The Electric Universe: Filaments In Space

Electric-Universe-Filaments-In-Space-main-4-postby Tom Findlay

‘Space’ is aptly named because there sure is a lot of it! It is bigger than we can imagine and it is filled throughout with mostly dark mode plasma that is concentrated in regions of various dimensions, constituent elements and densities, all of which have positively and negatively charged regions within and around them.

It is truly hard to imagine the immense power that these vast regions have stored within them, untold numbers of which are millions of light years in size. Over time, these mostly invisible but now detectable super-galactic-sized clouds and more obvious formations of charged matter interact with each other and with regions of neutral matter (dust molecules and other gases) as well. This takes place through electrical and magnetic events that induce current flow within and throughout all their various forms. In turn, the gigantic currents produced generate further magnetic fields, which being dynamic in nature (i.e. continually moving and interacting), go on to induce additional current flow in adjoining regions, sheets and filaments of plasma.

Birkeland Currents 4 postThis cycle of interplay goes on and on, and as far as we know, plasma in space has forever been there going through this same process. When powerful currents flow within plasma, the most common appearance they take is that of long and twisted filamentary strands … Why does this happen? Well, we know that current flowing through any conductor produces a magnetic field around it in a circular formation like a tube. This is just the same with plasma when it is conducting current, and this is the reason we see filaments of plasma, because they are being constricted by their own magnetic fields into that strand-like form. Another action of the naturally attractive magnetic force is to bring these filaments together in pairs to form a helical twisted appearance that looks as if those pairs of conductors are ‘entwined’ with each other.

This significant discovery was named in honour of Birkeland’s work where we see electric currents flow in filamentary (thread-like) form within plasma. The works of Hannes Alfvén found that these filaments tended to form in pairs and twist around each other. The resulting helical structure, now known as a ‘Birkeland current’, is constrained within the combined magnetic field those current-carrying filaments produce. This was extremely important for plasma science because it is the fundamental method by which powerful electric currents flow throughout space.

As an example from our everyday world, it is Birkeland currents that provide the dancing display inside the ‘Plasma Ball’ ornaments you can buy from novelty shops.

The real force behind everything being the electric force is a strong one. Electric currents flow and interact within our universe through a network of plasma filaments and sheets of all dimensions and forms. On the grandest scale, the filaments stretch for billions of light years; they are the evolved networks of cosmic scale Birkeland currents that originally drew matter together in the distant past to form the galaxies themselves. Galaxies too have their internal filamentary networks and plasma sheets as sources and conduits for power that sparks the birth of new stars of all types and sizes by initiating forces that draw together available surrounding matter. After a star’s birth, when the energy of the Birkeland currents from which it hailed stabilises, its glow is maintained by electric power flowing in from its cosmic environment. The various scales, power outputs and appearances these resulting stars present allows them to be mistakenly interpreted as different cosmic objects that require separate explanations for their creation and operation.

cosmic web filamentsIf we accept that the fundamental laws of physics have never changed, then all the rules we know about plasma, electricity and magnetism will have applied for as long as we care to consider and in all circumstances. This means that from the EU model point of view, there has been ample time and opportunity for electrical currents throughout space to interact with all forms of matter to provide the apparent silent equilibrium we believe we are witness to these days.hysteresis-electricpost

Ralph Juergens, contributing editor to The Velikovsky Affair: Scientism vs. Science, described the universe as an ‘electrified fabric’ in which charged bodies are immersed. This is important, because the bodies; the galaxies, stars, planets, moons, comets, asteroids, meteors, dust and gas, apparently all carry their own electrical charge within this fabric. It is on this basis that all these things interact electrically with this fabric and with each other. It is the Birkeland currents that flow throughout this fabric that seemingly mould and spin galaxies and go on to govern their individual and group behaviour and that of the stars within them. We can only begin to imagine how these immense conductors of electric power have interacted in the past to give us the structures and objects we now see when we look into space.

We now have excellent images of plasma filaments through the fact that their inherent magnetic fields interact with charged particles in their environment to generate vast amounts of radiation such as radio waves, visible and ultra-violet light, X-rays and gamma rays. This has allowed us to observe the universe’s power network adorned throughout with galaxies and stars as if they were Christmas tree lights strung on wires. These electric power highways are there for us to learn from and to fuel our thoughts as we further consider their presence and implications. Moreover, due to our ability now to ‘see’ high-energy radiation emissions, we can better study other dynamic aspects of plasma where substantial electric charges are present and different, such as in the vast clouds of ionised dust and gas we call Nebulae.

Excerpt from A Beginner’s View Of Our Electric Universe

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