Eternal Winter

Feb 15, 2019 This small moon is said to be covered with powdery snow. The Cassini mission is now over. However, more data continues to be analyzed, particularly those observations of various moons, including Enceladus. Enceladus was named after one of the Gigantes, or Titans, in Greek mythology. Its name …

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Cassini’s Legacy

Feb 14, 2019 Data from the now defunct Cassini mission provides more clues to Saturn’s environment. Cassini-Huygens was launched from Cape Canaveral on October 15, 1997. Its primary mission was to explore the Saturnian system, including the atmosphere, rings, magnetosphere and a number of its moons. As Cassini made its final weekly …

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Imaginary Lines

Feb 12, 2019 There are no discrete magnetic field lines. According to a recent press release, researchers from the Centre de physique théorique (CNRS/École Polytechnique) believe that twisted magnetic fields called, “flux ropes” become trapped in a “cage”, causing explosions of “magnetic energy” on the Sun. An “…entanglement of magnetic force …

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Ebb and Flow

Feb 11, 2019 Earth is affected by solar emissions. Electrical connection between charged bodies in space is a basic tenet of Electric Universe theory. The ionosphere is connected to the Sun by streamers of electric charge. Earth is connected to circuits in the Sun that drive electric forces between the …

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The Fiery Forge

Feb 8, 2019 Mineral compounds form in electric fires. “I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.”— Jack London Meteorites are thought to be “relics” of the Solar System’s earliest epochs, …

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Charge Flow

Feb 7, 2019 Capacitance, resistance, and induction power the Sun. What are stars? And, by extension, what is the Sun? Consensus opinions state that the Sun is composed of elements formed in the Big Bang; other elements created in dying stars; and elements formed in supernovae explosions. Primordial hydrogen and …

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Jet Power

Feb 5, 2019 Are blazars close-by and not far away? Twin lobes of gamma-rays extending beyond the Milky Way’s central bulge highlighted a previous Picture of the Day. The formations, each about 65,000 light-years in diameter, are a sign that Birkeland currents form z-pinches in galactic plasmas. Electromagnetic fields accelerate …

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Celestial Clouds

Feb 4, 2019 Dark, opaque structures are common in the Universe. The Interstellar Medium (ISM), through which the Solar System and all other star systems are moving, is mostly hydrogen and helium. Dust particles, a combination of carbon and silicates, account for about 1% of the ISM. Those particles are, …

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