The Question whether Craters are Formed by Explosions Above Ground Level

Nov 25 2018 14:24:50

The new page that I posted a few days ago mentioned that it is likely that craters are formed by meteors exploding above ground level. I am not so certain about that any more. There are puzzle pieces mentioned on the page that hint towards meteors exploding above ground level and there are puzzle pieces mentioned that hint towards meteors exploding at ground level or at close proximity to ground level. I've just made a few changes to the page that aid to express my doubts about this.

Exploring How Craters are Formed

Nov 19 2018 14:51:08

I've tried to collect information that would allow me to find an explanation how craters are formed on terrestrial bodies. The motivation for this comes from this NASA photograph of a double crater. The most interesting detail about it is the almost perfect straight line in between the two crater holes. I've created and added a page to the concepts section of the website. You can navigate to that page by clicking on the science menu button at the top of the screen, followed by clicking on the concepts tab and then select 'Craters Created by Orbs', or you can simply click on the image below.

Image by NASA/JPL/University of Arizona 

Don't forget the option to enable flash

May 31 2018 01:03:02

Don't forget that this website uses flash if flash is available in the browser. The website looks better with flash but most browsers do no longer have flash enabled by default. You can enable flash within your browser's settings for a better viewing experience. I will eventually convert all the flash animations to html5 but that will still take some time.

New page about how scale levels interact

May 10 2018 21:18:37

I've added a new page about the interaction between large and small scale levels, which is a subject that is also brought forward on other pages such as the page about temperature and the page about the color spectrum. The page describes several ways in which movement at a larger scale level can create a reactional movement at a smaller scale level, or even the other way around. You can click on the image below so it will bring you to that page.

New page about movements

Mar 09 2018 14:24:31


Different forms of movement that a vortex can exhibit were previously mentioned on the 'More About Vortices' page, but they were only mentioned briefly with short descriptions. I removed that text from the page and created a new page with a more elaborate description of each form of movement and with new images. If you click on the image above it will open the new page.

The convolute vortex

Nov 13 2017 13:42:54

The convolute is a type of rotational vortex that I mentioned in the concept pages on the page about the pulsars. Because this vortex is another example of an s-bridge, I decided to add the vortex to the main pages instead of the concept pages. I've also added two more examples of the convolute. You can click on the image below and it will take you to the page named 'More about Vortices'.

A Blue Whirl

Nov 08 2017 18:51:09

Scientists from the University of Maryland discovered a previously unobserved type of flame which they published in an online paper on August 4, 2016, in the peer-reviewed journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The phenomenon looks quite similar to an amplipole. It might be the same vortex type or it is one that is closely related to an amplipole. I've added this example on the page where the amplipole is described. You can click on the image on and the correct page will open.


Name changes for vortex types

Nov 06 2017 20:38:30

The cappellon is now called the capillion
The revotron is now called the revodome
The gown is now called the exoduct
The Huygens belt is now called the hyperbelt
The solacone is now called the hyperkone (pronounced 'hypercone')
The corona pole is now called the amplipole

I've also added an explanation to each vortex type about the origin of the name, the reasons why those names were chosen. You can find the explanations along the pages where the vortex types are described. There you can also find the reason why I decided to discontinue the name 'Huygens belt', which was not an easy decision.

Experimental concept for a high altitude airship

Oct 28 2017 00:43:24

Balloons can reach very high altitudes, the highest of any form of non-rocket propelled transportation, but they're not able to climb above a certain limit. By looking at how one or two particular types of vortices move, I was able to come up with a concept for a new method of air transportation, one that could possibly allow humans to reach altitudes beyond the maximum balloon altitude. Click on the image below and it will bring you to the correct page within the concepts section of this website.

Rocket engine nozzle design concept

Oct 03 2016 01:41:13

I got a new idea for a space rocket nozzle design that could improve the efficiency of the launch system. The idea comes from the trail of light seen in Kazakhstan on 30th June 2010 and a similar phenomenon seen in Severodvinsk, 20th January 2011 and October 2nd 2015 at Cape Canaveral. I've added a new page titled 'Building a Better Rocket' and I've added the page to the concept pages in the science section. Click on the image below to open the page.

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