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Hannes Alfvén’s Galactic Circuit

Hannes Alfvén, who won the Nobel Price in physics in 1970, proposed in his time an electric model of galaxies. According to this model, there should be an electric current drawn in at the plane of galaxies, and pushed out through the poles at their central axis.

Much of the current pushed out at the poles goes back down to the plane, where it reenters the galaxy, thereby forming what Alfvén termed a galactic circuit.

Positive ions are drawn in through the plane, and pushed out at the poles. Electrons and negative ions go the other way.

Recent confirmation

While this was viewed as rather speculative back in his days, recent mappings of magnetic fields in and around our galaxy proves him right. The magnetic structures observed are indicative of a large current moving precisely as predicted by Alfvén.

This means that every galaxy in the universe forms an electric node with Alfvén’s characteristics.

Pearls on a string

From other observations, we know that galaxies tend to line up like pearls on a string. This indicates that they are connected, presumably by a plasma current that drives the entire system.

But every node must necessarily leak some energy into space, so we are again faced with the need to conjure up an energy supply. My theory is that every star is a contributor to the galactic current, so it is the stars in the galaxies that supply the energy to compensate for leakage.

Every galaxy is a giant electric accelerator. They are the amplifiers of galactic currents.

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By Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center –, Public Domain, Link

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  1. I support Wal and Don in the Cosmic Web generator theory. Each massive filament is really a series of concentric rotating plasma cylinders, each with its own magnetic field. These have inductive- electric effect and self generate DC. The stars are merely energy transformers at the end of the chain, powered by the galactic circulating currents in the ISM.

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