Flat Rotation Curves

Galaxies classified according to arm number. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA.


Mar 19, 2018

Does gravity bind the edges of galaxies into a disk?

Galaxies should be denser in their nuclei and gradually fade into hazy boundaries, yet many of them exhibit rims of tightly knit stars. Some galaxies possess coherent structures like arms or bars that are almost solid-looking. How do galaxies spin so fast while maintaining their discrete formations? The scientific press reports that gravity acts differently as conditions change, and that dark matter accounts for “mysterious observations”. Electricity, with its powerful fields and forces is never mentioned.

According to a recent press release, no matter how big a galaxy is, it rotates once every billion years, or so. The astronomers also report that galaxies do not display the organization they expected to see. Professor Gerhardt Meurer from the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) wrote:

“Based on existing models, we expected to find a thin population of young stars at the very edge of the galactic disks we studied. But instead of finding just gas and newly formed stars at the edges of their disks, we also found a significant population of older stars along with the thin smattering of young stars and interstellar gas.”

Since astronomers are convinced that dark matter exists, they think they see its effects. That assumption leads to the speculation that it is abundant in the Universe. It is thought that dark matter makes up 85% of all “non-baryonic” particles. However, dark matter is still a mystery after decades of research.

Electric Universe advocates recognize that 99% of the Universe is plasma, so any premise must be based on the coherent activities of electricity in space. Plasma’s electrical properties easily overwhelm gravity. Dark matter is an excuse for the failure of gravitational theories.

Most of the Milky Way’s mass, for example, is contained within its nucleus. If gravity is the only force driving stars, those in the spiral arms would slow down with distance from the center. Instead, they have pretty constant velocities—a flat rotation curve—so there “must be” a halo of dark matter around the Milky Way. Dark matter is an ideal theoretical substance, since it exerts only gravitational force and nothing electromagnetic.

So, why do galaxies rotate in the same time frame? As written previously, interacting Birkeland currents rotate around each other at a constant velocity, trailing plasma behind them into spiral arms. More plasma accumulates between the arms until a “bulge” forms and swallows the charge flow. That kind of interaction could motivate galactic rotation.

Simulations run on supercomputers reveal that the structure and angular momentum of galaxies are predictable results when plasma interactions are considered. If electricity and its 39 orders of magnitude greater than gravitational force were taken into account, there would be no need for constant changes to gravity models. It is not the galaxies that would “just dissolve” if the data was considered objectively, it is the consensus theories.

Stephen Smith

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