Spatial Electrics

Abel 1795 (IoA Cambridge/NASA)

Abel 1795 (IoA Cambridge/NASA)

Plasma (ionised gas) flows have been found by radio telescope. Any conductor, including plasma, moving in a magnetic field generates electricity.

This filament in Abel 1795 carries a current of trillions of amps along a chain of galaxies, calculated from the din of its wide-spectrum radio emissions.

There are so many filaments/plumes in space that one scientist described the scene as a ‘plasma spaghetti bowl’.

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