The title image on this blog is of a star in the Planetary nebula M2-9.
Take a good look at this image. This star does not fit the current model of stars that the finest (and firmly closed) minds at NASA describe. There are many scientists who work tirelessly to get the word out that modern astronomy needs to reassess their fundamental concepts.
What powers our Sun is a question asked through the ages. With the many breakthroughs by physicists in the late 19th and early 20th century an assumption was made. Only nuclear reactions could sustain the energy output and lifespan of our sun. That needs repeating, an assumption was made.
Since that first fateful foundation stone was laid, the path of Astronomy, Physics and Cosmology has been a rocky one. The behaviour of many of the objects in our solar system closely follows the laws of Newtonian physics. It is not always an exact fit. The behaviour of distant objects can at best be described as conjecture. Their models do not work.
Exotic theories are proposed to explain the many "surprising" anomalies that each new observation brings. Black holes, the big bang, "dark" matter and a whole host of theories are trotted out to make the observations fit the theories. Most sound like plot lines for Science Fiction rather than serious science. Their whole model is based on a universe held together by gravitational fields.
There is a simpler answer - and you won't hear that from astronomers very often. Plasma currents moving through an electrical field. Magnetic fields are found everywhere, even in deep space. The only thing that can produce a magnetic field is an electric current. The Electrical Force is a thousand, billion, billion, billion, billion times more powerful than the Gravitational Force. That’s a 1 with 39 zeros.
Every new announcement from NASA details their latest discovery as well as their puzzlement. A unified electric universe model has no such issues. The same practical experiments performed here in laboratories can be scaled up to the size of galaxies. Not only are the observations perfectly described but they can also be predicted.
“From the smallest particle to the largest galactic formation, a web of electrical circuitry connects and unifies all of nature, organizing galaxies, energizing stars, giving birth to planets and, on our own world, controlling weather and animating biological organisms. There are no isolated islands in an electric universe” - David Talbott and Wallace Thornhill, Thunderbolts of the Gods.
This is not a New Age Science. Hannes Alfvén received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1970 for his research on Plasmas. He built upon the work on Kristian Olaf Bernhard Birkeland and others. Today there are many more scientists and engineers working in this field currently. The implications and practical applications for this field of study are vast and unlike most astronomy may have implications for us here on Earth.
This video may change how you view think about how ancient civilisations viewed the sky.