Monday, July 30, 2018

Ringmakers of Saturn ch 6 - Luminoids

The luminoids appear to be integral to whatsoever is driving the creation and operation of the rings and all the scales work together to support the idea of an intelligence created facility.

Even the idea of all those moons acting as shepherds suggests an extraordinary order.

I have proposed one application for these rings.  Why do we have a luminous output at all?  What is really happening here?



With the single exception of the F ring, each of Saturn's rings exhibits great breadth. In comparison with the other rings, the F ring is but a narrow trace. Uniquely circumscribing the A ring, this  disparate ring commands curious attention in terms of its properties and origin.

Some understanding of the F ring is afforded by the next four plates, 23 through 26. Introductory  Plate 23 shows a non-uniformly luminescent F ring in positional relation to A-ring components and
shepherding satellite. Specifically, the A-ring components are the inner and outer Enke rings and the separating Enke gap. Separating the F ring and the A-ring outer edge is a distance of about 3700 km (2300 mi), labeled (d). Distance (d) is nearly the same as the width, (w), of the outer-Enke A ring (3200 km or 2000 mi). In terms of earth traverses, (d) and (w) are roughly the same distance as an airline flight between Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles, California. Breadth of the F ring, (e), is about 70 to 100 km (40 to 60 mi), or about 1/3 the Enke-gap width. At the left, a shepherding satellite marks a segment, A, of the F 23: Non-uniformly luminescent F-ring in positional relation to A-ring components and a shepherding satellite.

(b) Region (2), plate 23

Plate 24: Segments of F-ring close-up showing that luminosity derives from emissively active
core material.

ring having pronounced luminosity. Around the ring to the right of A, luminosity fades gradually until the ring is punctuated with a short, bright, widened segment left of (1). Right of (1), a break in the ring occurs at B. Following this break, a pattern of variable luminosity continues along the ring to the right. Maximum brightness is achieved at the segment labeled C, even though a shepherding satellite is not present and the ring is discontinuous. Therefore, some sort of excitation mechanism exists, other than shepherding satellites, to produce variable luminosity along the F ring.

To learn about the origin of the F-ring luminosity, the regions labeled (1) and (2) in Plate 23 have been examined. Plate 24 depicts segments of the F ring close-up showing that luminosity derives from emissively active core material. Part (a) presents a segment at region (1) and part (b) shows a segment at region (2). At region (1), the finite segment has a clumpy, but untwisted core. In contrast, the continuously tapered segment at region (2) has a helical core as though composed of two or more entwined strands. Both regions exhibit stubby, luminous emission jets. Some of the emissions act collectively to produce areas of intense brightness, or incandescence. Plates 24(a) and (b) disclose that the F ring consists of a high-energy train of material, neither everywhere continuous nor everywhere of uniform cross section. This type of irregularly-shaped emissive material, for convenience, shall be referred to subsequently as luminoids.

An external energy supply would seem to be required to sustain the high level of luminous output of the luminoids. That at least part of this energy might be supplied by the A ring is disclosed in Plate 25. 

Plate 25 presents the non-uniformly luminescent F ring of Plate 23 exposed to reveal interconnections between the F ring and the A-ring outer edge.

While numerous inter-ring connections are present, two of the more distinct ones are pointed out in a region along the A-ring outer edgewhere filaments cross. Edge filaments are a product of various electromagnetic vehicle outputs which, as already has been found, extend throughout the ring system. 

Functional compatibility of the A and F rings leads to a realization that the F ring is not an isolated
entity. Rather, the F ring is an integral formation in the overall ring system.

An F-ring photograph, printed popularly in publications to illustrate the phenomenon of braiding, supports the concept that the ring indeed is vehicle related. Braiding being the extraordinary phenomenon focused upon, concern has not been directed heretofore toward possible existence of other, importantly coupled information.

Plate 25: Non-uniformly luminescent F-ring of Plate 23 exposed to reveal inter-connections
between the F-ring and A-ring outer edge.

A photograph of this braided F ring, exposed to bring out latent background information, is introduced in Plate 26. Plate 26 shows a braided F ring coupled together with a large object. That part of the object which lies within the picture extends completely across the frame, up to a height (x) from the bottom edge. A relatively light color, in contrast to the upper background, delineates the area just described.

That the light area is in fact an object is assured by the presence of two concentric circles whose center, (o), lies on strand (l). These circles are indicative of a circulatory magnetic field around center (o). Additionally,surface patterns and shading suggest that the top horizontal element lies farther away than the element along the bottom edge. 

Further, strand (2), is straighter above the surface-departure point, (a), than below it. The greater curvature of strand (2) between the point of origin and departure point (b) suggests a rounded surface. If this rounded surface is taken to be a circular profile, its radius would be about equal to the distance labeled (x). Half-diameter (x) is about seven times greater than the width, (w) of the F ring. When (w) is taken conservatively to be about 100 km (60 mi), diameter of the object would be 1400 km (870 mi), very nearly half the diameter estimated for the vehicle of Plate 5.

 Plate 26: Photograph of braided F-ring exposed to reveal a large coupled object.

Strand (3) in Plate 26, when traced toward the object, is found to disappear behind (1) such that its surface departure-point occurs atpoint (b). Foreground strand (1) departs at (c), essentially at center (o) of the concentric circles. Spatial separation of the strand departure points sets up the initial condition which leads to braiding. Once departed, the strands tend to entwine owing to the inherent magnetic fields attendant with constituent luminoidal emissions. At least for the one case of Plate 26, luminoid strands originate from a very large, quiescent object. Knowledge of the specific luminoid source cannot be determined with a high degree of resolution because of paucity of data.

There are, however, several highly suspect vehicle components quite capable of producing the F-ring trail of luminoids. An obvious component is the nose section of a vehicle when protruding sufficiently beyond the A ring. While the nose section of a vehicle is somewhat more active compared with its rear section, activity near the nose could be quite sufficient to generate luminoids (Plates 7 and 8). Luminoids also might be generated from vehicular axial exhaust products, separately or in conjunction with tip matter from trailing body streamers. Moreover, this latter mechanism is compatible with activity between the F ring and the A-ring outer edge (Plate 25).

From the foregoing discussion, a tentative conclusion is drawn that components of orbiting electromagnetic vehicles generate the F-ring trail of luminoids. Because these vehicles can travel about and position themselves, a further conclusion is drawn. Luminoids might be expected to be  found elsewhere in the Saturnian satellite system, albeit  not necessarily active or in ring form.

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