Electromagnetism news

Black Hole Ionisation

At https://spaceweather.com 11th January 2022 .. in an update on solar cycle 25 they say it is shaping up to be stronger than anticipated. The same story is over at https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2022/01/12/solar-cycle-25-update/  where it is noted it still quite a way below the average for the last couple of decades. For the rest of us it means we aren't likely to be going into a solar minimum like the Maunder event. In fact, one might even think this winter won't be as cold as predicted. Mind you, there is a long way to go as the solar cycle has yet to reach its peak.

Interstellar Magnetic Fields

At https://phys.org/news/2022-01-coherent-interstellar-magnetic-field.html ... magnetic fields are the secret ingredients of the interstellar medium. They are involved in the process of making stars. An international team led by Di Li of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has obtained accurate magnetic field strength in a molecular cloud, a region that seems ready to form stars. The study was published in the journal Nature, January 5th 2022. For a print version go to https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-021-04159-x

Aboriginal Aurora

At www.academia.edu/35582047/Did_Aboriginal_Australia_record-a_simultaneous... ... by Fuller and Hamacher in the Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage  20{3] pages 349-359 [2017]. Australian researchers have recently homed in on Aboriginal tribal lore to see if they have preserved a memory of unusual geological incidents and astronomical events in the past. They lighted on an oral tradition collection by a school teacher, one Charles Peck, back in the 1930s. This appears to describe two simultaneous phenomena.

Plasma Winds

Robert sent in the link to https://phys.org/news/2021-11-strong-power-electric-fields-upper.html ... with the comment, a plasma wind = am electric current. The authors postulate a bottom up approach, he continues. Small tides generated near the surface can grow much larger when they reach the atmosphere. He suggests the reverse, a top down approach. There may of course be a bit of both. He says the winds are generated from external sources, which is not  surprising as they are active in the ionosphere.

Sun Water

At https://phys.org/news/2021-11-sun-unaccounted-source-earth.html ... an interesting new study - the Sun might be an unaccounted source of water on earth. See www.nature.com/articles/s41550-021-01487-w ... a University of Glasgow led international team found the solar wind created water on the grains carried on asteroids that smashed into the earth during the early period of the solar system. The source of water on earth is an ongoing research project. This, the latest theory, claims there are 20L in every square metre of rock with an origin in asteroids.

Cometary Ions

At https://phys.org/news/2021-11-ions-comets.html ... this sounds a bit like electric comets - see www.thunderbolts.info for more on that point of view. This is different. It is mainstream research from Sweden. They have a history of proposing radical ideas on the aurora and the ionosphere. They have had a succession of leading scientists from Birkeland onwards. Sofia Bergman, of Umea University in Sweden, is a space physicist. Her doctoral thesis is that low energy ions were found around comet Churyumov-Gerasimanko. Remember that one. How time flies.

Shocking the System

At www.thunderbolts.info/wp/2021/08/20/the-shocking-truth/ ... Andrew Hall is a man with some interesting ideas on geology. His talks, at conference, are always well received, and the various offerings he dishes up to Thunderbolts. Some people think he is actually rewriting geological theory - which is untrue. He is offering some different ways to interpret some of the rocks of the world. Fred Hoyle, in one of his books, described the effects of lightning on mountain tops, and high ground.

Electro magnetic effects in the atmosphere

I never know whether to take Thunderbolts seriously as they present their electric universe theory as if it is fact rather than a theory. The electric universe is presented as if they have no doubts at all but there has to be something they say that is wrong, as human nature demands that to be so. Also, they have a habit of disparaging the scientific community which can hardly make friends. They also have a predilection to quote old dogmas and ignore modern papers on the subject.

Thermosphere and GOLD

At https://phys.org/news/2021-10-earth-highest-atmospheric-layers-space.html ... the thermosphere is the highest and the hottest atmospheric layer above the earth's surface. The sun heats up this layer according to an article published in Geophysical Research Letters [July 2021] using data from NASAs Global Observations of the Limb and Disk [otherwise the GOLD  mission]. Satellit data that looks down from the top of the atmosphere, in a geosynchronous orbit - hovering over the western hemisphere as earth turns. It seems the temperatures are catalogued every 30 minutes.

Ghada Chehade

Writer, social critic, and performance poet are amongst her accomplishments. Ghada has been a political analyst, specialising in geopolitics and socio-political changes in the modern world. She has written articles for a variety of news outlets such as the Asia Times, the Political Anthropologist, and the Global Analyst - but also for https://soapbox-blog.com and Thunderbolts [as one of her likes is the Electric Universe]. At www.thunderbolts.info/wp/2021/10/10/why-cosmology-matters-beyond-science/ ...