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Variable Stars Pulse to the Golden Mean
03-12-2015, 02:54 AM #1
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Olena Shmahalo/Quanta Magazine

What struck John Learned about the blinking of KIC 5520878, a bluish-white star 16,000 light-years away, was how artificial it seemed.

Learned, a neutrino physicist at the University of Hawaii, Mānoa, has a pet theory that super-advanced alien civilizations might send messages by tickling stars with neutrino beams, eliciting Morse code-like pulses. “It’s the sort of thing tenured senior professors can get away with,” he said. The pulsations of KIC 5520878, recorded recently by NASA’s Kepler telescope, suggested that the star might be so employed.

A “variable” star, KIC 5520878 brightens and dims in a six-hour cycle, seesawing between cool-and-clear and hot-and-opaque. Overlaying this rhythm is a second, subtler variation of unknown origin; this frequency interplays with the first to make some of the star’s pulses brighter than others. In the fluctuations, Learned had identified interesting and, he thought, possibly intelligent sequences, such as prime numbers (which have been floated as a conceivable basis of extraterrestrial communication). He then found hints that the star’s pulses were chaotic.
But when Learned mentioned his investigations to a colleague, William Ditto, last summer, Ditto was struck by the ratio of the two frequencies driving the star’s pulsations.

“I said, ‘Wait a minute, that’s the golden mean.’”

This irrational number, which begins 1.618, is found in certain spirals, golden rectangles and now the relative speeds of two mysterious stellar processes. It meant that the blinking of KIC 5520878 wasn’t an extraterrestrial signal, Ditto realized, but something else that had never before been found in nature: a mathematical curiosity caught halfway between order and chaos called a “strange nonchaotic attractor.”

Read more: quantamagazine.org

The golden ratio shows it's presence in life and in the universe as well. The signature of the creator force. God if you like.
It's in your face, if you care to educate yourself.


03-12-2015, 03:30 AM #2
misterbumps Member
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I love reading things like this. Real mind altering subjects.

I can see by your coat my friend you're from the other side. Just one thing I got to know. Who won?
03-12-2015, 03:44 AM #3
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Yup, if one grasps the implications, it's staggering.


03-12-2015, 08:36 PM #4
Coolchick Member
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oh verycool!!

now i shall wonder when i see one..

Just Plain Nuts.
03-12-2015, 11:29 PM #5
Cynicalabsurdance Member
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In the Universal , The Golden Mean is the common communication .

Using the Golden Mean , an entire Universe may be built on it , and so it has
been .
03-13-2015, 01:08 AM #6
DaJavoo If looks could kilt
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Honestly, I'm not surprised. chuckle.gif
03-13-2015, 02:17 AM #7
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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chuckle.gif Nope, me neither actually.


03-13-2015, 01:30 PM #8
Accidental Stoner Member
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Learned Learned, indeed.

Bloody beautiful, any case! :)

03-13-2015, 02:13 PM #9
karutzar Member
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Out of question - Golden mean IS Harmony! Living in harmony is real life, existence in disarray is chaos and dead. I'll say you all what I've do in attempt to make my "staying" in front of the monitor more harmonious.
First of all: I use MS Windows. It is ugly interface - from buttons to fonts. Ugly looks brings ugly/evil thoughts. Apple have very harmonious outlook. It is not any accident .that Stevie Jobs (RIP) has study calligraphy. So, I've installed Apple theme (Mac OS X Leopard Theme on XP) - uxtheme.dll have to be cracked. Now I have OS X look on the screen incl sounds, fonts, buttons, windows - everything.
For the size of all windows I've chose a program called Atrise Golden Section. It give me the size of Golden Ratio (I've chose 0.618034). Is amazing program and it's not expensive. By this way I have in full harmony on my screen.
Apart from previously said I've convert all my audio files to 432Hz pitch (A=440Hz and up bring aggression and anxiousness)- you have not any idea how amazing good is to listen Aerosmith on 432Hz pitch.

You can become a slave only by voluntary consent.
I am highly allergic to circumcised souls and red flags with Venusian star on them.
03-13-2015, 07:35 PM #10
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Order out of chaos...balance within randomness.




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