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Comets and the Sun

13 January 2016

Comet Holmes was a bit of a damp squib in 2014. It was an eagerly awaited visit to the inner solar system as in 2007 it had been a bright and dazzling object visible from Earth without the need of binoculars. Subsequently, a lot of people got interested in Holmes – was there going to be a repeat show. It seems the solar wind didn't provide the fireworks to make the coma glow so radiantly. See http://phys.org/print371719108.html

Meanwhile, Rens has been delving into the past and has come up with some choice comments by scientists speculating about electro magnetism in space. At www.thunderbolts.info/wp/2016/01/08/current-models-of-the-sun-a-charged-… … apparently Kepler thought in terms of a magnetic Sun. Even in the 19th century the idea of an electric Sun was suggested. William Herschel thought the Sun might be a permanently excited body …

… and at www.thunderbolts.info/wp/2016/01/06/od-balls/ … we have Reichenbach and the idea of OD-balls (from the god Odin) affecting all sorts of phenomena including aurorae – manifestations of od-lights. Fascinating reading.

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