What Is 2012 About? A Different Outlook... (Photon Belt)
A few weeks ago I wrote about 2012 being the year of the Dragon and historically speaking those years have always brought much natural calamity. You can read the entire post here. This has also been called the year of the reptilians, rightfully so. Most reptilians hold government or church positions (yes, you heard right). As the year progresses you will see what I mean...
NinjaPuppy wrote:2012, the year of the Dragon. Not too woo. Just a Chinese New Year reference that you'll find on any paper place mat in your local Chinese take out place. Unfortunately, I can't read the related post because I have to sign up to read it. If anyone cares to do so and report back, I may have to change my opinion of woo or not woo on this.
NinjaPuppy wrote:As for the "year of the reptilian".... in the immortal words of Bill Engvall...."There's your sign". Other than that, I read nothing I would consider 'woo' in that article.
The underlined quote is woo.
It's called the Photon belt. You see, scientists discovered this Photon belt already in 1961 as it was circling the Plaiades. The sun orbits Plaiades once every 25,860 years (+/-) and midpoint is reached about every 12,500 years. It takes about 2,000 to travel through; and before the Photon belt travels through our solar system again it takes another 10,500 years. Here is a picture so you can visualize what I'm talking about (courtesy of NASA). If you want to imagine how 'wide' (i.e tall) these gamma rays are, according to NASA they extend 25,000 light-years north and south of the galactic center.
The Sun does not orbit the Pleiades. That's a fact. She confuses one recent discovery by NASA this year with another claimed discovery made back in 1961. She is professing pseudoscience and she either does not know she is or is ignoring the facts to hold a belief. Look up Photon Belt to see the difference http://www.salemctr.com/photon/center5d.html
This is a graphic displayed on her site showing the Fermi Bubbles
The same graphic I saw on Physics.org likely emanating from the blackhole at the center of our galaxy. These bubbles have nothing in common with the Photon Belt she's talking about.
It's her overall message and worldview and pseudofacts that makes her a woo.
If you google photon belt a bunch of sites come up all promoting it. All of them pseudoscience.