Clarifying Lloyd Zirbes, speculating on gravity
LLoyd Zirbes spent ten years in a Montana mineshaft, some ten thousand vertical feet, where he triggered laser switches on the way down to prove that not all objects fall at a predictable rate. According to my high school physics teacher, all objects are equally influenced by gravity. Not so, learned Mr. Zirbes. Some objects fall at faster rates than others. Newton is effective, and his teaching identified gravity as a previously unknown concept. Newton introduced the concept to the masses. But Lloyd Zirbes tried to prove it in detail. Greater detail than was possible in Newton's day. Mr. Zirbes qualified Newton.
Below are my thoughts. They are all common knowledge.
I once gave an hour an a half presentation ( I was pitching it here and there in the mid nineteen nineties) on the nature of gravity and the various influences involved. I had an equation that involved perhaps eighteen influences.
The following is on the elements of influence tied to geophysics.
The Earth is a form of DC motor. It has a magnetic core (880 miles diameter solid magnetite (FE03)). The solid magnetic core is surrounded by a diameter of forty five hundred miles of liquid magnetite called magma. Relatively speaking the crust is thinner than an eggshell at twenty to sixty miles thick, and contains the whole spectrum of the periodic table.
It is interesting to note that the core spins at one rate and the crust at another. I believe the whorls in the m agma are responsible for the weather patterns. Most of the surface of the earth is covered with sand upon which there is sea water. Remember tides and waves are influenced by the moon. Full moon for example strongly affects the low tide.
The sun is the second strongest effect on gravity on the surface of the Earth. We are in orbit around the Sun. The sun accounts for eighty percent of the mass of our solar system, so that is a great effect. Stars outside of our immediate influence also keep us locked in place. one hundred billion influences can be seen in TV snow. I believe TV snow is starlight sneaking past the ionosphere.
It is clear gravity is an electromagnetic phenomenon from the simple cutaway view of the Earth. The differences in the thickness and makeup of the crust would account for variations in the intensity of gravity. This explains why satellite orbitting trajectories decay at varying rates.
Magnetometers were the first electromagnetic invention. They are the treasure hunting apparatus of beachcombers. By simply putting sensitive magnetometers in orbit, we could make a map of gravity.
Can anyone knowing the egg shape of the Earth, and its components in a cutaway view confidently say what the cause of the Aurora Borealis is?
Think of the core of a red blood cell, full of iron. We are tied to the planet. The Schumann wave corresponds with an Alpha brainwave. We could no more survive in space than on another planet without gravity.
Think of honeybees with FE03 in their bodies, always able to navigate; or the common pigeon with the same compound in his skull for perfect ability to seek his home.
I began forming this concept that gravity was in fact different in different places after studying a Hopi-English dictionary in the late nineteen eighties.
If one knows that gravity is a magnetic phenomenon, and accepts that much of matter contains ferrous content, then consider; as an object comes closer to the Earth, would its rate of gravity not increase in proportion to its ferrous content? Objects dropped a great distance do not fall at a given rate. What I am pointing out can be demonstrated by thinking of iron filings and a magnet. As the magnet draws closer, the field increases as does the effect of the magnet. It is not a linear increase. With gravity the closer the object is to the source of gravity (the ground) the faster it will fall. And stronger magnets will fall yet faster, and at the ground level, the fastest of all objects. Yes that is several phenomenon.
1) objects as they come closer to the ground are under a greater influence of gravity (a magnetic phenomenon)
2) magnets fall in general at a different (faster) rate
3) as do all ferrous content objects
4) stronger magnets as the come closer to the ground are markedly increasing in rate of fall.
Lastly comes the question of whether gravity exerts a force over light? Is there a correllation between solar radiation levels and gravity fields? Worth a comparative experiment
P.S. Why does the Nile River flow from the south to the north, away from the equator?