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51. Plasma: The other 99.9% [Thunderbolts Website]
... explode, as discovered in mercury rectifiers used in high-power direct-current transmission lines; (e) can accelerate charged particles, in opposite directions up to velocities approaching the speed of light. 8. Relative movement of different plasma regions produces electric currents within them. 9. Electric current in plasma produces "pinched" filaments known as Birkeland currents. Birkeland currents form the cosmic power lines and the "wires" of cosmic circuits. An example is found in the ionosphere where these filaments carry up to a million amps, and power the aurora. Those in the Sun's prominences have been estimated to carry up to 100 billion amps (10 11 A). 10. Birkeland currents collimate "jets" of matter and charged particles. Astronomical "jets" were so named by astrophysicists because they look somewhat like fluid jets produced in the laboratory. Yet astronomical jets look nothing like a supersonic jet coming out of a nozzle, with all the attendant fluid instabilities. Heated gas should quickly disperse in space but the magnetic pinch of a Birkeland current can maintain filaments of glowing ...
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52. Listening for the Unhearable [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 131: SEP-OCT 2000 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Listening for the Unhearable They rolled around with a soundless sound like softly bruised silk; They poured into the bowl of the sky with the gentle flow of milk. So wrote R.W. Service, the poet of the Arctic realms, about the eerie voices of the auroras. The low-frequency sound of the aurora is barely detectable by human ears. It is "felt" more than heard, as Service expressed so eloquently. Some skeptics have maintained that these ethereal sounds do not really exist, but modern instruments confirm that pressure waves are definitely produced in the atmosphere as the auroras weave and dance in the sky. Most auroral sound is in the infrasound range, which begins at the lower limit of human hearing-- about 20 Hertz. Just enough sound energy seeps over the 20-Hz limit to be heard by sensitive human ears during periods of intense activity. Another natural infrasound, weak but continuous, is the " ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 15  -  30 Apr 2005  -  6k  -  URL: http://www.science-frontiers.com/sf131/sf131p10.htm
53. The Dragon and the Pearl [Thunderbolts Website]
... serpent and the ball as the tail and nucleus of a comet. But modern-day comets fail to explain the detailed agreement between the universal traditions. Something much more profound must have inspired the image. Today, several independent researchers connect both the enclosing serpent and the primordial "sun" to the axis mundi, a column said to have once risen from the earth to the sky. This suggests that the cross-cultural theme of the glowing serpent and orb might have been inspired by intense plasma discharge in the heavens, perhaps comparable to the aurora, but much more powerful. We know from plasma experiments that such effects would likely include the cosmic “thunderbolt” described in early traditions. Contributed by Rens van der Sluijs EXECUTIVE EDITORS: David Talbott, Wallace Thornhill MANAGING EDITOR: David Talbott CONTRIBUTING EDITORS: Mel Acheson, Michael Armstrong, Dwardu Cardona, Ev Cochrane, C.J. Ransom, Don Scott, Rens van der Sluijs, Ian Tresman WEBMASTER: Brian Talbott Copyright 2006: thunderbolts.info ...
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54. Electric Currents Big and Small [Thunderbolts Website]
... currents flowing along the axis and out along the spiral arms. Stars in the spiral arms receive their power from those galactic currents. Galaxies, in turn, are threaded like "Catherine wheels" on intergalactic Birkeland currents. The cosmic circuitry of Birkeland currents can be traced by their magnetic fields. So, far from being electrically sterile, cosmic plasma is awash with electric current filaments. And just like Frazier's plasma ball, we see the same beauty and evidence of currents in astronomical nebulae, glowing hydrogen HII regions, and planetary aurora s. We live in an Electric Universe! EXECUTIVE EDITORS: David Talbott, Wallace Thornhill MANAGING EDITOR: David Talbott CONTRIBUTING EDITORS: Mel Acheson, Michael Armstrong, Dwardu Cardona, Ev Cochrane, C.J. Ransom, Don Scott, Rens van der Sluijs, Ian Tresman WEBMASTER: Brian Talbott Copyright 2006: thunderbolts.info ...
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55. Seeing Circuits (2) [Thunderbolts Website]
... and the "solar wind" circuit), the Electric Universe posits a remote power supply. An electrical current in plasma will generate its own magnetic field and "self constrict" the current channel. This is called the Bennett pinch effect. It produces filaments or threads of current that remain coherent over large distances. Multiple filaments tend to spiral around each other, forming helical "power cables" that can transmit electric power over large distances. These cables have been identified running from equator to poles in the circuits that power the aurora. Plasma cosmologists also identify them in the filaments that extend from active "radio" galaxies to the "radio lobes" (double layers) far above each pole of such galaxies. Almost every body in the universe displays some kind of filamentation. Venus has a tail composed of invisible "stringy things" (NASA's description). Comets have tails composed of visible "stringy things"--the ion tails. The neon-light-like glows of planetary nebulas resolve, in close-up views, into intricate webs of strings. The jets of Herbig-Haro ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 15  -  29 Nov 2006  -  10k  -  URL: http://www.thunderbolts.info/tpod/2005/arch05/050824seeing-circuits.html
56. Deep Impact and Shoemaker-Levy 9 [Thunderbolts Website]
... astronomers. Hubble ’ s Faint Object Spectrograph (FOS) recorded strong emissions from fragment ‘ G ’ of ionized magnesium but no hydroxyl radical (OH), expected from water ice”. Also, after the flare-up in magnesium emissions there was a “dramatic change in the light reflected from the dust particles in the comet”. All told, the similarities to the Deep Impact flash are remarkable. Just after the impact of SL-9 fragment “K”, HST detected unusual auroral activity that was brighter than Jupiter ’ s normal aurora and outside their normal area. Radiation belts were disrupted. There were unexpectedly bright X-ray emissions at the time of impact. But one mystery was never explained satisfactorily: Early impact events were hidden from the Earth behind Jupiter ’ s limb. However, the Galileo spacecraft was positioned 150 million miles away from Jupiter at an angle that gave it a ringside seat for these events. But Earth-based observatories saw some of the impacts start at the same time Galileo did. “In effect, we are seeing something we didn ’ t ...
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57. Saturn And Voyager [Kronos $]
... cathode spots. The satellite Tethys has a great canyon, 800 km long, reminiscent of the much larger Vallis Marinaris of Mars. Juergens has described this latter canyon in electrical terms. On tiny Tethys and Mimas the canyon and peaked hill are very great structures indeed, representing for their parent body much larger cataclysmic scars than their Martian homologs. The polar twilight haze observed above Titan as a thickening of its already smoggy atmosphere may add to the electrical evidence, especially if this "glow" turns out to be similar to Earth's aurora polaris The Voyager 1 mission provided badly needed facts and demolished much speculation which too long has been stated as factual. It is a triumph of engineering and technology and it is definitely a tribute to human ingenuity. But it cannot be cited honestly in support of the speculations about the origin and creation of the Solar System so cherished by scientists and educators alike. It is time to redraft the theory bringing it into line with fact. This, I feel, is the ultimate legacy of Voyager 1. An electrical explanation is ...
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58. Seeing Circuits (2) [Thunderbolts Website]
... and the "solar wind" circuit), the Electric Universe posits a remote power supply. An electrical current in plasma will generate its own magnetic field and "self constrict" the current channel. This is called the Bennett pinch effect. It produces filaments or threads of current that remain coherent over large distances. Multiple filaments tend to spiral around each other, forming helical "power cables" that can transmit electric power over large distances. These cables have been identified running from equator to poles in the circuits that power the aurora. Plasma cosmologists also identify them in the filaments that extend from active "radio" galaxies to the "radio lobes" (double layers) far above each pole of such galaxies. Almost every body in the universe displays some kind of filamentation. Venus has a tail composed of invisible "stringy things" (NASA's description). Comets have tails composed of visible "stringy things"--the ion tails. The neon-light-like glows of planetary nebulas resolve, in close-up views, into intricate webs of strings. The jets of Herbig-Haro ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 15  -  29 Nov 2006  -  13k  -  URL: http://www.thunderbolts.info/tpod/2006/arch06/060913seeing_circuits2.html
59. Stellar Ouroboros [Thunderbolts Website]
... found that ancient themes were inspired by events witnessed in the ancient sky. That these events were extraordinary plasma displays has been corroborated by recent findings in the study of rock art: petroglyphs, petrographs, and geoglyphs — rock structures such as Stonehenge — reproduce exactly the forms of plasma discharge instabilities. The conclusion is unavoidable that ancient peoples witnessed the effects of a current surge in the circuits connecting Earth, Sun, and galaxy. This stellar-scale ouroboros around RCW 86 is probably many orders of magnitude more energetic than the purported “enhanced aurora” in the ancient sky of Earth. But in light of all the artistic, spiritual, and philosophical uses to which the ouroboros has been adapted since its first appearance, this image can serve as a reminder of the ouroboros ’ s likely origin in an electric sky. Submitted by Mel Acheson home updates news and views picture of the day resources team a role for you contact us EXECUTIVE EDITORS: David Talbott, Wallace Thornhill MANAGING EDITOR: David Talbott CONTRIBUTING EDITORS: Mel Acheson, Michael Armstrong, Dwardu Cardona, Ev ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 15  -  29 Nov 2006  -  13k  -  URL: http://www.thunderbolts.info/tpod/2006/arch06/061110ouroboros.html
60. Deep Impact—Remembering Shoemaker-Levy [Thunderbolts Website]
... astronomers. Hubble ’ s Faint Object Spectrograph (FOS) recorded strong emissions from fragment ‘ G ’ of ionized magnesium but no hydroxyl radical (OH), expected from water ice”. Also, after the flare-up in magnesium emissions there was a “dramatic change in the light reflected from the dust particles in the comet”. All told, the similarities to the Deep Impact flash are remarkable. Just after the impact of SL-9 fragment “K”, HST detected unusual auroral activity that was brighter than Jupiter ’ s normal aurora and outside their normal area. Radiation belts were disrupted. There were unexpectedly bright X-ray emissions at the time of impact. But one mystery was never explained satisfactorily: Early impact events were hidden from the Earth behind Jupiter ’ s limb. However, the Galileo spacecraft was positioned 150 million miles away from Jupiter at an angle that gave it a ringside seat for these events. But Earth-based observatories saw some of the impacts start at the same time Galileo did. “In effect, we are seeing something we didn ’ t ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 15  -  29 Nov 2006  -  13k  -  URL: http://www.thunderbolts.info/tpod/2005/arch05/050718deepimpact.html
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