dusty plasma sloshings

Sloshings of European Space Agency plasma cosmology

Galactic scale dusty plasmas sloshing all over the place. But not from Anthony Peratt, Suspicious Observers or Thunderbolts, this is from the European Space Agency.

ESA’s XMM-Newton X-ray observatory has spied hot gas sloshing around within a galaxy cluster – a never-before-seen behaviour that may be driven by turbulent merger events.

Galaxy clusters are the largest systems in the Universe bound together by gravity. They contain hundreds to thousands of galaxies and large quantities of hot gas known as plasma, which reaches temperatures of around 50 million degrees and shines brightly in X-rays.

Very little is known about how this plasma moves, but exploring its motions may be key to understanding how galaxy clusters form, evolve and behave.
First sighting of hot gas sloshing in galaxy cluster | European Space Agency

The research gives more credence to it being a partly dusty plasma universe. NASA has proclaimed it is partly a Magnetic Universe.

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For Perseus, there is a relative line-of-sight velocity increase of 480 ± 210 km s−1 (1σ) at a radius of 250 kpc east of the nucleus. This region is associated with a cold front, providing direct evidence of the ICM sloshing in the cluster potential well…

In Coma, the line-of-sight velocity of the ICM varies between the velocities of the two central galaxies. Maps of the gas velocity and metallicity provide clues about the merger history of the Coma, with material to the north and east of the cluster core having a velocity similar to NGC 4874, while that to the south and west has velocities close to NGC 4889.
Measuring bulk flows of the intracluster medium in the Perseus and Coma galaxy clusters using XMM-Newton⋆

These are still models with accepted scientific parameters, so the actual physical structures and flowing plasmas may be different, but it is layers of lovely splashings.

plasma cosmology sloshings

Fittingly the Coma cluster does not partake in all this galaxy sloshing because it does not like to get sloshed.

We selected two nearby, massive, bright and well-observed galaxy clusters, Perseus and Coma, and mapped how their plasma moved – whether it was moving towards or away from us, its speed, and so on – for the first time, says Jeremy Sanders of the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Garching, Germany.

… Jeremy and colleagues found direct signs of plasma flowing, splashing and sloshing around within the Perseus galaxy cluster – one of the most massive known objects in the Universe, and the brightest cluster in the sky in terms of X-rays.

… Unlike Perseus, which is characterised by a main cluster and several smaller sub-structures, the Coma cluster contained no sloshing plasma, and appears to instead be a massive cluster made up of two major sub-clusters that are slowly merging together.
First sighting of hot gas sloshing in galaxy cluster | European Space Agency

Electric Universe theory can allow for the ionised hot gas to not always be at such extreme measured temperatures, perhaps more energetic in different forms.

dusty plasma sloshings

Electromagnetically excited waves being sloshed along by Birkeland currents and bursting through the banks of plasma double layers? Now that is real pseudoscience for you.