Date: November, 2018
Source: National Geographic
Our moon isn’t alone: Astronomers confirm Earth has two extra, hidden satellites. Hungarian astronomers and physicists say they have finally confirmed the existence of two Earth-orbiting “moons” entirely made of dust.
This is an interesting piece of news that may be related to something HPB taught to her Inner Group. She said:
“A new Moon will appear during the 7th Round, and our Moon will finally disintegrate and disappear. There is now a planet, the “mystery Planet”, behind the Moon, and it is gradually dying. Finally, the time will come for it to send its principles to a new laya centre, and there a new planet will form, to belong to another solar system, the present “mystery Planet” there functioning as Moon to that new globe. This Moon will have nothing to do with our Earth, although it will come within the range of vision.”
Article : Our Moon is not Alone
Date: October, 2018
The two first man-made object to leave the heliosphere of the Solar System, Voyager 1 and Voyager 2, are still in communication with Earth, and they are sending data from 11 billion miles. The first one, Voyager 1 left the Solar System mid-2012, and Voyager 2 is nearing the border.
Mme Blavatsky explained (Blavatsky Lodge discussions – April 11, 1889) that :
” Between two planets, there is a regular gradation of density and purity in the etheric atmosphere which lies between the two. It commences on a planet with the densely material air, which is the rûpa, or body of ether, and is as opaque to the light of its higher principle as the body of man is to the light of the Divine Spirit. From that material darkness of the etheric atmosphere shades off gradually, till it reaches a point of – say, the perfect brightness or luminosity. This is the Laya point, or line on our plane, of the atmosphere between two planets… Therefore, in occult science, it is impossible for anything in the shape of a material body to pass from one planet to another.”
Those statements about the impossibility to pass from one planet to the other may be puzzling . Looking further at what HPB said, maybe she was considering something like a spaceship (which of course didn’t exist at the time). Maybe she was saying that no material from a planet can naturally escape it, and also that a human being could not nakedly cross from one planet to the next. At this time, science did knew about the lack of oxygen in outer space and the escape velocity from Earth (or other planets). Maybe this was Blavatsky’s point.
Article : Voyager Mission Status
Date: May, 2018
The evolution of technologies has enabled new discoveries in Astronomy and Earth Sciences, like Gravity Waves detection, Exoplanets discoveries, Asteroids and Comets interaction with Earth. This is leading to a change in the paradigm on which Space and Earth histories are built
Date: October, 2016
Source: Nature 538,8
Because the theoretical predictions for star formation in science do not match what is actually observed, scientist have lately begun to consider the possibility that electromagnetism plays a roll in the process.
The Scientific Journal Nature (538,8), published an article : ” Astronomy: Magnetism drives star birth”. In this article, Nature refers to an article from Astronomy & Astrophysics (593,L14, 2016), where a team of scientists made observations of a large gas cloud with the Atacama Large Millimeter/sub-millimeter Array (ALMA) telescope in northern Chile. They observed that the gas of a stellar system collapsed and fragmented, . . . forming a string of clumps. The clumps will eventually form the cores of future stars. From these observations, they ran numerical simulations to match the observations, and they discovered that these formations can be modeled, using strong magnetic fields. The study findings confirm theoretical predictions that magnetic fields play a major part in protostars formation.
Blavatsky proposes that electromagnetism (the primary manifestation of Fohat on the physical plane) is the main force responsible for cosmic processes. In the Secret Doctrine, she quotes an “ancient Commentary to Stanza IV,” which describes the formation of a cosmic systems in a way that matches what science observes today:
“The grains (of spawn) are soon attracted to each other and form the curds in the Ocean (of Space). The larger lumps coalesce and receive new spawn . . . and at the appointed time some of the lumps detach themselves and assume spheroidal form . . . after which . . . motion (the Breath) becomes the whirlwind and sets them into rotation.” (SD vol. 1, p. 97)
see : Nature article
see : Astronomy and Astrophysics article
Date: March, 2018
Source: New Scientist
A theory in modern cosmology is suggesting that the Big Bang may not be the beginning of the universe. The Big Bounce Theory propounded by a number of physicists state that prior to the Big Bang the universe underwent contraction due to pressure until it reached a point that it expanded again. They say that the universe may have been undergoing continuous contraction and expansion. Paul J. Steinhardt of Princeton University, one of the proponents of the Cyclic Theory, says that this theory attempts to resolve the “homogeneity, isotropy, and flatness of the universe,” among other things observed.
This view is similar to the Hindu view about the periodic manifestation and dissolution (manvantara and pralaya) of the universe, a view also adopted by the Secret Doctrine of H. P. Blavatsky.
Sources: New Scientist, March 14, 2018; https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23731690-700-why-the-big-bang-was-not-the-beginning/
Why Big Bang was not the beginning
Date: August 2008
Ralph Sansbury of MIT’s magnet laboratory proposes an electromagnetic theory of gravity. According to this view, gravity is the result of the aligning of electric dipoles in subatomic particles — protons, neutrons and electrons.
In her writings, H. P. Blavatsky made the startling statement that gravity is not a force of nature.[SD1, p. 490 et seq.] This was supported by her teachers. For example, in 1882 Mahatma K.H. wrote that “there is no gravitation properly speaking; only attraction and repulsion”.[ML93B] According to Blavatsky, the agent behind the phenomenon of attraction and repulsion is Fohat, whose chief manifestation on the physical plane is electricity and magnetism.
The “Electric Universe” Project (now “Thunderbolt” Project) has been advertising for years that all previous scientists like Newton, Einstein, Bohr, Hawking, Penrose, … were ignorant of the reality of Physics, and that everything in the Universe can be explained by electric fields. This approach is very attractive for theosophists, because it has similitude with the Ancient Wisdom teachings, but it fails, up to now, to provide with any mathematical model – except the Birkland Field Theory – which would explain any of the observed physical phenomenon like cosmogenesis, baryogenesis, standard model, etc.
Date: January, 2018
Source: Quanta Magazine
More and more scientific models of the universe are challenging the Big Bang theory in favor of a Big Bounce Model.
Superstrings / Membranes & M-Theory are the focus of current Cosmology studies.