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Solar Physics by Marshall Space Flight Center
The Maya/Aztec calendar, which is extremely accurate, began on August 13, 3114 B.C.E1 or 4 Ahaw 8 Kumk'u in the Mayan language. The Maya concept of time was of circles within circles which only appeared to be linear. The calendar stone shows that we are in the fifth creation, with the four previously destroyed ones surrounding the central figure. The end of the fifth creation of the Maya calendar is on December 23, 2012 of the Current Era (C.E.2).
The Paris Codex (also or formerly the Codex Peresianus) contains prophecies for tuns and katuns (see Maya Calendar), as well as a Maya zodiac, and is thus, in both respects, akin to the Books of Chilam Balam. The codex first appears in 1832 as an acquisition of France's Bibliothèque Impériale (later the Bibliothèque Nationale, or National Library) in Paris. Three years later the first reproduction drawing of it was prepared for Lord Kingsborough, by his Lombardian artist Agostino Aglio. The original drawing is now lost, but a copy survives among some of Kingsborough's unpublished proof sheets, held in collection at the Newberry Library, Chicago.
Although occasionally referred to over the next quarter-century, its permanent "rediscovery" is attributed to the French orientalist León de Rosny, who in 1859 recovered the codex from a basket of old papers sequestered in a chimney corner at the Bibliothèque Nationale where it had lain discarded and apparently forgotten. As a result, it is in very poor condition. It was found wrapped in a paper with the word Pérez written on it, possibly a reference to the Jose Pérez who had published two brief descriptions of the then-anonymous codex in 1859. De Rosny initially gave it the name Codex Peresianus ("Codex Pérez") after its identifying wrapper, but in due course the codex would be more generally known as the Paris Codex.
De Rosny published a facsimile edition of the codex in 1864.
Originally posted by Dorfl
I don't know if we are passing through a dust cloud in space.
The number of interstellar dust grains increased from four per day, per meter in 1997 to 12 per day in 2000, Landgraf said. The results were announced earlier this month. He expects the rate to stay constant until 2005, and then increase by another factor of 3 prior to 2013.
The potential effects are not well known, according to Landgraf and his colleagues at the Max-Planck-Institute.
"Generally interstellar dust is not considered a problem, as it does not penetrate typical spacecraft structures," Landgraf explained in an e-mail interview. "However, due to the high impact velocity, sensitive high-voltage instruments can suffer a short circuit after an exceptionally big impact. Also, sensitive optical instruments have to worry about the erosion of polished surfaces."
It's also possible, Landgraf said, that the eerie Zodiacal Light -- a "false dawn" caused by sunlight reflecting off space dust -- will be enhanced.*
"The time of the entry into the G-cloud is unknown, but is expected to occur any time in the next 10,000 years," Landgraf said. "There will be a constant increase [in dust rates], because the G-cloud is more dense than the local interstellar cloud that is now surrounding our Sun."
NLCs INVADE THE USA: On July 15th, a wave of intense noctilucent clouds (NLCs) descended over the continental United States. "They were bright enough to see over the city lights of Seattle," reports Bob Harrington, who has been watching the skies of Washington for 46 years, and "this is only the third time I have seen a display like this."
It may only be a coincidence but on this day with the anomaly we had a large earthquake in New Zealand . It may also be a coincidence that this day the first in seven days where the magnetopause standoff finally moved above a geosynchronous orbit that the shuttle Endeavour finally was able to lift off . And last but no least it may be just a coincidence that through this extended event we have seen noctilucent clouds dip pretty far to the South at latitudes lower then 40 North.
The solid case here is that whatever warming we may have witnessed in the past 100 years (and even that is up for debate because of bad sensors and poor guidelines for instrument shelters and data recording), the trend has shifted, and all the CO2 in the world…and there’s plenty of it…is not having nearly the effect that some will have you believe, and new studies show that it may be a non-factor. In fact, we also know that many warming cycles came before increases in CO2, not after, and that CO2 levels have been magnitudes greater in the past than they are today.
Let’s stop trying to force the CO2 piece into the puzzle. It doesn’t go where we’re trying to put it. Step back, and take a longer look, and with time, the picture will become clearer, and maybe, someday, the puzzle will be complete.
Originally posted by masqua
I look for them every night if it's clear.
Originally posted by zorgon
Politicians may lie... ice core samples will not be denied
Originally posted by Discotech
And what may I ask was mans contributing factor to all the previous warming trends pre ice-age ?
Originally posted by zorgon
Ummm where did I say Man was at fault in my post?