Getting Serious about Sirius
The bright star Sirius and its smaller companion may have a
lesson to teach mainstream astronomers, who have yet to learn of
electricity’s power in the cosmos.
From Earth, as
seen by human eyes, the star Sirius is the brightest star in
the sky. This is partly because it is brighter than the
average star, but also because it is one of the closest
stars to Earth. Sirius also has a partner, called Sirius B,
a tiny white dwarf. To our eyes, it is 10,000 times fainter
than the primary star, Sirius A. The companion was
discovered in the mid-nineteenth century by the wobble it
caused in Sirius A’s path across the sky. It wasn’t actually
seen until decades later, when newer and better telescopes
orbiting telescope observes x-ray light, which is invisible
to the human eye. When astronomers pointed Chandra at
Sirius, they were surprised. In the Chandra image above, the
primary star, Sirius A, is the smaller of the two
lights. Sirius B, the tiny white dwarf, is the larger. This
means that if we had Superman’s x-ray vision, we would see
the reverse of what we see with human eyes.
Why is Sirius B
so bright in x-ray light? Astronomers explain the anomaly in
terms of gravity. Particles from Sirius A fall onto Sirius B
so fast that the collisions create the x-rays. The Electric
Universe provides a different explanation. X-rays are not
caused by “falling” particles. Charged particles don’t
care about gravity! And nature abhors inefficiency.
Just as your dentist uses electric currents, not
gravity, to generate x-rays, so do electrically driven
problem with binary (double) stars. Why are there so many of
them? Stars are so far apart that even if galaxies collide,
the stars will mostly slip past each other unnoticed. Yet in
our stellar neighborhood, about half of the stars come in
twos. Electrically speaking, there are at least two possible
explanations. The first is that the currents of space (and
the plasma lab) tend to run in braided pairs. Where these
braided currents become pinched by their own magnetic field,
a star will be formed in each of the two braided currents.
Don Scott, a
retired professor of electrical engineering and an amateur
astronomer, has suggested a second method for the formation
of double stars. Scott was studying the Hertzsprung-Russell
diagram (HR diagram) that astronomers use to classify stars.
The diagram plots the luminosities of stars against their
temperatures (or colors—blue stars are hotter and red stars
are cooler than our sun, which is a yellow star). Scott
found that he could also substitute electric charge for
temperature on the same chart (the higher the electric
charge, the bluer and hotter the star). He suggests that
when the charge gets so high that the surface of the star
can no longer resist the electrical stress, the star will
split into two stars in order to distribute the stress over
a larger surface.
of electrical "splitting or parturition" of cosmic bodies
was first proposed by Eric Crew of the UK in 1977 and
elaborated further in 1985. Crew was a student of a pioneer
of the electrical view of the cosmos—the electrical engineer
and Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society—Dr. Charles
Bruce. The generation of internal electrical stress inside
stars gained further elucidation by Wallace Thornhill.
would also explain why stars that have suffered the greatest
electrical stresses—the novas and supernovas—are almost
always found to be double, or even multiple, stars. Though
astronomers acknowledge the pattern, they have not explained
it. But if stars are formed and continually fed by electric
currents, then what we have learned from the laboratory
study of plasma and electric discharge should be our first
reference in seeking to understand possible analogs in
The dynamics of
electrical ejection can also be applied closer to home.
Wallace Thornhill was able to accurately predict what would
be found beneath the clouds of Saturn's moon,
Titan. He did this by working with the hypothesis
that Titan and other identifiable bodies in the solar system
had been ejected at intervals in the past by the gas giant.
Please check out Professor Don Scott's
new book The Electric Sky.
READERS: Wallace Thornhill, David Talbott, and Anthony
Peratt will share the stage with other investigators of
planetary catastrophe at the British Society for
Interdisciplinary Studies “Conference 2007” August