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... strikes on Earth. So even if Mars had surface moisture in the past its vast channels were not carved by rushing water. At Baker, Florida, in 1949, lightning struck a baseball field. It furrowed the infield for 40 feet during a baseball game, killing 3 of the players and injuring 50 people. The more sinuous path taken by the lightning forms a smaller trench in the bottom of the main furrow. [National Geographic, June 1950, p. 827.When we look at the pattern of a lightning scar on Earth we see the features of sinuous rilles in miniature. Electrical phenomena exhibit the same forms from the scale of centimeters to the scale of thousands of kilometers. In fact, it has been shown in high-energy electrical experiments that the same patterns of behavior can be scaled up yet another 100 million times. Because of this, the forms of scars on insulators and semiconductors and/or the surface erosion of spark-machined objects, seen under a microscope, can be used as analogs of electrical scarring of planetary surfaces. Plasma cosmology ...
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42. The Electric Saturnian System [Aeon Journal $]
... . And yet, Saturn's linear formation left such an indelible wound on the human psyche-- leading to the birth of religion, complete with human sacrifice, the scars of which remain with us till the present-- that it is difficult to believe this was the result of a short transient event. Would 45 years-- at best a person's life-time-- or even a hundred, account for the universal mass of mythological material we have at our disposal concerning the event in question? Would it have been enough to scar humanity for the rest of its existence on Earth? On the other hand, you state that proto-Saturn would have encountered the heliopause boundary more than once in its slow progress toward the Sun. But tell me, would proto-Saturn, with its entourage of planets, have approached and penetrated the Solar in a direct, or longitudinal, vector? Or is there a possibility that it would have been captured in a spiral orbit that would have slowly tightened with each revolution around the Sun? Not only might this have taken longer, ...
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43. The Saturn Thesis (Part 3) [Aeon Journal $]
... and nothing else will work as a general principle. AEON: Havn't there been similar discussions concerning the Valles Marineris on Mars? Talbott: That's another example of linkage between the historical argument and plasma physics. It was perhaps ten years ago that I first noticed an interesting myth-ical theme I designated the "scarface motif." It is quite broadly distributed: the warrior-hero running amok, only to be struck down by a heaven-shattering thunderbolt or other weapon, and, in a number of instances, emerging from the episode with a great scar on his cheek, his forehead, or his thigh. (Variations of the scarring motif include such mythological figures as the Hindu Indra, Greek Theseus, Blackfoot Indian "Scarface," and the Aztec Tlaloc.) Well, it struck me, when looking at a picture of Mars, that, even in a small photo, the continental-scale chasm on Mars, the Valles Marineris, looks like a giant scar. And I realized that any electrical discharge capable of carving out such a chasm would throw an immense amount of ...
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... It comes from the peculiar appearance of some Martian craters, where mud seems to have flowed away from the crater's rim. It is not the sort of thing that can be explained by an explosive impact. However, it is expected from an electric arc impinging on a moist anode surface. In the experiment shown here, an arc from a suspended cathode has struck a moist clay anode, representing the Martian surface. Unlike the jumping cathode arc, the anode arc "sticks" to the spot and rotates to form a circular scar, while water comes to the clay surface and flows gently away from the rim of the scar. [photo caption An arc striking a moist clay anode. The clay has become quite wet surrounding the arc scar. Experiment courtesy of Rod Browitt. [photo caption Here is an example from Mars. The larger, unnamed crater is 10 km across. Notice the rotary terracing effects of the spinning arc in the crater floor and the tendency in large craters to leave a central peak relatively untouched. An impact cannot explain these ...
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45. Forum [SIS C&C Review $]
... Homeric "love affair".) This would appear to be a weakness in Velikovsky's case on this point. With Venus and the Moon we are fortunately on much firmer ground. We do have some mythological evidence from Greece, recorded in the works of the late mythographer Nonnus (5th century AD), in fact a very graphic description of the attack of Typhon (identified by Velikovsky as the proto-planet Venus) on the Moon, the "missiles" hurled at her, the disruption and arrest of her movement, and the scar left on her surface by the conflicts: "Many a time he (Typhon) took a bull at rest from his rustic plowtree and shook him with a threatening hand, bellow as he would, then shot him against the Moon like another moon, and stayed her course, then rushed hissing against the goddess, checking with the bridle her bulls' white yoke-straps (5), while he poured out the mortal whistle of a poison-spitting viper. But Titan Mene would not yield to the attack. Battling against the Giant's ...
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... ** ** ** ** ** *** SPIRAL GALAXIES& GRAND CANYONS By Wal Thornhill (c)Copyright 2003 The grandest canyon in the solar system is Valles Marineris on Mars. It stretches a third of the way around the planet. But what in heaven can spiral galaxies have to do with the geology of Mars? [Ed note: The full article with photos can be found on Wal Thornhill's website: PHOTO CAPTION: The great scar of Valles Marineris looks as if it has been burnt into the planet's face. Behind, a barred spiral galaxy glows from the depths of space. In October 2001, I wrote "In light of more than a century's research in the field of plasma cosmology and the 20th century discoveries of the space age, we can confidently propose the celestial thunderbolt as a common cause of the formation of canyons and rilles on rocky planets and moons." At that time I had not come to any conclusion about the details of the ...
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47. ABSTRACTS APRIL 2005 [Thunderbolts Website]
... excluded questions that now demand open-minded consideration. Apr 11, 2005 Pits, Scoops, and Gouges on Mars Anomalous surface depressions on Mars are much more than a dent in conventional theory. They are markers left by electric discharge events that sculpted the face of the Red Planet. Apr 08, 2005 The Thunderbolt that Changed the Face of Mars One of the great wonders of the solar system, Valles Marineris on the planet Mars still defies every conventional attempt to explain it. From an electric viewpoint of the cosmos, it is the scar of a cosmic thunderbolt. Apr 07, 2005 Earth's Richat Crater What was the cause of this uplifted region on the Saharan desert floor cut by a circular crater with concentric terraces? Geologists speculate that erosion by wind and water must have worked its magic on the upraised dome. Electric theorists see something else the scar left by electric discharge. Apr 06, 2005 Retrospective on Io To see what is happening on Jupiter's closest moon, Io, a change in language and theory is required. Mechanical, electrically sterile terminology only ...
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48. Thoth Vol. V, No 9 Aug 15, 2001 [Thoth Website]
... such a planet would have equal energy radiating onto its surface, and hence no seasons. Brown dwarfs also show carbon in their spectra, and most would be a benign environment for life. Sedimentary layers are found even on the Moon, Mars and asteroids, perhaps from the material ejected by stars. The proto-Saturn system could have its origin outside our Solar System. It approaches the ecliptic, and as it encounters the Sun's electrical environment, the proto-Saturn system destabilizes, and it breaks apart. The Grand Canyon looks like an electrical scar. Universal energy is electrical, and if there are particles whose is speed is greater than light, then we are part of a holistic universe. See also Wal's Web site: ** ** ** ** ** ** ** RUPERT SHELDRAKE continued his talk looking at where a person's mind is located, the brain being the traditional view, though the "mind in heart" theory had been around earlier. Aristotle considered that the soul organizes form. Traditionally your perception of someone comes from the ...
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... by Galileo en-route to Jupiter) and the small satellite Phobos all exhibit fracture grooves related to impact, yet fracture grooves are absent on the larger, more battered Mathilde..... Consider the third largest asteroid, 4 Vesta, a basalt-covered volcanic body 530 km in diameter that resembles the Moon as much as it does Mathilde or Toutatis. Recent views (36 km per pixel) by the Hubble Space Telescope show a 460 km crater, with raised rim and central peak, covering the entire southern hemisphere- an impact scar surpassing (in relative diameter, but not relative depth) the great chasms of Mathilde. Such craters greatly challenge our understanding of impact processes on asteroids, and on planets in general; evidently, our science must adapt. The study of asteroids is therefore particularly exciting, as small planets provide the fulcrum for the growth of planetology, and for an evolution of geophysics in general. Complex and poorly understood solar system processes- such as impact cratering, accretion and catastrophic disruption, the evolution of volcanic structures, and the triggering ...
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... ." Tharsis Tholus is classified as a Martian volcano, 150 kilometres across and 8 kilometres high. It is also dubbed a geological puzzle because it requires explosive and effusive eruption followed by collapse and faulting in an attempt to explain its weird features. Not only that but the faulting has to be almost vertical in every instance. Such a succession of ad-hoc requirements stretches credibility beyond any reasonable limit. I believe Tharsis Tholus was not formed by geological forces. It is not volcanic. Tharsis Tholus is an example of an electrical fulgamite scar, topped by a typical spiral or corkscrew crater, as we saw on the Moon. (Note that such a crater (King) on the Moon is given as a textbook example of an impact! This is testimony to the confusion between astronomers and geologists as to which craters are caused by volcanism and which by impact. The simple answer to the conundrum may be given by the electrical model- neither of the conventional explanations is correct in many cases). A fulgamite (lightning arrestor scar) has a characteristic raised ...
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