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The "protoplanet" Vesta. Original image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA


Daughter of Rhea
Jul 21, 2011

It is not often that one's fundamental perceptions change. The Electric Universe theory frequently predicts what space probes find.

When the heavy projectile launched from the Deep Impact space probe struck comet Tempel 1, a sequence of events took place that surprised the mission team. The 370 kilogram Impactor was sent directly into the path of the comet, with a closing speed of about 10.2 kilometers per second. The expected result was that a small crater would form on the surface of the comet's nucleus, and an ejecta blanket that would take a few minutes to settle.

What was actually seen? Cameras recording the event were overloaded by the initial blast because the radiant output was greater than their ability to process it. All that Earth-based observers saw was a brilliant white flash on their monitors.

Including the prediction of a brilliant flash of light, Electric Universe physicist Wal Thornhill also wrote that the energy of the “impact” would be greater than expected from high velocity gun experiments, because electric discharges would occur. When that predicted event was observed, NASA researchers were baffled.

He also predicted an electric discharge between the nucleus and the Impactor before physical contact with the surface. Two visible flashes occurred, and no NASA team member anticipated them. It is because the scientific understanding of electricity in space provides a foundation for his work that Wal Thornhill is able to make such predictions in the face of seemingly little data to support them. Consensus astrophysicists can not see the information available within the Electric Universe paradigm.

Now, with Dawn's arrival at Vesta, the predictive abilities of Electric Universe theory are again confirmed. Vesta's surface is gouged, pitted, and grooved in ways similar to other small bodies in the Solar System. So much so, that it could be placed in any family grouping and it would not look out of place. Among the small moons of Jupiter or Saturn, Vesta would blend in with no difficulty.

Time and again, these pages (and other commentators) have pointed out that similar formations would be found wherever cameras are sent. Step terraces in crater walls, craters on the rims of other craters, elongated craters, long sinuous channels that terminate in craters, and chains of craters are visible on every rocky body regardless of size. Vesta reveals similar features.

How is it that the formations are so much alike at so many different scales? It is because electrical energy is scaleable up to many orders of magnitude. From the smallest Martian blueberry, the monolithic cliffs on Miranda, or the mountains on Vesta, electricity provides a magnetically guided force that can energize biological organisms at the microscopic level or carve planets, depending on the strength of the current.

Knowing how electricity behaves, along with its essential counterpart, plasma, Electric Universe advocates look at a new reality governed by forces that are invisible or disguised to theories generated by other paradigms. Without the paradigm, the theory is impossible to formulate. Without the theory, no hypothesis can be tested. Experiments come along after the ability to ask new questions, not before.

Stephen Smith

The Lightning-Scarred Planet Mars

A video documentary that could change everything you thought you knew about ancient times and symbols. 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)

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Authors David Talbott and Wallace Thornhill introduce the reader to an age of planetary instability and earthshaking electrical events in ancient times. If their hypothesis is correct, it could not fail to alter many paths of scientific investigation.
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Professor of engineering Donald Scott systematically unravels the myths of the "Big Bang" cosmology, and he does so without resorting to black holes, dark matter, dark energy, neutron stars, magnetic "reconnection", or any other fictions needed to prop up a failed theory.
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In language designed for scientists and non-scientists alike, authors Wallace Thornhill and David Talbott show that even the greatest surprises of the space age are predictable patterns in an electric universe.
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