s Hillary, Britain will probably … Continue reading

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Scare Stories

I used to worry about Peak Oil. I bought a copy of The Limits To Growth back in 1972 or so, and it had all these computer-generated graphs showing peak oil production being achieved in 1990 or maybe 1995. I … Continue reading

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