Sunday, May 27, 2007

Wheel Within a Wheel

Well, I was going to do a post on "Evil Mountain: Repository of All Our Fears".

The Russians have been building a secret redoubt in a mountain called Yamantau, which of course has corresponding redoubts in the US, and every other nation involved in the Cold War, which is the atom bomb threat war. It’s really a terrible and daunting subject. Everyone is, or has built, these Doomesday Mountains. One is a feature in the ending of Terminator Three.

And I got to thinking about mysterious caves and tunnels of the same ilk, some made during modern wars, others I recall from ancient history.

It could make a book!!

But the caves searches landed me on a site about the interior of the earth, which is here:

The core of the earth, which may be a gigantic moon sized hexagonal iron crystal surrounded by a mars sized liquid iron “sky”, is spinning, and spinning just a little faster than the earth’s crust, or a little slower. In fact, and I find this intriguing, in 120 years, or 360 years, it laps the crust, or the crust laps it, I think. So the Earth is like two planets, one inside the other.

I have this notion that the earth is set like a clock at 365 days, but it's off by five days, and here the core is at the right "time" 360 days, I think! Foo, I'll have to study this out. How many days in the core's year?? *

A wheel within a wheel.

That’s what a Throne is, an Angel Throne I mean. Thrones are depicted as a wheel within a wheel with rows of eyes.

How odd…
Illustration from an old edition of Verne's "Journey to the Center of the Earth".
from wiki:
Mars has a relatively pronounced orbital eccentricity of about 9%; of the other planets in the solar system, only Mercury shows greater eccentricity. Mars’ average distance from the Sun is roughly 230 million km (1.5 AU) and its orbital period is 687 (Earth) days. The solar day (or sol) on Mars is only slightly longer than an Earth day: 24 hours, 39 minutes, and 35.244 seconds. A Martian year is equal to 1.8809 Earth years, or 1 year, 320 days, and 18.2 hours.
Mars' axial tilt is 25.19 degrees, which is similar to the axial tilt of the Earth. As a result, Mars has seasons like the Earth, though on Mars they are about twice as long given its longer year. Mars passed its aphelion in June 2006 and is now heading for its perihelion in June 2007.
Venus hasn't been set...yet.

Tree in the Door
May 26, 2007

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