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Daily discussion of various images from an Electric Universe perspective.

Dynamic Jupiter

  Aug 29, 2014 Could two dynamos made of hydrogen create Jupiter’s magnetosphere? Jupiter is the largest of all the planets. At 142,984 kilometers in diameter at its equator, it is so large that all the other planets could fit … Continue reading

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Daughters of Pleione

p5rn7vb   Aug 28, 2014 Does gas compression beget the stars? The Pleiades is probably a familiar sight to most people, being visible in the winter skies all over the world. It contains more than 1000 stars, although only 14 are … Continue reading

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Puzzles and Paradigms

  Aug 27, 2014 No one buys a jigsaw puzzle that’s pre-assembled. The point of interest in buying the puzzle lies in the process of assembly more than the finally-assembled picture. And the motivation for buying is the promise of … Continue reading

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Solar Supernova

  Aug 26, 2014 How do supernovae relate to the Sun? On June 7, 2011 the Sun erupted with the largest plasma event yet recorded by the Solar Dynamics Observatory. SDO was launched on February 11, 2010 into a geosynchronous orbit, with plans for a … Continue reading

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Puppis A

  Aug 25, 2014 Can shockwaves create X-rays? Many Picture of the Day articles point out that stars are not simplistic globes of hot gas under pressure, they are composed of plasma. Plasma is electrically charged. Since it is ionized, … Continue reading

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Galactic Magnetic Fields

  Aug 22, 2014 New observation techniques increase galactic field mapping accuracy. The LOw-Frequency ARray, (LOFAR) is a radio interferometer, or radio telescope, made up of several observing stations in Europe. Signals received at the various observing stations are digitally … Continue reading

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Ski Enceladus

  Aug 21, 2014 This small moon is said to be covered with powdery snow. Enceladus was one of the Gigantes, or Titans, who were overthrown by Zeus and his minions. It is perhaps an ironic name, since it is a … Continue reading

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Homunculus in 3D

  Aug 20, 2014 A double-lobed nebula stirs the imagination. Inside the Large Magellanic Cloud, a dwarf galaxy orbiting the Milky Way, is a structure known to astrophysicists as a “supernova remnant”. Theories of stellar evolution state that extremely massive … Continue reading

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The Universe in Lace

  Aug 19, 2014 Is the recently announced “cosmic web” based on erroneous conclusions? A press release from the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), reports observations of the filamentary structure that comprises the Universe. A nebula exceeding 2 million light-years across, surrounding … Continue reading

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Hot Clouds

  Aug 18, 2014 Charged plasma surrounds the Solar System. Electric Sun theory presupposes that the Sun is a glowing anode, or positively charged electrode. Its oppositely charged cathode is invisible, a “virtual cathode,” called the heliosphere that exists billions … Continue reading

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