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Originally posted by Titen-Sxull
reply to post by Gutterpus
Still, it was an interesting fictional article, thanks for bringing it to the table
Latitude 17 North [North Atlantic Ocean] Latitude 3 South [South Atlantic Ocean] to Latitude 8 North [Indian Ocean] Latitude 19 South [Indian Ocean] between the Longitudes of 46 West, 33 West, 46 East and 33 East,
Originally posted by Paroxysm
I think that it is absolutely pathetic that ATS went and slammed the label [HOAX!] on this thread because of the questionable author of the article, and the fact that a couple of their seasoned members started jumping up and down crying HOAX!!
Now it is going to be hard to even get people to take a REAL look at the correlation between the spikes in the magnetoshpere a day ago, and the 2 downed Aircraft, which are both FACTS! Many who look at those facts now may look at them with clouded eyes or not at all, because the mods have labeled the thread a "hoax".
Should I start a new thread entirely so we can discuss FACTS regarding the spike in the readings in the earths magnetoshpere and how that may affect aircraft??
[edit on 30-6-2009 by Paroxysm]
Geologists witness 'ocean birth'
By Roland Pease
BBC science unit, San Francisco
8 December 2005
Scientists say they have witnessed the possible birth of a future ocean basin growing in north-eastern Ethiopia.
The team watched an 8m rift develop in the ground in just three weeks in the Afar desert region last September.
It is one small step in a long-term split that is tearing the east of the country from the rest of Africa and should eventually create a huge sea.
The UK-Ethiopian group says it was astonished at the speed with which the 60km-long fissure system developed.
"It's the first large event we've seen like this in a rift zone since the advent of some of the space-based techniques we're now using, and which give us a resolution and a detail to see what's really going on and how the earth processes work; it's amazing," said Cindy Ebinger, from Royal Holloway University of London.
Professor Ebinger and colleagues described the event here at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting.
In the far-distant past, oceans such as the Atlantic have formed when supercontinents have torn apart.
Indeed, North America and Europe are still moving in opposite directions at about the pace fingernails grow.
Researchers have long recognised that the Afar region, an inhospitable depression in north-eastern Ethiopia, has been contorted by similar forces in recent geological time.
But the event in September is said to be unprecedented in scientific history.
It began with a large earthquake on the 14th of the month and continued with a swarm of moderate tremors.
Start and stop
"About a week into the sequence, there was a volcanic eruption," explained Dr Ebinger.
"A lot of ash was thrown up in the air, and a lot of cracks appeared in the ground; some of which were more than a metre wide.
"Using satellite techniques we can see ground deformation, and about a month after the sequence, we could see a 60km long section had opened up, and it opened up about 8m in its central part.
"It appears that we've seen the birth of an ocean basin."
The movements of September are only a small part of what would be needed to create a whole ocean - the complete process takes millions of years - and in other regions of the planet, ocean development has been started only to stall at a later time.
But the Afar event has given geologists a unique opportunity to study the rupture process at close quarters.
What about the claims of a strong gravitational pull from the outer solar system? Can that be corroborated?
Originally posted by weedwhacker
reply to post by nunya13
The "outer solar system'? You do know how far away that is, correct?
When you understand the force of gravity you won't need to ask that question, and you won't be fooled by charlatans who try to claim it as "fact".