Originally Posted by Jefferson
BEST QUOTE OF THE SHOW:
* Real Science Friday Pt. ICL: Creation Research Society webmaster Fred Williams and Bob Enyart talk through the fascinating articles in the CRS Quarterly Fall 2007 edition, discussing matters as diverse as the symbiotic nature of lichen, to the steady nature of our Sun's energy output! (Thank God our star does not fluctuate in its output like all the other stars so far discovered.)
This just in;
Originally Posted by The article
Date Released: Thursday, February 15, 2007
Source: Lowell Observatory
Astronomers Measure Sun-Like Brightness Changes of the Solar Twin, 18 Scorpii
Research Yields New Evidence that the Sun's Recent Brightness Variations are Typical of Sun-Like Stars
Flagstaff, Ariz. -- For the first time, astronomers have collected and analyzed a long-term set of activity and brightness measurements of a "solar twin." A team from Lowell Observatory and Tennessee State University announce today that the close solar analog, 18 Scorpii, exhibits brightness changes over the course of its activity cycle that are nearly identical to the Sun's. This star's activity cycle (the phenomenon that causes the periodic rise and fall in the number of sunspots on the Sun) is about seven years long, compared to about 10 years for recent solar cycles. However, 18 Scorpii exhibits a suite of other characteristics that are essentially the same as the Sun's. These include mass, temperature, chemical composition, and luminosity.
"We found that where the Sun's overall brightness varies by typically 0.1 percent over its activity cycle, 18 Sco likewise varies by about 0.09 percent, which is effectively the same," said Jeffrey Hall of Lowell Observatory. "And just like the Sun, 18 Scorpii gets brighter as it gets more active."
That's not "just in"
That's from Febuary of last year.
Will the Creation Research Quarterly and Bob be making a correction?
The audience nervously waits......