by Stephen Smith
February 16, 2012
clusters and Lyman-Alpha Blobs
three intersecting filaments containing galaxy clusters and
The structure is
conventionally estimated to be 200 million light years wide.
Astronomical Observatory of Japan
Immense clouds of ionized plasma as
large as galaxies have been seen in deep space.
recent press release from the European Southern Observatory
(ESO) discusses a vast cloud of gas and dust originally discovered
in 2000, conventionally measured to be over 300,000 light years in
diameter and over 11 billion light years distant.
Located in the
constellation Aquarius (below video), the great “blob” is known as LAB-1, for
“Lyman-Alpha Blob 1”:
Why the name Lyman-Alpha Blob? What does Lyman-Alpha mean? Quantum
physics postulates that a hydrogen atom’s electron orbit must abide
principal quantum number.
Mathematical calculations use n = 1 for
the smallest orbital radius, n = 2 for the next quantized orbital
step, n = 3, and so on. As mentioned, those orbital radii must rise
and fall in discrete jumps.
Also, since electrons are negatively charged, they are attracted to
protons by their
Each “n” orbit’s binding energy is
electron volts. The closer to a hydrogen atom’s
nucleus, the greater the binding energy. As an electron jumps down
from a higher binding energy orbit to a lower one, it emits light in
the ultraviolet range. The photo emissions from the n2 to n1 jump
correspond to 121.6 nanometers.
This frequency band is known as
“Lyman-alpha” radiation, named after
According to ESO, LAB-1 might be shining in the 121.6 nanometer
frequency because cool gas is heated when gravity pulls it toward
the center of the blob. It is also thought that there might be
dynamic galaxies inside the blob, lighting it up by their highly
black holes or star formation, for instance.
a recent analysis of light coming from LAB-1 the galaxy theory
appears to win out.
The polarized light coming from LAB-1 is the
reason that ESO astronomers have adopted that theory.
The research team found a ring of polarized light coming from the
center of the blob. It is not considered possible for compressed gas
heating up as it falls into the blob to produce polarized light.
However, if ultraviolet radiation were emitted from active energy
sources within LAB-1, then the light would become polarized before
it was scattered by the gas.
One of the principal tenets of
Electric Universe theory is that
electricity flowing through ionized gas, otherwise known as plasma,
creates long electromagnetic filaments called
Gas obeys the laws of kinetic motion, with molecules accelerated by
“shock waves” or gravitational attraction.
Plasma behaves according to the laws of
According to plasma physicists, the anisotropy of an
polarizes light shining through it. Polarized emissions are
sometimes used to map ionized gas and magnetic fields in discrete
sources. Another factor in the ESO observations that has not been
considered is that some components of synchrotron radiation are
As stated many times, if
electrons are moving they are called an electric current. An
electric current in a magnetic field is defined as “field-aligned”
and can release synchrotron radiation. Extreme ultraviolet light is
one way that synchrotron radiation is manifested.
The excitation frequency of a specific gas is a more correct model
Electricity passing through neon gas
causes it to glow pale red. Other gases, such as oxygen, produce
blue light, while heavier elements have their own colors. In the
case of this cosmic blob, electrically excited hydrogen is producing
an ultraviolet glare.
Therefore, the title of the ESO press
release, “Giant Space Blob Glows from Within,” is merely an
assumption based on a gravity-only cosmology.