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51. How's the Weather [Thunderbolts Website]
... Sun. Astronomers Sallie Baliunas and Willy Soon have shown that for as long as temperature records have been kept, the global temperatures of the Earth have correlated to the sunspot cycle. And the sunspot cycle also affects radio transmission and power grids. The Electric Universe identifies more effects: Currents to the surface affect the jet streams, moving them closer to the equator when solar activity causes geomagnetic storms. These currents power thunderstorms, waterspouts and hurricanes. The image above is hurricane Frances in 2004. Its form is that of a plasma spiral, mimicking on a small scale the shape of a spiral galaxy and on a large scale the shape of interacting Birkeland currents in the laboratory. If we learn more about the plasma factors, we should be able to predict the weather better, and maybe learn how to control it, too. Already experiments are underway pumping ionized gases into the atmosphere to increase rainfall in the desert. Summing up all its tests from 2000 to 2002, two of the companies testing these techniques claim that ionization led to about double the average ...
52. Expanding Uncertainty about the Hubble Constant [Thunderbolts Website]
... , can account for their two “more precise” determinations in exactly opposite directions. They are in the same position as the clockmaker who attempts to determine the exact time of day by measuring the position of the minute hand and fails to notice that the hour hand is missing. Without recognizing that plasma makes up 99% of the universe and that it has dominant electrical properties, astronomers inhabit a make-believe universe in which precise measurements can mean precisely opposite things. The first astronomer studied a bright eclipsing binary star system in the nearby spiral galaxy M33. He measured with state-of-the-art instruments the stars ’ orbital period and apparent brightness. He calculated the stars ’ masses, and then their absolute luminosities, and then their distance. His result was 3 million light-years instead of the 2.6 million that had been accepted. One can presume that his measurements were accurate, at least to within 6%. But the assumptions that he took for granted were entirely erroneous: He assumed that gravity was the only force holding the stars in their orbits. Without this assumption, he ...
53. Electro-gravitic cosmology [SIS Internet Digest $]
... the origin of the Universe. It does not explain the origin of matter, energy or space. To do so requires creation ex nihilo, which requires a miracle. The theory takes as given that matter, energy and space have always existed and are changing form in a Universe that is eternal. The theory is based on the concept of fissioning; it offers that black holes containing masses of millions to hundred of billions of stars spin to instability and eject out of their poles masses that evolve into stars in the arms of spiral barred galaxies. These galaxies evolve to spiral galaxies and then to elliptical galaxies. Ellipticals may congregate in great clusters, such as the Virgo cluster where at the center a black hole takes these galaxies into itself and then throws off black holes that start the process over again. Some galaxies of the elliptical type may repeat the process outside such clusters. Stellar birth, evolution and death is also based on the fission concept. Black holes with masses larger than stars are ejected from the poles of galactic black holes. At various ...
54. Another “Double-Eye” of Venus [Thunderbolts Website]
... " A common name for this "doubleness" in current-conducting plasmas is a "Birkeland current". All the features shown above suggest that the two hot spots are the footprints of twin Birkeland currents. The "giant vortex" and its "surprisingly complex structure and behavior" are the energetic effect of the twin currents flowing into the planet ’ s atmosphere at the poles. In fact, the Venusian dipole shows both the configuration and the motion of Birkeland current pairs in plasma discharge experiments and in super-computer simulations, including the surrounding spiral vortex. It is the classic spiral nebula shape. What baffles mainstream theorists is most often predictable under the electric model. In February 2005, Thornhill predicted that a similar configuration would be found in the region of Venus' south pole. He wrote: "We should expect to see evidence of the twisted pair configuration at both poles of Venus, if the input current is sufficiently strong and this model is correct.” And that is precisely what has now been discovered at the south pole of Venus. The hot spots ...
55. Saturn's Dragon Storm [Thunderbolts Website]
... one place (particularly on a planet that is thought not to have a solid surface) and sporadically burst to life. But as noted by Thornhill, “the Electric Universe model of stars and planets provides the possibility of a solid surface on the giant planets. And as we find on Earth, a solid surface allows for regional electrical differences that favor electrical storm activity in one region over another. A good example is ‘ tornado alley ’ in the southern U.S.A.” Thornhill describes the twin spiraling formations as miniatures of “spiral galaxies,” and he sees these as “the effects of the interaction of Birkeland current pairs,” just as was demonstrated in the computer simulations of spiral galaxy formation by Anthony Peratt described in an earlier Picture of the Day. If this is so, the megalightning discharges are occurring within the Dragon Storm. Thornhill argues that the enigmatic switching off of the radio bursts as the storm enters daylight mimics the morning appearance and subsequent fading of the mysterious "spokes," seen occasionally in Saturn's rings. In the EU model ...
56. NASA Astrophysics Data System Abstracts [SIS Internet Digest $]
... /cgi-bin/nph-iarticle_query?bibcode=1998A%26AT...17 ..475D Light/Shadow Interactions at the Great Gallery I. R. Little-Marenin, S. J. Little and G. Cox in American Astronomical Society Meeting 199, #15.03. The Great Gallery is a wonderful collection of rock art in Horseshoe Canyon (Canyonlands National Park). Both pictographs and petroglyphs are found there. [..A paint chip from a fallen piece of an anthropomorphic figure has been 14C dated to 1200-1400 BC. Solar Significance of a Double Spiral Petroglyph in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico A. Sofaer, R. M. Sinclair and E. Brechner in Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 20, p.991. We present evidence that a double spiral petroglyph in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, the center of a prehistoric Pueblo culture, may depict the integration of the daily seasonal cycles of the sun. Solar Alignments in Australian Aboriginal Rock Art W. C. Straka (Lockheed Research and Development Division) in the Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol ...
57. Book Reviews [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... Universitaires 1950), is quoted as saying that cosmic rays at present are only a fraction of what they were at the beginning of the world. The combination of such earlier powerful cosmic rays and the decreased gravitation of a 'bulge period' on genes and chromosomes would produce astonishing 'mutations brusque' and make possible the development of the gigantic men at the end of the secondary period. The ancient story of the 'Fall' is a result of the end of a 'Golden Age' when a satellite crashes at the end of its earthbound spiral. During the moonless period, dwarves and small creatures will abound. When a new satellite is captured, larger beings replace the dwarves again and yet the moon's full influence is only felt in those zones immediately beneath its orbit so that north and south of this central zone there is a strange mixture of conditions. After a series of such cycles, the mixture of different creatures in the earth is all the more pronounced, with perhaps an abundance of giants, ordinary sized men and dwarves- the 'little people'. This ...
58. Electric Currents Big and Small [Thunderbolts Website]
... decades ago, but he didn ’ t consider its link with a greater galactic circuit. The current "disk" of the Sun is the heliospheric current sheet that flows between the Sun and the outer reaches of our solar system (see image Thunderbolts, Oct 31, 2005). And the axial circuit consists of Birkeland currents flowing along the "open" polar magnetic field lines. Similarly, the galactic disk is the disk of a Faraday motor, caused to rotate by Birkeland currents flowing along the axis and out along the spiral arms. Stars in the spiral arms receive their power from those galactic currents. Galaxies, in turn, are threaded like "Catherine wheels" on intergalactic Birkeland currents. The cosmic circuitry of Birkeland currents can be traced by their magnetic fields. So, far from being electrically sterile, cosmic plasma is awash with electric current filaments. And just like Frazier's plasma ball, we see the same beauty and evidence of currents in astronomical nebulae, glowing hydrogen HII regions, and planetary aurora s. We live in an Electric Universe ...
59. A Theory Of Lunar DisturbanceE [SIS C&C Review $]
... of the umbra's dark core. The process is shown schematically in fig 1. Figure 1. Figure 2 It is surmised that the moon and its rotating mass were dynamically unbalanced, a condition related to the gravities of sun and earth and which served incrementally to destabilise its orbit-plane on successive passes, to a degree where at some stage the plane passed through the plane of the earth's axis. At this point, to an observer in the British Isles, a wholly visible path of the moon would have appeared as the larger anti-clockwise spiral in fig. 2, with its accompanying smaller clockwise spiral following contiguously. Ultimately the mantle disappeared by some means not obvious and the satellites departed from their orbits one by one according to their relative masses. As perceived by a theoretical observer positioned normal to its plane of orbit, the path of the last, lone satellite was near-epicycloidal but, on at least one occasion, the line of sight of an observer in Britain was 30 to the orbit-plane's normal and, as a consequence, its 'base line' was foreshortened as ...
60. Has the universe's missing mass been found? [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 6: February 1979 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Has the universe's missing mass been found? In the above item, an article from Mosaic was quoted to the effect that 90% of the universe is "unseen." In pursuit of this missing mass, a U.S. team of astronomers has now detected previously unseen halos around several spiral galaxies. The halo luminosities are comparable to the brighter imbedded disks when integrated over a large area surrounding the galaxies. The halo masses, however, as inferred from the galaxies' rotation curves far exceed the masses of the bright spiral cores. The big question is "What are the dim but massive halos composed of?" They might consist of small, faint stars or nonluminous matter of some sort. The researchers had to conclude, though, that the halos are galactic components of "totally unknown nature." (Anonymous; "Has the Universe's Missing Mass Been Found?" New Scientist, 80:174, ...
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