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Is It Possible To Scientifically Explain Star FixationsSummary: Existence of Fixed Stars was well known to ancient astrono...
Notion of Fixed Stars even though no longer valid has impacted physicists in aprofound way.In Newtons time the fixed stars...
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Is it possible to scientifically explain star fixations

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Summary: Existence of Fixed Stars was well known to ancient astronomers. Physicists have built the entire edifice of laws of physics upon notion of Fixed Stars despite the fact that the notion suffered a setback in 1718 with discovery of proper motion of Fixed Stars. However to explain the phenomena on the basis of known laws of science is just not possible and so the phenomena continues to be as mysterious as ever.
Author: Dr Mahesh C. Jain is a practicing medical doctor and has written the book “Encounter of Science with Philosophy – A synthetic view”. The book begins with first chapter devoted to scientifically valid concept of God and then explains cosmic phenomena right from origin of nature and universe up to origin of life and evolution of man. The book includes several chapters devoted to auxiliary concepts and social sciences as corollaries to the concept of God. This is the only book which deals with origin of nature and universe from null. Several chapters of the book are devoted to physics.
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Is it possible to scientifically explain star fixations

  1. 1. Is It Possible To Scientifically Explain Star FixationsSummary: Existence of Fixed Stars was well known to ancient astronomers.Physicists have built the entire edifice of laws of physics upon notion of Fixed Starsdespite the fact that the notion suffered a setback in 1718 with discovery ofproper motion of Fixed Stars. However to explain the phenomena on the basis ofknown laws of science is just not possible and so the phenomena continues to beas mysterious as ever.Night sky looks the same, viewed from any location on Earth.Stars form patterns known as Asterisms consisting of groups of two or more stars.Member stars of an asterism bear constant spatial relationship to each otherdespite being physically unrelated.Asterisms further constitute defined areas of celestial sphere known asConstellations.North Pole star Polaris is always aligned to North Pole of Earth and is used todetermine latitude and longitude of a place in Northern hemisphere. LikewiseSouth Pole star - Polaris Australis bears a constant spatial relationship to SouthPole of earth. North Pole star despite bearing a constant spatial relationship toNorth Pole does not occur at a specific point in space, it rather occupies thespatial locus defined by precession cycle of Earth’s axis which takes place in aspan of 25,772 years. During the cycle actual pole star keeps changing. Forexample presently, Polaris is the North Pole star but in 3000 CE Gamma Cephei isexpected to be North Pole star and in 5200CE Iota Cephei will assume the title.Ancient astronomers referred to all these stars as Fixed Stars, since they wereunable to observe their motion in relation to a geographical locus. However in1718 Edmund Halley announced his discovery that Fixed Stars are not fixed buthave proper motion. The Fixed Star with largest known proper motion isBarnard’s star. Besides Fixed Stars ancient astronomers also defined wanderingstars which were seen to move and change their position in the manner of Sunand Moon. They change their position within a band of stars known as Zodiac.
  2. 2. Notion of Fixed Stars even though no longer valid has impacted physicists in aprofound way.In Newtons time the fixed stars were invoked as a reference frame supposedly atrest relative to absolute space. In other reference frames either at rest withrespect to the fixed stars or in uniform translation relative to thesestars, Newtons laws of motion were supposed to hold. In contrast, in framesaccelerating with respect to the fixed stars, in particular frames rotating relativeto the fixed stars, the laws of motion did not hold in their simplest form, but hadto be supplemented by the addition of fictitious forces, for example, theCoriolisforce and the centrifugal force. In formulating Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, Einstein believed that inertialproperty of rigid bodies to move along straight lines in accordance with Newton’sfirst law of Mechanics was due to influence of fixed stars. This was also inaccordance with Mach’s Principle which says “Local physical laws are determinedby large scale structure of the universe”.But all the above discussion raises the question of demonstrable connectionbetween Fixed Stars and rigid bodies on earth forcing them to move along astraight line until and unless acted upon by an external force. Unfortunately, nosuch connection has been demonstrated so far.Irony of the situation is that notion of fixed stars upon which rest the entireedifice of Newtonian Mechanics, Einstein’s theory of Relativity, Mach’s Principleetc. in itself was found to be incorrect as early as 1718 by Edmund Halley. So, lawsof physics stand on a shaky foundation. Hence, there does not arise any questionof laws of physics explaining star fixations.It is quite amazing that two or more celestial bodies apparently havingindependent motion, having no demonstrable physical connection maintainrelative position to each other. Not only this, even actual celestial bodies changefrom time to time while keeping relative positions all the time. Presently, thereare no known scientific laws that can explain the phenomena. Rather, scientistshave been misled by the phenomena.
  3. 3. Clearly nature is mysterious much beyond our imagination and presently it is notpossible to explain all the known scientific facts on the basis of known naturallaws.Author: Dr Mahesh C. Jain is a practicing medical doctor and has written thebook “Encounter of Science with Philosophy – A synthetic view”. The book beginswith first chapter devoted to scientifically valid concept of God and then explainscosmic phenomena right from origin of nature and universe up to origin of lifeand evolution of man. The book includes several chapters devoted to auxiliaryconcepts and social sciences as corollaries to the concept of God. This is the onlybook which deals with origin of nature and universe from null. Several chaptersof the book are devoted to physics.http://www.sciencengod.comhttp://www.sciencengod.com/buynow.php

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