The Truth Will Out

  Jan 19, 2016 Astronomical research tends to instigate foregone conclusions. The Picture of the Day never considers questions that requires a search for subjective meaning in the Universe. Analyzing the observations from NASA and others is enough, in most instances, to draw correspondence between theories in peer-reviewed journals and …

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A Fox in the Henhouse

  Apr 17, 2016 Electromagnetism rules the Universe. Birkeland currents transport electric charges through space along twisting electromagnetic filaments that can span intergalactic distances. They are seen at all cosmic scales because almost every celestial object in the Universe is filamentary. Planetary nebulae are webs of lighted tendrils; energetic galaxies emit …

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An Interesting Mix

  Jan 16, 2017 Mercury reveals an unusual blend of minerals, along with a thin atmosphere. Of all the rocky bodies in the Solar System, Mercury ranks third in size behind Ganymede and Titan. Mercury is 4878 kilometers in diameter, making it slightly larger than the Moon. Mercury’s mean orbital …

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Electrical Expressions

  Jan 13, 2017 Electric charge flow in space defines many phenomena. Plasma is not a substance, it is a condition. Matter is categorized by four states: solid, liquid, gas, and plasma, therefore, those conditions cannot be analyzed in simple terms. Solids exhibit multiple aspects, including dimension, temperature, composition, etc. …

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Electromagnetic Belts

  Jan 12, 2017 Bands of plasma circle the Earth. Earth’s ionosphere is connected to the Sun by filaments of electric charge, so upper regions of the atmosphere are influenced by solar emissions. This idea is a basic tenet of Electric Universe theory. Since Earth has an electrically active plasmasphere, it …

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Hydra

  Jan 10, 2017 Another asymmetrical moon of Pluto. NASA launched the New Horizons mission on January 19, 2006. Nine years later, the spacecraft flew by the dwarf planet Pluto on July 14, 2015. Infrared and spectral analyses should provide data sufficient to keep planetary scientists occupied for years. An estimated …

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Dying And Flying

  Jan 9, 2017 Changing your beliefs feels like dying. Whether it’s religion, politics, or science, letting go of the complex of ideas that provides an orderly explanation for your life and your experiences seems like falling into chaos and oblivion. It seems suicidal even to loosen your grip on …

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Natural Pyramids

  Jan 6, 2017 Is it erosion that carved these shapes? Some scientists think that the Egyptians copied their pyramids from natural formations. The Black Desert, among other locations, provides evidence for that contention. In the image at the top of the page is a large pyramid-shaped monolith in Wadi …

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