posted on Jun, 23 2011 @ 10:13 PM
The region we inhabit between the ionosphere, some 80km above us, and the surface of the Earth, is one of the rarest environments in the universe. We
inhabit part of the .001% or less of the universe where plasma is not to be found naturally except in the lightning bolt and occasional aurora. Plasma
has been termed ‘the fourth state of matter’ but in view of its ubiquity it would be better termed ‘the fundamental state of matter.’
It is a state where neutral atoms are mixed with charged particles, positive and negative. These particles may be as small as electrons and protons or
may range up to the size of molecules and dust particles. In a gaseous plasma, like we find throughout the universe, the charged particles respond
more strongly to electromagnetic forces than they do to mechanical or gravitational forces. One of the results we see in lightning is the constriction
of electric currents to form long filaments. And the filamentary nature of plasma in space is well documented. No dark matter, sprinkled where
required to save a theory, is necessary.
>> Survey of the nearby universe maps the distribution of about 75,000 galaxies (small blue dots). The placement of each galaxy in the radial
direction is proportional to its distance from the Earth (which is located at the intersection of the two wedges), and its angular position (or right
ascension in hours of arc) corresponds to its location along a thin strip in the sky. The galaxies clearly trace a network of filamentary
Image courtesy of the 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey team.
The Electric Universe assumes that Nature is not wilfully hiding her secrets. The complexity we observe in the universe comes from very simple
electrical principles, some of which can be tested with very simple apparatus. Science is open to everyone. The visible universe is an electrical
phenomenon, from the structure of subatomic particles to the superclusters of galaxies in deep space