Maverick geophysicist Dr. J. Marvin Herndon shared his latest scientific findings related to the formation of the Earth and the Solar System, and also touched on such topics as the earth's core and global warming.According to his theory, the Earth was once a huge Jupiter-like planet that was stripped of its gaseous elements (and thus greatly reduced in size) by solar activity. Recently discovered exoplanets, similar to Jupiter in size, have been found orbiting close to their stars, and this could be evidence for his theory, rather than the explanation that they "wandered" closer in.
Herndon reviewed his conception of the earth's core as a 5-mile wide nuclear reactor. This core is the energy source that powers the geomagnetic field which serves to deflect plasma bombardments away from the planet, he said. He also commented that global cooling is something far worse than global warming, citing the period of 1450-1850, when the "Little Ice Age" took place, bringing huge storms and massive crop failures.
First hour guest Richard C. Hoagland commented on the red rain phenomenon of Kerala, India. Red particles found there may be of extraterrestrial origin (such as from a cometary fragment) because of their unusual cell properties, theorizes Dr. Godfrey Louis who has examined the material. Hoagland suggested that this data backs Van Flandern's Exploded Planet Hypothesis. A Mars Rover photo which appears to depict a "pond" was also discussed.
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