The electric Universe (EU) model proposed by Don Scott and others, claims the sun is powered by something other than fusion, though nobody can explain
what the power source is, or how it works, or why we can't observe it, so the theory was pretty much a dud even before this discovery. However, one
valid claim that EU proponents made was that the "standard model" didn't have a good explanation about why the Sun's Corona was so hot. While that
claim was true, it was hardly adequate justification to prefer the EU theory. Pretty much every claim about the electric universe model, except the
claim about the Sun's corona temperature, is thoroughly debunked at this link:
On the "Electric Sun" Hypothesis
Scott goes on to tell us that "The standard fusion model is completely incapable of explaining (let alone predicting) this behavior." [of the
sun's hot corona], but fails to explain why. The specific mechanism for heating the corona indeed remains unknown. So, does that fact alone prove or
imply that it will remain unknown forever?
The specific mechanism for heating the corona was unknown, but may now be known according to the
latest research, which is why I started this thread, so I think we can now suggest that the specific mechanism for heating the corona will not remain
unknown forever, we recently discovered it!
Previously Unseen Super-Hot Plasma Jets Heat the
The mystery of the Sun’s corona may finally be solved. For years researchers have known - and wondered why - the Sun’s outer atmosphere, or
corona, is considerably hotter than its surface. But now, using the combined visual powers of NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory and Japan’s Hinode
satellite, scientists have made direct observations of jets of plasma shooting off the Sun’s surface, heating the corona to millions of degrees. The
existence of these small, narrow jets of plasma, called spicules has long been known, but they had never been directly studied before and were thought
to be too cool to have any appreciable heating effect. But a good look with new “eyes” reveals a new kind of spicule that moves energy from the
Sun’s interior to create its hot outer atmosphere.
Multiwavelength extreme ultraviolet image of the Sun taken by the Solar Dynamics Observatory's Atmospheric Imaging Assembly. Colours represent
different gas temperatures: ~800,000 Kelvin (blue), ~1.3 million K (green), and ~2 million K (red). New observations reveal jets of hot plasma
propelled upwards from the region immediately above the Sun's surface. Image: Bart De Pontieu)
This is a good example of how ever better measuring
instruments help answer mysteries in science!
We knew about spicules before, but we had no proof they could get this hot. But a new instrument launched in February 2010 helped provide the missing
Enter SDO and its Atmospheric Imaging Assembly instrument which launched in February 2010, along with NASA’s Focal Plane Package for the Solar
Optical Telescope (SOT) on the Japanese Hinode satellite.
“The high spatial and temporal resolution of the newer instruments was crucial in revealing this previously hidden coronal mass supply,” said
Scott McIntosh, a solar physicist at NCAR’s High Altitude Observatory. “Our observations reveal, for the first time, the one-to-one connection
between plasma that is heated to millions of degrees kelvin and the spicules that insert this plasma into the corona.”
This is a noteworthy
discovery, and now that it's been made, EU proponents can no longer claim that we have no explanation for why the Sun's Corona is so hot. Here is what
the spicules look like:
"Solar spicules as imaged by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. Credit: NASA"
I found this thread on the topic from 2009 before the new instrument was launched in 2010:
Why sun’s atmosphere is ‘so darned hot’
Small, sudden bursts of heat and energy, called nanoflares, are responsible for the million-degree temperature of the sun's tenuous atmosphere, a
new study reveals.
That thread refers to a "model" and I'm not 100% sure if what that model called nanoflares are the same thing as what the
actual observations refer to as "spicules", does anyone know if they refer to the same thing? It sort of looks like that might be the case and if so,
we first modeled this phenomenon, then sent up a more sensitive instrument, and actually observed it! That's what science is all about!
Please note, I performed a search to see if anything about this January 6, 2011 article regarding the Sun's Corona had previously been posted. Most of
the threads that came up in my search were about all the so-called "UFOs" seen in the Sun's corona by people that didn't bother to read the website
explaining what those things really are, they're not UFOs. The number of these "UFOs around sun" type threads overwhelmed my search but I did manage
to find several related threads mentioned below to prove I ran a search and they are relevant to this topic. So if I missed this being previously
posted among all the UFO in corona" threads, I hope you understand why and we can close this thread if it's already been posted.
However I'm still not convinced we have all the answers because contrary to some of the claims in the EU threads which I quoted below, the sun is NOT
simple when we examine the complex fields, the causes for solar flares and coronal mass ejections, and a number of other complex phenomena:
How the sun really works
Want to know how the sun really works? its probably not powered from its core if thats what you think, but attracts its energy remotely fromits
local galactic environment, due to its capacitance and its resulting high voltage.
Nice try but the claim is the sun isn't powered by a fusion
reaction, and no plausible alternative power source is ever provided.
New discoveries are confirming electric sun theories.
In the case of the solar system the Sun is the anode and the heliosphere acts as the cathode.
But what is the power source, if not fusion?
Nobody can explain it.
Why the Lower Corona of the Sun Is Hotter Than the Photosphere,
Don Scott writes:
"The chaos of Brownian motion produces the high temperature we see in the solar corona."
The physics of an electric solar model are so elegantly simple in concept and so utterly accurate in their descriptions that they make the standard
model look like a sick joke by comparison.
The Sun is simple to understand.
No, the sun isn't simple, and Don Scott's theory has been debunked in the first link I posted. Look at the
complex patterns formed by the newly imaged spicules, the patterns formed by sunspots, the complex magnetic fields in the sun:
The Resurgent Sun
During solar maximum, magnetic fields above the Sun's surface become impressively tangled, particularly near sunspots. Twisted magnetic fields --
stretched like taut rubber bands -- can snap back and explode, powering solar flares and coronal mass ejections.
Sunspots are the most visible sign of those complex magnetic fields -- but not the only one. Another sign is solar radio emissions, which come from
hot gas trapped in magnetic loops. "The radio Sun is even brighter now than it was in 2000," says Hathaway. By the radio standard, this second peak is
larger than the first.
Hathaway notes a widespread misconception that solar activity varies every 11 years "like a pure sinusoid." In fact, he says, solar activity is
chaotic; there is more than one period.
Earth-directed solar explosions, for instance, tend to happen every 27 days -- the time it takes for sunspots to rotate once around the Sun. There is
also an occasional 155-day cycle of solar flares. No one knows what causes it. And the double peaks of recent solar maxima are separated by
approximately 18 months.
The source of all this variability is the turbulent Sun itself. The outermost third of our star -- the "convective zone" -- is boiling like hot water
on a stove.
Observation tell is it's not simple, but complex, and while this discovery is an advancement in our knowledge, we still have a lot more to learn
before we understand all the complexities about the sun. So if someone tells you the sun is simple, do some research on how complex the sun really is
regarding the causes of sunspots, solar flares, etc, and you'll find it's not so simple.
Electric Universe theory, RIP.
If you want to try to support the electric universe theory here, that's OK, however I ask that before you do so, you refer to the first link I posted
debunking it, and pull some quotes from that link regarding the aspect of EU you want to discuss, and then explain to me why the quotes are wrong. The
biggest thing I still don't understand about the electric universe theory, is what is supposed to be generating all the power the sun radiates, if not
nuclear fusion. I've read Don Scott's "explanation", but he never really explains what's generating all the power, like nuclear fusion explains it:
It's converting mass into energy according to the formula E=mc^2.
edit on 21-2-2011 by Arbitrageur because: Repaired photo