Electric Universe/Plasma Cosmology :
Comets and the Electric Universe
Comets and the Electric Universe
Comets are electrically charged bodies moving on elliptical orbits through the Sun’s interplanetary electric field. A comet’s swift radial movement as it approaches the Sun develops arcing on the nucleus. The arcs produce jets of dust and ions that form the coma and visible tails.
Many comets are solid rocks with dry surfaces. The sharply defined features of comet nuclei make clear that they are not “dirty snowballs” sublimating in the Sun. Due to the electric force, a comet can entrain a mass of hydrogen from the Sun greater than the mass of the comet’s nucleus. The unexpected X-rays of a cometary discharge can reach 2 million degrees
Cometary nuclei reveal deeply cratered and blackened surfaces due to electric arcing. Since comet nuclei are eroded electrically, they could not survive across eons of solar system history. Many comets were born in catastrophic events only a few thousand years ago.
David Talbott and Wallace Thornhill, Thunderbolts of the Gods
_ Scientists mystified how Comet Lovejoy survived 2 million degree K temperature pass through Sun’s corona
December 19, 2011
A small comet survived what astronomers figured would be a sure death when it danced uncomfortably close to the broiling Sun. Comet Lovejoy, which was only discovered a couple of weeks ago, was supposed to melt Thursday night when it came close to where temperatures hit several million degrees.
Astronomers had tracked 2,000 other sun-grazing comets making the same suicidal trip. None had ever survived. But astronomers watching live with NASA telescopes first saw the Sun’s corona wiggle as Lovejoy went close to the Sun. They were then shocked when a bright spot emerged on the Sun’s other side. Lovejoy lived! “I was delighted when I saw it go into the Sun and I was astounded when I saw something re-emerge,” said U.S. Navy solar researcher Karl Battams.
Lovejoy didn’t exactly come out of its hellish adventure unscathed. Only 10 per cent of the comet — which was probably millions of tons — survived the encounter, said W. Dean Pesnell, project scientist for NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, which tracked Lovejoy’s death-defying plunge. And the comet lost something pretty important: its tail. “It looks like the tail broke off and is stuck” in the Sun’s magnetic field, Pesnell said.
Comets circle the Sun and sometimes get too close. Lovejoy came within 121,000 kilometers of the Sun’s surface, Battams said. For a small object often described as a dirty snowball comprised of ice and dust, that brush with the Sun should have been fatal. Astronomers say it probably didn’t melt completely because the comet was larger than they thought. The frozen comet was evaporating as it made the trip toward the Sun, “just like you’re sweating on a hot day,” Pesnell said. “It’s like an ice cube going by a barbecue grill,” he said.
Pesnell said the comet, although only discovered at the end of November by an Australian observer, probably is related to a comet that came by Earth on the way to the Sun in 1106. As Comet Lovejoy makes its big circle through the solar system, it will be another 800 or 900 years before it nears the Sun again, astronomers say.
Unraveling an enigma
Not only did Comet Lovejoy survive it’s swish through the Sun’s corona where temperatures can reach as high as 2,000,000 K - it appeared to have also possessed a force that caused the Sun’s massive corona to move - indicating physical matter may not be interacting so much with corporeal matter as we may be witnessing instead a quantum interaction model between two energies – Sun and comet.
The nature of some comets has long been theorized by some scientists as representing more than just debris or mere stray chunks of ice streaking through the solar system. Some comets may carry an electromagnetic force which appears capable of igniting a plasma reaction from the Sun, particularly by elevating the proton density count in the Sun’s solar winds, as was certainly the case with the ill-fated Comet Lovejoy.
–The Extinction Protocol
James McCanney - Science Hour : December 29, 2011 posting
... main science topic dealt with the importance of understanding the myths being propagated in standard science today and specifically the strange case of NASA not reporting the largest comet to ever come into the inner solar system on December 15 2011.
Comet Lovejoy was the comet that I discussed at length in previous shows and for which I was the guest recently on Coast to Coast AM this past week ... but a main point was whether NASA saw it coming and just forgot to mention it, or are they really that incompetent that they did not see the largest comet in history to come into the inner solar system ??? Take your choice, but the implications are huge for the average person on the street ...
Professor James McCanney has taught the following mathematics courses at the University level in addition to Physics, Computer Science and Astronomy; Abstract Algebra, Linear Algebra, Matrix Algebra, Probability and Statistics, Statistics for Computing, Mathematical Logic, Theory of Numbers, Calculus I, II and III, Engineering Math I and II, Advanced Topics in Geometry and Topology. He has worked about half of his lengthy career in private industry. Much of this was accomplished in multi-lingual settings, having worked in the USA, Latin America and with high-level Russian scientists.
He has presented his research at international conferences and is a regular presenter at American Geophysical Union meetings. He has also lectured at Los Alamos National Laboratories, the air-Space/America International Air show and International Electric Propulsion conferences. Understanding his background is important in placing his new book into perspective.
The theoretical work you will encounter here is one of the best kept secrets in the Astronomy world. It was developed in the late 1970's while the author was on the faculty of the Physics and Mathematics Departments of Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. My work was in theoretical Celestial Mechanics and Plasma Physics (for the layman, these are the the studies of planetary motion and electrified gases in outer space). Initial papers were published in astrophysics journals while later papers were quietly returned without referee comments.
The work showed, among other things, that comets were not dirty snowballs sublimating (vaporizing) in the solar environment, but were a complex plasma discharge interaction involving an asteroidal comet nucleus with the "solar capacitor", the capacitor being the result of a differential flow in the solar wind of high energy particles leaving the sun.
The balance of charge in the solar system and a myriad of of other previously unknown effects were predicted by the theory, including the existence of an electron sheet arriving from the sun at a cometary nucleus and resulting x-rays. Only recently have these been verified by observation. The new comet theory also explained that the tail matter was not moving away from the comet nucleus, but was being drawn in by electrical forces millions of times more powerful than gravity or solar wind forces alone.
Essentially a comet was now seen as a huge "cosmic vacuum cleaner". Comets were being captured into the solar system by the existing planets and the comet "tail drag" helped to circularize their orbits. Many commonly stated beliefs regarding the nature of the solar system were being dispelled with more subtle explanations.
The theoretical implications were devastating to commonly held beliefs. Comets were not dirty snowballs, the solar system did not form all at one time 4.5 billion years ago and dozens of other theories developed to allow new data to comply with these "axioms of Astronomy" might not be correct also. At any rate, an entire rethinking of astronomical theory was required.
James McCanney - Science Hour