tpods of 2019 archive

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Plasma Sun

Plasma Sun

Spicules are vast, fast-moving tubes of plasma that cover the surface of the Sun. Credit: IBIS/UNSO. Click to enlarge. Nov 18, 2019 According to consensus theories, there is an electric dynamo inside the Sun. "Why Does the Sun Really Shine? (The Sun is a Miasma of Incandescent Plasma)"--- They Might ...
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Dark Dwarves

Dark Dwarves

Hubble image of Dragonfly 44, thought to be composed almost entirely of dark matter. [van Dokkum et al. 2017]. Credit: NASA/ESA Hubble Telescope. Nov 15, 2019 Solving a puzzle can be clouded by a layer of presumptions. Scientists from the Dark Energy Survey at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi ...
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Nuclear Fantasies

Nuclear Fantasies

The Vela pulsar. Credit: NASA/CXC/PSU/G.Pavlov et al. Nov 14, 2019 Neutron stars cannot exist. "The sky was clear—remarkably clear—and the twinkling of all the stars seemed to be but throbs of one body, timed by a common pulse."---Thomas Hardy On June 13, 2012 NASA launched the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array ...
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King of the Gods

King of the Gods

Jupiter's auroral ovals are highlighted in this approach video from Juno. Credit: NASA/JPL. Click to animate. Nov 13, 2019 NASA launched the Juno mission to Jupiter on August 5, 2011. After a five-year flight, the spacecraft entered orbit on July 4, 2016. Jupiter is the largest planet in the Solar ...
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Ring in the True

Ring in the True

Galaxy AM 0644-741 (right). Credit X-ray: NASA/CXC/INAF/A. Wolter et al; Optical: NASA/STScI. Sep 10, 2018 Black holes do not power this ring of stars. Astronomers recently discovered what they believe to be a "ring of black holes or neutron stars" in galaxy AM 0644-741, located 300 million light years away ...
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Double Down

Double Down

Supernova 1987a from various instruments. Credit: Alec Ray. Nov 11, 2019 Stars explode. But how? A recent press release asks, "What happens when a star explodes?" The answer, not surprisingly, is, "...the same thing that happens when gas explodes here on Earth." The Electric Universe agrees with modern physics: a ...
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Conceptual Chromatography

Conceptual Chromatography

"Behold the Light". Fractal by Stephen Smith. Nov 8, 2019 Is the Earth at the center of the universe after all? Or is the Expanding Universe an artifact of conceptual chromatography? Chromatography has been quite a useful invention. The high-school-science demonstration of it is to place a drop or two ...
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Cycle 25

Cycle 25

The Sun in visible light on the left and calcium K (near ultraviolet) on the right, from July 17, 2016 when it was in a more active state. © Alan Friedman. Nov 7, 2019 The new solar cycle is off to a slow start. Sunspots are not well understood by ...
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Nevertheless They Do Not Move

Nevertheless They Do Not Move

"Heliosheath". Image by the author. Nov 6, 2019 There are no such things as magnetic field lines in space. The Voyager 1 spacecraft encountered the Sun's heliosheath in December 2004, followed by Voyager 2 in August 2007. It was Voyager 1 that first found fluctuations in electron density as it ...
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Electric Erosion

Electric Erosion

Asteroid Ryugu from 6 kilometers away. Credit: JAXA, University of Tokyo, Kochi University, Rikkyo University, Nagoya University, Chiba Institute of Technology, Meiji University, University of Aizu, AIST. Nov 5, 2019 Rocky bodies in the Solar System display plasma effects. "Because in the beginning was the plasma."--- From Hannes Alfvén's 1970 ...
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Stretch Marks

Stretch Marks

Rima Ariadaeus, a surface channel on the Moon. Credit: NASA. Nov 4, 2019 Rather than stretching or collapse, the rilles and graben on the Moon could have been incised by electric discharges at some time in the recent past. Consensus theories postulate that the Moon underwent intense selenological activity early ...
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My Heaven Will be a Big Heaven

My Heaven Will be a Big Heaven

Galaxy Cluster ACT-CL J0102-4915 contains several hundred galaxies. Credit: NASA, ESA, and J. Jee (University of California, Davis). Nov 1, 2019 Astronomers believe that the Universe is expanding at an ever accelerating rate. They suggest that galaxies are receding from their instruments because they started out that way: the Big ...
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Langmuir Bursts

Langmuir Bursts

Solar flares. Mercury is seen as the bright dot on the right. Credit: Tom and Elizabeth Kuiper (JPL/STAR Prep Academy). Oct 31, 2019 What powers coronal mass ejections? According to a recent press release, solar flares are driven by magnetized loops of plasma. The magnetic fields in the “magnetic flux ...
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Electric Blue

Electric Blue

A Hubble Space Telescope (HST) image of the center of globular cluster M15. There are about 15 very hot stars isolated in its core. Credit: G. De Marchi (STScI and Univ. of Florence, Italy) and F. Paresce (STScI)/NASA, ESA. Oct 30, 2019 Astronomers think that light from remote globular clusters ...
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The Search is Over (For Now)

The Search is Over (For Now)

Kepler discovered 2,740 planet candidates orbiting other suns since 2009. Click the "subject" link in the body text for the largest available image. Credit: NASA Oct 29, 2019 The Kepler Space Telescope is defunct. The Kepler Space Telescope was launched March 7, 2009 on a planetary search mission. Before problems ...
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Here and There

Here and There

Artist's impression of electric fields in space. Credit: Getty images. Oct 25, 2019 Summarizing Earth's electrical connection with the Universe. "Although we know nothing of what an atom is, yet we cannot resist forming some idea of a small particle, which represents it to the mind ... there is an ...
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Cold Compress

Cold Compress

Nebular star-forming region NGC 3582. Credit: T. A. Rector (U. Alaska), T. Abbott, NOAO, AURA, NSF. Click to enlarge. Oct 24, 2019 Stars are not born out of frigid emptiness. Gravity is a weak force compared to electromagnetism. When objects fall in Earth's gravitational field, they accelerate with a sluggish ...
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Saturn's Reign

Saturn’s Reign

A Great White Spot storm that raged in 2010 and 2011. Credit: JPL-CALTECH/NASA, SSI. Click to enlarge. Oct 23, 2019 Saturn is a violent electrical environment. Recently, planetary scientists announced a new type of storm swirling near Saturn’s North Pole. Robert West from Caltech and JPL says the origins of ...
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Skating on Thin Ice

Skating on Thin Ice

Reported distribution of water ice at the Moon's south pole (left) and north pole. Credit: NASA Oct 22, 2019 Ice on the Moon? “The angel had told me in my dream that if I wanted to acquire the perfect knowledge I desired, I would have to go to the Moon ...
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Nebular Constants

Nebular Constants

A mosaic of bipolar planetary nebulae from the Hubble Space telescope. Row 1 (from left): NGC 6302, NGC 6881, NGC 5189. Row 2 (from left): M2-9, HEN 3-1475, Hubble 5. Credit: NASA. Click to enlarge. Oct 21, 2019 Temperature has little to do with electricity. “Bipolar outflow” is a term ...
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Bossa Nova Baby!

Bossa Nova Baby!

Novae are said to occur when the dwarf pulls material into a disk around itself, some of which is funneled to the surface and ignites in a nova explosion. Credit: NASA. Oct 18, 2019 A nova does not involve nuclear explosions. Novae are thought to occur when white dwarf stars ...
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Electric Heaters

Electric Heaters

Composite image of Abell 2744, with combined radio, X-Ray, and optical images. Credit: Pearce et al.; Bill Saxton, NRAO/AUI/NSF; Chandra, Subaru; ESO. Oct 17, 2019 Gas and dust in space are not heated by gravity. Picture of the Day articles note that astronomers persistently identify electromagnetic formations as gravitationally induced ...
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Summer in the Light Winter in the Shade

Summer in the Light Winter in the Shade

Panoramic view of the entire near-infrared sky reveals the distribution of galaxies beyond the Milky Way. The image is derived from the 2MASS Extended Source Catalog. Blue are the nearest sources (z < 0.01); green are at moderate distances (0.01 < z < 0.04) and red are the most distant ...
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That That Is, Is

That That Is, Is

"Nearby Dimensions". Fractal by Stephen Smith. Oct 15, 2019 Where did we come from? Generally, there are two competing views about how the Universe is evolving. In the first instance, the Universe was born in a Big Bang: an intrusion from another reality that provided the impetus for all matter ...
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Hoses and Nozzles

Hoses and Nozzles

Quasar 3C 273, which resides in an elliptical galaxy in the constellation Virgo. Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA. Oct 14, 2019 Consensus astronomers see only kinetic effects when observing remote galaxies. A previous Picture of the Day reported that there are two gamma ray lobes extending beyond the Milky Way’s core ...
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