Mimas is a small moon of Saturn. It is most famous for being the inspiration for the Death Star in the popular movie Star Wars.
But from this day it will be famous for refuting mainstream climate science.
How you ask?
Well … let’s examine its external energy sources:
1) Insolation. The insolaton at Mimas should be approximately the same as that for Saturn.
2) Saturn. Radiation received from Saturn should equal the emission from Saturn diluted by the square of the radius of Saturn divided by distance from Saturn to Mimas and divided by 4.
Apply standard formulas:
1) 14.82 * (1 - 0.6) / 4 = 1.482 W/m² 2) (5.67e-8)*(81)^4 * (54364/185539)^2 / 4 = 0.0524 W/m²
The total is 1.5344 W/m²
Let’s convert that back to a temperature (assuming emissivity = 1, by [Howett 2003]):
(1.5344/5.67e-8)^0.25 = 72.1
According to mainstream climate science, only special gases in the atmosphere can boost the surface temperature beyond what external radiation (the sun) alone can do. On Earth, they claim these gases boost the surface temperature by ~33°K.
Mimas has no greenhouse gases or even an atmosphere, so its average temperature should never exceed 72.1 K.
But in reality …
It looks like PacMan is powering the Death Star and the surface temperature is boosted from 2 to 24 K beyond what external radiation alone can do. There is nothing below 74 K?
Isn’t it obvious that Mimas is geothermally boosted?
Neither the greenhouse effect theory of mainstream climate science or the atmospheric pressure theory of Nikolov & Zeller, et al can explain this!
Nothing else can explain PacMan and the thermal boost other than geothermal.
And if a tiny planetoid like Mimas has its own oddly distributed internal energy, maybe the Earth, which is 158,730 times more massive could as well?