STATIC ELECTRIC DISCHARGES
TO A DUST COVERED CRT
PROVIDE INSIGHT INTO CRATER FORMATION
AND OTHER FEATURES
ON PLANETARY BODIES
Z. Dahlen Parker
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Static Discharge patterns, seen in a thin layer of dust on a CRT, have a
striking resemblance to many features seen on moons and asteroids. This low
tech experiment has revealed a reasonable alternative explanation to how
some planetary surface features were formed.
CRT crater chain
Many features on moons and asteroids are hard to explain through the
The anomalies are numerous but the most obvious challenge to that theory
comes from chains of craters that appear to overlap each other.
A unique and highly structured set of circumstances
would be required to form such features.
If an impact explanation was to be used several problems arise.
To get a chain of craters youíd need a chain of objects and they would need
in tight formation nearly on top of one another.
This was not observed with comet Shoemaker-Levy 9.
Are there any instances to support a tight chain of impactors?
Link to TPOD Image and article
How can this feature be explained by an impact?
If objects strike at an angle, other than a right angle, they would make
non-symmetrical circles. Also, a sequence of impacts would destroy the
clarity of the
previously formed features.
Considering the appearance of crater chains, there are too many problems
by the impact theory for it to be valid.
This JPL image from Ganymede, one of Jupiterís moons, is a perfect
example to compare to the CRT discharge-chains.
Another mechanism must be considered to explain the formation of crater
The following image shows what looks alot like crater chains.
Two possible causes will be suggested for crater chains and I will let the
the case of either an electric discharge by an object making a glancing pass
of the planet's surface or electric discharge from another source. There is
a wealth of evidence which suggests either of these two options to be
But you might be saying; "What about an impact, isn't that an option?"
The need to present proof of crater-chains, from impacts, rests on the
shoulders of the astronomical theorists who have applied the impact theory
without any real evidence. Postulations of this sort are well practiced and
one of their tools that produce
many of their theories, but they don't
hold up when real science is done, such as; on the nature of comets and why
they form tails, the history of the solar system and the nature of the sun.
A carefull look at the last two links will explain the shortcommings of
conventional theories on a number of subjects.
Even if these bodies, mysteriously hanging onto asteroid Itokawa,
were to be
stripped loose the debris is not likely to result in a straight line of
Crater-chains will falsify their theory on impacts.
The patterns give us details to draw upon for comparison and if we let
speak to our reasoning we may see through a fog created by an absence of eye
and an abundance of speculation about impact events.
One detail to take note of in the CRT images is that a whole circle is
often at one end
and then a series of semi-circles are adjacent.
The first point of discharge can be
Crater-chain in dust on a TV.
This pattern occurs with little variance!
When motion across the CRTís surface is slow enough to get repeated
discharges in close
proximity the semi-circles get tighter, forming a weld-like bead.
These attributes give the mechanism of electric discharge an advantage
how planetary-type crater chains were made.
1. Direction of movement produces specific patterns which are
repeated tests with electrical discharges.
2. Symmetry is very well preserved from one discharge point to the next.
previous patterns are nearly undisturbed by subsequent discharges.
Side streams and crater chains
And if you are not convinced yet hopefully the following will change your
In experiments, by James St. Pe, with an ionic air purifier the results
are quite interesting.
This is cut from
a larger image.
The previous two images are some of the results from experiments conducted
by James St.Pe (Plasmatic MnemoHistory on Thunderbolts forum). They provide
an idea of discharge effects in deep material. Here the patterns hold to the
symmetry and many other details and are an improvement to the CRT results
due to the raised rims of the craters.
In regard to individual craters;
Craters that are not a part of a chain; share a common circular
symmetry and often
have concentrations of material in their centers or other signitures of
Image from European Space agency's Stereo Camera
Look these over closely for the interior features of the discharge
Internal radial features are frequently seen and in some cases
a concentration of material which has Lichtenberg (lightening-like)
At a glance you can see many similarities to planetary features
and as you look closer others become apparent
including miniature craters
adjacent to the path of the discharge chain, parallel rills and berme.
The CRT experiments have shown that direction of movement is revealed in
the crater-chainís arrangement. When discharge-overlap occurs, the whole
circle marks the first
point of discharge and the semi-circles are subsequent discharges.
From observations, the reason may be that at each point of discharge
the area becomes partially neutralized or polarized
so an adjacent discharge will only involve material
beyond the range of a previous discharges.
The possibility of a residual polarity signature is demonstrated by where
deposited or repelled. There is more mentioned below as supporting
From an examination of many discharge patterns created in the dust on an
old CRT a
clear challenger has stepped into the ring as a possible mechanism which can
craters and crater chains but the patterns made by electricity do not stop
Electric discharge patterns on a CRT go way beyond craters.
Spider-like features, not unlike those of the Martian south-polar region
Material has been seen to collect in thin tendrils at the time of
discharge and more
importantly after the discharge has ceased at that location.
Link to TPOD article
The image below shows material gathered electrically, with positive
looking just like at least two locations in the Mars image.
To get this degree of similarity the choices of potential mechanisms
grows ever slimmer.
to HiRISE Image Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
You will find features on Mars that look like these as well.
How can this be, except there be a common mechanism.
link to larger image
Material was seen to stream off the probe (my finger) and attract
to the tendrils of spiders, avoiding other areas.
Subsequent discharges add or remove material depending on power settings of
Spiders Positive and
These patterns occurred when two CRTs were passed in close proximity
screen to screen. One had powder on the surface and the other didnít, at
Image of pass-over spiders & clusters.
The spiders below correlate to these craters. These features are one side
discharges occurring while two CRTís were passed in close proximity.
One powered-on the other powered-off. Three passes are represented
can replicate many features seen on planetary bodies.
The list began with craters and crater chains
and has expanded to rills, positive-relief spiders and negative spiders.
Craters on the rims of other craters are also seen
in the CRT experiments.
deserves careful consideration as the cause
of several types of features on celestial bodies.
At this time we may struggle to accept electricity at work in planetary
the evidence will clear the way.
And we do have evidence in abundance
of the electric mechanism at work,
recorded from Io to Mars and beyond.
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