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111. The Electrified Atmosphere of Venus [Thunderbolts Website]
... . The Faraday motor model sees the so-called “magnetic flux ropes” of the solar wind, which are tightly coupled to Venus, as Birkeland currents delivering electric power into the equatorial ionosphere. The Pioneer Orbiter found evidence of the axial part of the circuit at the poles, but that evidence was not recognized as a plasma discharge formation: It was described as “a giant vortex of surprisingly complex structure and behavior” and “one of the more remarkable phenomena in the solar system.” It has the structure of a barred spiral galaxy, which in the Electric Universe represents the grandest scale of plasma discharge. [The next Picture of the Day will discuss the Venus dipole effect in more detail.The following comment (emphasis added) is from F. W. Taylor of the University of Oxford's Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics Department. It illustrates the difficulties faced by theorists who have no training in plasma physics or in electrical engineering and who fail to understand the electrical nature of the universe: “Like the Jovian Great Red Spot, the absence ...
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112. Strange Megalithic Monuments In The Central Sahara [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 21: May-Jun 1982 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Strange Megalithic Monuments In The Central Sahara Archeologists have recently made some spectacular discoveries of megalithic structures in the central Sahara. This region boasts many V-shaped prehistoric monuments as well as spiral and meandertype carvings. There are even a few cup-and-ring markings, like those so prevalent in northern Europe. Most curious are the so-called "axle-type" monuments, which consist of a central hub with two straight projecting arms. Early in 1981, the monument shown in the sketch was found in the Immidir district. It is basically V-shaped, with two sets of "auxiliary" arms, one V-type and one axle-type, both of which are detached from the hub like "spare parts." The tips of the north-south arms in the sketch are about 75 meters apart. Clearly, orientation was important to the builders of the monuments, but the asymmetry and auxiliary arms are puzzling. The stonework in these central Saharan monuments is good. Dates ...
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113. Dust Devils or Tornados? [Thunderbolts Website]
... have noted in numerous prior references to rotating Birkeland Currents Could chaotic “interference” of rising air pockets create the power of dust devils? One way to answer the question is to consider their cousins, water spouts. Here, the first visible effects are seen not in the air, but in the water below, and these effects are certainly not a result of colliding air pockets above. First a circular white spot appears, surrounded by an irregular dark area on the water's surface. Next a pattern of light and dark bands spiral outwards. Then a dense, swirling ring of spray, called a cascade, appears around the dark spot and rises toward the clouds. The breakthrough in understanding waterspouts came from the work of Russian plasma physicist V. A. Rantsev-Kartinov. From his investigation, he concluded that these phenomena are the result of a long-lasting discharge current between the plasma networks of the ocean surface (or lake surface) and the electrical charge of the clouds above. Both the rotation and the narrow, coherent, and undulating funnels of waterspouts are ...
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114. Electric Waterspouts [Thunderbolts Website]
... Waterspouts occur in oceans or large lakes. They are common in the Great Lakes in months when the water is warmest --August, September, and October. They are most likely to occur when the water is warm, the air is cold and moist, and the winds are light. (They are predictable enough that the weather service issues waterspout warnings when conditions are right for their formation.) First a circular white spot surrounded by an irregular dark area forms on the water's surface. Next a pattern of light and dark bands spiral outwards. Then a dense, swirling ring of spray, called a cascade, appears around the dark spot and rises toward the clouds. When it connects to the clouds, the waterspout begins to move with the clouds. When the waterspout is mature, it can be several hundred feet high. It often creates a visible wake and a wave train as it moves (see photo above). Russian plasma physicist V. A. Rantsev-Kartinov studied waterspouts from a plasma point of view. He came to understand the waterspout as ...
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... all pointing to the role of electric discharge in sculpting the surfaces of these bodies. According to Thornhill, “Valles Marineris was created within minutes by a giant electric arc sweeping across the surface of Mars. Rock and soil were lifted into space and some fell back to create the great, strewn fields of boulders first seen by the Viking and Pathfinder landers.” Thornhill suggests that the discharge across the Martian surface took the characteristic form of one of the most majestic cosmic discharges in the Universe – the barred-spiral galaxy. See “Spiral Galaxies& Grand Canyons” It includes the enigmatic “chaos” regions and vast scoured channels to the east and west. As in arc welding, material from the electrode will be accelerated upwards against gravity. This means that any electrical event capable of creating the Valles Marineris on Mars would likely throw huge volumes of rock into space, creating vast debris clouds. Some of the ejecta would encircle Mars or fall back to the planet, while other material would presumably escape ...
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116. Bodies and Circuits [Thunderbolts Website]
... . DLs can accelerate charged particles to cosmic ray energies. And DLs can explode. Energy from the rest of the circuit flows into the break, and the explosion can release much more energy than is present locally. This effect is seen in flares on the sun and is likely responsible for the outbursts of novas, the so-called “exploding” stars. The electromagnetic forces in currents squeeze the conducting channels into thin thread-like filaments. These filaments attract each other in pairs, but when they get close, instead of merging, they spiral around each other. Pairs of pairs, and more, may entwine into plasma “cables” that can transmit electrical power over enormous distances. We see these cables as the “jets” that connect Herbig-Haro stars and active galactic nuclei with DLs that may lie many light-years away. But the “cables” can be invisible, too. These make up the galactic circuits that power the stars, analogs of the power lines, invisible at night, that carry electricity from generating stations to city lights. The “flux tube ...
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117. Nebulas—The “Shocking” Answers [Thunderbolts Website]
... . (Hence, astronomers, who have only recently learned to look for magnetic fields, assume double layers don ’ t exist in space.) In the image of the Butterfly Nebula above, the double layers are glowing, revealing themselves as the sharp boundaries of the sheaths. Electrical currents flow along these sheaths. In plasma, electrical currents pinch themselves into thread-like channels — filaments. These filaments attract each other, usually in pairs, at long distances, but repel each other at close distances. Instead of merging, they spiral around each other. Fluctuations in high-energy currents will lead to instabilities that alternately squeeze and expand the filament, making it look like a string of sausages or a row of beads. Because the light is produced by electrical discharge, the relevant model for a nebula is a laboratory “gas-discharge tube”, similar to a neon light, which emits light only at the excitation frequency of the gas. Astronomers ’ model of a shock wave from an explosion predicts emitted light at many frequencies due to heating of the gas. But ...
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... a triple lane, Earth would be moving at a constant speed in the central one with the asteroid moving somewhat slower in the outer one. Then, just as Earth is about to overtake its companion, the asteroid switches to the inner lane and speeds up. But just before it passes Earth, it switches back to the outer lane and slows down again. And so it goes, a game of tag which neither Earth nor the asteroid ever wins. In a three dimensional view, these maneuvers by the asteroid make it spiral along its path. This relationship will not last forever. In the course of a time-span that will last "thousands of years," the asteroid's gravitational interactions with Venus, Mars, and Jupiter will eventually eject it out of the Earth-Moon system. As Wiegert succinctly phrased it: "Having waltzed with Earth for thousands of years, [the asteroid may go looking for a new dance partner." An immediate question that comes to mind is: How many other such and/or similar companions could Earth have had in ...
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... powered Sun. This-- the electric Solar System-- is precisely the arena that Thornhill's notebook covers. Thus, Thornhill challenges us to drop the accepted view of the Sun as an isolated fusion factory and think of it as a focal point of galactic electrical energy. He tells us: "...although it is true that a plasma is a good conductor, it is very limited in its ability to carry current. So, if the rate of charge separation within the galaxy exceeds the capability of the plasma threading the spiral arms to carry it, the plasma will be under constant stress and current will flow continuously, powering the stars within it." (p. 28.) In defense of this outrageous claim, Thornhill points out that stellar electrical discharges provide a simple explanation for solar phenomena that have baffled the atomic energy paradigm. Among these mysteries are: Where did all the neutrinos go if the Sun is fusion-powered? Why is the corona so much hotter than the surface of the Sun? Why do the outer layers of the Sun ...
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120. Celestial Rings [Aeon Journal $]
... the product of inertia and gravity, a point of view which is heresy to orthodox astronomy. First of all, if Jupiter and Saturn had recently occupied a position closer to Earth, their change of orbit to their present location, in the Bode's Law sequence, would not have been instantaneous. They probably would have arrived where we find them at present via some elliptical path that would have swept many of the asteroids from the plane of the ecliptic. That would seem like a reasonable explanation to account for Zemel's missing asteroids. Spiral galaxies are flat; the plane of the ecliptic is flat; and the rings of Saturn are flat. These examples could not be due to chance. There must be some force that causes these phenomena. Electrons "boil off" any incandescent object, like the Sun, which acquires a positive charge. Cold objects, like the planets, intercept some of these electrons and become negatively charged. Charged particles in a magnetic field will revolve. From this point of view, the Solar System begins to look more like an ...
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