More observational evidence for magnetic reconnection in energetic solar events
- Phys.org: Solar dynamic loops reveal a simultaneous explosion and implosion, plus evidence for magnetic reconnection
- Wikipedia: Magnetic Reconnection
- Reconnection Experiments at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
- Thunderbolts, 2004: The Myth of Magnetic Reconnection
- Thunderbolts, 2008: Cluster’s "Magnetic Reconnection" Data and the Big Picture
- Thunderbolts, 2008: Magnetic Reconnection – Reinventing the Wheel
- Thunderbolts, 2011: Article 4 : “No” to Magnetic Reconnection and “Yes” to Electrified Plasma
Some mainstream researchers still use the term 'discharges' when discussion the electric fields and current flows generated by magnetic reconnection, which EU supporters have seized upon to claim the researcher is actually talking about a discharge similar to lightning. I recently wrote about how this is in error (see On Magnetic Reconnection and "Discharges" as well as my section on magnetic reconnection in The Electric Sky - Short-Circuited).
IBEX Contradicts Electric Sun Models AGAIN!
The IBEX mission, which measures the flux of NEUTRAL ATOMS (not ions, not electrons) moving near Earth, seems to have detected the action of the fast and slow components of the solar wind interacting with the interstellar medium along the Sun's heliotail (Wikipedia: heliosphere). The interaction has provided a distinct signal for the heliotail of the Sun - the 'downwind' component of the heliosphere as it moves through the interstellar medium. The news is not that the heliotail structure exists - that has been suspected for years. The news is that we are seeing components (some expected, some unexpected) of it for the first time.
- NASA: NASA’s IBEX Provides First View Of the Solar System’s Tail
- Phys.org: IBEX spacecraft images the heliotail, revealing an unexpected structure
Still more results showing how the solar neutrino problem was solved by neutrinos changing type as they travelled from the core of the Sun to the Earth. This result further reinforces the data of how the Sun is powered by INTERNAL nuclear reactions, not external electric currents.
Standard solar models, helioseismology, and solar neutrinos), we've yet to see a single estimate or even algorithm to compute the solar neutrino flux for ANY of the Electric Sun models.
Guess the Electric Sun supporters will have to continue to rely on innuendo to discredit the neutrino experiments since they have no facts…
When You Can't Win, Rewrite the Dictionary!
As the Electric Unverse advocates keep up their intellectual acrobatics trying to twist modern space science press releases into support for their model, they are running into more and more problems. I had written about some possibilies they might do as a 'Plan B' to rescue their struggling pseudo-science (see Whines of the Electric Universe. II.).
I'm finding examples on a variety of science forums where EU supporters, outside their safe zone of the Thunderbolts Forum, occasionally encounter knowledgeable amateurs and people who REALLY do science in space. When the Electric Universe supporters get cornered on the consequences of their more bizarre claims (as outlined in Challenges for Electric Universe 'Theorists'), they retreat to the claim that they are really correct because they believe gravity is actually an electric phenomena (see Thunderbolts: Article 16 : Implications of the electrical explanation of mass and gravity – Part 1).