Comments
View Comments: Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
Zimana
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Earth is the big cheese
Zimana   12/27/2016 8:11:46 AM
NO RATINGS
It's great that not only analytics is revolutionizing what humanity is discovering, it is also allowing people to participate in the analysis through open source platforms, programming, and communities.

Lyndon_Henry
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Earth is the big cheese
Lyndon_Henry   12/26/2016 5:03:54 PM
NO RATINGS
..

Thinking about the relative size of the moon makes me think of how profoundly the analytics/big data revolution has been impacting astronomical research. Today the amount of data being gathered and analyzed about the universe is approximately doubling each year.

Here are a couple of articles about the subject – one fairly technical, the other oriented to more of a layperson audience ...

Astronomy in the Big Data Era

How Big Data Is Changing Astronomy (Again)

..

kq4ym
User Rank
Data Doctor
Re: Earth is the big cheese
kq4ym   12/22/2016 4:16:51 PM
NO RATINGS
It's always been funny to me to see journalists write stories about the super moons, which one would think occur very rarely, or the eclipses, or just about any astronomical event, which as it turns out aren't all that rare at all. At least if you define these events so superficially, or so generally that a super moon could be more common than we might expect, without a good definition of just what "super" means, or how the size is truely different than usual.

Lyndon_Henry
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Earth is the big cheese
Lyndon_Henry   12/20/2016 9:32:32 AM
NO RATINGS
..

Whaddaya know ... Huffington Post UK has just posted an article this AM (Tuesday, Dec. 20th) on a major discovery about the Earth's molten core, involving its influence on the outer magnetic field. In fact it was changes in the magnetic field that led to the discovery of the core phenomena ...



 

Lyndon_Henry
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Earth is the big cheese
Lyndon_Henry   12/19/2016 9:53:04 PM
NO RATINGS
..

T Sweeney asks "do you know if the difference in weight/mass has anything to do with the earth's molten core, which also circulates and is thought to be the source of our planet's magnetic field?"

Regarding the mass issue, I don't have a ready answer; I'd need to research this. Earth's core is about 30% molten iron, which is pretty dense, so maybe that's a factor in the higher density affecting the mass comparison.

Regarding the Earth's magnetic field, I understand that convection within the core, plus Earth's rotation, does play a significant role in generating this (it's called the geodynamo).

..

T Sweeney
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Earth is the big cheese
T Sweeney   12/19/2016 9:16:17 PM
NO RATINGS
One other question, Lyndon... do you know if the difference in weight/mass has anything to do with the earth's molten core, which also circulates and is thought to be the source of our planet's magnetic field? I'm no astrophsicist, but it makes sense to me that a body with a molten core would weigh more than one that doesn't.

T Sweeney
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Earth is the big cheese
T Sweeney   12/19/2016 9:13:18 PM
NO RATINGS
You make an excellent point about volume, Lyndon. And in this instance, I can see where my own preference for visual data might keep me from grasping the bigger picture (as it were). In any case, this is a great representation about how one set of data doesn't tell the whole story.

Lyndon_Henry
User Rank
Blogger
Earth is the big cheese
Lyndon_Henry   12/19/2016 6:28:11 AM
NO RATINGS
..

I dabble only cautiously in astronomical physics, but it seems to me the volume comparison has more validity than visual diameter or circumference.

However, mass is probably the metric that beats all three. In terms of mass, the moon has just 1.2% of the Earth's mass. Earth "weighs" 81 times more than the moon. A major reason is that the moon has just 60% of the Earth's density.

..



Latest Blogs
Understanding retail customers means knowing what they will want and when they will want it. To deliver that, retailers must be able to see customer behavior across physical stores, the web, mobile apps, and more.
Chatbots, AI, virtual reality, machine learning, and more will be featured as leading edge technologies for retailers attending the NRF Annual Convention and Expo in New York City. But many retailers are still getting their arms around advanced analytics.
Is your manager a help or a hindrance when it comes to your analytics work and initiatives?
Looking to find a new favorite beer? Check out these visualizations to track it down.
The rise of Amazon Alexa and Google Home introduce a new competitor for search engines -- IoT home devices with supporting AI. Here's how analytics planning must change to accommodate the new world.
Radio Show
A2 Conversations
UPCOMING
Jessica Davis
Analytics: Make the Most of Data's Potential in 2017


1/19/2017   REGISTER   0
ARCHIVE
Jessica Davis
A2 Radio: Can You Trust Your Data?


12/20/2016  LISTEN   70
ARCHIVE
James M. Connolly
Retail Analytics: See Where Style Meets Statistics


12/6/2016  LISTEN   53
ARCHIVE
James M. Connolly
Why the IoT Matters to Your Business


11/29/2016  LISTEN   45
ARCHIVE
James M. Connolly
Will Data and Humans Become Friends in 2017?


11/22/2016  LISTEN   40
ARCHIVE
James M. Connolly
We Can Build Smarter Cities


10/20/2016  LISTEN   31
ARCHIVE
James M. Connolly
Visualization: Let Your Data Speak


10/13/2016  LISTEN   70
ARCHIVE
James M. Connolly
How Colleges and Tech Are Grooming Analytics Talent


9/7/2016  LISTEN   56
ARCHIVE
James M. Connolly
How Machine Learning Takes Handwriting Recognition to New Levels


8/25/2016  LISTEN   40
ARCHIVE
AllAnalytics
A Look at Tomorrow's Data Scientist


8/9/2016  LISTEN   83
ARCHIVE
James M. Connolly
Analytics and the Making of a President


7/21/2016  LISTEN   76
Information Resources
Quick Poll
Quick Poll
About Us  |  Contact Us  |  Help  |  Register  |  Twitter  |  Facebook  |  RSS