Sunday, 31 January 2010
Thor and Electro-Magnetism - UPDATE
IMAGE - How gamma rays bursts of Photons cause lightning.
A few days I blogged about the Norse god Thor and Electro-magnetism and put forward a theory based on the myths of Thor that acted as the foundation of a new theory for the basis of lighting due to Photons entering the earths atmosphere interacting with clouds and the resulting energy exchange as electrons were stripped away by the water molecules in the clouds causing a build of static charge then leading to lighting.
A gamma ray is a packet of electromagnetic energy--a photon. Gamma photons are the most energetic photons in the electromagnetic spectrum. Gamma rays (gamma photons) are emitted from the nucleus of some unstable (radioactive) atoms.
Now NASA has confirmed that this is their latest theory on lightning and that they are sending a satellite up to check the theory out ;
Check the date of the article above.
Check the date of my article.
Looks like the myths are right.
I think Jung would have defined this as an example of Synchronicity.
Because cosmic-ray air showers do not produce enough particles by themselves, Gurevich postulated that the thunderstorm gave the cosmic-ray shower a boost by increasing the number of energetic electrons through an exotic process called "runaway breakdown."
Runaway breakdown occurs when the drag force that electrons experience moving through air is less than the electric force acting upon them. In such cases, the electrons will "run away," gaining very large amounts of energy. As the runaway electrons collide with air molecules, they generate other runaway electrons plus x-rays and gamma rays, resulting in an avalanche of high-energy particles. Instead of rocks in a landslide, think of the runaway electrons as shrapnel tearing up a path through the storm cloud. According to the Gurevich model, this conductive path is what causes lightning.
Runaway breakdown can create large amounts of high-energy electrons, as well as x-rays and gamma rays. Interestingly, we know that runaway breakdown works for the low electric fields already seen inside thunderstorms. We also know that it does sometimes happen right before lightning, because we can see big bursts of x-rays and gamma rays shooting out of thunderstorms. In fact, these gamma rays are so energetic and so bright that they have been observed from outer space, 600 kilometers (373 miles) above Earth's surface.
So, does all this add up to cosmic rays as the cause of lightning? No one can be sure at present.
The fact that Thor is also the guardian of Life, is linked to lightning as it is now thought that lightning causes genetic mutations eg evolution ;