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... From: SIS Chronology & Catastrophism Review 2000:1 "Proceedings of the SIS Silver Jubilee Event" Home | Issue Contents Discussion on Wal Thornhill & Ev Cochrane's papers Wal Thornhill said he was sorry he didn't bring his slide looking down the barrel of a discharging plasma focus device discharging. Birkeland currents run from the central cylindrical conductor to the outer concentric cylindrical conductor and they space themselves equally so that it looks like radiant streamers. The streamers can rotate, giving various swastika and whirling effects. The streamers follow the field lines, which in the polar configuration curve away from Venus towards Saturn. So, the appearance of Venus from Earth as a radiant flower or 8-fold star ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 82  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/review/v2000n1/092disc.htm
2. The Cosmic Double Helix [Journals] [Aeon]
... at some point, which should never have happened; or (b ) the formerly divided axis unified at some point, which was applauded. Considering the general motif of increasing diversification in creation mythologies- from singularity to plurality- I would prefer to see the double helix as an evolved form of the single helix or the singular axis. Birkeland Currents A detailed comparison of forms taken by the mythical axis mundi and a plasma column under increasing electrical stress indicates that the two phenomena are fundamentally analogous. In fact, the celebrated cosmic axis of mythology is best explained as a plasma column. A possible mechanism has recently been proposed by plasma physicist Anthony Peratt of the Los Alamos National ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 54  -  12 Apr 2007  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/aeon/vol0605/077cosmic.htm
3. Stars in an Electric Universe [Journals] [Aeon]
... plenum of plasma, threaded with magnetic fields. The magnetic fields must be created by invisible electric currents carried by energetic charged particles known as cosmic rays. Stars exist within those electric currents and are not isolated bodies simply radiating energy and particles into a vacuum. An internal power source for stars is not necessary. Plasma Cosmology Kristian Olaf Bernhard Birkeland (1867-1917) was the founder of experimental astrophysics. Note the crucial adjective "experimental" as distinct from modern theoretical astrophysics. Birkeland studied under Poincaré and Hertz and was a professor at Oslo University at the age of 31. Wealth and fame accompanied his many achievements in technology and applied physics. Birkeland was the good guy in a ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 54  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/aeon/vol0505/041stars.htm
4. News from the Internet [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... 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 event would produce an aurora in the form of a high-current z-pinch or Birkeland current undergoing complex instabilities that have only recently been understood and analysed. People on earth would have witnessed a stupendous pillar of light reaching from the horizon to the highest region of the sky. This pillar would have defined the apparent centre' of the sky and could well have blotted out the comparatively dim light of the moon, the ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 44  -  14 Jul 2007  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/workshop/w2005no3/29internet.htm
5. Our Universe: Unlocking its Mysteries [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... , with diameters more than the asteroids' radii. Some asteroids have several craters this large. If these craters had been caused by impacts, surely the asteroids would have been destroyed. Is this electrical arcing the phenomenon that was interpreted as the "thunderbolts" that raged between the gods (planets) as described in ancient myths? Do Birkeland Currents Power the Stars? A corollary to Thornhill's Electric Universe is a theory that engineer Ralph Juergens originated concerning the mechanism that powers the Sun. Following in Juergen's path, Donald Scott contends that present mainstream astronomy is attempting to ignore the data that contradicts their accepted "nuclear fusion" model. Scott suggests that both the Polar Configuration and ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 44  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/i-digest/2002-2/05our.htm
6. Thoth Vol VI, No 2: March 15, 2002 [Journals] [Thoth]
... with reports of lightning. I said "The principal difficulty in understanding the origin of lightning is likely to be the assumption that the Earth and Venus are closed electrical systems with no input from the solar plasma environment via the magnetosphere." There has been one crucial name missing from the earlier list of Nobel Prize winners. Kristian Olaf Bernhard Birkeland (1867-1917) was the founder of experimental astrophysics. Note the crucial adjective "experimental" as distinct from modern theoretical astrophysics. He studied under Poincaré and Hertz and was a professor at Oslo University at the age of 31. Wealth and fame accompanied his many achievements in technology and applied physics. He was the good guy in a ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 44  -  19 Mar 2004  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/thoth/thoth6-02.htm
... lithosphere and mantle as the two bodies, Earth and Moon, revolve monthly about a common gravitational barycenter, while Earth itself rotates daily on its own axis through this same barycenter. It's dynamically like an Olympic ham-mer-thrower who is simultaneously performing a pirouette. In the same issue of AEON, Wallace Thornhill was stated to have given the name "Birkeland current" to the plasma discharge in the polar vortex [24] , a term that I can't find in my science references. (There is, though, a Birkeland-Eyde process for fixing nitrogen by means of an arc discharge of alternating current in a magnetic field, although what the relationship is on a planetary scale isn't clear from ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 38  -  09 Jan 2005  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/aeon/vol0602/011comm.htm
8. Europa braided furrow [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... the glass envelope with the discharges occurring between the two end spheres. The sphere in the centre would have the discharge filaments snaking across its surface. It represents Europa, which must have periodically gotten in the way of Jupiter's thunderbolts. (Europa presently orbits Jupiter in about 3.5 Earth days). Jupiter's thunderbolts were made up from Birkeland currents, braided rope-like discharges, twisted into a plasmoid shape. Europa would have offered a source of charged particles to enable the plasmoid to travel more easily through its region of space. The charged particles would have been ripped from the surface of Europa as the Birkeland currents snaked across its face, forming the thousands of kilometres long furrows ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 36  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/i-digest/1997-2/18europe.htm
9. Remarks on Solar Jet Stream Weather [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... by electrical energy input. That the Earth participates in this electrical circuit, in its own small way, is shown by the direct correlation between earthly thunderstorm activity and the sunspot cycle. The Great Red Spot (GRS) and white spots on Jupiter may have something in common with sunspots. All are probably the point of connection of a Birkeland current rope from the plasmoid surrounding the planet/sun. The strong vertical magnetic field in sunspots suggests this is so in their case. (Birkeland currents flow along magnetic field lines in a force-free fashion). The long-lived GRS on Jupiter may be associated with some underlying electrical inhomogeneity in the planet resulting from the catastrophic breakup of the ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 36  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/i-digest/1997-2/12remark.htm
10. Thoth Vol III, No. 11: Aug 25, 1999 [Journals] [Thoth]
... an interesting possibility that plasma effects are repeated in some sense at the subatomic level. Mel: For one thing, it opens the question of whether there can be such a thing as a "solid-state" plasma, or "cold" plasma, or "non- ionized" plasma. In the late 1800s (I think), Birkeland traveled to the Arctic and measured the electric field under auroral streamers. He found "stringy things" (modern technical term) impinging on the ground- Birkeland currents from aurora to ground. WAL: I would like to see a reference to this info please. MEL gives references: It was in _THE BIG BANG NEVER HAPPENED_ ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 36  -  19 Mar 2004  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/thoth/thoth3-11.htm
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