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of the NPA 1 Stars in an Electric Universe ( 2011

  title={of the NPA 1 Stars in an Electric Universe ( 2011},
  author={John E. Chappell and Wal Thornhill},
There is nothing more powerful than a paradigm. When viewed through the lens of the standard gravitational and magnetohydrodynamic paradigm the Sun blinds us with paradoxes. Meanwhile models based on the electrodynamic behavior of plasma are ignored. The Nobel prizewinning plasma physicist, Hannes Alfvén, was a pioneer in this new plasma cosmology. Two recent discoveries stand out in relation to Alfvén’s predictions so that ultimately he cannot be ignored. The first concerns the birth of stars… 



The $Z$-Pinch Morphology of Supernova 1987A and Electric Stars

Supernova 1987A (SN 1987A) is the closest supernova event since the invention of the telescope. It was first seen in February 1987 in the nearby Large Magellanic Cloud, which is a dwarf companion

Plasma physics, space research, and the origin of the solar system.

The center of gravity of the physical sciences is always moving. Every new discovery displaces the interest and the emphasis. Equally important is that new technological developments open new fields

Plasma convection in force-free magnetic fields as a mechanism for chemical separation in cosmical plasmas

DURING the past two decades, progress in space research has forced us to abandon the earlier idea of a cosmical plasma as being a homogeneous medium. Filament formation and chemical separation are

Characterizing interstellar filaments with Herschel in IC 5146 {Letter]

We provide a first look at the results of the Herschel Gould Belt survey toward the IC 5146 molecular cloud and present a preliminary analysis of the filamentary structure in this region. The column

Reflections on Macrophysics and the Sun (Special Historical Review)

The terrestrial laboratory has supplied the experimental facts from which the basic mathematical laws of thermodynamics, electromagnetic fields, quantum mechanics, and particle physics are derived.

Double Layers and Circuits in Astrophysics

  • H. Alfvén
  • Physics
    IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
  • 1986
As the rate of energy release in a double layer with voltage ¿V is P ¿ I¿V, a double layer must be treated as a part of a circuit which delivers the current I. As neither double layer nor circuit can


The diameter of Betelgeuse (α Orionis) has been measured at a wavelength of 11.15 μm using the Infrared Spatial Interferometer over the past 15 years. During this 1993–2009 time period the star's

Secrets of the Sun

The Electric Sky, pp

  • Mikamar Publishing,
  • 2006

Solar Polar Vortex?”, NOAO/NSO Newsletter, p. 3 (Sep 2009), http://www.nso.edu/press/newsletter/SolarPolar Vortex.pdf

  • 2009