X-Ray Milky Way

Dec 7, 2018 X-rays from galactic cores are accelerated by electric fields. Rather than accepting electric fields as a source, astronomers prefer to think of “strong winds blowing” out of the galaxy’s core. Often called “Ultra-Luminous X-ray sources” (ULX), they are points across the sky more powerful than a million …

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Not Enough Time

  Dec 6, 2018 How long it takes things to form in space is a complete mystery. Black holes continue to elude detection by the most powerful telescopes and radiation sensors, but the consensus community insists that they exist, because they say that they can be inferred by their effect …

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Electric Moons

Dec 5, 2018 The moons of Mars are scarred worlds. The two moons of Mars are called Phobos and Deimos, meaning “fear and “panic”. Phobos is extensively studied by Earth-based telescopes and by satellites in Mars orbit. Deimos, however, is so small that major observations are impossible from Earth. Stickney …

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Strange Brew

Nov 30, 2018 Why don’t globular clusters fly apart? Globular clusters are an example of how plasma is organized and confined into formations that are difficult to explain. Astronomers believe that globular clusters begin as groups of stars from a single birthing event. According to standard theory, gas and dust …

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Twists and Turns

Nov 28, 2018 Most celestial objects exhibit some kind of filamentation. “Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.” — Theodore Roosevelt Every science journal describes the formation of nebulae in terms of “blowing winds” created by shock waves from exploding stars. Nebulae are thought to …

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The Strokes of Night

  Nov 27, 2018 Lightning phenomena are scaleable. Transverse electric currents accompany a main discharge channel. That channel is often seen by most people as a terrestrial lightning bolt. Slow-motion videos show that multiple leader strokes descend from the clouds, while less visible potential contacts rise from the ground. Once …

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