Electric Sky

Donald E. Scott, Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering)

The M1 Pulsar - X-ray Image by Chandra


    There is a revolution just beginning in astronomy/cosmology that will rival the one set off by Copernicus and Galileo.  This revolution is based on the growing realization that the cosmos is highly electrical in nature.  It is becoming clear that 99% of the universe is made up not of "invisible matter", but rather, of matter in the plasma state.  Electrodynamic forces in electric plasmas are much stronger than the gravitational force.

    Mainstream astrophysicists are continually “surprised” by new data sent back by space probes and orbiting telescopes.  That ought to be a clue that something is wrong.  New information always sends theoretical astrophysicists "back to the drawing board".  In light of this, it is curious that they have such "cock-sure" attitudes about the infallibility of their present models.  Those models seem to require major "patching up" every time a new space probe sends back data.

    Astrophysicists and astronomers do not study experimental plasma dynamics in graduate school.  They rarely take any courses in electrodynamic field theory, and thus they try to explain every new discovery via gravity, magnetism, and fluid dynamics which is all they understand.  It is no wonder they cannot understand that 99% of all cosmic phenomena are due to plasma dynamics and not to gravity alone.

    When confronted by observations that cast doubt on the validity of their theories, astrophysicists have circled their wagons and conjured up pseudo-scientific invisible entities such as neutron stars, weakly interacting massive particles, strange energy, and black holes.  When confronted by solid evidence such as Halton Arp's photographs that contradict the Big Bang Theory, their response is to refuse him access to any major telescope in the U.S.

    Instead of wasting time in a futile battle trying to convince entrenched mainstream astronomers to seriously investigate the Electric/Plasma Universe ideas, a growing band of plasma scientists and engineers are simply bypassing them.  A new electric plasma-based paradigm that does not find new discoveries to be “enigmatic and puzzling”, but rather to be predictable and consistent with an electrical point of view, is slowly but surely replacing the old paradigm wherein all electrical mechanisms are ignored.

    This web site is dedicated to explaining the basis of this ongoing scientific shift.  The left-hand column of links below contain descriptions of the contents of various chapters in The Electric Sky. These pages are designed to be read through in order, starting with the Introduction.  If you do this, the background information needed for understanding any given page will have been presented in an earlier page.  However, each of the topics below is discussed in a reasonably self-contained way for anyone who just wants to pick and choose.  Enter the site by clicking on the  Introduction in the left column below. 

    The right-hand column below contains links to papers and comments written by Dr. Scott and others. At the center of the bottom of this page there are links to some videos on this topic.

New or updated indicated by an asterisk  *

Last update 5/20/2013


The Electric Sky

Assorted Papers


Birkeland Current Magnetic Fields*  

A Model of Interstellar Space

On the Sun's Electric Field

Plasma - The Fundamental State of Matter

Solar Surface Transistor Action

Missing Matter

Formation of Stars and Galaxies

Our Sun

Bayes' Theorem

Solar Neutrino Problem

Incorrect Assumptions I


Incorrect Assumptions II


Scott's Reply to Tim Thompson

Solar System

Scott's Reply to Tom Bridgman

Red Shift

Electromagnetic Fields in Space (IEEE paper)

Our Universe

Magnetic Reconnection
Summary Electric Currents Key to Magnetic Phenomena
Quantization of QSO Redshifts (AppB) Steve Crother's Reply to Tom Bridgman
Solar Electron Flux (App C.) * Crother's Disproof of Black Holes
  Olber's Paradox

Primer About 'Gas Discharges' (Plasma)  

 The Electric Sky (Mikamar Pub.)

Other interesting sites

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Transistor-like Behavior of the Electronic Sun

Voyager 1 - Solar Wind Ceases at the Heliopause

Scott's Talk at NASA's Goddard Space Center

Radio Interview with Scott About the Electric Universe