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Daily discussion of various images from an Electric Universe perspective.

Current Models of the Sun — A Charged Subject Part 4

  Aug 23, 2016 Speculations on electrical aspects of the sun were common long before Birkeland. Up to this point, the electron had not yet been discovered. Around 1879, the French physicist Antoine Henri Becquerel (1852-1908) reasoned that “solar spots are … Continue reading

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Organized Plasma

  Aug 22, 2016 Space structures exhibit electromagnetic behavior. “In order to understand the phenomena in a certain plasma region, it is necessary to map not only the magnetic but also the electric field and the electric currents. Space is … Continue reading

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Dark Quintessence

  Aug 19, 2016 Regions of space more than 500 million light-years in diameter are said to reveal dark energy influences. “I have always believed that astrophysics should be the extrapolation of laboratory physics, that we must begin from the … Continue reading

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Current Models of the Sun — A Charged Subject Part 3

  Aug 18, 2016 Speculations on electrical aspects of the sun were common long before Birkeland. The ideas of the Irish-English physicist Osborne Reynolds (1842-1912) marked a further intellectual milestone. In a few little-known articles dated to 1870 and 1871, … Continue reading

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Finder’s Fallacy

  Aug 17, 2016 Don’t stop looking. The Finder’s Fallacy is the downside of the “Eureka!” of discovery. Searching for a needle of explanation in the haystack of data is exhausting, frustrating, often disappointing. Finally to have found a needle, … Continue reading

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Current Models of the Sun — A Charged Subject Part 2

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Broken Plates

  Aug 15, 2016 Do crustal blocks slide around? According to planetary scientists, plate tectonic activity on Mars is similar to what happens on Earth. Studies undertaken by the University of California Los Angeles suggest that: “Mars is at a … Continue reading

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Krónos Elektron

  Aug 12, 2016 Saturn generates electricity. Saturn is quite large compared to Earth; its mean equatorial diameter is about 121,000 kilometers. However, Saturn rotates so fast (10 hours, 34 minutes) that its polar diameter is 108,700 kilometers. The difference … Continue reading

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Current Models of the Sun — a Charged Subject

  Aug 11, 2016 PART I “The usual fate of attempts to found a cosmo-physical theory upon experimental results is scarcely such as to encourage imitators.” —Eugen Goldstein (1881) ‘Electric sun’ is a vague term, as equivocal as it would be … Continue reading

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Multi-Colored Centaurs

  Aug 9, 2016 Different classes of celestial bodies orbit the Sun. In the deepest regions of the solar system, billions of kilometers from the Sun, are several asteroid-sized icy rocks that are difficult for astronomers to classify. In a … Continue reading

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