Author Archives: Stephen Smith

Charge Fluctuation

  Feb 8, 2016 The Sun’s activity remains mysterious. Among heliophysicists it is commonly thought that the Sun accelerates charged particles into space in the same way that sound waves are amplified. Solar energy is said to travel outward from … Continue reading

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Radio Lobes

  Feb 5, 2016 Synchrotron radiation from a galactic core. A recent press release from the Hubble Space Telescope announces that the spiral galaxy LO95 0313-192 is ejecting a light-years long jet of material that emits intense radio waves, producing … Continue reading

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Light Storms

  Feb 4, 2015 Auroral substorms on Jupiter are not caused by the solar wind, alone. A previous Picture of the Day published in late 2012 quoted Jonathan Nichols from the University of Leicester: “The main aurora oval on Jupiter we … Continue reading

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Prop Wash

  Feb 3, 2016 Stars in galaxies are affected by electromagnetic fields. According to a recent press release, the Milky Way “…hosts a propeller stirring up chaos in its wake.” By examining the positions of dwarf galaxies and globular clusters … Continue reading

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Enigmatic Colossus

  Feb 2, 2016 Titan’s characteristics support Electric Universe ideas about planet formation. Titan is the second largest moon in the Solar System, with a mean diameter of 5150 kilometers. Only Ganymede is larger, at 5262 kilometers. The planet Mercury … Continue reading

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Alpha Orionis

  Feb 1, 2016 More evidence for the Electric Star theory. Betelgeuse is one of the largest stars in the observable Universe. If it were in the Sun’s position, it would be larger than Jupiter’s mean orbital diameter. However, the … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary

  Jan 29, 2016 The Opportunity rover marks twelve years on Mars. The Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Opportunity bounced to a landing in Meridiani Planum on Sunday, January 5, 2004 after spending six months in flight. Opportunity was scheduled to … Continue reading

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Color Guard

  Jan 28, 2016 Saturn’s moons sport colorful bands. Mars is a faint yellowish-red color when seen with the naked eye, and its rusty surface hue is visible through the lenses of robotic rovers traveling across its landscape. Iapetus, one of … Continue reading

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A Picture of Plasma

    Jan 27, 2016 X-rays in space. A recent press release from the Chandra X-ray Observatory reports that “strong winds” are racing outward from the core of Pictoris A, a galaxy said to be 500 million light-years away in the constellation … Continue reading

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As Deep as the Ocean and as High as the Sky

  Jan 26, 2015 Hidden water on Mars? Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt. — Mark Twain A recent press release reiterates the hope that water was once abundant on Mars and may yet be, locked in frozen vaults … Continue reading

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