Lightning’s Power Part One

May 21, 2019 What is lightning’s source? Electric discharges in plasma create electromagnetic sheaths along their axes. If the charge flow is high enough, sheaths will glow, sometimes creating a number of other sheaths. The sheaths are called “double layers”, and powerful electric fields appear between regions, which can accelerate…

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Limitless Journey

May 17, 2019 New Horizons continues its voyage into deep space. Many Pictures of the Day discuss the way that conventional science views the world, and how Electric Universe theory provides a paradigm that allows consistent applications of its concepts to various phenomena. Comets, in particular, are so completely different…

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There’s a Hole in the Theory

May 16, 2019 More reified abstractions. “There’s a hole in the bucket, dear Liza, dear Liza,There’s a hole in the bucket, dear Liza, a hole.”— Traditional folk song. Almost twenty years ago, astronomers believe they discovered that the Universe is expanding. Redshift observations of distant galaxies appeared to indicate that…

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The Deccan Traps

May 14, 2019 Continental flood basalts. A wide region of central India is dominated by what geologists call “flood basalts”, because they represent what are thought to be the largest eruptions of magmas ever to occur on Earth. The Deccan Plateau consists of basalt lava more than 2000 meters thick,…

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Go With the Flow

May 13, 2019 Electric Universe advocate, Wal Thornhill, states that stars reside within plasma sheaths perhaps as great as a light-day in extent. “The Sun’s plasma sheath, or ‘heliosphere’ is about 100 times more distant than the Earth is from the Sun. To give an idea of the immensity of…

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Star Power

May 10, 2019 The collapse of cold gas under gravitational influence is thought to be the force that shapes stars. “I’d rather learn from one bird how to sing than teach ten thousand stars how not to dance.”— e. e. cummings Astronomers think that stars are collapsed whirlpools of gas…

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Arp 153

May 9, 2019 Consensus astronomers rely on ideas about gravity and acceleration for stars and galaxies to produce radiation. Particles of dust, along with hydrogen gas are said to “jet” out of galactic nuclei, because a central black hole accelerates them to high velocities. When material in a galactic jet…

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Hubble Trouble

May 8, 2019 The Universe is not expanding. “After a ridiculously long time it has finally dawned on me that establishment scientists actually proceed on the belief that theories tell you what is true and not true!”— Halton Arp Astronomers think that galactic recession is occurring, because galaxies received “inflationary…

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