Dark and Dead

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Dark chocolate matter distribution in a vanilla-raspberry cheesecake structure.


Sep 27, 2012
(This TPOD first ran on April 20, 2012) 

More nails in the dark matter coffin.

Dark matter is supposed to be what holds the Universe together. However, modern telescopes are not able to see it because it does not interact with luminous matter, except gravitationally. Since galaxies spin through the cosmos, as well as move away from each other, they “must be” bound by dark matter gravity stitches, since there is not enough normal matter to account for the mass that they must possess in order to behave the way they do.

Galaxy clusters, for example, should have slowed down considerably over the last few billion years of space-time expansion and not maintained such wild velocities. Some galaxies, say astronomers, are moving so fast that they are hard on the heels of light speed.

It is often written in the popular press that dark matter makes up “25% of the Universe” or that dark energy makes up “75% of the rest of the Universe.” To anyone familiar with plasma physics, it is well known that plasma makes up 99.99% of the Universe. The amount of gravitational mass invented to save conventional theories is the same as the ionized plasma in an Electric Universe that is overlooked.

Recently, the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Paranal, Chile announced that there is “no evidence for dark matter in a large volume around the Sun.”

This commentary is in opposition to those who have proposed that the Solar System orbits inside the dark matter halo of the Milky Way. Some astrophysicists calculate that the equivalent of 800 billion solar masses worth of dark matter particles encompasses our galaxy. Since there are an estimated 200 billion stars, presumably composed of “baryonic matter”, there should be a relatively dense cloud of dark matter for the Sun to plow through as it speeds along its circuit at almost 500,000 kilometers per hour. Apparently not, says ESO.

As long ago as 2007 serious doubts about dark matter theory were already published. Unreliable data collection methods from the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) research team cast a shadow on the so-called “Lambda Cold Dark Matter” theory. In 2010, scientists at Durham University also expressed concerns with the errors in WMAP results about the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation (CMBR). The CMBR is supposed to be the “remnant signature of the Big Bang,” so problems in its analysis could have even farther-reaching consequences.

For instance, the two principal tenets of the Big Bang theory are that redshift is proportional to distance and that it is an indicator of velocity. The larger an object’s redshift, supposedly the farther away it is and the faster it is moving away from the observer. Those two ideas provide the backdrop for the commonly held belief that the Universe is expanding. “Dark energy” enters into the discussion at this point but it is not the subject of this paper. If the WMAP data is inaccurate, then there is a question regarding expansion of the Universe and the Big Bang.

It is electric currents that drive galaxies and their stars. The magnetic vortices between large-scale Birkeland current filaments create galaxies. Birkeland currents have a longer-range attractive force than gravity, and diminish with the reciprocal of the distance rather than gravity’s square of the distance. That alone could account for the anomalous movement of stars as they revolve around galactic cores.

The flow of electricity through plasma in space initiates the effects that are seen through space-based telescopes, confirming ground-based research. Electric currents in the cosmos and their associated magnetic fields should be our focus and not the search for that which can never be found.

“Plasma cosmology can demonstrate with simple physical principles the electrical formation and behavior of spiral galaxies and stars without recourse to hypothetical dark matter and black holes.”
— Wal Thornhill

Stephen Smith

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