Recent headlines that caught my eye:
You’ve heard of hot Jupiters. You’ve heard of mini-Neptunes. You’ve heard of super-Earths. But have you heard of Eyeball Planets? Yep – planetary scientists think there might be a type of exoplanet out there that looks disturbingly like a giant eyeball. Just sitting there. Staring.
Really, the pictures aren’t all that Sauron-like. But what a name for an ordinary phenomenon!
Weak and strong gravitational fields can be produced by a single continuously circulating unidirectional beam of light. In the weak gravitational field of a unidirectional ring laser, it is predicted that a spinning neutral particle, when placed in the ring, is dragged around by the resulting gravitational field.
Ron Mallett has new exact solutions of the Einstein field equations for the exterior and interior gravitational fields of the light cylinder.
Ron Mallet has found the exterior gravitational field contains closed timelike lines. The strong gravitational field can be produced by a circulating cylinder of light.
The closed timelike lines indicates the possibility of time travel into the past.
Sure it does, buddy.
Nice headline, though.
Okay, that one is crazy.
The year is young. Really, really young. I wonder what will wind up in competition for “weirdest 2020 headline”? Maybe this is the year I’ll remember to keep a list.