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301. Projecting Nuclear Fusion onto the Sun [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 Top 10 TPOD Series (05) Jan 06, 2006 Projecting Nuclear Fusion onto the Sun What is the source of the Sun s light and heat? Throughout history people have proposed answers to this question that have always reflected human experience. The Sun was a shining god or a “spark” cast off in the creation. Later it was a pile of burning sticks or coal. By the nineteenth century, astronomers had become accustomed to thinking that gravity was the dominant force in the heavens. So they began to conjecture that the energy of the Sun might be due to “gravitational collapse”, a compression of solar gases by gravity. This simple hypothesis, its proponents claimed, could provide the required energy output for a few tens of millions of years. By the late ...
302. Discovering the Magnetosphere [Thunderbolts Website]
... home updates news and views picture of the day resources team a role for you contact us picture of the day archive subject index subject abstracts Credit: Courtesy JPL, NASA Oct 13, 2006 Discovering the Magnetosphere The discovery of the two Van Allen Radiation Belts could be called the first surprise of the space age. But scientists might not have been surprised had they paid attention to the experiments of plasma scientist Kristian Birkeland. In a basement lab of the physics department at the University of Iowa, James Van Allen designed Explorer 1, a scientific satellite for the International Geophysical Year (IGY) of 1957-1958. The satellite carried only a single instrument, a small Geiger counter to record energetic particles. The instrument was designed to measure cosmic rays, highly energetic ions (positively charged particles) of unknown origin arriving from distant space. Strangely, though the experiment detected many particles at low altitudes, at the top of the orbit it counted no particles at all, The explanation for this odd behavior was discovered two months later by Explorer 3. This new satellite ...
303. Titan's Strange Atmosphere [Thunderbolts Website]
... loss from the upper atmosphere over the presumed age of Titan more than 4 billion years. The Electric Universe views the puzzles of Titan's atmosphere as evidence of its youth. There is no need for a methane ocean if the moon is young. Because moons are born episodically in "electrical parturition" events, they will not be all the same age nor have the same composition. The striking disparity in nitrogen isotopes tells us more about the way planetary atmospheres are formed than how they evolve in isolation. Several processes in the plasma discharge model of planet birth will have significant effects on their atmospheres. The primary variation in composition comes from the source and depth of the ejection from the parent planet. In addition, the plasma gun effect (seen now ejecting material from Io into space) is known from laboratory tests to be a copious source of neutrons. The neutrons may be captured and change isotopic ratios or generate radioactive species and in that process transmute elements in the ejected material. Also, the strong electric field in an ejection event can accelerate charged ...
304. Seeing Circuits (2) [Thunderbolts Website]
... role for you contact us picture of the day archive subject index subject abstracts Image: Magnetic vector map of M82; diagram of galactic circuit Sep 13, 2006 Seeing Circuits (2) In Part 1 we listed some of the effects of circuits in space and noted that they were all power-consuming effects. We asked: Where is the power source? The power could be generated locally. The rotational inertia of a body could drive the circuit in much the same way as a water-driven turbine in a dam drives a generator. Early plasma physicists often simply assumed such a mechanism. But because smaller-scale circuits in space are invariably coupled to larger-scale circuits (such as the coupling between the auroral circuit 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 ...
305. The Comet and the Future of Science [Thunderbolts Website]
... But in the past 75 years, most astronomers never entertained electricity as a source of energy in the cosmos despite its usefulness to mankind. A Sun energized electrically will be much more of a “shock to the system” than an electric comet. For decades we ve been assured that the science of the Sun is well established a few i s to dot, a few t s to cross, and little to fret about. But those expressing this confidence had no training in electrical discharges in thin plasma. Instead they treated the solar wind merely as a wind, with a weak magnetic field thrown in. They did not see that the magnetic field and the reaction of a comet to the solar wind, when interpreted as electrical phenomena, answer the greatest mysteries of the Sun. Why, for example, do the charged particles of the solar wind defy gravity and continue to accelerate as they move away from the Sun, out past the planets? And how is it that the temperature of the Sun leaps from a few ...
306. Electric Arcs in Planetary Science [Thunderbolts Website]
... home updates news and views picture of the day resources team a role for you contact us Credit: Upper left: Inset: laboratory arc, courtesy of John Dyer; lower left: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/comet/puckett4.html 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 Thunderbolts of the Gods is a 108 page 8-1/2 x 11 full color monograph based on the life work of the two authors --a revolutionary synthesis of comparative mythology and the newly-discovered "Electric Universe". The Monograph includes an hour-long DVD introducing various aspects of the Electric Universe explained by members of the Thunderbolts Group. More Information Book Synopsis Read Chapter One Order Link Dec 19, 2005 Electric Arcs in Planetary Science If you ve been following our Picture of the Day, you ve seen the electric arc on the upper left more than once on these pages. It comes to us from the website, “Sparks and Arcs,” sponsored by John Dyer-- ...
307. Europa Caught in the Middle [Thunderbolts Website]
... home updates news and views picture of the day resources team a role for you contact us Credit: top, Wal Thornhill, bottom, Galileo Project, JPL, 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 Dec 14, 2005 Europa Caught in the Middle Europa displays a frozen record of strikes by Jupiter's thunderbolts in the recent past. Jupiter's thunderbolts preferred to run across the surface of Europa rather than through the near vacuum of space. If the ancient thunderbolt legends are taken at face value, then we are faced with the possibility that our neighboring planets waged celestial wars with thunderbolts in the time of human myth-makers. If this happened, what "smoking guns" should we expect to find? Jupiter's moon, Europa, offers an excellent example. The images above show a plasma ball as an electric discharge flows across it (top) and a view of Europa's scarred surface (bottom). Europa's rotation has been captured by Jupiter, so the ...
308. A Radio Message from Space [Thunderbolts Website]
... a spiral. The radio images were taken with the Very Large Array (VLA) at a wavelength of 20 centimeters, and the pictures above superimpose these on Hubble Space Telescope images of the same galaxy, showing the relationship of radio emissions to the rotational axis of the galaxy. Jets of charged particles are moving in opposite directions close to the rotational axis, at velocities approaching the speed of light. Electrons moving at such velocities emit “synchrotron” radiation, characterized by a frequency significantly higher than the usual radiation of electrons in plasma. This is the radiation that our radio telescopes (such as the VLA) detect as the energetic signature of events not seen in the electromagnetic spectrum of visible light. They are direct witnesses to electric currents on a galactic scale. Synchrotron radiation was first brought to the attention of astronomers by Hannes Alfvιn and Nicolai Herlofson in 1950 a remarkable fact considering that, at the time, plasma and magnetic fields were thought to have little, if anything, to do with the “island universes” of remote galaxies. Decades ...
309. Electric Motor of the Milky Way [Thunderbolts Website]
... home updates news and views picture of the day resources team a role for you contact us Credit: Farhad Yusef-Zadeh et al. (Northwestern), VLA, NRAO 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 Apr 15, 2005 Electric Motor of the Milky Way What does it take to make a galaxy? This simple question will be answered in radically different ways by two schools of thought. The popular view in astronomy today imagines that black holes and dark matter organize galactic structure and induce the observed motions. Neither can be seen, but both can be described mathematically without straying from the paradigm of an electrically neutral, gravitationally-driven cosmos. A much different thought system sees the electric force as more fundamental than gravity. When considering new images from space, proponents of the Electric Universe emphasize structures that were never anticipated by the gravitational models but that were predicted by plasma cosmologists. As demonstrated in numerous laboratory experiments, electric currents in plasma can produce all of ...
310. Year Two Thousand and One [SIS Internet Digest $]
... to test the implications of the model down to hundreds of specific details. It will also enable the critic to challenge our claim of a unified theory by seeking out archetypal elements that are not expected or predicted under the model. Our claim, of course, is that all of archetypal mythology arose from the same core experiences of the human race and that substratum of ancient memories is highly unified. Scholarly and Scientific Outreach. Perhaps our greatest progress over the past year resulted from liaison with such distinguished experts as astronomer Halton Arp, plasma cosmologist Tony Peratt, and geologist Robert Schoch. Our plan is to expand and accelerate such liaison in the coming months as we look ahead to the July world conference. In this regard, we will welcome suggestions from readers. We are seeking to identify uniquely open-minded researchers with the highest qualifications in these areas of interest: cosmology, astronomy, physics and mathematics, geology, history and philosophy of science, anthropology, archaeology, linguistics, comparative mythology, and comparative religion. We would particularly like to hear from readers who ...
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