Habitability and Cosmic Catastrophes

Habitability and Cosmic Catastrophes

8.5 Comparison of Cosmic Catastrophes and Habitability 203. 8.5.2. Radiation. Hazards. Mars does not possess a global magnetic field to shield its surface from solar flares and cosmic rays. Moreover, its atmosphere is extremely thin.

Author: Arnold Hanslmeier

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540769453

Category: Science

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The search for life in the universe is one of the most challenging topics of science. It is not a modern topic at all, since more than 100 years ago, it was speculated that on the Moon, there are oceans and seas; on Venus, there are swamps and also Mars is inhabitated. However, now we have the scienti?c background and the scienti?c tools to answer this question and it is also certain that the answer would have deep imp- cations for our culture, philosophy, and religions. If we ?nd that life has developed on other planets or satellites of giant planets, then this would be the ?nal breakdown of our central position in the universe. But is life a widespread phenomenon? How vulnerable is it to changing conditions and even catastrophic events? These topics will be discussed in this book. If life is in the extreme case a unique phenomenon found only on planet Earth, which seems to be highly unrealistic, then also it is important to discuss how it is adaptable to changing external conditions. Can we survive a cosmic catastrophe? How do these catastrophes change habitability? Which forms of life are more v- nerable? It was mentioned that now science has made great progress to answer such qu- tions. Let us give some examples. In modern biology, in connection with organic chemistry, the origin of life is studied.
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Cosmic Catastrophes

Cosmic Catastrophes

Why do we include it in a book on cosmic catastrophes? First, these recent advances in understanding the horrible consequences for our planet have come from research by planetary scientists familiar with studying the other planets.

Author: Clark R. Chapman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781489965530

Category: Science

Page: 302

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The authors discuss such topics as "impacts with asteroids, the greenhouse effect, nuclear winter, fringe catastrophism, supernovae and an assessment of risks." (New Scientist).
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The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes

The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes

Our evidence indicates that a colossal cosmic catastrophe culminated 13,000 years ago, and Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes is about how we uncovered that evidence. Part 1 (“The Search”) describes the hunt. We started with just a few ...

Author: Richard Firestone

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781591439646

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 416

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Newly discovered scientific proof validating the legends and myths of ancient floods, fires, and weather extremes • Presents new scientific evidence revealing the cause of the end of the last ice age and the cycles of geological events and species extinctions that followed • Connects physical data to the dramatic earth changes recounted in oral traditions around the world • Describes the impending danger from a continuing cycle of catastrophes and extinctions There are a number of puzzling mysteries in the history of Earth that have yet to be satisfactorily explained by mainstream science: the extinction of the dinosaurs, the vanishing of ancient Indian tribes, the formation of the mysterious Carolina Bays, the disappearance of the mammoths, the sudden ending of the last Ice Age, and the cause of huge underwater landslides that sent massive tsunamis racing across the oceans millennia ago. Eyewitness accounts of these events are chronicled in rich oral traditions handed down through generations of native peoples. The authors’ recent scientific discoveries link all these events to a single cause. In The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes Richard Firestone, Allen West, and Simon Warwick-Smith present new scientific evidence about a series of prehistoric cosmic events that explains why the last Ice Age ended so abruptly. Their findings validate the ubiquitous legends and myths of floods, fires, and weather extremes passed down by our ancestors and show how these legendary events relate to each other. Their findings also support the idea that we are entering a thousand-year cycle of increasing danger and possibly a new cycle of extinctions.
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Cosmic Catastrophes

Cosmic Catastrophes

1 there are lots of other civilizations like ours , all of which have survived countless cosmic catastrophes . They may also be looking outward eagerly and exploring the universe . If they should happen to contact us , and many people ...

Author: Gerrit L. Verschuur

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015017159768

Category: Astronomie

Page: 234

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Categories: Astronomie

Cosmic and Meta Cosmic Theology in Aristotle s Lost Dialogues

Cosmic and Meta Cosmic Theology in Aristotle s Lost Dialogues

Kronology and Aristotle's theory of cosmic catastrophes This also seems the right place to ask whether there may have been a relation between Aristotle's Kronology and his theory about periodically recurring cosmic catastrophes ...

Author: A. P. Bos

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004091556

Category: Religion

Page: 242

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Categories: Religion

Apokatastasis

Apokatastasis

1 6 7 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 W.F.Prouty, Carolina Bays and their Origin, Bulletin of the Geologic Society of America 63, 1952, p.167-222 2 R.Firestone, The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes, 2006, ...

Author: Arjan Smit

Publisher: Vior Webmedia

ISBN: 9789082035001

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Almost 13,000 years ago the earth was struck by a sudden, worldwide catastrophe. Giant mammals like the mammoth became extinct. Civilizations vanished, leaving only a few traces. The map of the world changed considerably. After a final convulsion the ice age definitely came to a close. The author presents a new and startling theory about the events that likely happened in those days, using elements of geology, archaeology, palaeontology, astronomy and mythology, which assent to his theory. These indications show that the earths crust shifted as a whole over a large distance within a very short time. The finds provide us with a delicate surprise that had not been detected before. Especially in our time of great changes, this book should be read. What is the connection to the Maya, who let their Long Count Calendar end at December 21st, 2012? To what were they referring? ` A hypothesis, made clear from the beginning of the book, is explained so well that it is difficult not to search for the truth independently. I can imagine that everything may have happened like this. The writer deserves a lot of thanks for this, as it is an art to implant a new idea into somebodys head. (J.M.) `This book provides a lot of interesting information that differs from existing theories. Science should seriously regard these ideas and not a priori ban different views. Some parts are hard to understand, but in this book clues are mentioned that cannot simply be pushed aside. (J.E.) `If one is interested in the genesis of the earth in its current shape, this is a very interesting book. Writer has been immersed in a lot of scientific studies on the subject and provides an original, clear and realistic vision. (T.S.V.)
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Life on Earth and other Planetary Bodies

Life on Earth and other Planetary Bodies

HABITABILITY AND COSMIC CATASTROPHES ARNOLD HANSLMEIER Institutfür Physik, Bereich Geophysik Astrophysik und ... In this chapter, we define a cosmic catastrophe by an event or influence that is not related with the evolution of the ...

Author: Arnold Hanslmeier

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400749665

Category: Science

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A trio of editors [Professors from Austria, Germany and Israel] present Life on Earth and other Planetary Bodies. The contributors are from twenty various countries and present their research on life here as well as the possibility for extraterrestrial life. This volume covers concepts such as life’s origin, hypothesis of Panspermia and of life possibility in the Cosmos. The topic of extraterrestrial life is currently ‘hot’ and the object of several congresses and conferences. While the diversity of “normal” biota is well known, life on the edge of the extremophiles is more limited and less distributed. Other subjects discussed are Astrobiology with the frozen worlds of Mars, Europa and Titan where extant or extinct microbial life may exist in subsurface oceans; conditions on icy Mars with its saline, alkaline, and liquid water which has been recently discovered; chances of habitable Earth-like [or the terrestrial analogues] exoplanets; and SETI’s search for extraterrestrial Intelligence.
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Astrobiology The Search for Life in the Universe

Astrobiology The Search for Life in the Universe

We can state that: • primitive life (bacteria, archaea): less vulnerable to cosmic catastrophes; once having formed on a planet, it is highly probable to survive a cosmic catastrophe. • complex life: multicellular; more vulnerable to ...

Author: Arnold Hanslmeier

Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers

ISBN: 9781608054732

Category: Science

Page: 217

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Astrobiology refers to the study of the origin, evolution, distribution, and future of life in the universe. This encompasses extraterrestrial life and life on Earth. Astrobiology is an interdisciplinary field that is gaining a rapidly growing interest among both the general public and the astronomical research community. This e-book explains the detection and evolution of exoplanets and discusses the question of habitability on such objects. Chapters in this text include cited references enabling the reader to acquire more information on specific aspects of astrobiology. It is also a suitable textbook for introductory taught courses in universities and colleges on the subject.
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Worlds in Collision

Worlds in Collision

We were able also to ascertain the year, month, and day of the last cosmic catastrophe and to establish the nature ... The question before historical cosmogony is this: If it is true that cosmic catastrophes occurred such a short time ...

Author: Immanuel Velikovsky

Publisher: Paradigma Ltd

ISBN: 9781906833718

Category: Planets

Page: 384

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Categories: Planets

The Empires of Atlantis

The Empires of Atlantis

28. Allan and Delair, Cataclysm! 57. 29. Connor, “Booming Trade in Mammoth Ivory.” 30. Firestone, West, and Warwick-Smith, Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes, 136–46. 31. Firestone, West, and Warwick-Smith, Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes, 146.

Author: Marco M. Vigato

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781591434344

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 416

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• Traces the course of Atlantean civilization through its three empires, as well as the colonies and outposts formed by its survivors in Egypt, Göbekli Tepe, India, Mesopotamia, the Mediterranean, and North and South America • Shows how pyramids and other megalithic monuments testify to the survival of a “Sacred Science” of Atlantean origin and how this Sacred Science provided the foundation for esoteric traditions and secret societies throughout the ages • Draws on more than 500 ancient and modern sources and the author’s own personal exploration of hundreds of archaeological sites Exploring more than 100,000 years of Earth’s history, Marco Vigato combines recent discoveries in the fields of archaeology, geology, anthropology, and genetics with the mystery teachings of antiquity to investigate the true origins of civilization. Establishing the historical and geological reality of Atlantis stretching all the way back to 432,000 BCE, he traces the course of Atlantean civilization through its three empires, revealing how civilization rose and fell several times over this lengthy span of time. The author shows that Atlantis did not vanish “in one terrible day and night” but survived in a variety of different forms well into the historical era. He reveals how the first Atlantean civilization lasted from 432,000 to 33,335 BCE, the second one from 21,142 to 10,961 BCE, and the third Atlantis civilization--the one celebrated by Plato--collapsed in 9600 BCE, after the Younger Dryas cataclysm. The author examines the role of Atlantean survivors in restarting civilization in different parts of the world, from Göbekli Tepe and Egypt to India, Mesopotamia, and the Americas. He explains how they created colonies and outposts around the globe, as evidenced by the colossal network of pyramids, earthen mounds, and other megalithic monuments they left behind. He shows how these monuments testify to the survival of a “Sacred Science” of Atlantean origin, and he documents the survival of the primeval Atlantean Tradition through various secret societies into the modern era. Drawing on more than 500 ancient and modern sources and his own personal exploration of hundreds of archaeological sites around the world, the author shows not only that Atlantis was real but that the whole world is now being called to become a New Atlantis and awaken into a new Golden Age.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit