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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 27, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta April 27, THE LETHBRIDOE HERALD 37 Bomb from space WASHINGTON (AP) A Canadian physicist has theorized that the Soviet Union was struck in 1908 by a so-called "Jugmon up of particles of anti-matter travelling faster than the speed of light and originating from a galaxy far beyond the Milky Way. Dr. B B. Sinha told the American Physical Society yesterday that such a celestial in size but packing the wallop of a small atomic have been responsible for "the mysterious destruction of Russia's Siberian forests in 1908." The reference was to the known de- vastation of a densely-forested region of northcentral 60 miles in occurred June 30, 1908, presumably as a result of the impact of some kind of fireball from space. A roaring sound was heard for 400 miles around. Scientists have long ascribed the disaster to a meteorite, or possibly even a comet, but Sinha is the first to suggest a faster-than-light object and one from outside our galaxy. His concept marked an expansion of a theory he offered to the same scientific society a year ago. At that time Sinha, of the Institute of Science and Mathematics, Guelph, Ont., theorized that- Somewhere in the universe there's a great anti-galaxy made up of particles called Jugmons that travel faster than the speed of light, seemingly in vio- lation of Einstein's special theory ol relativity. But Sinha said that, instead of challenging Einstein's views, his own theory extends them to include something vastly different from "the ordinary matter of our world" and the known galaxies of the universe. In the year since he proposed the concept there have been no open approvals, or challenges, from other scientists. Sinha said the anti-mass or Jugmon particles would behave just the opposite of the ordinary mass particles of the known galaxies, in that they would constantly be annihilating one another and then be restored by others If they struck ordinary matter, they would certainly destroy it, he suggested fn his latest offering, the Canadian proposed that a small quantity of such than an have escaped from their anti-galaxy home and started gunning toward the solar system and, ultimately, the Siberian forests. The object's speed, he said, "would generate radiation, emitting a column of blue light toward the earth." "Repelling the loose air-molecules, it would have drilled through the atmosphere in less than a half of a millisecond (one-thousandth of a second) and landed on top of a tree in Siberian forests. "Clearly, then a mighty bang and explosion would occur, as if a small atom bomb equivalent to tons ol TNT exploded in air close to the earth's surface.'' Sinha said chemical evidence to support his theory was found recently in the Siberian area where the devastation occurred. Solar system pipsqueak in Milky Way galaxy It fits Many foreign leaders feel Nixon on way out rest nights for Concorde Former prime minister John Diefenbaker tries a helmet liner on for size during a recent visit to Cana- dian servicemen with the UN Emergency Force at Camp Rabah in the Sinai Desert. Mr. Diefenbaker returned late Thursday night from a 10-day visit to Israel. By BERNARD GWERTZMAN New York Times Service WASHINGTON Many foreign leaders have concluded that President Nixon will probably have to leave office because of his Watergate-related problems, a worldwide survey by correspondents of the New York Times indicates. This appears to mark a significant switch m attitude since last year, when it was considered likely that he would ride out the political storm Although the possibility of his departure has aroused concern in some countries, the correspondents reported, leading figures in many capitals are already resigned to a change in the White House and do not expect a marked shift in American foreign policy as a result. LITTLE INTEREST The survey also uncovered these findings in Nixon's problems has diminished from the high point of last summer, when the Senate Watergate hearings fascinated foreigners In some countries the Nixon story receives little press coverage, and in many of the under-developed areas such as Africa, public figures show almost no interest. The belief Uiat the president will probably resign or be forced from office is often accompanied by praise lor his foreign policies. The new Labor Party government in Britain openly backs his European policies but makes it known that it expects no crisis if he leaves office prematurely. Russians have taken a conspicuously ambiguous position Publicly they still support the president and accuse his critics of being against improved relations, but privately they appear to be weighing alternatives and are saying that detente is not based on individuals. Many of the comments reported by the Times' correspondents were based on the assumption that Vice President Ford, if he assumed the presidency, would keep Henry Kissinger as secretary of state, insuring a continuation of foreign policies that have generally been evaluated favorably overseas A high West German official said that the embassy in Washington gave Nixon only a 40 per cent chance of survival CHANGE TUNE The Israelis, who look upon him as a strong friend, now believe that the House of Representatives may impeach him. a strikingly different perception from six months ago, when most knowledgeable officials and newsmen assumed he would not be impeached. In Britain, where a senior diplomat said last year that it would be "a real disaster for the world" if Nixon had to resign, the new government is letting it be known that it could work just as well with his successor as it has with him in the two months since it took office. There was no feeling in London that Nixon's departure would upset relations with Britain; some British officials believed they might be strengthened. On the other hand, the survey found that some capitals were deeply concerned about Nixon's political fate In South Vietnam the government of President Nguyen Van Thieu was reported to be hoping that Nixon would overcome his troubles while reading that he would not. The South Vietnamese have long feared without Nixon, American support would quickly dissipate, leading to a new invasion from the north. Recently, the government- controlled press was permitted to report more thoroughly on Watergate- related developments, a sign that the South Vietnamese leaders were preparing the public. Similarly, the hard-pressed Cambodian government fears that Nixon's departure might signal the end of American concern for the struggle against the Communist-led insurgents. REAL TRAGEDY In another country in a tense situation, Egypt. President Anwar El-Sadat has said publicly that "it would be a real tragedy for our area and for the world" if Mr Nixon was forced out of office The Egyptians have asserted that under Nixon the United States has made a fundamental shift toward a more even-handed policy in the Middle East. A change in the White House would cause concern in Cairo, even with Kissinger staying on. Kissinger was reported to have told the Egyptian foreign minister, Ismail Fahmy, in Washington that even if Nixon is impeached, he would be able to survive trial in the Senate Therefore, Kissinger was said to have advised the Egyptians, they should not worry about the political situation. The secretary has told newsmen privately that he is confident that Nixon will remain in office and that in any case impeachment discussion has no direct bearing on his activities. The president's troubles have caused some problems for the Japanese, who seem to assume that he will not last out his term TOULOUSE. France (AP) A prototype of the controversial Concorde jetliner will shuttle across the Atlantic for two weeks next month to prove it can maintain regular service, the French builders of the plane announced Friday. The builders said the second prototype of the British- French project will fly between Paris and Kennedy airport in New York. WASHINGTON (AP) New evidence from outer space suggests that the Milky Way galaxy may be built like a vast whirling hurricane, with a quiet "eye" at its centre but plenty of action for billions of miles around in the form of powerful cosmic rays. And the solar system, though just a pipsqueak among some 100 billion stars and a vast amount of interstellar dust and gas that make up the glaxy, appears close to the heart of the action. This new and more detailed concept of how the vast Milky Way is constructed and how its matter and energy are dis- tributed was described Wednesday by space agency scientists. They said the picture has emerged from findings made by the agency's Small Astronomy Satellite-2 (SAS-2) which has opened up a new variety of celestial snooping termed ''gamma ray astronomy." This new branch of as- detection of a special form of rays that are, in effect, the offspring of cosmic rays possibilities for tapping space secrets impenetrable to optical, radio or x-ray as- tronomy, the scientists re- ported. Researchers G F. Bignami and C E. Fichtel told the spring meeting of the American Physical Society that the tiny SAS-2 satellite, launched in November, 1972, into an orbit 300 miles above the earth, has been regularly recording gamma rays coming from the Milky Way, a huge, flattened structure shaped something like a grindstone and having a diameter of 57 million-billion miles. CLOSE TO SUN Most of the rays observed thus far, they said, have been coming from regions relatively close to the solar system, located about two- thirds of the way between the galaxy's centre and its edge. The scientists estimate that the rays-travelling at miles a second, the speed of toward the earth some to years ago. They said the rays arise from the interaction of cosmic Aviation board lo scrutinize operations WASHINGTON (Reuter) The Federation Aviation Administration announced Friday a special investigation, into the operations of Pan American World Airways, whose Boeing 707 jetliners have been involved in four major air disasters within the last year. high-speed nuclear particles believed to pervade the on matter throughout the galaxy. The findings of SAS-2 have indicated that little or no cosmic radiation is coming from the centre of the galaxy In contrast, there appear to be rich sources of such rays in the highly-dense regions of stars and other matter that curve, like the arms of spirals, around the "quiet" the region inward from the sun. INSURANCE LIABILITY BONDS AUTO FIRE ROSSITER AGENCIES LTD Established 1911 Lower Floor 517 4th Ave. S. 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