ChrisAshcraftMaureen O’Kane  •  February 18th, 9:00am to 11:30am

What do our neighboring planets & moons teach about the choice Jesus so desperately wants us to
make? Join us for a visual journey through our solar system as we look for science and spiritual lessons from neighboring planets and moons. Our unique solar system is compared with extrasolar systems using an orrery (a mechanical model of the solar system). What life lessons may we learn from dead neighboring planets about Jesus?

Maureen O’Kane began presenting Bible science programs in 1984 at schools, campgrounds, churches, grange halls, and other venues.
Her roles have included:
– Marketing Executive for both national and international healthcare corporations
– Motivational Speaker for customer-service training videos
– PR for Non-Profit Organization for Adults with Developmental Disabilities
– Court-Appointed Advocate and Therapeutic Foster Parent
– Bible Class Teacher for teens (27 years) and adults (5 years)
– Bible Study Interest Coordinator
– Depression Recovery Seminar Facilitator, Coordinator, and Instructor.

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Here are the references provided by Maureen O’Kane for this talk, for your further research and edification.  You can also download a pdf of her references here.

References for Solar System Presentation

Maureen O’Kane, Feb. 18, 2017

Mercury

General info:  www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/messenger/main/index/html

Russell Humphreys prediction for young Mercury: www.creation.com

News about Mercury’s Molten Core: www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/05/070503160126.htm

Venus

Increased wind speeds: www.space.com/21612-venus-winds-hurricane-speeds.html

Comparison of planets’ volcanoes: http://volcano.oregonstate.edu/book/export/html/987

Gula Mons: https://pds.jpl.nasa.gov/planets/captions/venus/gulamons.htm

ESA thermal imaging: http://sci.esa.int/venus-express/54063-2-recent-volcanism/

Mars

Martian moons: http://www.space.com/20413-phobos-deimos-mars-moons.html

Dutch & NASA settlement: www.mars-one.com  and  www.h2m.exploremars.org/

Radiation measurements: NASA.com, Aug. 6 2012, MSL RAD Surface Observations

Mars Ice House: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/langley/a-new-home-on-mars-nasa-langley-s-icy-concept-for-living-on-the-red-planet

Water tests on dark streaks: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/test-for-damp-ground-at-mars-seasonal-streaks-finds-none

Analysis for subsurface water ice: http://www.planetary.org/blogs/guest-blogs/2016/1122-subsurface-water-ice-in-utopia-planitia-mars.html

Jupiter

Voyagers at Jupiter: voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/science/jupiter.html

Juno at Jupiter: https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/juno/images/

“Your Volcanoes are in the Wrong Place” article about Io: NASA News & Features, NASA website 2/2/2013

Europa: www.galileo.jpl.nasa.gov/

Creation beliefs about Jupiter: www.privilegedplanet.com

Saturn

Voyagers:  www.voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/science/saturn/html

Cassini mission:  https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/cassini/main/

Images of Saturn: https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/galleries/images

Hexagonal Storm changing colors: http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/30774/20161027/saturn-hexagonal-pole-changing-color-baffles-nasa-scientists-heres-why.htm

University Professor Lang on speeds & spokes of rings: https://ase.tufts.edu/cosmos/view_chapter.asp?id=10&page=4

A ring younger: https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/news/2541/at-saturn-one-of-these-rings-is-not-like-the-others/

Cassini scientist Linda Spilker re; younger A ring: JPL, News & Features, Sept. 2015

Planetary scientists on rings being younger than planet: https://arstechnica.com/science/2016/03/saturns-inner-moons-may-have-formed-only-recently-from-a-giant-ring/

Planetary scientist gives SETI talk on Saturn: https://youtu.be/ZHZZK8smWFo

F Ring changes: https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/news/2789/bright-clumps-in-saturn-ring-now-mysteriously-scarce/

Cornell scientist Radwan Tajeddine re; wrong about moons: http://www.astrobio.net/also-in-news/saturns-bulging-core-implies-moons-younger-thought/

Enceladus’ geysers: http://www.astrobio.net/enceladus/tasting-the-ocean-spray-of-enceladus/

Enceladus created E ring: http://www.universetoday.com/8044/enceladus-replenishes-saturns-e-ring/

Uranus


General info: www.solarsystemquick.com/uranus.htm

Uranus’ pole cooler than equator: https://www.physics.upenn.edu/nineplanets/uranus.html

Uranus’ Magnetosphere,9/10/2013, Voyager Mission website

Uranus’ magnetic field: www.windows2universe.com.  This is a national science teacher association’s site.

Neptune

Neptune’s winds: Space.com, May 2013

Exoplanets

Defining: http://www.astrobio.net/news-exclusive/super-earth-or-mini-neptune-telling-habitable-worlds-apart-from-lifeless-gas-giants/

Kepler & K2: https://kepler.nasa.gov

Finding exoplanet: https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/kepler/multimedia/images/transit-light-curve.html

Asteroseismology reveals stellar evolution theories wrong: https://erc.europa.eu/projects-and-results/erc-stories/asteroseismology-shakes-theory-stellar-evolution

Explanation of asteroseismology: http://www.spaceinn.eu/project/science/asteroseismology/

How Keck finds exoplanets: http://keckobservatory.org/recent/entry/keck_observatory_discovers_the_first_goldilocks_exoplanet/

How Spitzer confirms exoplanets: http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/mission/227-Extrasolar-Planets

Kepler 11 system: https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/kepler/news/new_planetary_system.html

Astronomer’s reaction to Kepler 11: NASA News, Feb.. 2011, Jack Lissauer

20 most intriguing exoplanets: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/20-intriguing-exoplanets

Exoplanet dimming 20%: http://www.space.com/34303-alien-megastructure-star-strange-dimming-mystery.html

Exoplanet with comet-like orbit: Laughlin, G; et al (2009).  “Rapid heating of the atmosphere of an extrasolar plant.”  Nature  457 (7229): pgs. 562-564

Scientists commentary on theories about solar system being wrong:

BBC documentary, 2015, called “Secrets of the Solar System.”  It’s on Netflix and Youtube

Sky & Telescope article on “Secrets of Super Earths”  March 2017

Grand Tack Theory: http://www.armaghplanet.com/blog/the-grand-tack.html

NASA’s article on Jupiter changing our SS and Kevin Walsh, lead author of Grand Tack theory: https://www.nasa.gov/topics/solarsystem/features/young-jupiter.html

Carl Sagan excerpt from book, Pale Blue Dot, 1994: http://www.planetary.org/explore/space-topics/earth/pale-blue-dot.html

British astronomer Jonathan Nichols on earth being leftovers of leftovers:        http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-3772026/Ghostly-sounds-Jupiter-beamed-Earth.html

Kepler Orrery IV – Youtube and APOD