Chicxulub

  Aug 17, 2017 Did a 10-kilometer-wide asteroid strike Earth and excavate a crater? Off the coast of Mexico is what geologists believe to be an impact basin caused by the collision of an asteroid. It is a multi-ringed structure, similar to those mentioned in a previous Picture of the …

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Cosmic Ions

Aug 16, 2017 Cosmic rays are poorly understood. “…plasma is so silly that it does not understand the sophisticated mathematics, or it is that the plasma is so clever that it finds other ways of behaving, ways which the theoreticians were not clever enough to anticipate.” — Hannes Alfvén On …

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Most Atypical

  Aug 15, 2017 Matter in the plasma state exhibits extreme activity. According to a recent press release, galaxy NGC 1222 is a “peculiar example” of lenticular galaxy. It is peculiar because lenticular galaxies are supposed to have used up the material available for new stars to form. NGC 1222, …

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Electric Vortices

Aug 14, 2017 What drives anomalous formations on planets and moons? Plumes of charged plasmas are seen ascending from several bodies in the Solar System. Jupiter’s energetic moon, Io, hosts filamentary discharges that extend hundreds of kilometers into space. The Cassini mission to Saturn discovered bursts of ionized vapor erupting …

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Swan Song

Aug 9, 2017 Astronomical theories would benefit from an understanding of plasma-state matter. Winston Bostick is a pioneer of Electric Universe theories, although he did not identify with those ideas by name. He is particularly noted for plasmoid experiments that led to the construction of a dense-plasma focus device. One …

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Dark Acceleration

  Aug 4, 2017 Is the Universe expanding? “As a general scientific principle, it is undesirable to depend crucially on what is unobservable to explain what is observable, as happens frequently in Big Bang cosmology.” — Halton Arp Electric Universe theory states that stars are born where regions of space …

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Double Layer Flare-up

  Aug 3, 2017 Electricity in space explains anomalous energy curves. Cosmologists often find it difficult to reconcile theory with observation. So-called “gamma-ray bursts” (GRB) are a case in point. GRBs were discovered first in galaxies with high redshift—some seeming to be 12 billion light-years away. If they are that …

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Gigantic Jets

Aug 2, 2017 Lightning-like electric discharges occur above the clouds. Capacitors accumulate and store electric charge in two conductive plates separated by a dielectric insulator. Charge on one plate attracts opposite charge to the other, creating an electric field that forms an electrical energy reserve. The electric field between plates …

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