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Behind the Veil

Behind the Veil

Aug 25, 2017 Picture of the Day articles argue for electrical interpretations. Every science journal describes the formation of nebulae like NGC 6960, the Veil Nebula, as due to “blowing winds” created by shock waves from exploding stars. Nebulae are often described as “star factories”, because consensus astronomers think that ...
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Dark Mode

Dark Mode

Jul 24, 2017 Electric Universe theory does not depend on something undetectable. "Space is filled with a network of currents which transfer energy and momentum over large or very large distances. The currents often pinch to filamentary or surface currents. The latter are likely to give space, as also interstellar ...
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Power Play

Power Play

Jul 21, 2017 Birkeland current filaments carry electric charge through space. When matter in the plasma state moves through clouds of dust and gas, they become ionized, creating electric fields and movement of electric charge. Electricity forms magnetic fields that tend to align and constrict the charge flow. Those fields ...
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Circular Logic

Circular Logic

Jul 20, 2017 Impact features are probably something else. Mare Orientale is located on the Moon's rim, as seen from Earth, making it difficult to see with Earth-based telescopes. The Mare is almost a complete concentric ring structure with a surrounding basin of regolith. It is bounded inwardly by a ...
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Down the Barrel of a Plasma Gun

Down the Barrel of a Plasma Gun

Jul 19, 2017 Battle of the Egyptian sky gods, Amon and Aten Perhaps the strangest tale in Egyptian history is the usurpation of the Solar God Amon by the Solar God Aten. Both were, according to conventional history, solar deities. This religious reform was ruthlessly carried out by the Pharaoh ...
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Scientific Correctness

Scientific Correctness

Jul 18, 2017 Think of the scientific method as the methodical application of human cognitive abilities. Everyone uses cognition to some extent; scientists use it methodically. It works through the interplay of three activities: observing or experiencing or paying close attention to some particularly interesting thing or event; thinking of ...
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Saturn's Polar Vortex

Saturn’s Polar Vortex

Jul 17, 2017 Electricity influences Saturn's environment. The picture at the top of the page could be mistaken for recent images of Jupiter's Great Red Spot. However, the swirling vortex is actually located in the center of Saturn's vast, hexagonal north polar formation. Hexagons and other polygons can sometimes occur ...
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Loki Patera

Loki Patera

Jul 14, 2107 What causes waves in Io's lava lakes? Jupiter’s electromagnetic field, recently measured by the Juno space probe, is twice as strong as consensus models predicted: 7.766 Gauss, compared to 0.66 Gauss at Earth's South Pole. As previously written, Jupiter’s toroidal magnetosphere is approximately 650 million kilometers wide, extending even ...
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Hollow Theories

Hollow Theories

Jul 13, 2017 There is no emptiness in the plasma Universe. “Philosophy [nature] is written in that great book which ever is before our eyes -- I mean the universe -- but we cannot understand it if we do not first learn the language and grasp the symbols in which ...
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An Electrifying Assembly

An Electrifying Assembly

Jul 12, 2017 Jupiter's moons exhibit electrical activity. On October 18, 1989 NASA launched the Galileo Jupiter orbiter (the pre-cursor to the current Juno mission) onboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis, as part of the STS-34 mission. After gravitational assistance from flybys of Venus and Earth, Galileo arrived at Jupiter on ...
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Charon

Charon

Jul 11, 2017 Pluto's frigid companion exhibits electrical scarring. All information from New Horizons is now available, its onboard memory is completely downloaded. The spacecraft is currently on its way to the Kuiper Belt and a rendezvous with 2014 MU69, another small body more than a billion kilometers beyond Pluto. Images ...
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Spot Free

Spot Free

Jul 10, 2017 Sunspot activity is unusually low. Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. --- Buddha The Sun fluctuates in output strength and visible sunspots across its surface in a cycle that lasts about 22 years. During the past 11 or 12 years, ...
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Anode Glow

Anode Glow

Jul 7, 2017 Stars are electrodes. The red giant star, Betelgeuse is among the largest stars. As the image above illustrates, if it occupied the Sun's position, it would exceed Jupiter's mean orbital diameter. Although it is large, its substance is so diffuse that the orbits of the inner planets ...
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Double Layer Accelerators

Double Layer Accelerators

Jul 6, 2017 Electric stars produce electrical effects. According to a recent press release, the Hubble Space Telescope detected hot "blobs of gas" ejected from a dying star. The "plasma balls" erupt about once every 8.5 years and have been doing so for approximately 400 years. The star, V Hydrae, is ...
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The Martian Polar Vortices

The Martian Polar Vortices

Jul 5, 2017 Editor's note: It's been ten years since I took over the Picture of the Day's editorial management. Since then, it's been my privilege to explore the various aspects of this Electric Universe and share it in these pages. Commemorating that day in July 2007, here is my ...
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Frozen Deserts

Frozen Deserts

Jul 4, 2017 Another of Saturn's moons appears to be all wet. Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever. ---Aristophanes According to a recent press release, Saturn's moon Dione shares a "decoupled" crust "floating" on a subsurface ocean with the ...
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Plasma Cosmogony

Plasma Cosmogony

Jul 3, 2017 Stars are not formed in gravity wells. A theory about how star systems form must include the most prevalent condition in the Universe: plasma. Stars are born when electric charge flow is confined into filaments that wind around each other, forming z-pinch zones that compress matter in ...
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174P/Echeclus

174P/Echeclus

Jun 30, 2017 Cometary asteroids. “The EU model predicts that all active comets will exhibit frequent, short outbursts in different spots on their surfaces. The outbursts happen because they are electrical discharge phenomena, known technically as (cold) cathode jets.” --- Wal Thornhill It is surprising that astrophysicists remain ignorant when ...
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Storm Lights

Storm Lights

Jun 29, 2017 The aurorae are not powered by magnetic reconnection. Earth's northern lights both puzzle and entrance observers. Pierre Gassendi, in 1621, called the curtains of light in the north the Aurora Borealis after Aurora, the Roman goddess of dawn, and Boreas, the Greek name for the north wind ...
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Error Probes, Truth Probes, and Space Probes

Error Probes, Truth Probes, and Space Probes

Jun 28, 2017 Christiaan Eijkman discovered that a bacterium in polished rice caused beriberi and an anti-toxin in the coating cured it. Eijkman verified his theory with a massive study of 280,000 people. He ruled out the possibility of other causal factors--sanitation, hygiene, and so on. And he cured victims ...
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Small Fry

Small Fry

Jun 27, 2017 Dwarf galaxy evolution is a problem for consensus theories. The Milky Way has at least two smaller companions, the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds. Some astronomers suspect that there are as many as 80 or more. A new predictive model is supposed to help answer the question ...
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Energetic Giant

Energetic Giant

Jun 26, 2017 Planetary magnetospheres are electrical phenomena. The mainstream theory of magnetic reconnection is a common "explanation" for Earth's aurorae. As the consensus view states, the magnetosphere surrounding Earth stretches and deforms like a teardrop, because it is being bombarded by a powerful stream of charged particles from the ...
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Believing is Seeing

Believing is Seeing

Jun 23, 2017 Theories provide context for observations. Recent data from the twin Voyager spacecraft reveals that the Interstellar Medium surrounding the Solar System is a diffuse region of charged particles, primarily ionized hydrogen, with a density of about one atom per cubic centimeter. However, between galaxies, astrophysicists estimate that ...
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Electric Gyres

Electric Gyres

Jun 22, 2017 Helical structures reveal electrical entities. Spiral structures are common in the Universe. Galaxies, planetary nebulae, hurricanes: all exhibit characteristic shapes that point to electrically induced formations. The term "planetary nebula" was first applied in the early days of telescopic observation, since they appeared to be round, with ...
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Total Eclipse

Total Eclipse

Jun 21, 2017 Why is the Sun's corona so hot? "It has gradually come to be acknowledged that aurora and magnetic perturbations should be regarded as rather moderate manifestations—at present the only ones there for us to observe—of an unknown cosmic agent of solar origin, and quite different from light, ...
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