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... through the atmosphere of the comet, this time at its neck. ' [2 ] It has been for some time this author's opinion that this mysterious pillar' is not a comet's tail but the Earth's north and south magnetic poles illuminated by the joint action of electrical discharge and the mingling of earthly and cometary gases - ie a giant aurora. In this paper I shall argue that the early reports from the Jupiter/Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 collision can cast further light on the aurora thesis and bring us closer to understanding the full significance of Velikovsky's catastrophic vision. Comet of Typhon It may have evaded the scrutiny of even the most assiduous Velikovskians that there is very little direct evidence ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 89  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/workshop/w1995no1/10jupit.htm
... atmosphere of the comet, this time at its neck." It has been for some time this author's opinion that this "mysterious pillar" is not a comet's tail, but the Earth's north and south magnetic poles illuminated by the joint action of electrical discharge and the commingling of Earthly and cometary gases. In other words, a giant aurora. In this paper I will argue that the early reports from the Jupiter/Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 event can cast further light on the aurora thesis and bring us closer to understanding the full significance of Velikovsky's catastrophic vision. Comet of Typhon It may have evaded the scrutiny of even the most assiduous Velikovskians that there is very little direct evidence ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 89  -  29 Mar 2001  -  URL: /online/pubs/articles/talks/portland/zysman.htm
3. Comparing Magnetic Fields: Neptune and Uranus [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... would be completely empty- like those around Mercury! To then suggest that a magnetic field need not have a single charged particle in it to exist would be correct only if we are dealing with a planet outside the Sun's influence. In the solar system, two planetary systems so alike- as are Uranus and Neptune's- should not be so different. Auroras Auroras form and develop not only around the magnetic poles of a planet as charged particles that corkscrew down magnetic lines emanating from the poles, but also over broad regions on the sun-facing hemisphere of a planet. Because Uranus and Neptune have their magnetic axes at very large angles with respect to the rotational axes, these poles, as they ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 73  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/velikov/vol0102/compare.htm
4. The Big Bang Never Happened [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... even between galaxies. The next three chapters ( 'A History of Creation', The Rise of Science', and The Strange Career of Modern Cosmology'), some 110 pages, are taken up by what seems a rather biased review of these subjects. Chapter 5 The Spears of Odin' (an old Scandinavian term for the Aurora Borealis) returns to the subject of plasma physics and traces its development from pioneering work by Birkeland (of the Birkeland-Eyde Furnace Nitrogen fixation method fame) in the last decade of the 19th century. Birkeland started by studying the aurora and traced the aurora and magnetic storms to electrical effects from the sun, linking magnetic storms on earth to ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 69  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/workshop/w1995no2/37bang.htm
... sailing down, as the atet, or morning boat (shown to the right). 7. The Auroral Ring Now, according to mythological sources, a ring, or band, was seen to encircle the central sun god. This item sent Zysman searching in different directions and it was here that he finally focused his attention on the auroras since, as seen from space, auroras appear as uneven rings of fire surrounding the Earth's magnetic poles. These rings, one at the north, the other at the south, are formed when particles from the Sun enter the funnels of the Earth's magnetosphere where they become temporarily trapped, and energetically excited, by the Van Allen belts ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 64  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/aeon/vol0404/013canpy.htm
6. Society News [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... as a crescent, which would revolve downwards from left to right, being at its brightest at its mid point at midnight. Talbott's scenario only allowed for a fixed northern configuration whereas mythology seemed to be saying that whatever was above was repeated below in the underworld; this was because the rest of the configuration was due to the Earth's polar aurorae, those in the northern hemisphere observing the reflection of the northern lights, or aurora borealis, and those in the southern hemisphere observing the southern lights, or aurora australis. Significantly, it could be deduced from measurements of Earth's decreasing magnetic field that this was very much stronger a few thousand years ago and therefore any auroral effects would ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 56  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/workshop/w1989no1/01news.htm
7. News from the Internet [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... as the perceived centre' of the cosmos (polarism). Until now the proponents of these two sets of ideas have ignored each other, but what is really called for is a fusion of the two. Modern discoveries in plasma science suggest that many of the most influential myths were based on eye-witness accounts of a very intense and sustained aurora, accompanied by meteor showers and the formation of a bright zodiacal light. As is well known today, the auroras are formed of plasma or ionised gas in the ionosphere that responds with great sensitivity to the movements of the earth's magnetic field and the influx of charged particles from the solar wind. Plasma experiments have revealed that a high-energy-density ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 55  -  14 Jul 2007  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/workshop/w2005no3/29internet.htm
8. News from the Internet [Journals] [SIS Review]
... the planets, and most of interplanetary and interstellar space are all formed of plasma. On earth plasma is a relatively rare phenomenon indeed and that explains why it is so unfamiliar, being discovered so late by scientists. Most terrestrial phenomena are solid, liquid, or gaseous. Exceptions are flames of fire, the lightning, and the so-called auroras. These are made of plasma. The northern lights or the auroras are most clearly related to the magnetic field of the earth. The magnetic field of the earth has two poles, known as the magnetic north pole and south pole. Charged particles from space from the solar wind, to be precise - travel through these poles ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 44  -  13 Jul 2007  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/review/v2004n2/41news.htm
... , while more than four-fifths are spent in light. This being true, a primitive abode in that part of the world would have been remembered by the descendants of the first man as pre- eminently a land of beauty, pre-eminently the home of the sun. Moreover, Arctic explorers find it impossible to describe the nocturnal splendors of the Aurora Borealis in those regions, the whole top of the globe of times seeming veiled in and over-canopied with quivering curtains and banners and streamers of living, leaping flame; it is therefore easy to believe that, once exiled from such a home, mankind would ever have looked back to it as to an abode of unearthly and preternatural effulgence ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 43  -  19 Jul 2007  -  URL: /online/pubs/books/paradise/index.htm
10. Pandemonium [Books] [de Grazia books]
... high, and on occasion seem to dip down to the very plane of the viewers. They, like all other fascinating phenomena of nature have been held responsible for the allegedly mad legendary accounts of catastrophes. Thus the ancient Teutons might recite their sagas of a world on fire, but uniformitarians, unimpressed, would see in these only the auroras that the northern peoples were lucky enough to view. This is a topic for another time and another author: spectres of colors, rays, and lurid skies were plentiful in cosmic disasters, exceeding the auroras. Every disaster has its color scheme and geometric figures. It has its sounds as well, and the aurora can join other ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 40  -  29 Mar 2004  -  URL: /online/pubs/books/degrazia/lately/ch28.htm
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