SUMMARY: THREAT DEFINITION AND VERIFICATION
7 JUNE 1999
© Copyright: 1998 and 1999
An astronomer used a collection of long-period comets' far points to predict two undiscovered planets. He published these results more than a century ago. One of them has an orbit similar to that proposed for Vulcan. Its orbit is the same in terms of period, inclination and the angle where its orbit crosses the ecliptic (a plane common to most orbits of the Sun's planets). Vulcan is anticipated to be a dark star about the mass of Jupiter. However, it appears to be made of dense material like the Earth and Moon, not mostly hydrogen based compounds as is Jupiter. Although, this dark star's mass is about 0.1% of the Sun's, it is exceedingly hard to detect visually because it is not covered with bright clouds or other reflective surface material.
Vulcan's elliptical orbit generates swarms of long-period comets (3,333 years), the A and B swarms, alternately pass near Earth's orbit quasi- periodically about every 1667 years. Hoyle has postulated that major meteor strikes Earth on an average of every 10,000 years (i. e. every six of these comet swarm passes). All these strikes cause a degree of global catastrophism (catastrophic weather changes, tsunamis). The major ones are responsible for starting (and stopping) the Ice Ages. Periodic global ice variations within the Ice Age and the duration of warm Inter-glacial periods (like the one we are now in) last about 10,000 years. This value seems related to the 3:2 periodicity of the induced comet- swarm. Maximum center of mass separations between Vulcan and the Sun occur about every 5,000 years. The same comet-swarm passes by while our dark star is at its far-point, exposing Earth to maximum risk approximately every 10,000 years.
Our current warm interglacial period (between Ice Ages) began about 10,000 years ago and may be nearing an end. Unconventional sources indicate the probability of multiple comet strikes or near misses within the next 40 years. Two such independent sources indicate that there is a 15% chance that these events will start around 2006 - 2007 with others following in the range of six to thirty-two years thereafter. At most, a two-year visual warning is anticipated. Ice age (Pleistocene) catastrophism is explored and cross- correlated with the current description of the threatening comet-swarm.
Geologists and others have noticed near periodic catastrophism of developing human cultures. See the COMET/EARTH IMPACT CHRONOLOGY in the RELATED SITES section. Since the celestial mechanics problem involved is not a simple one because three astronomical objects (the Sun, dark star and a comet) are involved, a simple periodic strike intervals (of 1667 years) seldom occur. Deviations from fixed periodicity is anticipated to be at least +/- 110 years. A list of serious, if not catastrophic, strikes before AD 2,000 is presented.
ABSTRACT 1.METEOR/COMET BOMBARDMENT-WHEN WILL THEY STRIKE? 2.CURRENT EVIDENCE OF SEPTIMUS'AND VULCAN'S MASS AND PERIOD 3.METEOR/COMET BOMBARDMENT AFFECTS ON EARTH 4.HISTORICAL DATA SUPPORTING VULCAN AND THE CATASTROPHE 5.THEOLOGICAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL OBSERVATIONS 6.CAN WE BELIEVE IT? YOU BET YOUR LIFE! 7. CONCLUSIONS - CAN WE SAVE OURSELVES? APPENDIX A - NOSTRADAMUS' IMPACT PREDICTIONS APPENDIX B - ANALYSIS OF THE AKKADIAN SEAL REFERENCES == THREAT DEFINITION AND VERIFICATION - 1999 Paper.doc (Office97 version)- 1.21 MB
NOTE -> Office 97 Word Viewer from: http://officeupdate.microsoft.com Select Downloads link =