The enigmatic pulsating variable stars have just become more intriguing – as astronomers find them to be pulsating at the Golden ratio!
Any star that varies in brightness – whether on timescale of seconds or years – falls into the category of variable stars, where the variability can be due to changes in stellar luminosity, mass, size or position. While extrinsic variables are simply due to the eclipsing of the source by another source such as a star or planet, intrinsic variables change in brightness due to underlying physical mechanisms such as pulsations and/or eruptions. The pulsating variable stars shrink and swell in size, thus varying their intrinsic luminosity and in effect pulsating through continuous contraction and expansion. Cepheid variables, the most famous of the pulsating variables, are well known and much loved by astronomers for their use in the measurement of intergalactic...
My journey to the leading edge of Modern Physics and Quantum Gravity began when I was a teenager.
I had discovered that the human body had an energetic field. While the primary aspects and functionality of this field were explored in detail by a variety of cultural and spiritual traditions around the world, I realized it was entirely missing from the current scientific framework, and absent from my High School education.
Rather casting doubt on my experiences, this absence prompted my deeper investigation. I began to notice that many of the mysteries in sciences from biology to geology, astronomy to chemistry, had fundamental patterns that were similar, and also showed up in metaphysical studies of the “Ether” throughout the ages.
Like a detective sensing a secret waiting to be revealed, I decided to dive into a study of modern physics to see if there were any studies that could explain these patterns.
I began with a study of the macrocosmic world through...
by William Brown, Resonance Science Foundation Research Scientist
The question of the nature of absolute and relative frames of space, time, and motion forms the basis of Newton’s work in The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, as the opening discussion of the book. This question is also relevant to Einstein’s theories of motion occurring at or close to the speed of light, hence the appellation relative in relativity theory. As we have seen, Newton described a fundamentally absolute frame of space and time in which an object’s motion was absolute, or independent of its orientation relative to other objects.
Newton illustrated this concept in the Principia with an example of a bucket filled with water and suspended by a rope from the ceiling. If the rope were to be turned until it was sufficiently twisted, and then released, the rapid spinning motion of the bucket would impart to the water a centrifugal force that would cause it to pull away from the...