Plasma Discharge Comet Model
by James McCanney

The theoretical work you will encounter here is one of the best-kept secrets in the astronomy world. It was developed in the late 1970s while the author was on the faculty of the Physics and Mathematics Departments of Cornell University, Ithaca NY.




My work was in theoretical celestial mechanics and plasma physics. (For the layman, these are the studies of planetary motion and electrified gases in outer space.) Initial papers were published in astrophysics journals, while later papers were quietly returned without referee comments. The work showed, among other things, that comets were not dirty snowballs sublimating (vaporizing) in the solar environment, but were a complex plasma discharge interaction involving an asteroidal comet nucleus with the “solar capacitor”—the capacitor being the result of a differential flow in the solar wind of high energy particles leaving the Sun.

The balance of charge in the solar system, and a myriad of other previously unknown effects, were predicted by the theory, including the existence of an electron sheet arriving from the Sun at a cometary nucleus and resulting x-rays. Only recently have these been verified by observation.

The new comet theory also explained that the tail matter was not moving away from the comet nucleus, but was being drawn in by electrical forces millions of times more powerful than gravity or solar wind forces alone.

Essentially a comet was now seen as a huge “cosmic vacuum cleaner”. Comets were being captured into the solar system by the existing planets, and the comet “tail drag” helped to circularize their orbits. Many commonly stated beliefs regarding the nature of the solar system were being dispelled with more subtle explanations.

The theoretical implications were devastating to commonly held beliefs. Comets were not dirty snowballs, the solar system did not form all at one time 4.5 billion years ago, and dozens of other theories developed to allow new data to comply with these “axioms of astronomy” might not be correct also. At any rate, an entire rethinking of astronomical theory was required.

As you may well imagine, this did not (and still does not) set well with some scientists, while others have recently (especially after Hale-Bopp) begun to realize that Hale-Bopp is an extremely large, powerful, and highly energetic comet.

I have attempted for nearly 20 years to work in a friendly manner within the ground rules of the established scientific community. It is unfortunate that the scientific process that is in place and which is supposed to be self-regulating simply does not work. It is unfortunate that we have to resort to the Internet to bypass this stalled system. With the Internet available, hopefully this situation will be changed.

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Now, turning to James McCanney’s booklet titled Surviving Planet X Passage (A Supplement To The Text:
Planet X, Comets, & Earth Changes), let’s take a few moments to read a few excerpts about some of the potential problems that might emerge in the event of a large comet or Near Earth Object, either passing close to the Sun, or close to Earth:



Defining The Problems

Communication will be a huge problem. In fact, the infrastructure of all the facilities provided by utilities and services that we depend on daily will eventually not be there at all. Roads, vehicles, gasoline, transportation, natural gas and oil for heat, clean water, sewer, electricity—all of these will go away prior to the passage if the conditions are severe as we know they have been in the past.


The Earth Changes

It will not be enough to simply store some goods and food, as an entire change in lifestyle will be required to survive for the long term. Most people today are totally unprepared mentally and physically to make such a dramatic change in lifestyle, even under modern excellent conditions, let alone under the severe adverse conditions one would find during an encounter with the tremendous Earth changes occurring at the same time.

Earth changes include the following:

  • Electrical effects between the huge comet (with Planet X as its nucleus) and Sun will increase severe weather, and very unstable weather patterns will result. Earth itself will develop extended electrical interactions with the Sun, and violent storms, with both excessive lightning, wind, and water (much of the water coming in from outer space) will last for days and even weeks at a time. These will occur in some cases months or even years before the passage.

  • Secondary effects will be the degradation or complete elimination of infrastructures to the point that public utilities and local governments will be totally unable to cope with the repairs. Cyclones will come in large groups and decimate cities and towns, leaving those with standard housing with nothing. Torrential rains will weaken roadbeds, and mudslides will be common. Rivers will flood and mobility will come to a standstill. Since the jet streams will also become erratic, and due to extended cloud cover, some days will be very hot while on the next day it will snow in even the tropical locations.


  • The public will now also begin to see large electrical discharges streaming between the planets and their moons and between the planets. Jupiter especially, with its large electrical interaction with the Sun, will seem to be throwing lightning bolts across the sky. The huge comet will likewise begin to discharge electrically to the other planets and a huge trumpet-like call will ring through Earth’s atmosphere as the searing electrical discharges interact with the upper atmosphere. Colorful auroras will light up even the daytime sky with finger-like dancing lights as the electrical discharges continually interact with the ionosphere.

When the Ancients saw the huge comet attach electrically to Mars and remove its atmosphere, they saw a huge snake-like filament extending from the comet to Mars, and the auroras in the upper atmosphere that encircled Mars made it appear as a lashing cosmic serpent with Mars in its mouth. The historical record is rich with this symbolism of the destruction of Mars as seen by Earth inhabitants.

Sharp whistling noises will be as music choreographed with the electrical light show in the heavens. The comet itself will appear as many colors, but through its middle will be an intense blue or purple neon-like light that will be visible in even the daytime sky. This is due to the extreme amounts of electrical currents flowing through the comet as it interacts with the Sun. If the comet is close to Earth, it may at times be mistaken for the Sun or Moon. It is known from historical records that some of the past large destroyer comets had nuclei so large that they could be seen through the huge comet tail. If this is the case, then one would see the actual Planet X object.

Historical records indicate that it could be reddish or bluish in color, but it is not possible to predict what a new large one would look like, since it is constantly growing.

As Earth’s magnetic field reverses more frequently, large sprays of high-energy atomic particles will pummel Earth’s upper atmosphere, causing severe levels of radiation that would cause cancer in large numbers of survivors unless they were properly sheltered. These may also cause gene mutations in the species, causing new or altered animal or planet types to form in a fairly short time. If the comet passes out of the solar system without a very close approach to Earth, then the above description may be realized or it may be less severe.

There could be one major complication, however. If, as in the past, the large comet is accompanied by companions, these might be large and of planet size themselves, and if they are perturbed away from the main comet nucleus, these too could become captured into the solar system. These then could remain to continually harass Earth as they wander through the solar system for possibly hundreds of years to follow.

If the comet’s orbital path brings it so that Earth passes through its tail, the interactions will increase and we would see severe flooding and immense hurricanes with associated tornadoes and cyclones on both land and sea. The influx of hundreds of other chemicals would also occur. The Sun would be blotted-out for days or even weeks as the huge comet passed by and Earth’s temperature would fall rapidly. Heavy rain would turn into snow and cover numerous parts of the globe, forming glaciers. Animals would be quick-frozen into these glaciers and would be perfectly preserved for thousands of years to come.

Our Moon would likewise flood and experience the same effects, although it does not have an atmosphere like Earth. There could be the possibility of meteor streams coming into Earth’s atmosphere and seeming like a rain of stars from the heavens. Mixed with the influx of hydrocarbons in the atmosphere, this would be the “fire and brimstone” spoken of by the Ancients.

The severity of all of these possible effects would depend on how close the comet came to Earth, and there is no way to predict exactly what effects will occur.

This is just a list of possible direct effects.

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In an effort to further clarify some points delineated by Mr. McCanney, to assist in our understanding of these changing times, let’s turn now to his book titled Planet-X, Comets & Earth Changes: A Scientific Treatise On The Effects Of A New Large Planet Or Comet Arriving In Our Solar System And Expected Earth Weather And Earth Changes. Keep in mind that ANY large celestial object approaching even marginally near to the Earth may cause the wide array of effects described above.



Essentially, all the reader needs to know for a basic grasp of the material in this book is that our solar system acts like a large electrical circuit—based on the following simple facts (all of which have been confirmed by direct measurements of spacecraft):

• Our Sun forms an electrical capacitor (a separation of electric charge as is done by a simple DC battery in a flashlight).

• This “solar capacitor” has its negative pole at the surface of the Sun, and also has a positive pole far out beyond the outer planets in the form of a sparse “nebular cloud of dust and gasses”. An excess current of protons (positively charged subatomic particles) continually generates and supports the solar capacitor by way of the “solar wind” (literally a wind of such particles leaving the Sun and blowing outwards into space).

All stars and galactic nuclei, and even unlit small stars such as our “planets” Jupiter and Saturn are producing these types of cosmic batteries around themselves. This is a result of a natural by-product of the nuclear fusion process (the burning of nuclear fuel such as hydrogen, helium, etc.) in the atmospheres of these celestial objects.


Additionally, there may be many zones and regions in the space that surrounds these objects that complicate these batteries, such as rings of dust and gasses, or zones of atomic or chemical materials that have settled into certain areas due to a differential separation in the proton winds.

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The Sun

The solar system is electrically dynamic. Just this fact alone proves that the Sun cannot derive its heat and energy from deep in its core as suggested by traditional astrophysics theory. This is the topic of great depth and detail, but can be understood from just looking at the surface of the Sun.


The Sun is powered at its atmospheric surface by an electrical fire of hydrogen and helium —that we call “fusion”— which is constantly ignited by energetic lightning bolts in its turbulent atmosphere. It is the local electric field at the outer surface of the Sun (the solar corona of high-energy electrons) that hurls the vast solar flares out into the far reaches of the solar system. The positively charged protons are accelerated outwards while the negatively charged electrons are retarded, thus causing what I have called the excess current of protons in the solar wind.


The Sun produces far more energy in the form of electrical energy than it does in the form of light energy.

[Continuing later in the book:]

• As the comet develops and discharges the solar capacitor, the increased electrical energy imparted to the solar atmosphere ignites a higher level of nuclear fusion causing the Sun to become excited above its normal levels, and may ignite small to very large solar flares. Small comets have many times been observed to directly cause solar flares as they pass near the Sun.

• Water is one of the primary components of the comet tail. Waterforms in the comet tail from the combination of free hydrogen and free oxygen that are stored in gas-rich areas of the solar system. When these two elements combine, they give off a tremendous amount of energy in the form of heat. In general, the very large comet is already forming the myriad of chemicals that we find on Earth including oil.


Other chemicals are also forming and there is a quite long list of chemicals that have been directly observed in the comet tails.

[later on:]


Axioms Of Astronomy

What are the axioms of Astronomy? They are the basic concepts around which theory and data must conform as seen by traditionally educated scientists.

They are:

• The solar system formed 4.5 billion years ago and the order of the planets has not changed since (first stated by the mathematician Laplace).

• The universe began in a “big bang” about 10 billion years ago and the universe has been expanding ever since (first stated by Hubble at the turn of the century).

• Gravity is the sole force that governs the cosmos (first stated by Newton).

• Comets are frozen balls of ice which melt when near the Sun (first stated by Kepler).

[As you will see, McCanney is at variance with many models of astrophysics held by NASA and other traditional “scientists”. Their actual predicament right now is how to update the outmoded beliefs without having to admit McCanney was correct all along.]


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