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Wee Bairns

Dwarf galaxy NGC 5264. Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA

 

Aug 29, 2016

Many smaller celestial objects are associated with the Milky Way.

The Milky Way galaxy does not travel space, alone, it is accompanied by dozens of smaller galaxies with more diffuse and irregular structures. Conventional theories suggest that there are too few dwarf companions in orbit, as well as issues with their locations. Instead of being distributed in a spherical shell, they lie in the same plane as the galactic disk.

According to a recent press release, NGC 5264 produced “knots of blue star formation”. Astronomers think star formation is due to gravitational interactions with nearby galaxies over the eons. However, as consensus theories state, star formation requires a great deal of energy for the process to begin. Dwarf galaxies seem to lack the necessary power.

This latest information builds upon previous observations about the Milky Way’s companions. Astronomers discovered a vast number of dwarf galaxies and star clusters that circle the galaxy in a million light-year torus.

Problems with conventional theories begin when assumptions take the lead. Number one is the belief that galaxies are gravity-based structures obeying the laws of mechanics and momentum. In an Electric Universe they are not “whirlpools of stars” gathered together by gravity: gravity is far too weak a force when compared to electromagnetism. Galaxies should be thought of as electrically active conglomerations of stars. Each star in a galaxy is the locus of electric charge flow. Electricity moving through dusty plasma is responsible for the births of stars and galaxies. Such flows of electricity are commonly called Birkeland currents after their discoverer, Kristian Birkeland.

When Birkeland currents interact, they tend to twist around one another in a helical formation. A cross sectional analysis of laboratory experiments reveals the familiar barred-spiral shape of a galaxy. Since galaxies are electrical in nature, electromagnetic forces act on them with so much power that gravity can be ignored when discussing their shapes and behavior.

Electricity flows through a galaxy like the Milky Way along the polar axis and then back through the spiral arms. There is most likely a circuit across the galactic disk that divides, flowing upward and downward into the poles. That circuit receives its energy from Birkeland currents that connect the galaxy with the rest of the Universe.

As the intergalactic Birkeland currents move through the center of the Milky Way, they may also generate a toroidal particle beam at the edge of the disk, which would energize a ring of stars. The Sloan Digital Sky Survey found such a ring surrounding the Milky Way at a reported distance of 120,000 light years. Since dwarf galaxies are also rotating in the galactic plane along with the ring, it seems logical to conclude that one force is acting on both. Electromagnetism, being substantially more powerful than gravity, causes the ring of stars and dwarf galaxies to be aligned at right angles to the axial intergalactic magnetic field.

Stephen Smith

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