[quote=Gary N]The Sun interacting with interstellar space. This same shape is seen with comets too, and also with aircraft shockwaves, and blunt objects moving through fluids. All these examples were leading me to conclude that only an Aether could be responsible, there has to be a dense medium for affects to occur that far ahead of the object. So is it electric and magnetic fields causing the bow shocks, or are the electric and magnetic fields just effects of a disturbed Aether?[/quote]
Thanks Gary ... although the edges are somewhat blurred by the analogys to fluid dynamics? ... most here Im sure see beyond that but it must be confusing for "new-entrants" at times
..still,.. a possible thumbs-up for an "ether"? ... sure why not. Thornhill predicted the problems with assigning such a simple "structure" (bow-shock) to the Heliospheric boundary several years back, and vindicated of late by the NASA announcement that this "shock-front" per their model does not actually exist, another home run for the predictive power of EU theory?