A press release from the Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, report new observations show there appear to be ‘two’ general types of GRBs – those associated with the deaths of massive stars, and ones believed to originate from the coalescence of two extreme objects (neutron stars or black holes) that had been orbiting each other in a binary system. In general the two types can be distinguished by the lengths of their bursts, the former lasting longer than a few seconds, while the latter are briefer.
Astronomers believe both kinds of GRBs have hot discs accreting material leading to the production of bipolar jets of charged particles moving at relativistic speeds. In the standard model, shocks internal to the fireball produce the gamma rays in the first (longer duration) case, while shocks from the jets’ interactions with the external medium produce the initial burst of gamma rays in the second case.
I recently mentioned several new scientific discoveries have mirrored my research I published 3-5 years ago. New studies related to the Sun-Earth connection, and beyond had already been published in my first 2 books – some of which I conceived from my interviews with the top minds in NASA, ESA, NOAA, Royal Observatory, US Naval Observatory and the top universities specializing in geo and astro-physics.
Resulting from these “new discoveries,” I am back in the forefront and plan to revisit many of the scientists I had interviewed in the past on these very topics.
I am initiating this venture with my scheduled interview with two of the highest esteemed, award winning geo-physicist whose work is acknowledged around the world. It is my honor and my privilege to revisit with two of my favorite researchers, Dr. Peter Olson and Dr. Gary Glatzmaier.
Gary A. Glatzmaier was awarded the 2014 John Adam Fleming Medal for “original research and technical leadership in geomagnetism, atmospheric electricity, aeronomy, space physics, and related sciences.” He is known worldwide for his pioneering use of massive three-dimensional numerical models that simulate convection in the interiors of planets and stars. His most significant scientific accomplishment is developing a mechanically and thermodynamically consistent numerical model of the geo-dynamo that produces occasional, spontaneous polarity reversals of the magnetic field that closely resemble the polarity reversals in the paleomagnetic record.
Professor Peter Olson has been awarded the 2015 Inge Lehmann Medal of the American Geophysical Union. This prestigious award is given annually to one honoree in recognition for “outstanding contributions to the understanding of the structure, composition, and dynamics of the Earth’s mantle and core.” The Lehmann Medal is named in honor of Inge Lehmann, who made many contributions to understanding of the Earth’s deep interior, including her discovery of the Earth’s inner core in 1936.
Now, my time to give back to you. I have made available a new 3-month membership for only $17.95. In addition, I am reducing the price of a one-year membership from $49.95 down to $27.95. Furthermore, I am pleased to announce that I am close to finishing my 3rd book which expands my research from the Earth to the Sun to our Milky Way and beyond. It is coming together almost in the form of automatic writing, except it is just me.
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