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  • SRV Ron
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    Interesting, Now the Yahoo search has results.

    Not to worry. Given the source for the original article, Weekly World News, this story, like thousands of others they have printed, is mostly spin.

    Featured this Saturday on Si Fi, Collision Earth. End of the world when a solar flare knocks Mercury out of its orbit.
    http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/201...-earth/115312/

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  • SRV Ron
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    I have been processing through my Nanny Society stuff I have collected over the years. One of the sub topics was titled Doom and is a list of articles and other items discussing end of the earth scenarios of which many have been talked about by National Geographic Channel and others.

    Of all things discussed in those end of the world series, one is missing, the chaos cloud.

    Put on your tin hat!

    From an article of that less then reliable Weekly World News printed in 9/12/2005;
    "Experts believe the chaos cloud is composed of particles spawned near the event horizon of a black hole (a form of what's called Hawking Radiation) that have been distorted by mangled information spewed from the hole."
    "It's produced when an electron- positron pair are at the event horizon of a black hole," Dr. Sherwinski explained. "The intense curvature of space-time of the hole can cause the positron to fall in, while the electron escapes."

    But when "infected" by mangled information from the black hole, the particles become a chaos cloud, which in turn mangles everything it touches.

    We did not find results for: +planet dissolving dust cloud is headed toward earth weekly world news. Try the suggestions below or type a new query above."
    There is no other information being found when you enter "Planet dissolving dust cloud" in a Yahoo search even though several searches are suggested including the one in bold from the article I saved.


    Conspiracy? Tin Hat? Science Fiction? Coverup of impending doom for which there is no escape? Your guess is as good as mine.

    BTW, the date printed when our planet will vanish into sub atomic particles,

    Discovered April 6 by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, the swirling, 10 million-mile- wide cosmic dust cloud has been likened to an "acid nebula" and is hurtling toward us at close to the speed of light -- making its estimated time of arrival 9:15 a.m. EDT on June 1, 2014.

    Well, at least it is not December 22, 2012 when the Mayan calendar is reset and the Earth crosses the Galactic Plane.

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  • Mountain Man
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    Originally posted by GCoyote View Post
    They've been this 2012 crap for at least two years already. Apparently the human race is going to commit suicide just to avoid watching more of this drivel.
    That's what I think, too. Of course, goody-goody stuff doesn't sell tickets or generate decent ratings. Gloomy crap with CGI special effects of stuff being destroyed does.

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  • GCoyote
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    They've been this 2012 crap for at least two years already. Apparently the human race is going to commit suicide just to avoid watching more of this drivel.

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  • Mountain Man
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    NatGeo and the Science Channel have turned into Apocalypse Right Now in the past year or so. Nothing but doom and gloom, and it will get worse as they gear up for the 2012 debacle.

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  • When The Earth Stopped Spinning. National Geographic

    http://natgeotv.com/uk/aftermath/vid...opped-spinning

    Major glaring errors in this episode assuming that it was possible to slow it so quickly without causing planet killing earthquakes that turn the Earth's crust inside out.

    1. The Earth's oceans would flood the North and South pole up to 10 miles deep.

    That would never happen. As the rotation slows down, that bulge would settle back down due to the plastic nature of the Mantle.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equatorial_bulge

    2. The day and night would eventually become six months in length.

    The rotations of planets and moons become locked by their orbits thus presenting the same face to the Sun or a planet. Mercury and our Moon are the classic examples of celestial bodies that have lost their rotation. One side is in continuous daylight while the other in continuous night.

    In theory, there could be a habitable zone as one side fries while the other is plunged into a deep freeze. The question is how far that zone would exist as well as how severe the weather would be due to the extreme temperature difference from night to day.

    For a while, the altered circulations of the atmosphere and oceans may somewhat temper the extremes. but, that would quickly end as massive ice sheets build on the frozen side of the planet and the oceans on the hot size eventually boil away.

    Eventually, the Earth would lose its atmosphere as first the CO2 freezes out, about -110F, killing out all plant life in the green zone. Then, as the cold zone continues to get colder, Nitrogen and Oxygen would also turn into liquids at around -196C and -297F.

    Can it happen for real?

    The earth's rotation has indeed been slowing down, but that has taking billions of years for the gravitational effects of the moon to slow it from 12 hours to 24 hours. Eventually, in billions of more years, it may lock into the moon's orbit assuming the moon hasn't been launched into escape velocity by this slowing down. (The moon is moving away from the Earth a couple of centimeters a year.) Chances are, our sun will have exploded and destroyed the Earth long before.

    Still, it is fun to speculate what if in those episodes.

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