Plasma Discharge Comet Model
by James McCanney
The theoretical work you will
encounter here is one of the best-kept secrets in the astronomy
world. It was developed in the late 1970s while the author was on
the faculty of the Physics and Mathematics Departments of
University, Ithaca NY.
My work was in theoretical celestial
mechanics and plasma physics. (For the layman, these are the studies
of planetary motion and electrified gases in outer space.) Initial
papers were published in astrophysics journals, while later papers
were quietly returned without referee comments. The work showed,
among other things, that comets were not dirty snowballs sublimating
(vaporizing) in the solar environment, but were a complex plasma
discharge interaction involving an asteroidal comet nucleus with the
“solar capacitor”—the capacitor being the result of a differential
flow in the solar wind of high energy particles leaving the Sun.
The balance of charge in the solar system, and a myriad of other
previously unknown effects, were predicted by the theory, including
the existence of an electron sheet arriving from the Sun at a
cometary nucleus and resulting x-rays. Only recently have these been
verified by observation.
The new comet theory also explained that the tail matter was not
moving away from the comet nucleus, but was being drawn in by
electrical forces millions of times more powerful than gravity or
solar wind forces alone.
Essentially a comet was now seen as a
huge “cosmic vacuum cleaner”.
Comets were being captured into the solar system by the existing
planets, and the comet “tail drag” helped to circularize their
orbits. Many commonly stated beliefs regarding the nature of the
solar system were being dispelled with more subtle explanations.
The theoretical implications were devastating to commonly held
beliefs. Comets were not dirty snowballs, the solar system did not
form all at one time 4.5 billion years ago, and dozens of other
theories developed to allow new data to comply with these “axioms of
astronomy” might not be correct also. At any rate, an entire
rethinking of astronomical theory was required.
As you may well imagine, this did not (and still does not) set well
with some scientists, while others have recently (especially after
Hale-Bopp) begun to realize that
Hale-Bopp is an extremely large,
powerful, and highly energetic comet.
I have attempted for nearly 20 years to
work in a friendly manner within the
ground rules of the established scientific community. It is unfortunate that the
scientific process that is in place and which is supposed to be self-regulating simply does not work. It is unfortunate
that we have to resort to the Internet to
bypass this stalled system. With the Internet available, hopefully this
situation will be changed.
Now, turning to James McCanney’s booklet titled Surviving Planet X
Passage (A Supplement To The Text:
Planet X, Comets, & Earth Changes), let’s take a few moments to read
a few excerpts about some of the potential problems that might
emerge in the event of a large comet or Near Earth Object, either
passing close to the Sun, or close to Earth:
Defining The Problems
Communication will be a huge
problem. In fact, the infrastructure of all the facilities provided
by utilities and services that we depend on daily will eventually
not be there at all. Roads, vehicles, gasoline, transportation,
natural gas and oil for heat, clean water, sewer, electricity—all of
these will go away prior to the passage if the conditions are severe
as we know they have been in the past.
The Earth Changes
It will not be enough to simply store some goods and food, as an
entire change in lifestyle will be required to survive for the long
term. Most people today are totally unprepared mentally and
physically to make such a dramatic change in lifestyle, even under
modern excellent conditions, let alone under the severe adverse
conditions one would find during an encounter with the tremendous
Earth changes occurring at the same time.
Earth changes include the following:
Electrical effects between the huge comet (with
Planet X as its
nucleus) and Sun will increase severe weather, and very unstable
weather patterns will result. Earth itself will develop extended
electrical interactions with the Sun, and violent storms, with both
excessive lightning, wind, and water (much of the water coming in
from outer space) will last for days and even weeks at a time. These
will occur in some cases months or even years before the passage.
Secondary effects will be the degradation or complete elimination of
infrastructures to the point that public utilities and local
governments will be totally unable to cope with the repairs.
Cyclones will come in large groups and decimate cities and towns,
leaving those with standard housing with nothing. Torrential rains
will weaken roadbeds, and mudslides will be common. Rivers will
flood and mobility will come to a standstill. Since the jet streams
will also become erratic, and due to extended cloud cover, some days
will be very hot while on the next day it will snow in even the
The public will now also begin to see
large electrical discharges streaming
between the planets and their moons and
between the planets. Jupiter especially,
with its large electrical interaction with
the Sun, will seem to be throwing
lightning bolts across the sky. The huge
comet will likewise begin to discharge
electrically to the other planets and a
huge trumpet-like call will ring through
Earth’s atmosphere as the searing
electrical discharges interact with the
upper atmosphere. Colorful auroras will
light up even the daytime sky with
finger-like dancing lights as the
electrical discharges continually interact with the ionosphere.
When the Ancients
saw the huge comet attach electrically to Mars and
remove its atmosphere, they saw a huge snake-like filament extending
from the comet to Mars, and the auroras in the upper atmosphere that
encircled Mars made it appear as a lashing cosmic serpent with Mars
in its mouth. The historical record is rich with this symbolism of
the destruction of Mars as seen by Earth inhabitants.
Sharp whistling noises will be as music choreographed with the
electrical light show in the heavens. The comet itself will appear
as many colors, but through its middle will be an intense blue or
purple neon-like light that will be visible in even the daytime sky.
This is due to the extreme amounts of electrical currents flowing
through the comet as it interacts with the Sun. If the comet is
close to Earth, it may at times be mistaken for the
Sun or Moon. It
is known from historical records that some of the past large
destroyer comets had nuclei so large that they could be seen through
the huge comet tail. If this is the case, then one would see the
actual Planet X object.
Historical records indicate that it could be reddish or bluish in
color, but it is not possible to predict what a new large one would
look like, since it is constantly growing.
As Earth’s magnetic field reverses more frequently, large sprays of
high-energy atomic particles will pummel Earth’s upper atmosphere,
causing severe levels of radiation that would cause cancer in large
numbers of survivors unless they were properly sheltered. These may
also cause gene mutations in the species, causing new or altered
animal or planet types to form in a fairly short time. If the comet
passes out of the solar system without a very close approach to
Earth, then the above description may be realized or it may be less
There could be one major complication, however. If, as in the past,
the large comet is accompanied by companions, these might be large
and of planet size themselves, and if they are perturbed away from
the main comet nucleus, these too could become captured into the
solar system. These then could remain to continually harass Earth as
they wander through the solar system for possibly hundreds of years
If the comet’s orbital path brings it so that
Earth passes through
its tail, the interactions will increase and we would see severe
flooding and immense hurricanes with associated tornadoes and
cyclones on both land and sea. The influx of hundreds of other
chemicals would also occur. The Sun would be blotted-out for days or
even weeks as the huge comet passed by and Earth’s temperature would
fall rapidly. Heavy rain would turn into snow and cover numerous
parts of the globe, forming glaciers. Animals would be quick-frozen
into these glaciers and would be perfectly preserved for thousands
of years to come.
Our Moon would likewise flood and experience the same effects,
although it does not have an atmosphere like Earth. There could be
the possibility of meteor streams coming into Earth’s atmosphere and
seeming like a rain of stars from the heavens. Mixed with the influx
of hydrocarbons in the atmosphere, this would be the “fire and
brimstone” spoken of by the Ancients.
The severity of all of these possible effects would depend on
close the comet came to Earth, and there is no way to predict
exactly what effects will occur.
This is just a list of possible direct
In an effort to further clarify some
points delineated by Mr. McCanney, to
assist in our understanding of these
changing times, let’s turn now to his
Planet-X, Comets & Earth Changes: A Scientific Treatise
On The Effects Of A New Large Planet Or Comet Arriving In Our Solar
System And Expected Earth Weather And Earth Changes. Keep in mind
that ANY large celestial object approaching even marginally near to
the Earth may cause the wide array of effects described above.
Essentially, all the reader needs to know for a basic grasp of the
material in this book is that our solar system acts like a large
electrical circuit—based on the following simple facts (all of which
have been confirmed by direct measurements of spacecraft):
• Our Sun forms an electrical capacitor (a separation of electric
charge as is done by a simple DC battery in a flashlight).
• This “solar capacitor” has its
negative pole at the surface of the
Sun, and also has a positive pole far out beyond the outer planets
in the form of a sparse “nebular cloud of dust and gasses”. An
excess current of protons (positively charged subatomic particles)
continually generates and supports the solar capacitor by way of the
“solar wind” (literally a wind of such particles leaving the
blowing outwards into space).
All stars and galactic nuclei, and even unlit
small stars such as
our “planets” Jupiter and Saturn are producing these types of cosmic
batteries around themselves. This is a result of a natural
by-product of the nuclear fusion process (the burning of nuclear
fuel such as hydrogen, helium, etc.) in the atmospheres of these
Additionally, there may be many zones and regions
in the space that surrounds these objects that complicate these
batteries, such as rings of dust and gasses, or zones of atomic or
chemical materials that have settled into certain areas due to a
differential separation in the proton winds.
The solar system is electrically
dynamic. Just this fact alone proves that the Sun cannot derive its
heat and energy from deep in its core as suggested by traditional
astrophysics theory. This is the topic of great depth and detail,
but can be understood from just looking at the surface of the Sun.
The Sun is powered at its atmospheric surface by an electrical fire
of hydrogen and helium —that we call “fusion”— which is constantly
ignited by energetic lightning bolts in its turbulent atmosphere. It
is the local electric field at the outer surface of the
solar corona of high-energy electrons) that hurls the vast solar
flares out into the far reaches of the solar system. The positively
charged protons are accelerated outwards while the negatively
charged electrons are retarded, thus causing what I have called the
excess current of protons in the solar wind.
The Sun produces far
more energy in the form of electrical energy than it does in the
form of light energy.
[Continuing later in the book:]
• As the comet develops and discharges the solar capacitor, the
increased electrical energy imparted to the solar atmosphere ignites
a higher level of nuclear fusion causing the Sun to become excited
above its normal levels, and may ignite small to very large solar
flares. Small comets have many times been observed to
solar flares as they pass near the Sun.
• Water is one of the primary
components of the comet tail. Waterforms in the comet tail from
the combination of free hydrogen and free
oxygen that are stored in gas-rich areas of
the solar system. When these two elements combine, they give off a
tremendous amount of energy in the form of heat. In general, the
very large comet is already forming the myriad of chemicals that we
find on Earth including oil.
Other chemicals are also forming and
there is a quite long list of chemicals that have been directly
observed in the comet tails.
Axioms Of Astronomy
What are the axioms of Astronomy? They are the
basic concepts around
which theory and data must conform as seen by traditionally educated
• The solar system formed 4.5 billion years ago and the order of the
planets has not changed since (first stated by the mathematician
• The universe began in a “big bang” about 10 billion years ago and
the universe has been expanding ever since (first stated by Hubble
at the turn of the century).
• Gravity is the sole force that governs the cosmos (first stated by
• Comets are frozen balls of ice which melt when near the Sun (first
stated by Kepler).
[As you will see, McCanney is at
variance with many models of
astrophysics held by NASA and other traditional “scientists”. Their
actual predicament right now is how to update the outmoded beliefs
without having to admit McCanney was correct all along.]