Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute. Inset: laboratory arc, courtesy of John Dyer.
Dec 13, 2005
Electric Scars on Enceladus
The traditional geologic toolkit is largely confined to observed events on Earth. Traditional geology has, in fact, excluded the one formative process whose signature can be found everywhere in the solar system and in deep space. Electric discharge offers the most direct and complete explanation of the scarring patterns observed globally on Enceladus.
Credit: NASA/JPL/Arizona State University
Nov 28, 2005
More Strange Lava Tubes of Mars
If the channels on the slopes of Mars’ “volcanoes” aren’t collapsed lava tubes, the “volcanoes” must not be volcanoes. As the channels look more like plasma discharge scars, the “volcanoes” look more like fulgamites—blisters raised on a surface by lightning strikes.
Credit: NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems
Nov 21, 2005
What Eroded Arabia Terra? (3)
Conventional geological explanations for erosion are stumped by the massive erosion in Arabia Terra. But one process that has been overlooked has all the necessary characteristics.
Nov 11, 2005
The Strange Lava Tubes of Mars
If Ascraeus Mons on Mars is a volcano, the channels on its slopes must be collapsed lava tubes. But a close look reveals characteristics that no lava tube possesses. The channels look more like the scars left by plasma discharges.
Credit: Vemasat Research Institute/C.J. Ransom
Nov 08, 2005
Electric Wind in the Laboratory
Laboratory arcing experiments continue to support a claim made by proponents of the “Electric Universe”—that the primary features observed on solid bodies in the solar system were produced by electric discharge.
Credit: Image developed by Prof. John Wilcox from an original painting by NASA artist Werner Heil
Oct 31, 2005
Plasma: The other 99.9%
How do you see the Solar System? The simple view is gas giants and rocky asteroids and planets moving through nearly empty space. The sophisticated view illustrated above, shows the heliospheric current sheet, a component of the interplanetary plasma we call the Solar Wind, awash throughout the Solar System.