picture of the day
Rilles through Crater De Gasparis.
Credit: ESA SMART-1/Space-X, Space Exploration Institute
Nov 21, 2007
Back to the Moon
China and Japan have placed satellites in lunar
orbit, with India and the United States to follow. Will new
data confirm the Electric Universe hypothesis?
On September 14,
2007, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched
the Selenological and Engineering Explorer (SELENE) on a
multi-year lunar orbit mission. Otherwise known as
Kaguya, a nickname from Japanese folktales, the SELENE
spacecraft is designed to provide data for future landing
sites and to analyze the surface.
Upon lunar orbit
insertion, Kaguya released two sub-satellites, Okina and
Ouna. One of the remotes will act as a relay for the main
equatorial imaging system and the other as an additional
radar platform in polar orbit.
As long ago as
1974, electrical engineer and researcher, Ralph Juergens
identified many problems with the standard interpretations
of lunar topography. Juergens focused on two major
structural features on the Moon and described the
inadequacies in the accepted theories of their formation. A
previous Thunderbolts Picture of the Day discussed the
bright rays of Tycho Crater (and other craters) and proposed
that they are not the mark of meteoric impact ejecta but are
the sign of a plasma discharge.
The plasma arcs
excavated the crater, but first they drew electrons from
halfway around the Moon to form the initial "leader stroke"
into space. That explains why the bright rays converging on
Tycho do not point to the crater's center. The powerful "return
stroke" that traveled back along the conductive pathway and
formed the crater had moved on in that brief instant.
Another set of
features identified by Juergens as electrical phenomena is
rilles" that wend their way through the lunar landscape.
Because the Moon exhibits very little geological activity,
Juergens thought that the rilles might have formed in a
catastrophic event that left its forensic evidence behind.
The Moon has no atmosphere, so its surface is similar to a
vacuum-sealed and freeze-dried environment, perfectly
preserving any remains like fossilized imprints.
specific insights, Juergens knew that the rilles, in
particular, could not have been created by the collapse of
lava tubes or by liquid flowing across the surface. When a
lava tube collapses, the roof caves in and leaves heaps of
debris clumped on the floor. Such debris is missing from the
erode the sidewalls of canyons and gullies in certain ways
and create deltas of sand and mud downstream. There are no
outflow channels or deltas associated with lunar rilles.
Coupled with the fact that the rilles travel uphill and
downhill without regard for the steepness of the terrain,
Juergens concluded that they were electric discharge
field between anode and cathode must build to an intensity
great enough to 'pull' electrons from the cathode by sheer
force - tearing electrons from non-conducting lunar crustal
materials and in numbers sufficient to trigger an
interplanetary discharge.... In a flash, the tiny breakdown
point becomes a breakdown path propagating itself outward
from the starting point, turning this way and that as the
intense field at its tip probes for weaknesses in the rock
information has come in from various telescopes around the
world and from space-borne systems, the same features seen
on the Moon have been discovered on the moons of other
planets and on the planets, themselves. Since Juergens' day,
there have been Venus probes, Mars rovers, a Saturn orbiter,
a mission on its way to Pluto and several more voyages of
exploration into space. They have provided the Electric
Universe hypothesis with an embarrassment of riches while
causing the conventional theorists to invent new
"corrections" for the standard theories of solar system
onboard Kaguya are of a resolution much greater than
anything previously launched, so they will be providing a
more detailed map to explore. The spacecraft also contains
gamma ray detectors, charged particle detectors, radar
scanners, IR detectors and HDTV optical imagers. In the next
few months, we predict that new images and telemetry will
help to confirm the theories of an early EU proponent, Ralph
Juergens, who has lent inspiration to new generations of
By Stephen Smith
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