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Books by David Michalets

Mass and Gravity

8 Possible Changes in Gravity Long Ago

This is section 8 of 11 in the web-book.

Many know of an awkward problem with large dinosaurs. They are far too massive to survive in Earth's current gravity.

Archeologists have no evidence for a periodic change.  Therefore, this is a unique event and the only time the Earth's gravity changed to any degree. In the geological record, I believe the duration of this transition cannot be measured. Apparently, in a brief time long ago, gravity got much stronger.

Readers of the book Worlds in Collision know Earth was visited by several planets in human history. The most notable are Jupiter and Saturn, the 2 largest gas giants.

Cosmologists have suggested these 2 planets might have been involved in the Late Bombardment Period, so temporary changes in their orbits have been proposed.

Both gas giants are assumed to have a substantial portion of their mass in metallic hydrogen, or a lattice of many protons and electrons.

During these encounters between planets, Earth endured substantial plasma discharge events. Some were witnessed by our ancestors, and were remembered by carving simple images on rocks..

I propose these plasma flows having protons and electrons, caused transmutations on a massive scale, creating veins of heavier elements, from gold and silver, to uranium and radium. These veins were a permanent increase in the total mass of the Earth.

I am not a geologist to describe in detail the location of specific elements found around the heavier elements to describe possible sequences of transmutation from original elements to those found in the veins,

The word vein suggests a filament. Filament suggests a Lichtenberg pattern. That phenomenon occurs with an electrical discharge.

If this scenario is valid, then this legitimate increase in Earth's mass means the dinosaur problem does not require proposing an unverifiable change in gravity or its gravitational constant.

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