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MECO - has it got legs?

  1. Jun 17, 2006 #1

    Nereid

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    The Magnetospheric Eternally Collapsing Object (MECO) Model of Galactic Black Hole Candidates and Active Galactic Nuclei.

    From the abstract:
    I suppose I should start a thread in the Relativity section, re how well the "new class of solutions of the Einstein field equations of General Relativity" holds water; here I'm interested in looking at how well the observational data matches MECO models.

    Thoughts?
     
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  3. Jun 17, 2006 #2

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    I've posted a brief comment on this paper in the GR forum. Basically, I'm not particuarly impressed with it, there appears to be some elementary errors. Unfortunately I cannot comment on the astronomical observation aspects.

    Do you know if the journal this was published in was peer-reviewed?
     
  4. Jun 17, 2006 #3

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    ADS gives: "American Physical Society, April Meeting, April 28 - May 1, 2001 Washington, DC Bulletin of the American Physical Society, Vol. 46, No. 2, abstract #J14.014" (the title is slightly different).

    or, still from ADS: "American Physical Society, April Meeting, 2004, May 1-4, 2004, Denver, Colorado April 2004, MEETING ID: APR04, abstract #B8.008" (the title is the same, but the abstract different).

    There are, apparently, two preprints astro-ph/0307438, and astro-ph/0602453.

    [Edit: from here (p2 Introduction):
    Looks like they're having some difficulty getting published, e.g. in ApJ.]
     
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