Category Archives: picture of the day

Daily discussion of various images from an Electric Universe perspective.

Lesbos, Homer and the War of the Worlds

  Mar 4, 2015 Homer’s Odyssey narrates the chaotic homeward journey from the devastated battlefield of ancient Troy. The hero, the resourceful and cunning king Odysseus, leaves a Troy shattered not only by war but by the vindictive gods of … Continue reading

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Dynamic Jupiter

  Mar 03, 2015 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 within … Continue reading

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Electric Helix

  Mar 2, 2015 An image of the Helix Nebula in the constellation Aquarius exposes more details of its electrical structure. The infrared image shows radial Birkeland currents (called “strands” in the press release) crossing the concentric rings and converging … Continue reading

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Which Came First?

  Feb 27, 2015 Electric currents create magnetic fields in the Sun. “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” Asking this question always gets a chuckle from a group of kids who haven’t been asked that before. For adults, … 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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Cometary Moon

  Feb 25, 2015 Enceladus shares characteristics with comets. Proponents of mainstream viewpoints are slowly beginning to realize that asteroids and comets exist in a continuum: neither are strictly identical nor completely different from the other. For example, when the … Continue reading

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Galactic Magnetic Fields

  Feb 24, 2015 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 integrated … Continue reading

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Written in the Wind

  Feb 23, 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 … Continue reading

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Homunculus in 3D

  Feb 19, 2015 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 stars … Continue reading

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Turbulent Encounters

    Feb 18, 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 … Continue reading

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