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Red indicates high particle intensity, blue is low intensity. The vertical energy scales run from
30 kilo-electron volts to several mega-electron volts. Credit: NASA/JPL/APL


Snap Crackle and Spark
Jan 24, 2011

Electric Universe theory posits that celestial bodies are not isolated islands in space, they are connected by current-carrying electric circuits.

Most of the time planets and moons are not in a stable electrical condition because they are moving across plasma filaments within the Solar System, or if a moon, in the plasmaspheres around planets.

The plasmasphere of Saturn electrifies its environment, causing dark-mode plasma discharges to impinge on its family of moons. Enceladus, Dione and Tethys are all electrically active, flinging vast quantities of charged particles into space. Each moon is connected to its parent and to one another through the aforementioned circuits.

Planets with magnetic fields can trap fast-moving particles to form giant electrified clouds, more accurately called electric currents. NASA scientists have noted that Saturn's magnetic field bends around Enceladus "due to electric currents generated by the interaction of atmospheric particles and the magnetosphere of Saturn." Further flattening of the plasma torus on the sunward side demonstrates an electrical effect is occurring between Saturn and the Sun.

According to a recent press release, NASA scientists have found a direct relationship "...between mysterious, periodic signals from Saturn's magnetic field and explosions of hot ionized gas, known as plasma, around the planet."

Researchers discovered plasma toroids around Saturn that contain regions of increased charge density that generate strong periodic signals in measurements of the planet's magnetic field. The cyclic nature of the signals interferes with charting Saturn's rotational rate.

The press release goes on to state that "hot plasma" surrounding Saturn "explodes," causing magnetic field lines to stretch. Centrifugal force initiated by "cold dense" plasma erupting from Enceladus stretches them to the point where they "snap back," releasing heat. The process is also known as "magnetic reconnection."

As the consensus view states, planetary magnetospheres deform like teardrops because they are bombarded by a powerful stream of charged particles that crackle out from the Sun. As the fields are pushed on the sunward side of a planet, they stretch out on the other side, where they are said to "unravel" and "flap like a flag waving in the wind."

According to theory, when those magnetic field lines cross and "reconnect" through some unknown mechanism, they detonate, releasing large quantities of heat, light, and electrical energy.

However, magnetic field lines cannot be the storehouse for so-called "magnetic energy" because the field lines are no more real than the arrows used to describe an electric field, or the curved lines that indicate highs and lows on a weather map. Besides, a magnetic field is a continuum for all practical purposes, it is not quantized into discrete bands.

To say that magnetic field lines can cross, or flap, or break and reconnect is tantamount to saying that weather diagrams can produce rain.

Retired professor of Electrical Engineering Don Scott writes about the other feature thought to be "mysterious" by the data analysts: the "clump" of electrified particles synchronized with the planet's rotation.

"I do feel they would stand a better chance [of understanding] if they would recognize how magnetic and electric fields interact with streams of charge. Nearby electric current can distort a magnetic field. A congestion of electric charge may be due to a concentrated electric field along some particular radius vector emanating up from the planet."

Every so often Saturn breaks out with a "great white spot" three times larger than Earth. Standard models of Saturn cannot explain such a spark, but an intense lightning discharge deep in its atmosphere might create vertical jets similar to the sprites in Earth's upper atmosphere. It seems as if all the phenomena that NASA finds so mysterious can be explained through one agency: electricity.

Stephen Smith


The Lightning-Scarred Planet Mars
Symbols of an Alien Sky DVD episode 2
A video documentary that could change everything you thought you knew about ancient times and symbols.

The Symbols of an Alien Sky video series will introduce you to celestial spectacles and earth-shaking events once remembered around the world. Archaic symbols of these events still surround us, some as icons of the world’s great religions, though the origins of the symbols appear to be lost in obscurity.

In this second episode of Symbols of an Alien Sky, David Talbott takes the viewer on an odyssey across the surface of Mars. Exploring feature after feature of the planet, he finds that only electric arcs could produce the observed patterns. The high resolution images reveal massive channels and gouges, great mounds, and crater chains, none finding an explanation in traditional geology, but all matching the scars from electric discharge experiments in the laboratory.  (Approximately 85 minutes) See: Lightning-Scarred Planet info



"The Cosmic Thunderbolt"

YouTube video, first glimpses of Episode Two in the "Symbols of an Alien Sky" series.


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