The Aether is an invisible material thought to permeate all the empty space in the universe. It has been used by famous thinkers and scientists from Aristotle to Nikola Tesla and Isaac Newton to explain the mysteries of the natural world.
The Michaelson-Morley experiment was undertaken to prove this scientifically. From the original experiment in 1887, they felt there was no evidence from the findings and this got published across all scientific journals. However, when redone in 1986 with better equipment, scientists concluded that the field exists from the findings.
Many believe that these new findings should have gone mainstream and all scientific journals should have been updated:
‘This should have made the cover of every newspaper and magazine around the world, changing everything for the scientists and perhaps this is why they choose to ignore it. This ignorance can mislead humanity in many ways. They teach what is convenient to students in school and it prevents us from moving forward into the right direction.’
Instead it was kept very low profile. In 1986, the United States army later duplicated the Michelson-Morley experiment and had positive results and they published the results as a small article in the scientific journal called ‘The Journal of Nature’ on 14th August 1986 (Volume 322) with the title ‘Special relativity’:
“SIR-Aspden’., Psimopoulos and Theocharis’ discuss the need for a Michelson-Morley type test in space and raise interesting points about the effects of standing waves in rotating and translational motion of optical apparatus. Some time ago, I carried out a relevant investigation using a special standing-wave sensor manufactured by the General Electric Co.’.
This photoelectric sensor incorporates a photomultiplier tube through which a laser beam can pass to be reflected back on itself by a mirror. This allows the device to scan translationally along the standing wave set up by the interference in the beam. The experiment shows that the spacing between nodes in the standing wave set up by two oppositely-directed light rays from the same laser source is a function of the orientation of the apparatus.
The forced optical condition assuring light speed isotropy as suggested by Aspden is not supported by the experiment, and initial indications are that the beam modulation pattern is attributable to the Earth’s motion through space at cosmic speeds commensurate with those found from the isotropy assumption of 3K cosmic background radiation. In effect, it appears that in the standing-wave conditions, the waves move at different speeds in opposite directions relative to the apparatus and, as their frequencies are the same, they present different wavelengths in the two directions and so affect the nodal spacing.
A detailed report on the experiment is available prior to eventual formal publication. Meanwhile, it is of interest to note that the optical configuration resembles that of the Sagnac experiment, the basis of the ring laser gyro technology mentioned by Aspden, Psimopoulos and Theocharis. However, the sensor scans linearly along a section of the modulated beam in a nonrotating system, rather than being at rest, as in the gyro, and sensing effects of rotation of the apparatus.
Clearly, this research will have interesting implications for the theory of relativity, as foreseen by your recent leading article’. It may also help us to resolve the large errors found in the global satellite positioning system. If present findings are sustained, it may not be necessary to extend the Michelson-Morley tests into outer space in order to obtain positive, as opposed to null, results in interferometric tests of linear motion.” – E. W. Silvertooth (https://www.nature.com/articles/322590b0.pdf).
Here are some famous quotes regarding the Aether:
“Only the existence of a field of force can account for the motions of the bodies as observed and its assumption dispenses with space curvature,” Nikola Tesla.
“According to the general theory of relativity space without ether is unthinkable; for in such space there not only would be no propagation of light, but also no possibility of existence for standards of space and time,” Albert Einstein.
“If you want to clear a room of scientists at a scientific conference, begin your talk by saying you will begin your talk about the Aether, as today the field has been validated,” Gregg Braden.
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