Electric Discharges to Dust Covered Surface Show Similarity to Features of Planetary Bodies
Author: z dahlen parker
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Presentation assistant: Mr.Weiss , Karlsruhe, Germany
Thanks go out to Jan Weiss for placing this poster at ICOPs08
feature on Mercury shares many features with the images
If their simaliraties are allowed as evidence of the mechanism responsible for formation then electric discharge should be considered in all its potential.
CRT Experiment, single-spark formed Lichtenberg feature.
| Electrostatic Discharge patterns in a thin
layer of dust on a CRT are similar in many ways to some
features seen on certain moons and planets. This simple experiment may help explain those planetary surface features.
Without a testable explanation, any understanding of solar system history is questionable.
seen for example on Mercury and the Moon, are among the most
puzzling of planetary
The radials have
been seen in experiments to be the result of surficial
leader-strokes of an electric discharge,
propose that there is an electrical cause for many surface
features seen throughout the solar system. The
investigation of plasma discharge effects upon mock planetary
surface materials may provide new insights
Another angle Relative size
Center feature was from multiple discharges.
Note the 5:00 radial that reaches from an adjacent
feature (upper-left) toward the centeral one.
|The pattern of
excavated material is
uniform and does not
overlap other spiders.
This may be the
result of limited-
from only the areas
which have available
charge along the
of the coronal aspect
of the electrical
From CRT experiment
with electric discharge.
These features have
|Image at below:
Surface of acrylic insulator used in
terawatt pulsed-power generator reveals the consequence
of dielectric breakdown between
surface and sub-surface charged potentials.
Lichtenberg characteristics are common.
Surface Discharge Image credit:
Physics of the Plasma Universe,
depression are a common feature on most celestial bodies. They
are similar in many ways so, this require that the same
mechanism be applied to all.|
Since these from Mercury are radial features then many conventional geologic explanations cannot be applied. They would not occur in radial fashion. The presence of finely divided
debris surrounding the crater, rather than large chunks of material supports an electric discharge mechanism more than a cause from impact.
Note the feature at lower center.
There are only three discharge features to highlight for this evaluation.
They all have Lichtenberg characteristics.
At center are several features in deeper material, one to two millimeters.
Even these low energy discharges still produce comparable patterns
as the CRT surface Discharges to a blunt probe, my finger.
Had a stronger discharge and deeper material been
used A central crater would have been formed. Probably
like the one seen below, if other experimental results
be any indication for expectations.
|As the two covers of a book house the story
these two images are telling of the diverse capability
of an electric discharge at making features that are
seen around the solar system on solid bodies.
In the smallest of detail these can be matched with
features in full size. You may think I am deviating a bit
from spider features until I tell you that the same
discharge that made a feature on the left also made
a feature on the right as two CRT screen were passed
in close proximity. Three passes are represented.
The similarities are further emphasized by the
planetary images below from Mercury and Mars.
Note the interior fingers in the features of these two images.
NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/
Carnegie Institution of Washington
|Considering that the images above|
reveal the effects at each side of an electric arc,
we might wonder about the similarities
with these images from Mercury and Mars.
Electric discharges leave unmistakable patterns
Planetary Image credits. Nasa, JPL, MOC, HiRISE, MDIS,
Special thanks to:
StefanR, Solar, Arcus, Seasmith, Starbiter, MGmirkin, Redeye and maybe you.
Wal Thornhill, www.holoscience.com
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