Author Archives: Stephen Smith

Written in the Wind

  Sep 03, 2015 Wind does not blow through the cosmos. According to a recent press release, “winds” from a supermassive black hole (SMBH) in the center of galaxy PDS 456 are distorting the shape of the galactic structure. An electric … Continue reading

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Turbulent Encounters

  Sep 1, 2015 Do convection currents and vibrating magnetic field lines create the dynamic phenomena observed on the Sun? In the electric model of stars, the Sun is a positively charged electrode in a circuit, while the negatively charged electrode … Continue reading

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Juiced Up

  Aug 28, 2105 Massive electric weather phenomena. Previous Picture of the Day articles describe Earth as an electrically charged object: it maintains an electric field at its surface of between 50 and 200 volts per meter. In other words, … Continue reading

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Fusion Fires

  Aug 27, 2015 Fusion reactions from deep in the core are said to drive the Sun. “I am aware that many critics consider the stars are not hot enough. The critics lay themselves open to an obvious retort; we tell … Continue reading

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Mon R2

  Aug 26, 2015 Another electrically powered nebula. The standard model of star formation proposes that new stars result from compression waves passing through clouds of dust and gas. It is thought that supernovae explosions from elsewhere in the galaxy … Continue reading

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X-ray Eruption

  Aug 25, 2015 Stellar flares are seen in unexpected places. In a September 30, 2014 press release, NASA officials from the Goddard Space Flight Center announced that their SWIFT satellite detected a stellar flare with X-ray emissions larger than … Continue reading

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Thermal Axes

  Aug 21, 2015 Hot polar regions are common among planets and moons. Scientists using the Very Large Telescope (VLT) discovered a ten degree Celsius temperature difference above the polar region of Neptune. Another consideration that has not been published … Continue reading

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Crystal Comets

  Aug 20, 2015 The “dusty snowball” theory of comets needs attention, since there are crystals that need high temperatures to form in the matrix of at least two. Recently, the composition of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67P/C-G) was discussed in the scientific … Continue reading

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The Thunder Sounds His Praises

  Aug 19, 2015 The Great Red Spot could be something different than what is expected. As mentioned in a recent Picture of the Day, the Juno mission is slated to enter orbit around Jupiter in July of 2016. One … Continue reading

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Mighty in Heaven

  Aug 14, 2015 One more year to go. The dice of Zeus always fall luckily. — Sophocles NASA launched the Juno Mission to Jupiter on August 5, 2011. After traveling out past the orbit of Mars, the spacecraft returned … Continue reading

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