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131. When Comets Break Apart [Thunderbolts Website]
... connected At the moment Comet West split, the individual fragments brightened noticeably, and propelled large quantities of dust into space in the first of some dozen bursts”. The same could be said for the more recent Comet Linear breakup. Why would intense, high-velocity jets and explosions of dust, traveling at supersonic speeds, precede the fragmentation of a comet nucleus? In the electrical model of comets, the answer is obvious. The behavior of comets will never be understood in simple mechanical terms because they are electrified bodies orbiting within the plasma environment of an electrified Sun. The solar plasma behaves like a very good conductor in the Sun's electrical connection with the galaxy. And just like any good conductor, the electric field within the plasma is very low. But unlike good metal conductors, the solar plasma is of extremely low density and therefore its current-carrying ability is limited. Comets must adjust to the changing plasma potential as they move radially toward or away from the Sun. This adjustment is not so difficult on the long, slow journey through the outer reaches of ...
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132. The Nine Steps to Heaven [Thunderbolts Website]
... home updates news and views picture of the day resources team a role for you contact us Caption: The pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara, Egypt (left) Temple I at Tikal, Guatemala (right) Credit: Rens van der Sluis home pic of the day archive subject index abstract archive Links: Holoscience Electric Cosmos The Universe Plasma Cosmology Society for Interdisciplinary Studies educational resources Aeon Journal May 05, 2005 Electric Universe: Part III The Nine Steps to Heaven Why did so much ancient architecture consist of seven or nine steps or levels? Did this construction relate to the ancient cosmologies, which speak of seven or nine layers, steps or tiers of heaven? That the ancients were in the habit of erecting large, four-sided or pyramidal towers is well known. But why did so many of these buildings consist of seven to nine stories? The earliest Egyptian pyramid, the one constructed by king Djoser at Saqqara, was a so-called 'stepped' pyramid, formed of six layers on a rectangular ground plan. The Babylonian ziggurats or temple-towers of the 1 st millennium ...
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133. On Mars, Things Only Get More Weird [Thunderbolts Website]
... home updates news and views picture of the day resources team a role for you contact us Credit: NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems home pic of the day archive subject index abstract archive Links: Holoscience Electric Cosmos The Universe Plasma Cosmology Society for Interdisciplinary Studies educational resources Aeon Journal Sep 21, 2005 On Mars Things Only Get More Weird Mysterious domed craters and trenches on Mars point to electric discharge in recent geologic times. In our Picture of the Day for March 25, we compared photographs of small blue-gray spherules on Mars to the results of laboratory experiments by plasma physicist C J. Ransom. For his replication of these Martian “blueberries”, Ransom used a bed of hematite, a primary constituent of some Martian soils. By blasting the material with an electric arc, he produced an array of small blue-gray spherules and fused globules virtually identical in appearance to those seen on the surface of Mars. Experiments of this sort will prove invaluable to our understanding of planetary evolution and geology. An electric arc is a plasma event, and plasma events ...
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134. Gamma Ray Bursters [Thunderbolts Website]
... home updates news and views picture of the day resources team a role for you contact us Credit: Derek Fox/Penn State University home pic of the day archive subject index abstract archive Links: Holoscience Electric Cosmos The Universe Plasma Cosmology Society for Interdisciplinary Studies educational resources Aeon Journal Oct 10, 2005 Gamma Ray Bursters Gamma-ray bursts could indicate the merging of neutron stars if the universe contained neutron stars instead of plasma. GRB's have a simple explanation in the Electric Universe Model. A gamma-ray burst (GRB) is a flash of high-energy radiation that lasts up to a few seconds. GRBs appear randomly around the sky at a rate of about one a day. An afterglow in x-ray and optical light may follow the burst and fade over several days. Analysis of afterglows enabled astronomers to link GRBs with “host” galaxies and the longer-lasting bursts with supernovas. Until this year, afterglows following the shorter bursts had not been detected. A burst that lasted a tenth of a second was detected on July 9 this year. Thirty seconds later, a 150-second ...
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135. As the Paradigm Shifts [Thunderbolts Website]
... home updates news and views picture of the day resources team a role for you contact us Credit: TRACE PROJECT, NASA home pic of the day archive subject index abstract archive Links: Holoscience Electric Cosmos The Universe Plasma Cosmology Society for Interdisciplinary Studies educational resources Aeon Journal Sep 07, 2005 As the Paradigm Shifts Today, everybody knows that Copernicus' heliocentric solar system replaced Ptolemy's geocentric system, with only a little trouble between Galileo and the Church. The paradigm has shifted. [Or has it? Astrologers still use Ptolemy's geocentric star charts to cast horoscopes and foretell the future. If success is measured by the dollars they earn, then some are more successful than the astronomers who know where the planets orbit.But what did Copernicus' contemporaries think about the paradigm shift that was in progress around them? Owen Gingerich, professor of the history of astronomy at Harvard, spent 30 years researching hundreds of original copies of Copernicus' book, De Revolutionibus. He was looking for the notes their owners had scribbled in the margins. Many of these notes indicated ...
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... notion of cosmic electrical interactions was recognized long ago. A reconciliation seemed so unlikely that physical scientists of half a dozen successive generations felt compelled to devise all sorts of exotic theories to explain away the most obvious evidence for electric charge on the earth. An important clue to the vanity of all such ad hoc theorizing was radioed back to earth in 1962 by Mariner 2. Man's first successful Venus probe established once and for all that the interplanetary medium is not a near-vacuum, as most astronomers had always supposed, but is actually a plasma --a gas of dissociated positive ions and electrons. This disclosure instantly invalidated the argument that the planets, if electrically charged, would perturb one another in most obvious ways. According to the physics of electricity, a charged body isolated in a vacuum, which is a dielectric medium, surrounds itself with an electric field that reaches to infinity, with strength diminishing as the square of the distance. Thus, in a vacuous interplanetary medium, or even in a medium of neutral atomic or molecular gases, planetary charges must give rise ...
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137. preview [Thunderbolts Website]
... . What troubled me most was when astrophysicists began saying things about magnetic fields that any of my junior-year students could show were completely incorrect. If astrophysicists were saying things that were demonstrably wrong in my area of expertise, could it be that they were making similar mistakes in their own field as well? I began to investigate more of the pronouncements of modern astrophysicists and the reasoning behind them. This book is an account of what I unearthed when I started digging into this question. It is becoming clear that knowledge acquired in electric plasma laboratories over the last century affords insights and simpler, more elegant, more compelling explanations of most cosmological phenomena than those that are now espoused in astrophysics. And yet astrophysicists seem to be intent on ignoring them. Thus, lacking these fundamental electrical concepts, cosmologists have charged into a mind-numbing mathematical cul de sac, creating on the way a tribe of invisible entities some of which are demonstrably impossible. I have tried to hack a path through these hypotheses, contradictions, and alternative explanations that will be clear and understandable for ...
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138. The Electric Saturnian System [Aeon Journal $]
... space" you refer to? Wallace Thornhill (Photograph-- 1995-- by Dwardu Cardona) Thornhill: I refer to, and paraphrase, one of Ralph Juergens' excellent articles: Is the Photospher the top or the bottom of the phenome-non we call the Sun?" [5 The brown dwarf (which is actually red) that was proto-Saturn would have been a much smaller anode than our present Sun. When the size of an anode is reduced, the anode sheath must grow large to reach farther into the primary plasma in search of collectible electrons. This process is self-limiting because the electric field within the sheath grows stronger as the sheath expands. Electrons caught in that field are accelerated to ever-greater energies until they are able to ionize particles they collide with, and the sheath takes on a uniform glow-- the skin-like anode glow. The "anode dark space" is the volume between the anode sheath and the surface of the dwarf-- in our case, the surface of proto-Saturn. It is called dark only in comparison with the ...
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139. Thoth Vol. V, No 8 July 31, 2001 [Thoth Website]
... 8th July. AM 8:30 Anthony Peratt: Electric Currents in Space 9:30 Mel Acheson: Verbal Vignette 9:35 Dwardu Cardona: A World with One Season. Part II 10:15 Break 10:30 Dave Talbott: Symbols of an Alien Sky, Part II 11:35 Mel Acheson: Verbal Vignette 11:45 John Chappell: Problems with Modern Physics ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ANTHONY PERATT has a doctorate in plasma physics. He studied under Hannes Alfven, from whom he inherited an interest in the plasma universe. Alfven, in turn, inherited his interest from Kristian Birkeland. Tony pointed out that his presentation was available on the Web at He kicked off the morning with an introductions to plasma, and plasmas in space. He mentioned that it is often thought that plasmas in space are not generally accepted by the scientific community. On the contrary, in the past decade or so many changes have occurred, and plasma is becoming ...
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140. Thoth Vol. VI, No 3 May 31, 2002 [Thoth Website]
... ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** *** A YOUNG AMATEUR EXAMINES CRACKPOTTERY IN SCIENCE By Jason Goodman [ed. note: Jason Goodman shares his research on his website at am an amateur astronomer in my early 20's. About a year ago, I read "The Big Bang Never Happened" by Eric Lerner. This sparked my interest in alternate concepts, especially plasma cosmology, non- recessional redshifts, and catastrophism. I tried discussing these ideas at several different message boards online. In most cases, I was met not by scientific discussion or even logical refutation, but by base insults. In the November and December 2001, issues of "Scientific American," Skeptic Society Director Michael Shermer gives a recipe for identifying pseudoscientific crackpot ideas. He calls it a ten-step "baloney detection kit." I've summarized it here and added my own comments (JG). "1. How ...
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