posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 01:37 PM
reply to post by Foxe
Firstly, the Rings of of Saturn are not entirely gas. They are rocks, pebbles, stones, house sized blocks, mists of gas, etc. They reflect light just
like any other metter.
The evidence indicates that the rings are composed of particles that are mostly ice crystals, with sizes as large as centimeters or meters. The total
mass in the rings is about the size of a medium mass moon, and the rings are only about 10 km thick.
Secondly, gas does reflect light.
Visible light has too long wavelengths to interact with gas atoms. You see the clouds because the water molecules and ice particles are way bigger.
There isn't really a lot of info on that subject, so maybe between us we can find the authoritive documents?
How else would you see Jupiter?
By my theory Jupiter is emitting UV planewaves, from the ionisation states of the gases at Jupiter, induced by the even higher energy UV from the Sun.
It seems that if the vacuum is considered a non-linear medium, then light can form self focusing beams that can travel endless distances without
spreading out. To do with solitons, but I'm still wading through the science involved there. The possibility of Sunlight (using the TSI figures for
Saturn) being reflected off tiny ice particles with a density of, at most, 0.01 per cubic meter, and then being visible from Earth, well, that's
crazy. Taken as a whole, all the billions of photons given off by ionisation are spherical in their expansion, and so create, from our perspective, a
2D point source array, which creates the planewave fronts, which become the beams, which is what travels to earth and is converted in our atmosphere
to the light we can see with our eyes, the transverse wave, of a suitable wavelength. Space based instruments with the correct optics and super
sensitive CCDs can also capture the 'beams'.
Now that description may not be correct, but the idea that reflected, visible wavelength tranverse waves make Saturn or the rings visible fails almost
immediately if you start trying to do calculations based on accepted science, so there must be another explanation. All we have to do is find it.
Thirdly, I work with photography and video. 8 minutes of 1080p
Yeah, the idea of a video camera way out in space is kind of pointless, as no matter how good the camera, unless you are going somewhere where there
is an atmosphere to create light, there will be nothing to see out there. I'm going to dig my heels in and say that unless NASA can take a real-time
video of the Moon from the ISS, which is the simplest possible test as it requires no filters or long exposures, then there is no proof that light
travels in space the way we are told.