In recent years, a profound development has been unfolding in astrophysics: the inevitable recognition of tremendous electric currents at the largest cosmic scales. In this episode, retired professor of electrical engineering Dr. Donald Scott analyzes two recent scientific papers that propose galactic jets are electromagnetic in nature.
Dr. Scott’s 2015 paper (PDF), Birkeland Currents: A Force-Free Field-Aligned Model
Paper (PDF): “The jets of AGN as giant coaxial cables”
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