At www.thunderbolts.info/wp/2017/11/21/history-of-electric-comet-theory-par… … by Hannes Tager. This is the fourth in the series as the electric comet hypothesis is discussed in relation to what scientists over the last couple of centuries have been suggesting in contradiction of mainstream. This was not just in the 19th century, when the science was more open to a wider range of ideas but also in more recent years, even during the 20th century when the consensus dominated research and published articles. In fact, opposition to the theory of electricity playing a role in comet phenomena was entrenched through most of the 20th century and the idea is even now rarely discussed. However, the Space Age has opened up the publication of alternative scenarios as orthodox explanations have been undermined by observation and data beamed back by spacecraft and space telescopes.
Tager documents a succession of scientists and their controversial theories that even when they are well known have been largely kept under wraps and not discussed. Instead, just the theories acceptable to mainstream have been aired – and this goes for Einstein as much as anyone else. He begins with Kristian Birkeland and then looks at Karl Wurm, Ludwig Bierman, and Fred Whipple, Jan Oort and others. Electric comets were revived by Charles Bruce and Immanuel Velikovsky in mid 20th century – but they were marginalised. He then moves on to Ralph Juergens and Earl Milton, and Wallace Thornhill. Some interesting points were made by James McCanney in 3 articles published by Kronos from 1981 to 1983. He was a lecturer at Cornell University (in the physics and mathematics dept.). His ideas differed from Jeurgens which is perhaps why he is not as well known to Thunderbolts enthusiasts. His ieas differed from Jeurgens as he assumed the Sun to be left with a negative net charge because of the continuous ejection of primarily protons in the solar wind. The resulting solar capacitor is completed by a positive anode far beyond the orbit of Pluto where he assumed a large ionised cloud of dust and gases was present. Asteroid and comets that enter the solar system routinely discharge the capacitor. Comets he said are asteroidal or rocky in composition (which has been confirmed by recent space missions). These ignite a complex electrical discharge of the solar capacitor when they enter the Sun's electrical field. The recent comet that is visiting our solar system became a bright object at a very early stage of its passage into the solar system.
Subhon Ibadov was born in Tajikistan and studied physics in Moscow and has authored 200 papers on plasma physics and is especially interested in comets. In 1998 he theorised that cometary outbursts are electric discharge phenomena. He spoke at the EU 2016 conference. Franklin Anariba was born in Honduras and spoke at EU 2013 on cometary electric chemistry and in 2015 developed an electrical chemical model for the behaviour of comets. He analysed what was occurring on Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko and developed an electrron stripping model which he claims accounts for observed H2 clouds, dust jets, and plasma tail etc. He visualises electron stripped from the nucleus by voltage differntial between the nucleus and the surrounding plasma environment – a plasma comet rather than a strictly electric comet theory.
Eugene Bagashov from Minsk in Belarus spoke at EU2015 and EU2016. His theory is that the eccentricity of comet orbits makes interaction with the electric field of the solar wind easier as the body passes through areas with different electromagnetic environments along its orbital path … and so on.