Blog note. Jesus indicated
that ‘fearful sights’ (various natural disasters) would occur leading up to the
time known as the Tribulation and Great Tribulation (a combined seven year
period of great destruction on earth). Although these types of things have
occurred in the past for centuries and thousands of years, they could be
identified as the ‘season of the times’ due to the ferociousness of these
events. They would be occurring in greater intensity, severity, frequency,
size, duration, scope … just like the pains that a woman experiences in labor
the farther along she is in the labor process. We are in the ‘season of the
times’ that comes just before the seven (7) year Tribulation/Great Tribulation
… And great earthquakes shall be in diverse places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. (Luke 21:11).
… And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; (Luke 21:25)
… Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken; (Luke 21:26)
… This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. (2 Timothy 3:1)
Jesus is giving a series of prophecies about what to look for as the age of grace comes to a close. These verses are several of many such prophecies from throughout the Bible. 2017 was the worst year in recorded history for the intensity, frequency, severity, duration and occurrence of a large number of severe natural disasters worldwide. Earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, typhoons, cyclones, torrential flooding, unprecedented wildfires in unusual places, devastating droughts, excessive/scorching heat setting records everywhere, record snowfalls in Europe and Russia. Snow in the Arabia. This list can go on. Most studied Eschatologists believe these ‘fearful sights’ and massive natural disasters are all part of the ‘CONVERGENCE’ of signs that this Biblical and prophetic age is closing. Most people who study prophecy are familiar with the routine reference(s) made that these things will be like a woman having labor pains, growing in intensity, frequency, size and duration.
The Most Energetic Light Ever Seen Just Showered Down from the Skies Above Tibet. Signs in the heavens.
By Mara Johnson-Groh, Live Science Contributor | June 26, 2019 06:33am ET. Live Science.
High up on the Tibetan plateau, scientists just measured the most energetic light ever seen. These photons were gamma rays with energies exceeding 100 trillion electronvolts — one even had nearly 500 trillion electronvolts of energy. Previously, only photons with tens of trillions of electronvolts had been seen.
The scientists found the photons had originated in the Crab Nebula, a pulsar, or a powerful spinning supernova remnant 6,523 light-years away.
The new results were discovered with a part of the Tibetan Air Shower Array, an experiment that uses 4 million square feet (36,900 square meters) of detectors to search for high-energy particles like cosmic rays and gamma rays. When such particles hit the upper atmosphere, they create showers of secondary subatomic particles that the array detects. The rarified air over the array, which stands 14,100 feet (4,300 meters) above sea level, allows more of the secondary particles to make it to the ground
By studying showers of secondary particles called muons, the scientists were able to work backwards to figure out the energy and origin of the incoming gamma rays that caused the showers. In a new paper accepted June 13 to Physical Review Letters, astronomers studying these Crab Nebula showers reported 24 events caused by photons with energies higher than 100 trillion electronvolts. By comparison, particles of visible light from our sun only have an energy of a few electronvolts.
“It’s a very, very important result,” Felix Aharonian, professor at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, who was not involved with the new work, told Live Science. “It agrees with expectation to a large extent and it could have a lot of implications because now it’s experimental results, not just theoretical speculations.”
The results specifically help scientists to understand how such high-energy photons are created, and if there is a limit to how much energy they can have. The scientists speculated that in this case, the gamma rays had been accelerated through a process known as Inverse Compton scattering. During this process, super high-energy electrons bounce off lower energy photons, giving the photons tremendous energy. These electrons in the Crab Nebula may have scattered off low-energy photons from the cosmic background radiation — some of the universe’s first light.
“We knew that the Crab Nebula was a unique source in the universe,” Aharonian told Live Science. “Now we see that yes, the electrons in the Crab Nebula are accelerated up to 1,000 trillion electronvolts.”
Shock waves in the magnetic environment in the nebula are likely responsible for accelerating the electrons to such extreme energies. If confirmed, this would add the Crab Nebula to just a couple of other proposed pulsars at the center of the galaxy thought capable of accelerating electrons to this degree.
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