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121. Seeing More Electricity in Space [Thunderbolts Website]
... conditions only. The effects of an entire circuit — which may encompass a whole galaxy or cluster of galaxies — must be considered. For this reason, while the prevailing scientific view allows only for isolated galactic and stellar islands in space, the electric view emphasizes connectivity. (In the image of Fornax A above, for example, a tiny but energy-dense plasmoid at the center of the galaxy discharges energy along oppositely-directed Birkeland filaments (invisible in this image) into the radio lobes. Diffuse currents loop back from the lobes to the spiral arms, where their increasing density triggers star formation as they return to the central plasmoid.) Irving Langmuir, one of the early pioneers in the study of plasma, discovered double layers in his laboratory in the 1920s. Hannes Alfven, the father of plasma cosmology, proposed their existence in cosmic settings in 1958. Double layers in space weren ’ t discovered until 1978, when artificial satellites orbited through them and measured the characteristic changes in their electric fields. This fact is undeniable. But the traditional theories of astrophysics — ...
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122. Waiting For Saturn's Rings To Collapse [Science Frontiers Website]
... collapse The more we learn about Saturn's rings, the stranger they seem. One of the latest theoretical models of the rings has them composed of balls of hard ice, which interact through mutual collision and are herded by the gravitational caresses of small moons. The successes of this model have been tempered by the fact that it also implies that Saturn's rings are very young. "Theorists would have no problem with a broad, featureless disk surviving the 4.5 billion years since the early days of the solar system, but features such as spiral density waves are clear evidence that satellites, including the profusion of small ones found near the rings, are draining angular momentum from the rings. The satellites should be spiraling outward into ever larger orbits as they gain angular momentum, and the A-ring should collapse inward into the B-ring in just 100 million years as its particles lose angular momentum." (Kerr, Richard A.; "Making Better Planetary Rings," Science, 229:1376, 1985.) Reference. For other indications of youth in Saturn's rings, ...
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123. Galactic Rotation: Point or Axis? [Thunderbolts Website]
... ? No, it ’ s just a simple paradigm change. In the prevailing gravity-only cosmology each galactic component (stars and clusters) must revolve around the galactic center of mass — a point — unless one brings in special "posited" factors. Because galaxies are extended in three dimensions, unlike the Solar System with its planets orbiting in a plane, the orbital dynamics of stars and clusters revolving around a galactic center present a huge problem. Orbits will cross, perhaps collide, certainly become destabilized. Clusters would be disrupted. Spiral galactic arms are a special challenge: Observations indicate that their stars revolve at a fairly constant speed, but revolution around a central point requires the speed to decrease with distance. Conventional astrophysicists have assumed the existence of “dark matter” and “dark energy” in just the amounts and locations necessary to solve these and other orbital dynamical problems. Because dark matter and dark energy can ’ t be detected, they are a “blank check” that conventional theorists can use to postpone the bankruptcy of a falsified theory. In ...
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124. Electric Sunspots [Thunderbolts Website]
... result of convection of gas modified by magnetism. Sunspots are electrical structures. To understand why penumbral “fibrils” have dark cores, one must see that they also have a twisted structure that maintains a fairly constant diameter over great distances. They resemble glowing tornadoes. This is the structure of a“ charge sheath vortex ”: Rapidly rotating charged particles generate strong electric and magnetic fields. The charged particles are concentrated in a thin skin, or “double layer”, at the periphery and their motion is stretched out into a spiral. If the vortex has enough energy to glow, as it does on the Sun, the edges will appear brighter. Of course, a sunspot is only a tiny part of the much larger phenomenon of the Sun. If the spot is electrical, so must be the entire Sun. Hence to see electricity in any part of the cosmos is to see that all current astrophysical theories are “in the dark”. The technical proficiency of space programs and new instruments is discovering a flood of surprising data about the effects ...
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125. Some English Meteorological Anomalies [Science Frontiers Website]
... already been repainted when I called, although the evidence could still be seen." (Matthews, Peter; "Lightning inside a Tornado?" Journal of Meteorology, U.K., 10:375, 1985.) July 1, 1952. Nottingham, England. Unusual features of a spectacular thunderstorm. Some recently reviewed records of a great thunderstorm mention two interesting anomalies: Hailstones 2 inches long shaped like cigarettes Three successive balls of lightning corkscrewing down from the sky. (Meaden, George T.; "Cigarette-Shaped Hailstones and Spiral Descent of Ball Lightning," Journal of Meteorology, U.K., 10:332, 1985.) Reference. The foregoing anomalies are discussed in our Catalog of Anomalies. See GWT2 in Tornados, Dark Days for tornado burning and dehydration and GWP for oddly shaped hailstones in the same volume. Ball lightning is cataloged in GLB in Lightning, Auroras. Both books are described more fully here. The funnel of the 1955 tornado at Blackwell, Oklahoma, was lit up like a neon tube. Cloud-to-earth electrical currents could be ...
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126. Boomerang Nebula Comes Back—to Plasma [Thunderbolts Website]
... hot gas provide the forces for ejection, the ejection should be spherical. Some theorists speculate that perhaps a disk of material around the star ’ s equator — seen in a number of nebulae — blocks ejected material from that direction. But what generated the disk, and how does it remain intact in the face of such ejection? Other theorists speculate that magnetic fields constrain the outflow. But what generates and powers the magnetic field? The Electric Universe takes note of the filamentary structure of the cones and of the way the filaments spiral into and away from the central star. It also takes note of the string of cells or bubbles along the axis of the cones. Spiraling filaments around cells of plasma are the forms taken by electric currents in space. The filaments are called Birkeland currents, named after Kristian Birkeland, who first proposed their existence in the late 1800s. Far from a star, these currents form tubes of plasma that transmit electrical power around a galaxy. At intervals, the electromagnetic forces that they generate cause them to pinch down to a ...
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127. The Activities of NGC 1097 [Thunderbolts Website]
... home updates news and views picture of the day resources team a role for you contact us Credit: ESO 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 28, 2005 The Activities of NGC 1097 A view of the innermost region of an active galaxy reveals a rigid conventionality of scientific vision. This image from the European Southern Observatory shows the inner 5500-light-year region of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1097. According to the press release, it shows a “ring of dust and gas” surrounding a “super-massive black hole” at the center and a “filamentary structure spiralling down” into the black hole. The press release notes that this Active Galactic Nucleus (AGN) at the center is fainter than most, indicating that “only a small amount of gas and stars” are falling into the black hole. The latest generations of telescopes can see ever more details in ever smaller fields of view. A crippling side effect, however, is the loss ...
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128. C&C Workshop 2003, Number 3: Contents [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... From: C&C Workshop 2003, Number 3 Texts Home¦ SIS Workshop Home Society for Interdisciplinary Studies CHRONOLOGY& CATASTROPHISM WORKSHOP 2003, Number 3 Society News 1 Letters 2 Article Hatshepsut, The Queen of Sheba and Velikovsky by Emmet J Sweeney 3 News from the Internet Shock Dynamics 11 James Q. Jacobs Rock Art Pages 11 Laura Lee 12 Spiral Galaxies& Grand Canyons by Wal Thornhill 11 Censorship, suppression and Dogmatism in Science by Rochus Boerner 12 Maverick Science 12 Electrons in the early Universe by Eric Crewe 13 Copyright (c) October 2003 Society for Interdisciplinary Studies a registered charity (Charities Act, 1960)- registration number 286264 PRODUCTION TEAM: Jill Abery, David Davis, Val Pearce and Ian Tresman POSTAL EDITORIAL ADDRESS: 'Innesfree', Highsted,Valley, Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 0AD E-mail EDITORIAL ADDRESS: Membership Enquiries to: THE SIS MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY: 10 Witley Green, Darley Heights, Stopsley LU2 8TR, Bedfordshire, UK. Or go to: About Workshop WORKSHOP was launched to provide for informal publication ...
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129. Bigger View of the Local Group [Thunderbolts Website]
... . Incorporated into these swirls are quasars, compact clusters and active galaxies. But we didn ’ t need to look so far to see a relationship that ’ s right before our eyes. The Local Group, of which our Milky Way is a member, stretches in a line along the minor axis of M31, the Andromeda galaxy, which is the dominant galaxy in the group. In the image above, the filled circles mark the locations of accepted members. Open circles and plus signs mark the locations of higher-redshift dwarf and spiral galaxies respectively. (Although in other clusters similar dwarfs and spirals are accepted as companions of the larger galaxies, these dwarfs and spirals are excluded because their systematically higher redshifts are too obvious.) Redshifts of several objects are printed beside their names. Long-exposure photographs of this area reveal a cloud of low-luminosity material extending along this line of galaxies and engulfing them. That the higher-redshift galaxies are not “background objects” is shown by their interaction with the cloud: The interacting pair of galaxies, NGC935/IC1801, have a ...
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130. Icebergs And Crouching Giants [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 54: Nov-Dec 1987 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Icebergs and crouching giants Astronomers have discovered what they believe is the largest, darkest, most gas-rich spiral galaxy known in a 'void' beyond the Virgo Cluster of Galaxies. Discovered by accident on long-exposure photographic plates, the object, called Malin 1, appears to be still forming..... "'We didn't expect to find anything like this,' (C.) Impey says, referring to Malin 1. 'This galaxy is far removed from our ideas of what a normal galaxy should look like. There could be more of these things that haven't been discovered yet.'" (Anonymous; "Massive, Dark Galaxy Found in Void," Astronomy, 15:75, September 1987.) The same discovery is dealt with, in a more technical way, in Nature. A revealing paragraph from the Nature article follows: "Although Malin 1 could be a unique case there is in fact a ...
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