Plasma Connection

  Jul 13, 2018 Enceladus reveals an electric circuit with Saturn. Recently, the Picture of the Day discussed the discovery of heavy molecules in the geyser eruptions from the south pole of Enceladus. Similar to those found elsewhere, such as the dwarf planet, Ceres, the molecules are probably the result …

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Cosmic Ions

  Jul 12, 2018 Cosmic rays are poorly understood. “…plasma is so silly that it does not understand the sophisticated mathematics, or it is that the plasma is so clever that it finds other ways of behaving, ways which the theoreticians were not clever enough to anticipate.” — Hannes Alfvén …

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Unexpected Brightness

Jul 11, 2018 Another comet exhibits outbursts far from the Sun. Astronomers recently announced the brightening of a small comet as it passed into the inner Solar System. Called PANNSTARRS (C/2017 S3), the comet began a significant energetic outburst on July 4, 2018 that, according to observers, began “for no …

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Swan Song

  Jul 10, 2018 Astronomical theories would benefit from an understanding of plasma-state matter. Winston Bostick is a pioneer of Electric Universe theories, although he did not identify with those ideas by name. He is particularly noted for plasmoid experiments that led to the construction of a dense-plasma focus device. …

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Electric Molecules

Jul 9, 2018 Organic molecules can be created with electricity. According to a recent press release, “… heavy organic compounds containing hundreds of atoms…” were detected at Saturn’s moon Enceladus by the Cassini Saturn orbiter during several of its flybys through the moon’s south polar geysers. A recent Picture of the …

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Electron Gun

Jul 6, 2018 What energizes this nebula to such extremes? Picture of the Day articles note that many structures in the galaxy are active energy sources, ejecting charged matter from their poles, leaving long braided tails, or revealing formations of tightly bunched filaments. A detailed image of Eta Carinae reveals a …

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Reconnoitering Ryugu

Jul 4, 2018 Most asteroids are presumed to be loosely compacted “rubble piles”. On December 3, 2014 the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched Hyabusa 2 from the Tanegashima Space Centre in Japan, on a sample return mission to the near Earth asteroid (NEA), Ryugu. Hyabusa 2 follows on the …

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Electric Light

Jul 2, 2018 How does the Sun produce heat and light enough to sustain life on Earth? Spectrograms of the Sun reveal that it is made-up almost entirely of hydrogen (71%), helium (27%) and some minute percentages of oxygen, nitrogen, sulfur, carbon, and six other elements. Every element is present …

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Dark Acceleration

  Jun 28, 2018 Is the Universe expanding? “As a general scientific principle, it is undesirable to depend crucially on what is unobservable to explain what is observable, as happens frequently in Big Bang cosmology.” — Halton Arp Electric Universe theory states that stars are born where regions of space …

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