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### THE ELECTRIC COMET THEORY ### AN ENCOUNTER WITH A COMETARY TAIL.
I'm going to be compiling information on Electric Comets here. Despite anyone's belief about comets, it's becoming quite obvious that they respond to electrodynamics and are not just giant icey snow balls being melted by the sun.
This will be the first post in a series of posts to educate you on the potential capabilities of electric comets.
ALL COMETS ARE ELECTRIC
Please watch the following video by Michael Goodspeed.
I have provided a transcript of his video as I feel that he puts it most eloquently.
Transcript by me.
Words by Michael Goodspeed
For generations astronomers have viewed comets as one of the most scientifically important phenomena in space. Comets are thought to be "Rosetta Stones" through which the early history of our solar system can be gleaned.
We've been told for many decades that comets are loose aggregates of ice and dirt that originated billions of years ago in an ancient "Oort cloud". A falsification of this model would signifiay an extraordinary jolt to the space sciences.
Without any official acknowledgement from instutional science, the standard model of comets has been falsified, and repeatedly so.
" It's a mystery to me how comets work at all. "
- Donald Brownlee, principal investigator of NASA's Stardust mission.
But a different view of comets has been far more successful at predicting comet discoveries. In this model, it is electricity that accounts for the comets behaviors that have so deeply puzzled mainstream astronomers.
As far back as the late 19th century, some astronomers and physicists speculated on the electrical nature of comets. In the early 20th century, the brilliant scientist Kristian Brikeland emulated cometary jets from a cathode in a vacuum tube.
In recent years, Wallace Thornhill, the leading proponent of the alternative cosmology called the Electric Universe, has elaborated the electric comet hypothesis -- inculding many advance predictions that have proved accurate.
In Thornhill's view, comets acquire a negative charge during their time at the farther reaches of the solar system, and experience electrical stresses usually when moving toward the more positively charged (region of the) sun.
In 2005, NASA Scientists planned to crash a copper projectile into the comet Tempel 1. 24 hours before the Impact event, Thornhill in collaboration with the website [link to www.thunderbolts.info] made the following predictions:
An electrical "flash" might precede the impact and explosion, and the explosion would be far more energetic than NASA anticipated.
The explosion would not eject the amount of water into the coma expected by astronomers. The surface would be dry.
A sculpted comet surface with sharply defined craters, valleys, mesas, and ridges (the precise opposite of what one expects of a " dirty snowball"): a rearrangement of the comet's jets due to charge distribution.
All of these predictions were confirmed, much to the astonishment of NASA and scientists around the world. The news service Wired.com asked NASA officials for comments on Thornhills predictions. NASA declined.
In comet science, it is not just a matter of a few anomalies or suprises occassionally upsetting the apple-cart. And as we will demonstrate as we continue, most of these facts on their own should be sufficient to falsify the standard model.
A perfect illustration of the crisis in comet science was recently provided by the extraordariny unanticipated "brightening" of Comet Holmes 17P.
In less than 24 hours, the comet flared up from a magnitutde of 17 to a magnitude of 2.5 - making it visible to the naked eye on Earth. Holme's coma expanded from 28,000 km until it was an incredible 7,000,000 km, making it "the largest object in the solar system."
This raises the question - unanswered by astronomers - of how a relatively miniscule comet nucleus can hold in place a highly spherical coma, up to millions of miles in diameter, against the force of the solar wind.
The astronomers who talked publicly about Holmes mostly expressed bafflement. But a majority of major science publications barely discussed the comet at all. Skyandtelescope.com called it "the weirdest new object to appear in the sky in memory."
From the Electric Universe perspective, a comet outburst is a sudden, discontinuous process of plasma discharge - a switch from "dark current" mode to "normal glow" mode. The most likely time to see a flare-up is during the passage of a sudden change in the solar wind.
In fact, this may be what happend with Comet Holmes. Two days before the comet's flare-up, on October 22 at 19:15, there was a large spike in the density of the solar wind.
The relationship between the electric Sun and electric comet was graphically illustrated when a coronal mass ejection (CME) greeted Comet Neat, imaged right. The comet responded with a "kink" that propagated down the tail.
While astronomers were quick to call this possible mutual interaction "coincidental", it was not the first time such apparent exchanges between the Sun and the comets had been recorded. In 1998, another CME was preceded immediately by the destruction of two Sun grazing comets.
The comet "suprises" stretch back over decades, and far outnumber any confirmations of the standard model. Certainly, no one who views comets as "dirty snowballs" ever imagined that they would be found to generate x-rays!
In 1996, Comet Hyakutake radiated x-rays as intense as those detected from stars. The x-rays flickered over a matter of hours like a failing fluorescent lamp. From the Electric Universe perspective, the analogy is apt: A comet is a light producing load in the circuit of an electrically powered Sun.
X-rays were also detected from the Comet Linear as it experienced its strange, explosive demise. As linear approached perihelion, it suddenly brightened more than 50 percent in 4 hours. It threw off large quantities of dust - much more than the expected WATER of a "dirty snowball"!
In fact, there have been many unexplained "explosions" of comets, sometimes at great distances from the Sun. In 1976, Comet West suddenly split into four fragments, although it never approached closer than 30 million kilometers from the Sun.
And then there was the astonishing disintegration of Comet Schwassman-Wachmann 3. Some proposed that the comet disintegrated due to "thermal stress" - inconceivable even if one ignores the deep freeze of the vacuum through which the comet was moving, with its sunward face continually changing due to rotation.
Other explanations included "the outburst of trapped volatile gases. " and the suggestion that the comet flew apart from the "rapid rotation of the nucleus. " One astronomer even prposed that the comet "was shattered by a hit from a small interplanetary boulder."
Astronomers must also stretch credulity in their attempts to explain the supersonic jets of material seen exploding from the comet nucleus.
In the case of Comet Wild 2, some of its nearly two dozen jets emanated from the dark, UNHEATED side of the comet. And as seems to be the case with most come jets, they remained intact across great distances - they did not disperse in the fashion of a gas in a vacuum.
The Comet Hale-Bopp began discharging (seven jets) while it was still too far from the Sun for a "snowball" to "melt". Four years after Hale-Bopp left the inner solar system, it was still active. It displayed a coma, a fan-shaped dust tail, and an ion tail -- even though it was farther from the Sun than Jupiter, Saturn or even Uranus.
On the question of what comets are made of and from where they came, the evidence simply does not support the notion(s) either of an ancient "Oort cloud", nor of comets as "dirty snowballs". They appear to be burnt rocks, physically little different from asteroids.
When the Stardust craft tested dusty particles from Comet Wild 2, it found minerals that can only form at superhot temperatures of THOUSANDS OF DEGREES. Since this discovery, astronomers have sought desperately to adjust comet theory - but only in an 'acceptable' manner (i.e. theories that continue to exclude electricity, and a "catastrophic" view of recent solar system history.)
Another "unsolved mystery" is presented by the main-belt comets -- according to mainstream theorists, these alleged "dirty snowballs" have existed in close proximity to the sun for BILLIONS of years!! But why have they not "melted"?
The best guess of astronomers is that these comets are somehow protected by "dirt coatings". Such wild implausibilities would be unnecessary if astronomers were simply willing to allow the evidence to speak for itself.
Indeed, in a court of law, the evidential case for the electric comet would easily defeat the wishful thinking of "dirty snowball" proponents. But in this era of "science by press release", objective evidence is often overpowered by political maneuverings.
While the Space Age has produced many stupendous feats, the cost of misdirection in the theoretical sciences has proved catastrophic - both financially and in terms of human knowledge and progress.
Scientists continue to spend billions of taxpayer dollars chasing "black holes" and other chimeras - and the public remains unaware that another, better cosmology is being willfully ignored. The time has come for the truth to prevail over political self-interests and intellectual prejudice.
"Rather than love, than money, than fame give me truth. " - Henry Thoreau
I will be highlighting more important information regarding past comet events, their prominence in ancient texts, and the potential effects we could see from Comet Elenin.
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