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"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool." Richard P. Feynman

 

 

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible." Bertrand Russell

   
"Mysterious Ribbons"  
   

The NASA spacecraft, IBEX, has recently discovered another shock for the mainstream, if you'll pardon the pun, yet again. Researchers describe it as a “ribbon” of highly energetic particles at the boundary of our solar system, and it has them puzzled.

From the article at World Science Oct 2009:

"The instruments measure and count particles known as energetic neutral atoms. These arise from an area called the interstellar boundary. This zone, undetectable by normal telescopes, is where electrically charged particles flowing from the sun, called the solar wind, pass far beyond the planets and plow into the gas and dust of the larger galaxy. "

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"We ex­pected to see small, grad­u­al spa­tial varia­t­ions at the in­ter­stel­lar bound­a­ry,” Mc­Co­mas told physicsworld.­com, a web­site of the London-based In­sti­tute of Phys­ics. Sci­en­tists think the find­ing does­n’t fit with the ac­cept­ed mod­el of the he­lio­sphere, thought to be shaped like a com­et by the col­li­sion of the out­go­ing so­lar wind and a great­er “galac­tic wind."

Though I tire of saying it, these mysterious ribbons are expected and predicted by the plasma model. In this particular case, these filaments clearly connect our solar system with the electrical supply of the wider galaxy.

 
   
Young Galaxies Have Surprisingly Strong Magnetic Fields: Contradicts Popular Theories  
   

ScienceDaily (July 26, 2008) "The origin of magnetic fields in galaxies is still a mystery to astronomers. Popular theories suggest continual strengthening over billions of years. The latest results from Simon Lilly’s group, however, contradict this assumption and reveal that young galaxies also have strong magnetic fields."

If only the astronomical community would listen to Nobel Laureate, Hannes Alfvén, who explained that magnetic fields cannot be viewed in isolation. Electric Currents and Magnetic Fields go hand in hand.

 
   
Galaxies like necklace beadsads  
   

Another successful prediction of the plasma model. Astronomers find that galaxies are not oriented randomly in space

"...Trujillo's team found that significantly more spiral galaxies spin with their axes aligned with the filaments they are embedded in than would be expected by chance..."

From Astronomy.com

 
   
Gravity behaving badly!  
   

What is making NASA's twin Pioneer spacecraft mysteriously drift off course, apparently defying the laws of physics? Pioneer 10 and 11 were launched in the early 1970s and explored the outer solar system, but in 1980 mission scientists noticed that the spacecraft have drifted off course by hunderds of thousands of kilometres.

Both spacecraft have been pulled a little harder than expected towards the sun since their launch. In addition to possible technical explanations, engineers are now having to consider the possibility of a breakdown in our understanding of gravity!

 
   
Huge Auroras on Jupiters on Jupiter
 

 
Jupiter's X-ray Auroras have been dubbed 'Northern Lights on steroids'. They're hundreds of times more energetic than auroras here on Earth! NASA 29/03/2007  
   
Electric Io  
   

Io and Jupiter are connected by a 'flux tube' that contains an electric current of at least 5,000,000 amps generating trillions of watts of power! From Solarviews.com

   
     
As early as 1979 this paper speculated that the eruptions on Io were driven by electrical phenomena! This EU idea is still anathema to the mainstream.    
     
Deep Impact and Comet Tempel 1    
     
Flash analysis  

Credit: NASA/JPL. Image manipulation: Carl Smith

From the first five frames of the flash

By isolating the brightest parts of the flash in each frame, colourising the results, and superimposing them in pairs, it is possible to see how the flash moved over time. The result strongly supports the pre-impact flash hypothesis of EU theorists.

It will be interesting to see how NASA explain this.


  "What men really want is not knowledge but certainty." Bertrand Russell
     

According to conventional wisdom, comets are left over from the formation of our solar system. Expectations in this regard have shaped our theories, but the trouble is that ongoing discoveries continually challenge the 'Dirty Snowball' model. The copper projectile, Deep impact, was recently crashed into comet Tempel 1 and the results have produced further 'big surprises', although they lend strong support to EU theories, and were in fact predicted by Wal Thornhill. See links below.

NASA scientists were astonished and expressed their amazement on camera and in no uncertain terms: "The blast was considerably more energetic than I expected...”, “The big question is how did we make such a big splash...”, “I’m at a loss to explain it...”

The results still require further analysis, and this could take some time, but the bright and frequent outflarings, together with the much brighter than expected pre-impact and impact flashes strongly support EU predictions. An additional electrical component to comets would explain these.

Moreover, little ice/water has thus far been detected from the impact. In a splendid display of sophistry, some in the mainstream have now re-dubbed comets as 'Snowy Dirtballs' and even 'Powdery Fluffballs'. Whatever next? Giant balls of cheese?

Further, from Thunderbolts - Comets: The Loose Thread

"...'If astronomy were a science,'as one astronomer put it, theoreticians would admit that the theory had been falsified, and they would start over with an eye to the evidence. Instead, they hang on to the theory with ever more stubbornness and hope a little tinkering and adjusting will bring the facts into line..."

From Wal Thornhill's Electric Universe: Comet Tails of the Expected

  Comet Tempel 1 impact
     
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For the latest news on Electric Universe matters go to www.thunderbolts.info It is updated with fascinating articles on a daily basis.

   
     
Electricity in the mainstream, shock    
     
In an interesting development, a recent eu.spaceref.com article talks in terms of enormous voltages. Such a reference to electrical phenomena in space is rare indeed from mainstream sources, and should be seen as positive progress.   "Space travel is utter bilge." Richard Wooley, U.K. Astronomer Royal, 1956
     
http://eu.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=5946    

The below is quoted from the article

"Chandra examines quadrillion-volt pulsar

The high-voltage environment of one of the most energetic and strongly magnetized pulsars known has been surveyed by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. A team of astronomers found a powerful jet of high-energy particles extending over a distance of 20 light years and bright arcs believed to be due to particles of matter and anti-matter generated by the pulsar."

   
     
Normal Service is resumed    
     

There is an interesting lead article in the April 2005 edition of Scientific American. It is entitled 'Probing the Geodynamo', and it focuses on the magnetic field lines generated by the Earth's 'internal dynamo', and the difficulties in measuring these fields. The dynamo driving these fields is the the relative movement of electrically conducting fluids at the Earth's core. It also speculates about the possible cause of polarity changes, which are known to have happened.

However, there is no mention of electric currents or plasma in space, or any potential interaction between space plasmas and the earth's geodynamo and magnetic field lines. Worse still, that dreaded term favoured by the mainstream raises its head. The article says: "We can think of these lines of force as being 'frozen in'..."

The term 'frozen-in' is debunked in the technical section of this site.

 

"What I am going to tell you about is what we teach our physics students in the third or fourth year of graduate school... It is my task to convince you not to turn away because you don't understand it. You see my physics students don't understand it... That is because I don't understand it." Richard Feynman