This is not a drill, this is not a drill. It may be a peer reviewed and therefore acceptable electric geology drill, but this is not from Thunderbolts. Professor Alian Wang, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Washington University in St Louis, suggests electric geology may rapidly transform chemical elements on other planets in the solar system, perhaps within a few years or only up to a few hundred years.
Dust-related electrochemistry can reshape Martian surface materials with physical and chemical changes observable after only hundreds of years. Similar electrical effects may be instrumental on Venus and Europa.
Thinking like Earthlings may have caused scientists to overlook the electrochemical effects of Martian dust storms. On Earth, dust particles are viewed mainly in terms of their physical effects, like erosion. But, in exotic locales from Mars to Venus to Jupiter’s icy moon Europa, electrical effects can affect the chemical composition of a planetary body’s surface and atmosphere in a relatively short time.
A new paper from Alian Wang, research professor of Earth and planetary sciences, reports the third in a series of studies on the electrochemical effects of Martian dust activity. This latest work focuses on amorphous sulfur and chlorine salts found by the Curiosity rover at Gale crater on Mars. The chemical signature of these materials could have been induced by electrochemical processes during Martian dust activities in a relatively short geologic time frame of years to hundreds of years.
We demonstrate here that amorphization of S and Cl salts can be induced by energetic electrons and free radicals generated in a medium‐strength electrostatic discharge (ESD) process during martian dust activities such as dust storms, dust devils, and grain saltation. Furthermore, we found that the amorphization is commonly accompanied by dehydration of the salts and oxidation of Cl, S, and Fe species. On the basis of experimentally observed rates of the above phase transformations and the mission‐observed dust activities and wind speeds on Mars, we anticipate that similar phase transformations could occur on Mars within a time frame of years to hundreds of years. Considering the high frequency, long duration, and large areal coverage of Martian dust activities, our study suggests that the ESD induced by Martian dust activities may have contributed to some the S‐ and Cl‐rich portion of X‐ray amorphous materials observed in surface soils at Gale crater. Furthermore, dust activities in the Amazonian period may have generated and deposited a significant quantity of S‐ and Cl‐rich amorphous materials all over Mars.
Amorphization of S, Cl‐salts induced by Martian Dust Activities | Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets
These and other electrochemical reactions could have occurred in the past on planet Earth, with slightly different environmental conditions, which comparative mythology and catastrophism seem to suggest has happened repeatedly around our globe.
Is this another nail in the coffin for uniformitarianism geology? Powerful Electrical Universe events quickly alter surface chemistry on Mars and other planetary bodies?
Not Electric Universe geology?
What does this mean for non peer reviewed geology and science theories that have actually been looking into electromagnetic geology and transmutation of elements in electrical environments?
Would this chemical process help explain mysterious patches discovered on extra-terrestrial planets, moons, asteroids and active asteroids (comets)?
Thinking like Earthlings may have caused scientists to overlook the electrochemical effects of Martian dust storms. On Earth, dust particles are viewed mainly in terms of their physical effects, like erosion…
This direction of scientific investigation has been largely overlooked in the past, Wang said. Researchers are used to thinking inside the box based on terrestrial experience. Here on Earth, the effects of events like dust storms and dust devils are mostly defined by the physical impact of particles, she explained.
Powerful electrical events quickly alter surface chemistry on Mars and other planetary bodies | Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington University in St Louis
Not EU geology? Amazing, but still shocking in their denial or ignorance of electric universe geology and perhaps plasma cosmology geology.
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