The Sunflower

August 14, 2020 In an Electric Universe, X-rays in galaxies are created by electric fields. If you knewwhat you will knowwhen your candlehas burnt low,it would greatlyease your plightwhile your candlestill burns bright.― Piet Hein Astronomers report “strong winds” of X-rays “blowing” out of the core of Galaxy NGC 5055.…

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Psyche

August 12, 2020 A new mission to the Asteroid Belt. It is a commonly held belief that a large object caused the extinction of the dinosaurs when it impacted during the Jurassic Period. Earth has supposedly been hit many times by asteroids and comets, so astronomers are tracking as many…

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Preparing for Touchdown

August 10, 2020 Origins-Spectral-Interpretation-Resource-Identification-Security-Regolith-EXplorer. NASA launched Osiris-Rex on September 8, 2016. It is currently in orbit around 101955 Bennu, preparing to collect a sample of the asteroid’s regolith and then returning it to Earth. Bennu is among 7000 Near Earth Objects (NEO) that orbit the Sun. Astrophysicists plan a manned-mission…

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Martian Glaciers?

August 7, 2020 Some speculate that it was ice that carved Mars. As written previously, robotic wanderers traveling the surface, as well as satellite telescopes, are providing data for the “search for life” on Mars. Sources of water in the Solar System are considered a necessity if life is to be…

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Phantom Forces

August 6, 2020 Dark energy is a kludge. More than twenty years ago, astronomers found that observations of remote galaxies seemed to indicate the Universe is expanding faster today than it did in the past. The Big Bang theory does not contain that anomalous observation, so a force that exerts…

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Too Hot to Handle

August 5, 2020 Exoplanets are not well understood. The Ignis Fatuus is a vapor shining without heat.— Isaac Newton According to a recent press release, “…some of the weirdest planets…” yet discovered around other stars are the extremely hot “super-Earths”. These are rocky planets so close to their parent stars…

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Flutter By

August 3, 2020 The prevailing opinions regarding planetary nebulae involve gases and dust “blowing” through them from “shock waves”. A nebula is often described as the remnant of a supernova explosion, because of intense X-ray radiation, or extreme ultraviolet light. In an Electric Universe, space is filled with plasma, not…

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