Twinkle, twinkle electric star

Primary and secondary electric currents in the Sun.
Primary and secondary electric currents in the Sun.

Twinkle, twinkle electric star  Astronomers don’t know what you are! “Sit down before facts like a child, and be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever and to whatever abysses Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.” — T.H. Huxley An undergraduate textbook on the structure and evolution of stars makes a…


Electric Galaxies

Electric galaxy
Electric galaxy

“The conformist propensity of social institutions is not the only reason that erroneous theories persevere. However, once embedded within a culture, ideas exhibit an uncanny inertia, as if obeying Newton’s law to keep on going forever until acted upon by an external force.” —Henry Zemel. “One fact that strikes everyone is the spiral shape of…


Whatever happened to real science?

The Einstein Cross.
The Einstein Cross.

Just as much of modern science has become self-serving in striving for status and funding, the theory of how science should be done is similarly afflicted. An assessment of a theory based on ‘degrees of belief’ might be useful if scientists didn’t routinely ignore, minimize or dismiss falsifying evidence and twiddle the countless knobs on…


Enceladus, comets and electric moons

A montage of Enceladus and a comet to emphasize the unexpected similarity of the composition of their jets.
A montage of Enceladus and a comet to emphasize the unexpected similarity of the composition of their jets.

“William Whewell, in his 1840 synthesis The Philosophy of the Inductive Sciences, was the first to speak of consilience, literally a ‘jumping together’ of knowledge by the linking together of facts and fact-based theory across disciplines to create a common groundwork of explanation.” “When we have unified enough certain knowledge, we will understand who we…


Enceladus’ Cometary Plumes

Enceladus' blue jets.
Enceladus' blue jets.

Today the Cassini spacecraft is due to swoop over the south pole of Enceladus, one of the inner moons of Saturn, at a height of 50 km (30 miles), sampling its celebrated south polar plumes. The analyzers will “sniff and taste” the plume. Information on the density, size, composition and speed of the gas and…


More on Mercury’s Mysteries

Mercury in colour
Mercury in colour

“[Those] who have an excessive faith in their theories or in their ideas are not only poorly disposed to make discoveries, but they also make very poor observations.” —Claude Bernard (1813-78) French physiologist, 1865. MESSENGER flew 200 kilometres above Mercury’s surface on 14 January at a speed of 6 kilometres per second relative to the…


Comet – Asteroid Link Confirmed

“The remarkable properties of comets are not even remotely explicable by any of the numerous ad hoc assumptions of ‘modern’ comet theory.” — R A Lyttleton, FRS, Journey to the Centre of Uncertainty, Speculations in Science & Technology. Further support for the predictive power of the ELECTRIC UNIVERSE® model comes from NASA’s Stardust mission to…


Astronomical Myths of Mercury & the Sun

Artist's impression of MESSENGER over Mercury
Artist's impression of MESSENGER over Mercury

The Messenger spacecraft has its inaugural fly-by of the planet Mercury today. Once again we hear the mantra that it will answer the solar system’s big questions. Once again it will fail to do so because our modern myths of astronomy and solar system history prevent insight and understanding. In a New Scientist cover story,…


2008 – Year of the ELECTRIC UNIVERSE®

Depiction of an intense auroral funnel.
Depiction of an intense auroral funnel.

The pause in news from this website is ended. I declare 2008 the International Year of the ELECTRIC UNIVERSE®. More on that later… “A first rate theory predicts A second rate theory forbids And a third rate theory explains after the fact.” —The Russian crystallographer, Alexander I. Kitaigorodskii. Karl Popper listed two other criteria of…


Io and the ELECTRIC UNIVERSE®

The plume from Io's Tvashtar "volcano"
The plume from Io's Tvashtar "volcano"

The book is now available from Mikamar Publishing. “Compelling, highly readable, and superbly illustrated, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to what will surely be the beginnings of a scientific revolution in the years ahead. The ELECTRIC UNIVERSE® understanding eliminates the need for the highly imaginative, sensational yet logic-breaking constructs of black holes, dark matter…