The primary purpose of this website is to display examples of plasma and their related electrical activity in the Universe, from the planetary scale to the galactic. Plasma, which is hot ionized particles, makes up 99.999% of all the matter in the Universe, so there are many observed examples available for display. I will continue to add more and more as time permits.
Along with these examples I have included two sets of descriptions for each of the objects displayed. The first are the mainstream descriptions, accepted by the majority of astronomers and astrophysicists today. These descriptions tend to rely heavily on gravity to describe the nature of the objects and their associated activity. Because of this reliance many objects can only be explained by extraordinarily exotic processes while others cannot be explained at all.
With the second set of descriptions I present alternative explanations of the processes that differ from those described by mainstream scientists today. These descriptions take the force of electromagnetism into consideration, a force that is 1039 (or one duodecillion) times stronger than the force of gravity! The electromagnetic force also has infinite range making it the strongest force in the known universe. I have derived many of these descriptions from authoritative sources in the subjects of Plasma Cosmology and its variant, Electric Universe Theory. I have also occasionally added my own ideas and interpretations based on my studies of astronomy, electromagnetism and plasma physics.
After almost a hundred years of embracing gravity as the dominate force in the universe it is understandable that the majority of the astronomical community have a very difficult time accepting the idea of a universe dominated by the electromagnetic force. Even I struggled to accept anything beyond gravity when I first began examining the structures and dynamics implied by a plasma universe. But now after several years of study I am convinced that plasmas and electrodynamics can account for most, if not all, of the processes and structures in our universe that are currently explained by evoking the Big Bang, dark matter, dark energy, pulsars, neutron stars and even the ubiquitous black hole. So, besides serving as an expansive gallery of breathtaking plasma observations, I want this site to also serve as a source of news and information concerning a plasma-based and electrically-driven universe. For it is only through persistent study and thorough examination that such a universe will finally be accepted by the scientific community and the public at large. Be sure to check back often to learn about the latest discoveries in astronomy and astrophysics and to learn more about the objects displayed in this online gallery.
Thanks for visiting!
Shannon B. Sims
Curator and Host