Most of the universe is made of matter in the plasma state, where matter is so energetic that positive and negative charges are free to move separately. First characterized by Irving Langmuir (Langmuir 1929), Electric Double Layers (EDL) exist naturally in plasma.
The EDL is like a battery: positive and negative charges are separated and remain apart within the plasma. EDL are associated with electric currents, and both are commonly observed in the laboratory and in the Earth’s magnetosphere. Yet contemporary astrophysical models assume that EDL and electric currents cannot encompass planets, stars, or galaxies.
This Proposal for Study differs greatly from other research by assuming that EDL and electric currents exist at larger scales of the universe. Satellite data will be used to map out the EDL and electric currents that exist between the Sun and planets, and also surround the solar system as a whole. A successful analysis could radically change dominant cosmological models.
This is a free proposal paper to study large electromagnet and dusty plasma features in our solar system.
Also a reinterpretation of present scientific ideas involving some forms of space plasma – for example Earth’s lightning as an effect of our planet being connected to much larger electric circuit.