GaryN wrote:In E-Mail discussion with the author of the Universe Sandbox program (I asked if he could simulate an Electric Universe!), he asked if electrostatic charge would affect the orbit of the solar system planets. I said I thought they should organize themselves to reach an equilibrium.
I think Thornhill has speculated on a mechanism whereby the planets will tend to exchange charge for some time and alter orbits until a "lest-interaction" regime of orbits is achieved. I don't know whether the Holoscience site specifically addresses that issue or not, or whether other papers or newsletter articles might have previously addressed it (AEON, Kronos or Thoth)?
by Donald Scott and Wal Thornhill
DONALD SCOTT WROTE:
It also appears that Jupiter's plasma sheath extends almost all
the way to Saturn (much as Venus' does toward Earth). I'm
wondering if any more of the planets have plasma sheaths that
extend to just short of their next outward neighbor's orbit. If
that were the case, it certainly seems consistent with the idea
that the electric charge on each planet (together with the
electrical potential of the solar plasma at that orbital
distance) determines the length of the planet's sheath - and
this, in turn, causes circularization and the spacing between the
orbits of adjacent planets.
You have the argument for orbit spacing precisely, but I consider
it to be a secondary effect. There would also seem to be a
primary mechanism at work where the annual charge exchange with
the solar plasma sheet is smoothed out. Comets are an extreme
example of varying charge exchange throughout an orbit and we
know that they exhibit so-called non-gravitational accelerations.
I have suggested that those accelerations *are* due to gravity
but that it is gravity itself that is changing as a result of
strong charge exchange with the solar plasma.
Such an orbit circularising mechanism would be more powerful
since it operates continually and not just when planets are in
line with the Sun. It would explain the near circular orbit of
Jupiter since any effect from Mars would be negligible. Also the
number of oppositions of the outer gas giants since the proposed
Saturnian system breakup, ca. 10,000 years ago, would be quite
small. So you might expect their orbital eccentricities to be
much higher if they were involved and the mechanism you mentioned
was the only one to cause circularisation of orbits.
Would he only consider electrostatics, or would he consider electrodynamics as well? Granted electrodynamics would be something more like PIC (particle-in-cell) simulations, which can get tricky. But considering ONLY electrostatics (w/o the possibility of electrodynamics) might get things only half-right.
(Was the Titius-Bode Series Dictated by the Minimum Energy States of the Generic Solar Plasma?)
http://public.lanl.gov/alp/plasma/downl ... 8.1990.pdf
As it stands the discovery of planets around other stars would seem on the face of it a falsification of the account.
55 Cancri, as its name suggests, is the 55th brightest star in the constellation Cancer. It is similar in mass to our Sun, though older and somewhat dimmer, and it is located only 41 lightyears away – practically in our galactic back yard. Remarkably, as the outlines of the star's planetary system gradually emerged, it became clear that its basic architecture resonates strongly with that of our own solar system. 55 Cancri's system includes one giant planet, four times the mass of Jupiter, orbiting at a Jupiter-like 6 astronomical units (AU) from the star, and four smaller planets orbiting inside 0.8 AU, with an enormous gap in between. Compare that with our own solar system, where giant Jupiter orbits at an average distance of 5.2 AU from the Sun, and the four smaller inner planets are all congregated within 1.5 AU from the Sun.
Researchers find such similarities suggestive. The giant gap in the 55 Cancri system between the outermost giant planet and the one next in, notes team leader Geoffrey Marcy of U.C. Berkeley, is where one would expect to find Earth like rocky planets. In fact, Fischer notes, any planet within this gap must be relatively small, or it would destabilize the orbits of the known planets. And while the detection of such distant Earths is currently beyond the capacity of planet hunting technology, Marcy believes that this will soon change. Within five years, he predicts, continued observations may reveal the presence of rocky planets around 55
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