Gravity is the relative absence or reduction of the pressure of the radiation that fills the universal ocean of radiation, which is from 13.7 to 43.7 billion-light-years deep. Contemplate “The  ever tightening knot of gravity, ultimately resulting in black-holes” and “Counter-intuitively, the centre of the Sun is very dark” because the centre is most “shaded” or protected from or excludes the universal radiation. (NB between masses as per Casimir). The external radiation is the PUSH and the internal partial absence of radiation is the PULL of gravity. NCH March 2015

25 Oct 2016 – 2 notes: NS 22nd Oct 2016: 

1) Ulf Meissner, University of Bonn, shows that certain light (light in mass) nuclei exist in a quantum transition state, similar to the phase transition state between  e.g. liquid water – steam – ice. “State One being a strange gas-like state of matter, in which the particles hardly interact, and the other, more like a liquid, in which they do (interact).”
Is Ulf Meissner “seeing” the transition from waves to particles and back again; as discussed in the paragraph below? 

2) Fluffy ducky: “Rosetta’s comet is as weak as fluffy snow. Images from the probe show comet 67P is cracking under seismic stresses. That suggests its tensile strength is very low, and its distinctive duck shape will probably change in  a few hundred years.”
I visited and part predicted this lightweight-comets factoid a year or two ago in these blog essays on gravity, after puzzling about all matter being determined to reach the centre of gravity of a large object. “The ever tightening knot of gravity, ultimately resulting in black-holes”. I wondered if new objects, forming from Fred Hoyle’s creation of particles throughout space, i.e. my vortexes of light; (unreformed pre-big-bang Hoyle); would simply link loosely together as atoms in gas do, impelled by electromagnetism and nuclear forces, and form lace-like networks (in the almost infinite ocean of light). As the loose networks grow, the matter has more Casimir-Shadows on the “inside”, compared to the full glare of light on the “outside”; which is gravity. If so, then it makes sense that gas in space forms shapeless “fluffy” comets, which eventually combine until the mass is 700 km diameter and becomes ball-shaped (I think, due to Casimir forces) – on its way to becoming planet or star like (see Mike Follows, NS Letters, below) 

(13 Oct 16 NB – Sunlight crosses space in an ocean of coherent electromagnetic waves (light). Whenever and wherever the waves encounter matter or resistance, however dense or ephemeral, the waves break into (quanta) particles. Simile – water trickling onto a dry dusty surface forming droplets through surface tension. Think about telephone and electric cables transmitting energy, propagating, within and around (magnetic field) the cables. We can never “see” light waves without our physicality “interfering with the waves; which causes the particles – photons. – Think on it – 20th Oct 16 – Science likes to isolate elements and study them individually. So, for example, we might study only visible light arriving from the Sun and striking the Earth’s atmosphere and magnetic field. However, the universe is very complex and from the complexity emerge baffling and delicate organisations, such as the human brain and consciousness. So, in considering light waves crossing the space between the Sun and Earth and striking, say, human skin as photons, it is sensible to consider the whole of sunlight – which has many constituent parts, including for example neutrinos. We define neutrinos as particles, almost massless, propagating at near the speed of light, which penetrate not merely our bodies but the whole planet, without colliding with existing atoms or sub-atomic particles. Do neutrinos carry data? It is reasonable to suppose that neutrinos “travel” in waves, which at the slightest interference break into particles. We cannot “see” neutrinos in their wave state, because the act of looking interferes and creates the particle “foam” or particles that we do occasionally detect. The point of this paragraph is to relate it to Casimir and the blocking by matter of sunlight, starlight, galaxy-light etc, creating greater pressure on the outside than on the inside – which is gravity. The waves and particles pressure and absence, is complex. It is conceivable that gravitational objects, formed in “pure” streams of parts of the electromagnetic spectrum, vary from the gravitational-constant. Such “pure” streams or beams might occur from specialised regions of space – e.g. from extraordinary galaxies, black-holes, or other astrophysical phenomena – NB Light waves divide into photons, light-quanta, like water molecules; what sticks the photons together to make a wave?).

What I did on my holidays: August 2016
 – I observed inflatable toys and balls on an absolutely still swimming pool. They were propelled by the slightest breeze, making interesting wakes that were magnified visually on the bottom of the pool, as in Hockney – and more pertinently, as in Casimir (fully  exposed behind, sheltered in complex patterns ahead, thus with a partial vacuum ahead). The large and small objects always clustered to one spot, usually one of the corners of the pool. It occurred to me that given the Big Bang theory, and Hubble expansion and the CMB of 3 Kelvin, then those energetic events might constitute a wind or current, within the universal ocean (3 dimensional) which could be the driver of objects of any size into clusters. And thus the beginning of the formation of a gravitational body.


The gravity analogy is that the sailing of real objects, of any size across the surface are planets, stars, molecules and atoms etc. are the real moving things we experience. The wakes on the water surface are the, almost impossible to see, signs of the (endless almost eternal) push and pull of gravity. The magnification of the wakes that we can readily see, though ephemeral, on the bottom of the pool, are tantamount to our measuring instruments, which enable us to know what gravity does (not what it is); as is the clustering of the objects as they form larger gravitational bodies (analogous to the Casimir effect). The invisible, light breeze is the cosmic wind, as near as damn it eternal, driven by the Big Bang (which here is taken as fact not theory), which has multiple causes and which is greatly more complicated than Earth’s weather systems. It is the cosmic wind that pushes (pressure on the windward side) and pulls (partial vacuum on the leeward side) all objects. Now imagine the cosmic wind as undersea currents – in three dimensions. Does the cosmic wind/ current exist? Light – Electromagnetic energy – has mass and is ubiquitous – and is everywhere. It is the stuff of the universe. This is what gravity is – not what it does.


(pressure required to overcome repulsion between protons)

NS The last word Mike Follows 10 Sep 16 – NB – Density of asteroids etc “Any rocky object with a diameter of more than 700 kilometres, should be spherical” low gravity/density allows taller structures; hence Olympus Mons on Mars is twice the height of Mount Everest.  – This fits with the thought that small asteroids are bits clinging together in irregular shapes with spaces between that allow light to penetrate – so, less push and pull, less gravity, less density. As objects grow by accretion,  more and more light is excluded until the parts collapse into all the spaces, and increase the density and the gravity.

NS 10 Sep 16 – NB – Phonons, Magnons, Excitons, Majoranas, Weyl Fermions: Holes in Reality. Particles that don’t exist but do affect other particles. Relevant to my thought that all particles are whirlpools /tornados on spherical waves of globes moving to or from energetic events. These ephemeral particles are too small to be interfered with – thus they persist as does the Jovian Red Spot; they appear to be moving apart faster than light (being on opposite sides of the spheres whose waves propagate at C).



13 April 2016 – Propelled by light from a laser beam on Earth, a feather-weight Breakthrough Starshot craft is being designed to go on a 40 trillion km,  flight to Alpha Centauri, at 1/5th light-speed; 60,000 km per second. BREAKTHROUGH FOUNDATION


2013 – Plan to use solar sails.


In 1901, various labs measured light-pressure


LIGHT HAS MASS – “…The final measurement was the most accurate ever recorded, and the calculated pressure deviated just ten percent from Maxwell’s theoretical value of 4.7 x 10-6 N/m2. This disparity was well within the experimental error”
(N stands for Newtons, used in gravity calculations – being 102 grams, the weight of a small apple – 0.0000047N spread over  is pretty small)

More about mass for light. My Crookes Radiometer is on a north facing window-sill, which also gets reflected light from a south facing white wall of a house about 50 metres distant. Last night I left the window open when the temperature dropped to 1C. The windowsill, room and Radiometer were chilled. Yet, as the sun rose the Radiometer revolved as it usually does in this room when heated to 20C. After 4 months of such observations, I conclude that the spinning paddle is driven by light, not heat, and the spin speeds up and slows down immediately with the intensity of the light; irrespective of temperature. The Radiometer paddle is being moved by the mass of light, with the black side driving. Light has mass.


(PS –  I have just read this might be a Nichols Radiometer, driven by light. It is argued that Crookes Radiometer is driven by bouncing gas molecules – i.e. heat)


Radiation pressure is the pressure exerted upon any surface exposed to electromagnetic radiation. Radiation pressure implies an interaction between electromagnetic radiation and bodies of various types, including clouds of particles or gases. The interactions can be absorptionreflection, or some of both (the common case). Bodies also emit radiation and thereby experience a resulting pressure.

The forces generated by radiation pressure are generally too small to be detected under everyday circumstances; however, they do play a crucial role in some settings, such as astronomy and astrodynamics. For example, had the effects of the sun’s radiation pressure on the spacecraft of the Viking program been ignored, the spacecraft would have missed Mars orbit by about 15,000 kilometers.[1]

This article addresses the macroscopic aspects of radiation pressure. Detailed quantum mechanical aspects of interactions are addressed in specialized articles on the subject. The details of how photons of various wavelengths interact with atoms can be explored through links in the See also section.

Solar sails [here]

Main article: Solar sail

Solar sailing, an experimental method of spacecraft propulsion, uses radiation pressure from the Sun as a motive force. The idea of interplanetary travel by light was mentioned by Jules Verne in From the Earth to the Moon.

A sail reflects about 90% of the incident radiation. The 10% that is absorbed is radiated away from both surfaces, with the proportion radiated from the unlit surface depending on the thermal conductivity of the sail. A sail has curvature, surface irregularities, and other minor factors that affect its performance.

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has successfully unfurled a solar sail in space which has already succeeded in propelling its payload with the IKAROS project.

Cosmic effects of radiation pressure[here]


The misapprehension is the statement light has no mass. The true statement is “a photon has no mass” .

Two photons can very well carry a mass, the measure of the added four vectors. There exists an invariant mass even for mass less particles, this is for two photons with an angle theta in their direction of motion:

And this is just for two photons. An electromagnetic wave will always diverge, there is a 1/r**2 (laser light diverges less) fall in the energy density of the wave, and there will be angles between the multitude of photons. Thus an electromagnetic wave can be characterized by a total mass, but that has nothing to do with information of course. The Heisenberg uncertainty principle will also ensure that there will always be some divergence.

My previous 2,000 words note is  


The universal ocean, the stuff of the universe, is light – the electromagnetic spectrum.

Electromagnetic (light), and nuclear forces come first and form matter.

Gravity acts between matter. Gravity cannot be shielded but is countered by energy.

The entire universe is visible from any point. The light we see is data-rich & coherent.

Light is some-thing, not no-thing; it has information, mass and exerts pressure.

The Casimir-effect excludes some light-waves from between objects.

All gravitational bodies (objects) are externally pressed on every point by light.

All objects have internal “Casimir-Shadows”, zones with reduced wavelengths.

The external pressure & internal shadows cause, indeed  gravity.

These combined forces push & pull all particles to the centre of gravity.

This is the ” knot” of gravity.

The shadows increase, the deeper particles delve, & so density increases.

The relentless push & pull to the centre tends to form Black-Holes.

The centres of gravity change continuously as mass joins or quits objects.

All clusters of  objects have common centres of gravity, which continually shift.

The multitude of centres of gravity  universal inertia.

The pressure in a black hole equals the 43.7 b.l.y. or infinite universal pressure of light.

All objects tend to implode not explode. They are “bubbles” in the ocean of light.

We read data-rich light from 43.7 b.l.y away; light & its broadcast data are stable.

The broadcast light signals are informed & reformed by every event, large or small.

Our thoughts and actions are events, as broadcast & persistent as radio signals.

Every observation point in the universe gives a unique view of the universe.

The largest observation point/sphere is the whole universe, which allows the largest waves.

Smaller observation points or spheres exclude waves larger than the sphere. (Also Casimir).

The data-rich ocean (field) of light is coherent energy. It coheres.

 is formed from very large spheres of  light condensing into an object.

We do not know how this condensation (e=mc2) happens. It is not the Higgs.

We do know how to reverse the condensation & release the light, in nuclear explosions.

As condensation makes matter, the supplying light sphere experiences a brief partial vacuum.

These ephemeral vacuums in the coherent light occur continuously, (unreformed Hoyle).

Do light waves have that accumulates with “depth”? implying a “rigid” medium.

Light waves are persistently coherent and stable data carriers, even across 43.7 b.l.y.

Hubble Expansion is queried by some physicists. Is it a trick of the propagation of light?

All light propagates as spheres of waves from energetic events. Where spheres intersect, we detect bullet-like photons /electrons etc. moving away from the event. Thus photons are whorls of waves, moving apart on the surface of spheres. Affect the spherical wave-surface and it simultaneously affects all the photons; Action at a distance.

CMB consistency is queried by some cosmologists. Is the 3 Kelvin temperature patchy?

But light condensing to matter is proved – not least by exploding matter back to light.

Matter exists – and it is made from light – hence nuclear bomb electromagnetic flashes.

Pre-Big Bang, Hoyle thought energy condensed to make particles – throughout space.

Condensing light to matter attenuates the ocean and reduces the cohering force; this is dark-energy.

Hubble expansion continuously causes universal virtual partial vacuums at every point.

This expansion attenuates the coherent ocean, (infinite) light rushes in. This is dark-matter.

Nowhere is shielded from the universal light energy (CMB).


February 2016 – GRAVITY WAVES discovered at last.
On the other hand….  a contrary view from Wal Thornhill.  Einstein was wrong.


Expand planet Earth into thousands of jigsaw pieces spaced across a 500,000 km sphere.

The whole would have the same mass, orbits and spin, and a centre of 

Each piece would have very little gravity. So what has changed?

The separation and expansion  allowed most light waves to surround each piece.

These waves between objects  the Casimir Effect.

Each piece is floating in the 43.7 b.l.y. deep ocean of electromagnetism.

Will starlight bend around this expanded gravitational mass or object?

Probably not.

Is “curved space” a work-around to explain massless light?

(This expansion analogy is detailed in the previous longer article)


All objects are dissipative; most of what goes in comes out. Humans absorb 50 tonnes in 70 years.

The Earth is a dissipative gravitational object. Space dust and light continuously fall onto it.

All the mass tries to reach the centre of gravity. Dense masses reach the centre.

Why does the additional mass tend to the centre? How  most of it dissipated?

We can answer the second question but not the first, which we call gravity.

Light has mass. As do neutrinos and all particles.


All electromagnetic waves are globe shaped emissions from or to an energetic event. If all sub-atomic particles, e.g. Quarks, are vortexes in or on a wave and the vortexes are spinning (real spin) at C or C squared then:
Disturbing the wave will affect all particles on that wave (action at a distance);
Collisions will either merge, break or bounce the vortexes /Quarks /particles depending on the direction of their spinning surfaces and speed of impact (as in Rutherford’s and CERN’s collisions):
As all particles are made of the same stuff, some more tightly wound than others, there is no contradiction with the observed “billiard ball” concepts of the atomic structure:
The direction of spin and angle of collision might confer positive or negative charge:
Particular combinations of spinning vortexes, such as say three Quarks up and down, might form almost indestructible groups, such as protons, which we can only probe or collide with other similarly constructed particles, thus we perceive almost impenetrable “solid” surfaces:
Given wave-forms, such vortexes could be formed where waves cross:
Once formed, only another particle /vortex could disturb the complex (inertia and permanence):
To form a “particle” from a wave, the vortexes would wind-in large amounts of energy E=MC2.
Because the EM waves intersect at all points as their globes expand and rebound, it seems likely that all information is exchanged continuously.
Particles would manifest a multitude of different wavelengths:
This idea does not contradict observations of The Standard Model.)

16th July 2016 – OBJECTIVE COLLAPSE MODELS – NS “Quantum of Solitude” Volume 231 No 3082. by Jon Cartwright.

Still puzzling about Schrodinger’s Cat, and the Double-Slit conundrum, and whether human or other observation is a fundamental requirement for wave-function-“collapse”(collapse into our reality) at sub-atomic scales, this New Scientist article puts Daniel Sudarsky, National Autonomous University of Mexico, and team in the frame for continuing with 1970’s work to circumvent the need for an observer to trigger fuzzy, indeterminate wave forms into “choosing” a role or identity in the macroscopic world – and thus to make the real world as we know it. The idea is Random Objective Collapse; i.e. without an observer, or without the fantastic idea of multiverses, wavering wave forms naturally collapse into the firm reality that we experience. The alternative Copenhagen convention, human observer idea is here justified as a person’s billion, billion, billion atoms, multiplied by their number of sub-atomic particles, each of which is a waveform or wave-particle, becoming entangled with the particle-wave under observation and causing the “collapse”.


What is not addressed here, the missing piece of the puzzle, is the sentient life-force, which we animals and blades of grass indisputably possess; which logically must emerge from the universal collapsing wave-forms, alongside the physical forces, and which counteracts the ever increasing entropy of the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics (the cold dark soup allegedly at the end of our doomed universe – Doom, Doom, Doom). Our billion, billion, billion atoms are somehow organised to form organisms that collect, concentrate, utilize and channel energy and to occasionally produce sentience and intelligence, sufficient to write articles in the New Scientist – and transmit them across the Internet – defying inevitable entropy.


Put more simply, my idea is that the Lifeforce creates our brains and nervous systems being “the most complex object we know of” which operates on about 10 watts, which transmits coherent data-rich readable brain-waves; and which we intentionally concentrate and direct at puzzling, fuzzy waveforms; either discerning their reality or with sufficient power to determine their reality. I guess it is a dynamic, ceaseless, two way relationship – between random creation of subatomic particles from “collapsing” energy waves (light) and deliberate, willful, sentient, unconscious, receiving and broadcasting life-energy waveforms.


Would objects exist without life to observe them? Probably, for a time, but without sentient feed-back and constant re-organisation, the objects would become barren and would indeed end in the cold dark soup of perpetual oblivion under the 2nd Law. Fortunately – the universe is organised by the Lifeforce which confers purpose, identity and meaning – and possibly eternal life.

































EIG – Expansion is Gravity   MAR 2011


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